Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Customer Story

WickedToday's customer story comes all the way from the "Lone Star" state. That's right. I am talking about the great state of Texas. Texas City to be exact. A few days ago I received a call from a woman who was coming to New York in March, and wanted to see a couple of shows while she was here.

Her choices? Wicked and Hello Dolly. Excellent picks I think. Now going in, she knew that Bette Midler would no longer be in the show. Thankfully she was a big Bernadette Peters fan, so she didn't seem to mind. Plus I told her that since Ms. Midler was no longer in the show, the prices wouldn't be as expensive.

In fact, I was able to get her excellent seats in the Front Mezzanine on the aisle, and at an "Insider Price". One show down. One to go. For Wicked I also suggested the Mezzanine as not only is it a better view but also a little cheaper than the Orchestra. Well she loved that. So there you have it folks. Two great shows, with great seats and prices to boot. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
723 7th Avenue 
Suite 902
New York, NY 10019
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Customer Story

Mean GirlsToday's customer comes all the way from the great state of North Dakota. Jamestown to be exact. A few days ago, I received a call from a very nice lady who called because she was given a gift certificate from her daughter, and wanted to see if she could redeem it for theater tickets. I asked her how much the gift certificate was for, and what show she wanted to see and when.

As it turns out, her daughter is a huge Mean Girls fan, and was dying to see the upcoming musical. Not only that, but she was hoping to see it on March 13, which just happened to be the shows first preview on Broadway. Now I have seen a lot of shows while in previews, and for the most part they have went off without a hitch. But that's why they have previews. To work out the kinks.

Plus there's a chance of a Tina Fey sighting perhaps. That alone would be worth the price of admission for me. In the end I ended up getting her great seats in the Mezzanine on an aisle, and at a price that was lower than she was expecting. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
723 7th Avenue 
Suite 902
New York, NY 10019
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Beautiful Celebrates Anniversary

Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalThat's right theatre fans. Beautiful is four years old. Maybe I should clarify. The award winning musical just celebrated it's fourth anniversary on the Great White Way. Now I'll be honest when the show was first announced in the Spring of 2013, I wasn't sure how it would do. Trust me. I'm sure I wasn't the only one. Don't get me wrong. I love Carole King. I always have.

It's just that jukebox musicals on Broadway have always been sort of hit or miss. For every Mamma Mia and Jersey Boys there is Ring of Fire and Good Vibrations. Well as it turns out, I was worried for nothing. What a truly amazing night in the theatre. Now like I said, I love Carole King. What I wasn't expecting, was the number of songs that she wrote for other artists, like "Up On The Roof, "Locomotion", and "Take Good Care Of My Baby".

Who knew? By the way for those of you who still haven't seen Beautiful yet, there is no better time than right now. Plus if you call right now, you can get tickets to see this amazing musical at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru March 13, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Beautiful on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
723 7th Avenue 
Suite 902
New York, NY 10019
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
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Friday, January 12, 2018

Donna Summer Musical To Open On Broadway This Spring

Summer_The_Donna_Summer_Musical_La_Jolla_Playhouse_Production_Photo_2017_SUMMER 3_HR.jpgDoes Broadway really need another jukebox musical? It does when the show is about 70's disco diva herself, Ms. Donna Summer. Donna: The Donna Summer Musical, is scheduled to begin previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with opening night set for April 23.

The show, which just finished a run at the award winning La Jolla Playhouse in California, features over twenty of Donna Summer's biggest hit's including, "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girl's", "Last Dance", "Love To Love You Baby" and "She Work's Hard For The Money", and many, many more. But wait. There's more. Directing the show is two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, with choreography by Tony nominee and Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo.

You may recall those two from their work on the Tony Award winning musical Jersey Boys, which recently returned to the New York stage, following a twelve year run on the Great White Way. Will lighting strike twice? Here's hoping. As of now, no casting has been announced. Stay tuned to this site for further updates. Get your tickets to see Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
723 7th Avenue 
Suite 902
New York, NY 10019
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Customer Story

Dear Evan HansenToday's customer story comes all the way from the "Golden State". That's right. I am talking about the great state of California. Mill Valley to be exact. A few days ago, I received a call from a customer who was coming into New York later this month and wanted to see a show while her and her family were here. Their choice? Why none other than the winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical of the Year.

That's right. I'm talking about Dear Evan Hansen. So anyway after finding out what she wanted to see I asked her how she heard about us? Well as it turns out, she heard about it from a friend who had used us in the past and highly recommended using us. Now that's what I call a loyal customer. In the end I got her four seats together in the Rear Mezzanine on the side. Now I know what you're thinking. Those can't be very god seats right? Wrong.

 Oh sure they not be in the first ten rows center of the Orchestra, but there also not bad either. After all the theatre only seats a thousand and nine people, which means all the seats are good. So there you have it folks. Another satisfied customer. Not so fast. Less than an hour later, she called back and ordered two more tickets for her daughter. Let's try that again shall we? Another satisfied customer. Will you be next? Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
723 7th Avenue 
Suite 902
New York, NY 10019
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
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Monday, January 08, 2018

Customer Story


Dear Evan Hansen
HamiltonToday's customer story comes all the way from the great state of Oregon. Bend to be exact.Last week I received a call from a travel agent who's client was planning a trip to New York in May, and wanted to see a few shows while they were here. I take that back. They wanted to see six shows while they were there. Now I love the theatre, but even I don't think I could see that many shows.

Although truth be told if I was only here for a short time, I would probably try to see as much as I could. So anyway, after finding out when they would be here, I asked her what they wanted to see. Their choices were Aladdin, Beautiful, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, Waitress, and Wicked. Quite the lineup don't you think? Now believe it or not, but I have seen every one of those shows.

Well except Aladdin. What can I say? I'm not just a big Disney fan I guess. But enough about me. Now they knew going in, that both Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton might be a little more difficult to get tickets for than the other ones. Thankfully for them their agent called us, because we have access to every show. In the end I got them great seats for both shows. Were they cheap? No they weren't.

However I was able to get them tickets for the other shows at a much lower rate, including Waitress and Beautiful that were available at "Insider Prices". Who doesn't love a bargain? I know I do. So there you have it folks. Six amazing shows, and at amazing prices to boot. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next? Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
723 7th Avenue 
Suite 902
New York, NY 10019
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
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Saturday, January 06, 2018

What To See In 2018 Part 4

Children of a Lesser GodThat's right theatre fans. It's time for my fourth and final look at this season's upcoming shows. Let's take a look.

Children of a Lesser God
Studio 54
1st Preview: March 22, 2018
Opens: April 11, 2018

Out of all the plays that are scheduled to open this season, this is the one that I am the most excited about. Well that and The Iceman Cometh. But that's for another blog. Children Of A Lesser God, which first premiered on Broadway in 1980, will make it's return to the Great White Way this Spring. The show, which is directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin In The Sun), stars Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff, is based on this year's critically acclaimed production at the Berkshire Theatre Group. Here's hoping lighting strikes twice.

Travesties
American Airlines Theatre
1st Preview: March 29, 2018
Opens: April 24, 2018 

TravestiesWinner of the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play of the Year is Travesties. The show, which is making it's first return to the Broadway stage since it's original production, is transferring from the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Nominated for five 2017 Olivier Awards, Travesties stars stage and screen star Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Night Manager) in the role of Henry Carr, who forges a friendship with Author James Joyce, and poet and performance artist Tristan Tzara during the height of the second world war in Zurich. Expect the show to be a big contender at next year's Tony Awards.

Saint Joan
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
1st Preview: April 3, 2018
Opens: April 25, 2018

That's right theatre fans. Everyone's favorite French heroin from the 15th Century, returns to the Broadway stage for the first time in forty years.  This new production, which is headlined by two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll's House: Part 2, Stick-Fly), as the mysterious country girl who's visions make her famous, while at the same time, causing dismay amongst the country's leaders. Well I'm sold.


The Boys in the BandThe Boys In The Band
Booth Theatre
1st Preview: April 30, 2018
Opens: TBA
Closes: August 12, 2018

Earlier this week I wrote a blog on the highly anticipated revival of The Boys In The Band. The show, which features an all-star cast will technically open after the season cut-off for this years Tony Awards. However because it is beginning previews in April I decide to include it anyway. The revival, which will mark the shows fiftieth anniversary, is set to go on sale on January 20, so don't miss your chance to see one of the Great White Way's most celebrated plays of all time.

So there you have it. The 2017-2018 Broadway season is poised to be one of the best in years. Which one will you see? Tune into the 2018 Tony Awards, live on CBS on June 10, 2018. Until next time theatre fans.