Friday, May 26, 2017

New Musical The Band's Visit To Open On Broadway This Fall

Exciting news theatre fans. One of this season's most critically acclaimed new musicals is headed to the Great White Way.

The Band's Visit, which won two Lucille Lortel Awards, including Outstanding Musical, will begin previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on October 7, with opening night scheduled for November 9.

Based on the award winning 2007 film, The Band's Visit tells the story of the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Band, who are hired to play at the opening of a new cultural center in Israel. Shortly after their arrival, they discover that not only have their hosts not arrived, but they are in the wrong place, with no transportation and no place to stay.

The show, which is being directed by David Cromer (Our Town), features a score by Tony nominee David Yazbeck (The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.), and a book by Itamar Moses. As of now no casting or on sale date has been announced. Stay tuned to this site for future updates. Until next time theatre fans.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Four Years And Counting And Kinky Boots Is Still Going Strong

Kinky BootsApril 4, 2013. Care to guess what happened on that date? I'm guessing you probably figured out is has something to do with Kinky Boots right? Don't worry. I won't leave you in suspense. April 4, 2013 is the day that the award winning musical opened on the Great White Way.

The show, which won six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical of the Year, continues to delight audiences of all ages eight times a week at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. By the way for those of you who want tickets to see Kinky Boots, you have come to the right place. We sell it.

Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru July 23, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Kinky Boots on Broadway at the Al Hirshfeld Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Nationwide Tickets And Applause Theatre Service

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I know I sure want to see them both. Now for those of you who want tickets to see any of these events, or any other event in this great nation of ours, you have come to the right place. Applause sells them all and then some.

All you have to do is give us a call and we will take of the rest. It's as simple as that. Also don't forget that Applause is open seven days a week. 365 days a year. That means we are always here to help with all of your ticket needs. So why don't you give us a try? You'll be glad you did.


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Customer Story

Dear Evan HansenThis week's customer story comes all the way from the "Buckeye State". That's right. I'm talking about the great state of Ohio. Dayton to be exact. A few days ago I received a call from a travel agent who's client was coming to New York next month and wanted to see a show.

Their choice? Why none other than one of this season's biggest hits. That's right theatre fans. I'm talking about the nine-time Tony Award nominee Dear Evan Hansen. So now that I knew what they wanted to see, I needed to find out when they wanted to see it, and more importantly how much they wanted to spend.

After all, Dear Evan Hansen is one of the most expensive shows on Broadway. In the end I got them great seats in the Orchestra in Row J, and on an aisle. Not only that, but the price was lower than they had seen on another site. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

King Kong Musical Headed To The Great White Way

Image resultOh come on. You knew it was going to happen eventually. After all they made a musical out of Spider-Man didn't they? Granted the show was a huge flop, despite running for over three years.

King Kong, which first premiered at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne Australia in June 2013, is set to open on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre in the Fall of 2018.

The show, which was co-written by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child author Jack Thorne, has had quite the journey since it's premier down under.

Since that time the show has gone thru multiple writer's and directors. Hopefully this new creative team can come together and make the show a hit. As of now no on sale date has been announced. Stay tuned to this website for more information. Until next time theatre fans.

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Review of 'War Paint' by Ed Katz 5-21-17


Broadway has had a great season for musicals but only four shows were nominated for Best Musical.

One that many people thought would be nominated- but wasn't- is 'War Paint.' The creative team is remarkably talented: book writer Doug Wright has won many awards- including a Pulitzer Prize- and the music and lyric team of Scott Frankel and Michael Korie were nominated for several awards for 'Grey Gardens.' Choreographer Chris Gattelli and Director Michael Greif are both multiple award winners and Michael Grief has directed 'Rent,' 'Grey Gardens,' 'Next to Normal' and this season's superb 'Dear Evan Hansen.'

Now add two legendary megawatt stars in Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole and you have all the ingredients for a huge hit, right? Well, it doesn't get any better than that- on paper, at least.

And, even besides all the talent involved, there is much to recommend in 'War Paint.' It is the story of dueling women's cosmetics legends, Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden; how they rose to fame and fortune- and what they sacrificed to make it. (I don't think it's much of a spoiler to say they both sacrificed love.)

The story has some sharply realized moments as well as some witty dialogue including several great zingers delivered perfectly by Patti Lupone.

An example is when she recounts being rejected by a tenant board in a posh New York City apartment building because she was Jewish. When asked, "So what did you do?," she coolly replies, "I bought the building."
 
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Christine Ebersole (left) and Patti Lupone
 
But the story lags in spots, bringing the energy level down. And it is one thing to have two legends singing the songs- but most of the music is unexceptional. As is the choreography. And I was not the only one who had difficulty deciphering Patti Lupone's heavy German immigrant accent as Helena Rubinstein, particularly in Act One. I'm not sure if it was the audio engineer's fault on the night I saw it- and it did seem better in Act Two- but several people remarked they also missed some dialogue because her accent was just too hard to understand.

David Korins' scenery and Catherine Zuber's costumes are first rate and they both earn their award nominations as the sets and costumes do a great job of enhancing the atmosphere and setting the scenes as the story goes from the 1930's to the 1960's.

And both Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole are Best Actress nominees.

So, because the whole show doesn't fully connect, I give 'War Paint' 3 stars out of 5.  Again, this has been a great season for musicals so there are many to choose from. 'War Paint' did receive 4 Tony Award nominations and it does have several entertaining scenes- plus the big added draw that it's a rare chance to see two Broadway legends performing on the same stage. All of the sheer talent involved in this production provide many reasons to see the show.

And you know where you can get the best tickets: Applause Theater & Entertainment Service, 800.451.9930, or online at www.applause-tickets.com.

 
Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

1984 Now In Previews

1984That's right theatre fans. The 2017-2108 Broadway season has officially begun. 1984, which opened in London last year to rave reviews, begins performances tonight at the Hudson Theatre, with opening night scheduled for June 22. Now for those of you that don't know, the book, which was written by George Orwell, was published in 1949.

That's thirty-five years before the year in which the story takes place for those of you keeping count. Now I have never read the book. Nor have I seen the 1956 film. That doesn't mean I don't want to see it though. In fact I do. Very much. I wonder how I will get tickets to see it? Just kidding.

Now for those of you like me who wish to see the show, I have some great news. We sell it. Plus if you call us right now we can get you tickets to see the show at some amazing rates. Be advised the while this "Special Offer" is good thru July 2, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see 1984 on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Theatre Announced For Broadway Revival Of Once On This Island

That's right theatre fans. The first Broadway revival of Once On This Island has found a home. The show, which began Off-Broadway at Playwright's Horizon in May 1990, before transferring to Broadway in October of that year, will begin previews at the Circle In The Square Theatre on November 9.

Opening night is scheduled for December 3. Now I love the show. Unfortunately it closed a few weeks before I moved here, so I never got to see it. You better believe I won't miss it this time around.

Tickets for the ninety minute musical are now on sale. Not only that, but we are selling them. Get your tickets to see Once On This Island on Broadway at the Circle In The Square Theatre. Who knows? You might just see me there. Until next time theatre fans.

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