Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New Musical Bandstand To Open Tonight On Broadway

BandstandAnother opening. Another show. That's right theatre fans. It's that time again. Time to welcome another show to the Great White Way. Not only that, but it's one of the few new musicals to open this season that is not based on a successful movie. Imagine that? Bandstand, which began previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 31, stars two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Bonnie and Clyde, Cinderella), and Corey Cott (Newsies, Gigi).

Plus it is being directed and choreographed by two-time Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights). So what exactly is the show all about? Well I'll tell you. Set in the "Big Band" era during World War II, Bandstand tells the story of struggling singer-songwriter Donny Novitski and his fellow army buddies. When a national radio station sponsors a contest to find the next big sensation, Donny and his buddies team up with singer and war widow hoping that a win will change all of their lives. Well I'm sold.

By the way for those of you who are looking to purchase tickets for the show, you are in luck. We sell it. In fact if you call right now you can get tickets to see Bandstand at some incredible rates. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru June 20, it is for select seats, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Bandstand on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Carousel To Return To Broadway Next Season

Image result for carousel broadway logoNow let me just start off by saying that I am a huge Rodger's and Hammerstein fan. I have been ever since I saw The Sound of Music in the fifth grade. That was the movie version mind you. Not the stage production. In fact the first Rodger's and Hammerstein musical that I saw on stage was Carousel.

Now here we are thirty years later and I will finally get to see it again. Only this time it will be on Broadway as opposed to a hot gymnasium in Southern Illinois. The show, which first premiered on Broadway in 1945, is set to open on March 23, 2018. Starring in the leading roles of Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan, are Tony nominee Joshua Henry (Hamilton), and Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Waitress).

Joining them in this beloved musical is opera legend Renee Fleming as Nettie Fowler. Now that is what I call great casting. Directing the show is three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (Hairspray), with choreography by Justin Peck, who is currently the resident choreographer at the New York City Ballet. As of now no theatre or on sale date has been announced. Stay tuned to this blog for future updates. Until next time theatre fans.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Kevin Spacy To Host Tony Awards

Image result for tony awardColor me surprised. Now if you'd have told me a couple of weeks ago that Kevin Spacy would be hosting this year's Tony Awards, I would have called you crazy. Don't get me wrong. I think he's going to surprise a lot of people. After all he is a two-time Academy Award winner. Not too mention a Tony Award winner for Neil Simon's Lost In Yonkers. Trust me. He will be fine.

Nominations for this year's Tony Awards are set to be announced by Tony nominee Christopher Jackson (Hamilton, In The Heights), and Tony winner Jane Krakowski (She Loves Me, Nine) on Tuesday May 2 at 8:30am. So far this season there are thirty-six plays and musicals that are eligible for this years awards. Who will win this years top prize? Find out on Sunday June 11 at 8pm on CBS. Until next time theatre fans.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hello Dolly Reviews

That's right theatre fans. Dolly Levi is back where she belongs for the first time in over two decades. Hello Dolly, starring the one and only Bette Midler, opened this past Thursday night at the historic Shubert Theatre. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

Chicago Tribune

Daily News

Hello Dolly! TicketsDeadline

Entertainment Weekly

The Hollywood Reporter

Los Angeles Times

NBC New York

Newsday

New York Magazine

New York Post

New York Times

Time Out New York

Variety

Now those are what I call some amazing reviews. Although is anyone really surprised? I know I'm not. Now I know what you're thinking. Tickets must be sold out for the next year right? Wrong. Oh sure they may not be cheap, but they are available.

Not only that, but we sell them. Just give us a call, and one of our friendly ticket experts at Applause will do the rest. Get your tickets to see Bette Midler in Hello Dolly at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

What To See In London

Now I'll admit that I have never been to London. It's not that I don't want to go. I just haven't done it. Yet. It's kind of ironic when you think about all of the blogs that I have written on the London theatre scene over the years. Thankfully, I have gotten the chance to see a lot of the shows that got there start in London, before coming to Broadway. Now for those of you that are heading to London, you are in luck. We sell every show in London. Of course the big question is what to see while you are there? As we speak there are over sixty-five plays and musicals playing in London. Here are a few you might want to check out while you are there.

Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill- Starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as music legend Billie Holiday. The show, which will run from June 17 thru September 9, was scheduled to play last year. However due to Ms. McDonald's unexpected pregnancy, the show was postponed until this year. Trust me. This is one show that you do not want to miss.

Bat Out Of Hell- Can I tell you how excited I am about this show? If anything could make me head over to London this show would be it. Based on the multi-platinum selling album, Bat Out Of Hell features seventeen of Meat Loaf's greatest songs including I'd Do Anything For Love, Paradise By The Dashboard Light, You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, and it's title song Bat Out Of Hell. As of now the show is only scheduled to play for short run. Here's hoping it extends.

Thriller-Live- Now in it's eighth celebrated year, Thriller-Live continues to excite audiences off all ages eight times a week at the Lyric Theatre. Not only does it feature all of Michael Jackson's solo hits, but songs from his days as part of the Jackson 5. Now if that doesn't make you want to see it than I don't know what will. Now I'm a huge Michael Jackson fan. So I'll admit that I was a little skeptical about the show. Then I saw a few clips from the London production. Let's just say that I was quite impressed. Hopefully you will too.

Now as I mentioned, those are just a few of the exciting plays and musicals playing in London. And don't forget, that we sell of all of them too. Just give one of the friendly ticket experts at Applause a call ,and we will do the rest. 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. Until next time theatre fans.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Customer Story

The Book of MormonToday's customer story comes all the way from the great state of Kansas. Holton to be exact. Last week, I received a call from a customer who was planning a trip to New York next month, and wanted to see a show. Her choice? Why none other than the 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical of the Year, The Book of Mormon.

Now I love the show. In fact I've seen it three times. However I do like to advise customers about the content of the show just in case. After all, The Book of Mormon is not for everybody. As it turns out, she had already seen the show in Chicago, and simply wanted to see it again.

Plus because she had the New York Pass, she was able to get a discount on the tickets. Now for those of you that are not familiar with the New York Pass, it is a great deal that gets you discounts on tours and events around the New York City area.

Not to mention a great discount on theatre tickets as well. In the end, I was able to get her great seats in the Center Mezzanine, and at a price that was lower than she was expecting. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

JWB
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Baseball Season Is Finally Here

Image result for mets logoThat's right sports fans. Baseball is alive in the Big Apple. Now I'll admit, that I've always been more of a basketball fan. However, I have attended several New York Mets games over the years.

Now I don't know if I had anything to do with it, but every time I went to one of their games, they won. Coincidence? I think not. Now of course we all know that New York City has another baseball team as well. Ever hear of the twenty-seven time World Series Champs the New York Yankees?

Of course you have. Oh and did I mention that we sell tickets to each and every game for both the Mets and the Yankees? Well we do. That also includes away games too. Who knew? Listed below are both teams schedules for the rest of the season. Now let's play some baseball. Until next time sports fans.

New York Yankees

April 17 Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m.
Image result for yankees logoApril 18 Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m.
April 19 Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m
April 21 at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
April 22 at Pittsburgh, 4:05 p.m.
April 23 at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m.
April 25 at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
April 26 at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
April 27 at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
April 28 Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
April 29 Baltimore, 1:05 p.m.
April 30 Baltimore, 1:05 p.m.
May 1 Toronto, 7:05 p.m.
May 2 Toronto, 7:05 p.m.
May 3 Toronto, 7:05 p.m.
May 5 at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
May 6 at Chicago Cubs, 7:15 p.m.
May 7 at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.
May 8 at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
May 9 at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
May 11 Houston, 7:05 p.m.
May 12 Houston, 7:05 p.m.
May 13 Houston, 1:05 p.m.
May 14 Houston, 7:35 p.m.
May 16 at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m.
May 17 at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m.
May 18 at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m.
May 19 at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.
May 20 at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m.
May 21 at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m.
May 22 Kansas City, 7:05 p.m.
May 23 Kansas City, 7:05 p.m.
May 24 Kansas City, 7:05 p.m.
May 25 Kansas City, 1:05 p.m.
May 26 Oakland, 7:05 p.m.
May 27 Oakland, 1:05 p.m.
May 28 Oakland, 1:05 p.m.
May 29 at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m.
May 30 at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
May 31 at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
June 1 at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
June 2 at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
June 3 at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.
June 4 at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.
June 6 Boston, 7:05 p.m.
June 7 Boston, 7:05 p.m.
June 8 Boston, 7:05 p.m.
June 9 Baltimore, 7:35 p.m.
June 10 Baltimore, 7:15 p.m.
June 11 Baltimore, 1:05 p.m.
June 12 at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.
June 13 at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.
June 14 at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.
June 15 at Oakland, 10:07 p.m.
June 16 at Oakland, 9:37 p.m.
June 17 at Oakland, 4:07 p.m.
June 18 at Oakland, 4:07 p.m.
June 20 L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m.
June 21 L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m.
June 22 L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m.
June 23 Texas, 7:05 p.m.
June 24 Texas, 1:05 p.m.
June 25 Texas, 2:05 p.m.
June 26 at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.
June 27 at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.
June 28 at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.
June 29 at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.
June 30 at Houston, 8:10 p.m.
July 1 at Houston, 7:15 p.m.
July 2 at Houston, 2:10 p.m.
July 3 Toronto, 7:05 p.m.
July 4 Toronto, 1:05 p.m.
July 5 Toronto, 1:05 p.m.
July 7 Milwaukee, 7:05 p.m.
July 8 Milwaukee, 1:05 p.m.
July 9 Milwaukee, 1:05 p.m.
July 14 at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
July 15 at Boston, 4:05 p.m.
July 16 at Boston, 8:05 p.m.
July 17 at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.
July 18 at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.
July 19 at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m.
July 20 at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
July 21 at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
July 22 at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.
July 23 at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.
July 25 Cincinnati, 7:05 p.m.
July 26 Cincinnati, 1:05 p.m.
July 27 Tampa Bay, 7:05 p.m.
July 28 Tampa Bay, 7:05 p.m.
July 29 Tampa Bay, 1:05 p.m.
July 30 Tampa Bay, 1:05 p.m.
July 31 Detroit, 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 1 Detroit, 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 2 Detroit, 1:05 p.m.
Aug. 3 at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m.
Aug. 4 at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m.
Aug. 5 at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m.
Aug. 6 at Cleveland, 1:10 p.m.
Aug. 8 at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
Aug. 9 at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
Aug. 10 at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
Aug. 11 Boston, 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 12 Boston, 4:05 p.m.
Aug. 13 Boston, 1:05 p.m.
Aug. 14 N.Y. Mets, 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 15 N.Y. Mets, 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 16 at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Aug. 17 at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Aug. 18 at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
Aug. 19 at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
Aug. 20 at Boston, TBD
Aug. 22 at Detroit, 7:10 p.m.
Aug. 23 at Detroit, 7:10 p.m.
Aug. 24 at Detroit, 1:10 p.m.
Aug. 25 Seattle, 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 26 Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Aug. 27 Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Aug. 28 Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 29 Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 30 Cleveland, 1:05 p.m.
Aug. 31 Boston, 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 1 Boston, 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 2 Boston, 1:05 p.m.
Sept. 3 Boston, 1:05 p.m.
Sept. 4 at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.
Sept. 5 at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 6 at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 8 at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
Sept. 9 at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
Sept. 10 at Texas, 2:05 p.m.
Sept. 11 at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.
Sept. 12 at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.
Sept. 13 at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.
Sept. 14 Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 15 Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 16 Baltimore, 4:05 p.m.
Sept. 17 Baltimore, 1:05 p.m.
Sept. 18 Minnesota, 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 19 Minnesota, 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 20 Minnesota, 1:05 p.m.
Sept. 22 at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
Sept. 23 at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.
Sept. 24 at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.
Sept. 26 Tampa Bay, 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 27 Tampa Bay, 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 28 Tampa Bay, 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 29 Toronto, 1:05 p.m.
Sept. 30 Toronto, 4:05 p.m.
Oct. 1 Toronto, 3:05 p.m.

New York Mets

April 18 Philadelphia
April 19 Philadelphia
April 20 Philadelphia
April 21 Washington
April 22 Washington
April 23 Washington
April 25 Atlanta
April 26 Atlanta
April 27 Atlanta
April 28 at Washington
April 29 at Washington
April 30 at Washington
May 1 at Atlanta
May 2 at Atlanta
May 3 at Atlanta
May 4 at Atlanta
May 5 Miami
May 6 Miami
May 7 Miami
May 8 San Francisco
May 9 San Francisco
May 10 San Francisco
May 12 at Milwaukee
May 13 at Milwaukee
May 14 at Milwaukee
May 15 at Arizona
May 16 at Arizona
May 17 at Arizona
May 19 L.A. Angels
May 20 L.A. Angels
May 21 L.A. Angels
May 23 San Diego
May 24 San Diego
May 25 San Diego
May 26 at Pittsburgh
May 27 at Pittsburgh
May 28 at Pittsburgh
May 29 Milwaukee
May 30 Milwaukee
May 31 Milwaukee
June 1 Milwaukee
June 2 Pittsburgh
June 3 Pittsburgh
June 4 Pittsburgh
June 6 at Texas
June 7 at Texas
June 9 at Atlanta
June 10 at Atlanta
June 11 at Atlanta
June 12 Chicago Cubs
June 13 Chicago Cubs
June 14 Chicago Cubs
June 15 Washington
June 16 Washington
June 17 Washington
June 18 Washington
June 19 at L.A. Dodgers
June 20 at L.A. Dodgers
June 21 at L.A. Dodgers
June 22 at L.A. Dodgers
June 23 at San Francisco
June 24 at San Francisco
June 25 at San Francisco
June 27 at Miami
June 28 at Miami
June 29 at Miami
June 30 Philadelphia
June 30 Philadelphia
July 2 Philadelphia
July 3 at Washington
July 4 at Washington
July 5 at Washington
July 7 at St. Louis
July 8 at St. Louis
July 9 at St. Louis
July 14 Colorado
July 15 Colorado
July 16 Colorado
July 17 St. Louis
July 18 St. Louis
July 19 St. Louis
July 20 St. Louis
July 21 Oakland
July 22 Oakland
July 23 Oakland
July 24 at San Diego
July 25 at San Diego
July 26 at San Diego
July 27 at San Diego
July 28 at Seattle
July 29 at Seattle
July 30 at Seattle
Aug. 1 at Colorado
Aug. 2 at at Colorado
Aug. 3 at Colorado
Aug. 4 L.A. Dodgers
Aug. 5 L.A. Dodgers
Aug. 6 L.A. Dodgers
Aug. 8 Texas
Aug. 9 Texas
Aug. 10 at Philadelphia
Aug. 11 at Philadelphia
Aug. 12 at Philadelphia
Aug. 13 at Philadelphia
Aug. 14 at N.Y. Yankees
Aug. 15 at N.Y. Yankees
Aug. 16 N.Y. Yankees
Aug. 17 N.Y. Yankees
Aug. 18 Miami
Aug. 19 Miami
Aug. 20 Miami
Aug. 21 Arizona
Aug. 22 Arizona
Aug. 23 Arizona
Aug. 24 Arizona
Aug. 25 at Washington
Aug. 26 at Washington
Aug. 27 at Washington
Aug. 29 at Cincinnati
Aug. 30 at Cincinnati
Aug. 31 at Cincinnati
Sept. 1 at Houston
Sept. 2 at Houston
Sept. 3 at Houston
Sept. 4 Philadelphia
Sept. 5 Philadelphia
Sept. 6 Philadelphia
Sept. 7 Cincinnati
Sept. 8 Cincinnati
Sept. 9 Cincinnati
Sept. 10 Cincinnati
Sept. 12 at Chicago Cubs
Sept. 13 at Chicago Cubs
Sept. 14 at Chicago Cubs
Sept. 15 at Atlanta
Sept. 16 at Atlanta
Sept. 17 at Atlanta
Sept. 18 at Miami
Sept. 19 at Miami
Sept. 20 at Miami
Sept. 22 Washington
Sept. 23 Washington
Sept. 24 Washington
Sept. 25 Atlanta
Sept. 26 Atlanta
Sept. 27 Atlanta
Sept. 29 at Philadelphia
Sept. 30 at Philadelphia

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
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Suite 902
New York, NY 10019
212-307-7050
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