The top five global concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average
The top five global concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
v Taylor Swift: $10,299,049; $125.41
v The Rolling Stones: $9,164,090; $159.17
v Jay-Z / Beyonce: $5,601,593; $100.34
v Bruno Mars: $5,080,696; $152.38
v U2: $3,617,679; $140.39
“American Masters presents Ted Williams: THE GREATEST HITTER WHO EVER LIVED” (9 P.M., PBS): Discover the many sides of a baseball great, including the rage that consumed him and his Mexican heritage, which he kept hidden. With Bob Costas, Wade Boggs and Joey Votto.
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Movies available Tuesday on DVD and through digital providers include:
“Ready Player One” (PG-13): In a dystopian future world, a young man delves into a virtual world in search of a fortune. Starring Tye Sheridan.
Comedy open mic at West Side Bowl
The Comedians of Local Interest and the Youngstown Comedy Syndicate will co-host an open mic comedy showcase at 8:30 p.m. tonight at West Side Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave. Anyone who wants to try out new material or try standup comedy for the first time is welcome to sign up and can do so at the event. Admission is free.
The Comedians of Local Interest will also host a show at Papa’s, 284 12th St., Campbell, on Saturday. Admission will be $5. The show is recommended for those 18 and over. The host will be Joe Alan Summers of Erie, Pa.
Ani DiFranco will play Kent Stage
Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco will bring her “Rise Up” tour to Kent Stage on Sept. 11 with opening act Peter Mulvey.
Gold Circle tickets are $65, and reserved seats are $45 and are on sale now at thekentstage.com and by phone at 877-987-6487. The show begins at 8 p.m.
Irving Berlin play at O’Reilly Theater
The story and songs of Irving Berlin, known as “America’s Composer,” come to life onstage in “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” which will come to the O’Reilly Theater in downtown Pittsburgh for 13 performances Dec. 19-30.
The play with music was written by pianist-actor Felder, who also performs in it. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1. Call 412-316-1600 or go to ppt.org.
As Irving Berlin, Felder takes the audience from Czarist Russia to New York’s Tin Pan Alley and beyond. He also channels Berlin’s wife of 60 years, Ellin; Broadway impresario Florenz Ziegfeld; and Ethel Merman, the star of Berlin’s Broadway musical, “Annie Get Your Gun.”
The show includes Berlin’s songs “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” “Puttin on the Ritz,” “Blue Skies,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Easter Parade,” “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and more.