Thursday, April 25, 2019

EGOT Winner Mel Brooks Named As Latest Headliner As Part Of In Residence Series

Image result for pictures of mel brooksExciting news theatre fans. One of the original "Kings Of Comedy" is headed to the Great White Way. Mel Brooks, whose 2001 production of The Producers holds the record for the most Tony Awards in history, will play at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on June 7 and 8.

The show, titled Mel Brooks on Broadway, is part of the brand new In Residence On Broadway series, which is being developed by Live Nation, The Araca Group, and Entertainment Benefits Group.

Previous artists already announced are Morrisey May 2-11, Yanni May 28-June 2, Regina Spektor June 20-26, and Criss Angel July 2-7. Additional acts for the rest of July are set to be announced in the coming weeks. Oh and one more thing. We here at Applause, are selling tickets for each and every one of these events as well. Get your tickets to see all of these amazing artists at the Lunt-Fontanne Theaatre on Broadway. Until next time theatre fans.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tootsie Reviews

TootsieA few days ago, I posted a blog commenting on how this was one of the busiest week's on Broadway. This week alone, there are four shows opening, not too mention the Outer Critic's Circle and the Drama Desk nominations. Like I said theatre fans. It's been a busy week.

Last night, one of this season's most highly anticipated new shows opened on Broadway. Tootsie, which is based on the award winning 1982 film, is one of the funniest shows that I have seen in years. But don't take my word for it. What did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

Broadway News

The Daily Beast

Deadline

Entertainment Weekly 

The Hollywood Reporter

Los Angeles Times 

New York Daily News 

New York Times

Rolling Stone 

Time Out New York

Variety

The Wrap

Now that is what I call some amazing reviews theatre fans. Here's hoping it translates to record breaking sales, and a slew of Tony nominations. I hope I didn't just jinx them. By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see this hilarious musical, you have come to the right place. We sell it. In fact if you call right now, you can get tickets to see Tootsie at some amazing prices. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru May 30, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Tootsie on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Outer Critic's Circle Nominations

HadestownThat's right theatre fans. Awards season is officially here. Just a couple of hours ago, the 2019 Outer Critic's Circle nominations were announced. Leading the pack with twelve nominations including Outstanding New Broadway Musical is Hadestown, followed by Tootsie with ten nominations. Coming in at third is the new Broadway revival of Oklahoma! with six nominations. Winners will be announced on May 13. Now on to the rest of this year's nominees.

2018–2019 Award Nominations

Outstanding New Broadway Play
The Ferryman
Ink
Network
To Kill a Mockingbird
What the Constitution Means to Me

Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Be More Chill
Hadestown
Head Over Heels
The Prom
Tootsie

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Fairview
The House That Will Not Stand
Lewiston / Clarkston
The Light
White Noise

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
The Beast in the Jungle
Black Light
Girl from the North Country
The Hello Girls
Midnight at the Never Get

Outstanding Book Of A Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Robert Horn, Tootsie
Conor McPherson, Girl from the North Country
Peter Mills and Cara Reichel, The Hello Girls
Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown
Jeff Whitty and James Magruder, Head Over Heels

Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, The Prom
Joe Iconis, Be More Chill
Peter Mills, The Hello Girls
Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown
David Yazbek, Tootsie

Outstanding Revival Of A Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
All My Sons
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
Juno and the Paycock
Our Lady of 121st Street
The Waverly Gallery

Outstanding Revival Of A Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Carmen Jones
Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)
Kiss Me, Kate
Oklahoma!
Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Outstanding Director Of A Play
Rupert Goold, Ink
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
Jack O’Brien, All My Sons
Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird
Logan Vaughn,The Light

Outstanding Director Of A Musical
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
Scott Ellis, Tootsie
Daniel Fish, Oklahoma!
Joel Grey, Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)
Cara Reichel, The Hello Girls

Outstanding Choreographer
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Christopher Gattelli, The Cher Show
Denis Jones, Tootsie
David Neumann, Hadestown
Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
Beowulf Boritt, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Bunny Christie, Ink
Rachel Hauck, Hadestown
Rob Howell, The Ferryman
David Korins, Beetlejuice

Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)
Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Bob Mackie, The Cher Show
William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice
William Ivey Long, Tootsie
Arianne Phillips, Head Over Heels

Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Neil Austin, Ink
Stacey Derosier, Lewiston / Clarkston
Bradley King, Hadestown
Jason Lyons, Sugar in Our Wounds
Peter Mumford, King Kong

Outstanding Projection Design (Play or Musical)
Peter England, King Kong
Alex Basco Koch, Be More Chill
Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice
Jeff Sugg, All My Sons
Tal Yarden, Network

Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical)
John Gromada, All My Sons
Peter Hylenski, King Kong
Drew Levy, Oklahoma!
Eric Sleichim, Network
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

Outstanding Orchestrations
Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown
Simon Hale, Girl from the North Country
Joseph Joubert, Carmen Jones
Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma!
Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Outstanding Actor In A Play
McKinley Belcher III, The Light
Bryan Cranston, Network
Daveed Diggs, White Noise
Bill Irwin, On Beckett
Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy

Outstanding Actress In A Play
Glenn Close, Mother of the Maid
Edie Falco, The True
Glenda Jackson, King Lear
Mandi Masden, The Light
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery

Outstanding Actor In A Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Reeve Carney, Hadestown
Damon Daunno, Oklahoma!
Santino Fontana, Tootsie
Steven Skybell, Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)

Outstanding Actress In A Musical
Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate
Beth Leavel, The Prom
Anika Noni Rose, Carmen Jones
Mare Winningham, Girl from the North Country

Outstanding Featured Actor In A Play
Bertie Carvel, Ink
John Clay III, Choir Boy
Hugh Dancy, Apologia
John Procaccino, Downstairs
Benjamin Walker, All My Sons

Outstanding Featured Actress In A Play
Joan Allen, The Waverly Gallery
Stephanie Berry, Sugar in Our Wounds
Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman
Harriett D. Foy, The House That Will Not Stand
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird

Outstanding Featured Actor In A Musical
John Behlmann, Tootsie
André De Shields, Hadestown
Reg Rogers, Tootsie
George Salazar, Be More Chill
Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Outstanding Featured Actress In A Musical
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Leslie Kritzer, Beetlejuice
Bonnie Milligan, Head Over Heels
Sarah Stiles, Tootsie
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!

Outstanding Solo Performance
Mike Birbiglia, The New One
Maddie Corman, Accidentally Brave
Jake Gyllenhaal, A Life
Carey Mulligan, Girls & Boys
Renée Taylor, My Life on a Diet

John Gassner Award (Presented For An American Play, Preferably By A New Playwright)
Jeremy O. Harris, Slave Play
Jeremy Kareken and David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, The Lifespan of a Fact
Donja R. Love, Sugar in Our Wounds
Ming Peiffer, Usual Girls
Charly Evon Simpson, Behind the Sheet

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus Reviews

Image result for gary a sequel to titus andronicusWell it sure has been a busy week on the Great White Way theatre fans. In the last week three shows opened, with three more set to open later this week. No surprise, as more shows open in March or April then in any other time of the year. Why you ask? It's simple. The closer your show opens to the Tony cutoff, the fresher you are in the minds of the Tony nominating community.

Now back to the reason for today's blog. Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus, which opened last night at the Booth Theatre, stars three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen, and Tony Award winner Julie White, with direction by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

am New York

Broadway News

Daily Beast

Daily News

Deadline

The Hollywood Reporter

Newsday

New York Magazine

New York Post

The New York Times

Time Out New York

Variety


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Sunday, April 21, 2019

2019 Tony Award Nominations To Be Announced On April 30

Related imageWhat a great season theatre fans. Hard to believe it's been almost a year since this season began with the Broadway debut of Mort Crowley's landmark 1968 play The Boys in the Band, which opened at the Booth Theatre in May 2018. Now here we are in 2019, and the final show to open this season is Beetlejuice, which opens at the Winter Garden Theatre on April 25.

Of the thirty-four productions that opened during the 2018-2019 season, eleven are new musicals, and fourteen are new plays. Now I have been selling tickets for over twenty-years now, and this is the first time in a long time where there has been a season with so many new works on Broadway. Trust me theatre fans. That's a good thing.

Nominations for this year's Tony Awards are set to be announced live on April 30 at 8:30am on CBS This Morning. Making the announcement are two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), and Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Motown The Musical). Be sure to check out this website on April 30 for a complete list of this year's nominees. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Applause and London Theatre

Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Believe it or not, but I have never been to London. Although I will say it is definitely at the top of my bucket list. Now clearly I am not the only one who is dying to visit "Merry Old England", because in the last few weeks, over half of our calls have been from customers looking for theatre tickets in the West End. In fact, just a few minutes ago, I got a call from a travel agent who's client needed five tickets each to two different shows at the Shakespeare's Globe. Now just in case you didn't know, there are over a hundred and ten different plays and musicals currently playing in London.

That's even more than we have in New York City. I guess you can see why people love visiting so often right? It's one of the main reasons I want to go. Now besides some of the greatest plays by William Shakespeare, there are plenty of other amazing shows to see. One of the hottest musicals in London right now is Everybody's Talking About Jamie, which has been playing to sold out crowds at the Crucible Theatre in February 2017, before transferring to the larger Apollo Theatre in November of that year.

Another one of London's most popular shows is Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, which is set to open here in October 2019. But what if musicals aren't your thing? Maybe you want to get tickets to see such long running plays like Agatha Christie's the Mousetrap or The Woman In Black. Or how about two of London's most popular comedies like The Comedy About A Bank Robbery or The Play That Goes Wrong? That's what is so great about the London Theatre. There is something for everybody. Not only that, but we sell tickets to each and every one of those shows. We also offer tickets to the ballet and the opera as well. Who knew? Also don't forget that we are 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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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hadestown Reviews

HadestownWell the reviews are in theatre fans, and it looks like Broadway has another hit on it's hand. Hadestown, which first premiered Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop in the Summer of 2016, officially opened last night at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

Broadway News

The Daily Beast

Deadline

Entertainment Weekly

The Hollywood Reporter

New York Stage Review

The New York Post

The New York Times

Time Out New York

Variety

The Wall Street Journal

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