Sunday, March 24, 2019

Customer Story

To Kill A MockingbirdToday's customer story comes all they way from the great state of Tennessee. Manchester to be exact. It was a pretty slow Saturday morning at Applause, when my phone rang. I recognized the name and number right away as a regular customer of ours. Thank goodness for Caller I.D. right? Anyway after greeting her, and asking her how she was, I asked her what show her group wanted to see.

Now how did I know she was calling for group tickets? Well it's because two or three times a year she brings a group of her students to see a Broadway show. Now that's what I call an awesome teacher. So anyway, after finding out when they would be here, and finding out how many tickets she needed, I asked her what her and her students would like to see.

Well, as it turns out, their first and only choice was one of Broadway's hottest shows. That's right. I am taking about none other than To Kill A Mockingbird. Good choice don't you think? Now she knew going in that it was a hot ticket. After all,  it is the highest grossing show in Broadway history. Luckily I was able to find her some nice seats in the Balcony. Now I know what you're thinking. The balcony?

How in the world are they going to see anything from up there? I hope they remember to bring their binoculars. O.K. so now that I got the jokes out of the way. Trust me when I say that even though the  Balcony is the third level in the Shubert Theatre, you can still see everything without the use of a fancy optical instrument. In the end, I got them great seats in the Balcony, and at a price that was lower than they had seen on other sites. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
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Saturday, March 23, 2019

New Musical Hadestown Now In Previews

HadestownBesides working for Applause the last fifteen years, I am also a writer and composer. In fact, my original musical "Cheeseburger Deluxe" had it's world premier at the 4th Street Theatre in August 2016. Now while I have since changed the name of my show to "between hope and riverside", it still boggles my mind that my show played in the same building where my favorite musical of all time opened in 1996.

The theatre was the New York Theatre Workshop, and the show was the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical Rent. So why is this relevant you ask? Well as it turns out, while I was preparing to open my show, Broadway's newest musical Hadestown, was just wrapping up it's very first production just a few hundred feet from me. How exciting is that? Now here we are a little over two and a half years, and Hadestown is set to make it's Broadway debut.

The show, which just completed an acclaimed two month production at the National Theatre in London, is scheduled to open at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 17. So what exactly is the show all about? Well according to the shows website,"Hadestown, set in a Great Depression inspired apocalyptic setting, is a new musical about the fateful love story of Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as the tumultuous relationship of King Hades and his wife Persephone." Sounds quite fascinating don't you think? By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see the show, you are in luck. We sell it. Well that and every new show this season on Broadway. Get your tickets to see Hadestown on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.


JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
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Friday, March 22, 2019

Ain't Too Proud Reviews

Ain't too proudLet me just start off by saying how much I loved Aint Too Proud. Going in, I knew I would love the music as The Temptations are my favorite group of all time. Plus, it was being directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Sergio Trujillo.

You might have heard of a little show they did called Jersey Boys. You know the Tony Award winning musical that ran for eleven years on Broadway, and continues to play to packed houses eight times as week Off-Broadway. Here's hoping that Ain't Too Proud is just as successful. Now on to the reviews.

amNY

Broadway News

The Daily Beast

Deadline

Entertainment Weekly 

The Hollywood Reporter

New York Daily News

New York Magazine/Vulture

The New York Post

The New York Times

NY1

Time Out New York

Variety

The Wall Street Journal

The Wrap

Pretty good reviews I have to say. By the way, for those of you Temptations fans out there like me who want to see the show, you are in luck. We sell it. In fact if you call right now, you can get tickets to see the show at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru May 24, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Ain't Too Proud on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
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Friday, March 15, 2019

Kiss Me Kate Reviews

Kiss Me, KateThat's right theatre fans. It's that time again. Now believe it or not, but Kiss Me Kate is the first musical revival to open this season. In fact, except for the upcoming production of Oklahoma, they are they only two musical revival's scheduled to open this season. So why am I so surprised?

Probably because in the last twenty-five years, there is usually anywhere between three and four musicals to open on Broadway every year. Oh well. Better to have two strong revivals, than too many. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

The Daily Beast

Daily News 

Deadline

Entertainment Weekly 

The Hollywood Reporter

The New York Post

The New York Times

Time Out New York

Variety

The Wall Street Journal

The Wrap

WB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
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Tuesday, March 05, 2019

New Play Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus To Begin Previews Tonight

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Last week, I posted a blog about the new Broadway production of King Lear starring Tony and Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson. Now I know what you're thinking. Two plays by William Shakespeare in the same season? Well sort of. Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus, by Taylor Mac, is set to begin previews in just a few hours at the Booth Theatre on Broadway.

The show, which stars two-time Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin, is scheduled to open on April 11. So what is the show all about?  Well as you can guess by the title, this new play takes place immediately following the tragic events in Titus Andronicus. Although considering the shows two stars, I have a feeling that this production will be less tragic, and more laugh out loud. We shall see.

Now for those of you who want tickets to see the show, you have come to the right place. We sell it. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru August 4, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus on Broadway at the Booth Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
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Saturday, March 02, 2019

Temptations Musical Ain't Too Proud Now In Previews

Ain't too proudI can't tell you how excited I am to see this show. In fact, I am actually seeing it next week on my Birthday. Happy Birthday to me! Anyway, for those of you who have never heard of The Temptations before, and by this point I would think that everyone on the planet has heard of them by now, they are one of the greatest groups in the history of music.

What can I say? I'm a fan. Ain't Too Proud, which is of course named after one of their biggest hit's Ain't Too Proud To Beg, began performances on February 28. Opening night is scheduled for March 21. Featuring over twenty of The Temptations biggest hit's including " My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Ain't Too Proud is one show you do not want to miss. 

By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see the show, you are in luck. We sell it. In fact, if you call right now, you can get tickets to see Ain't Too Proud at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru May 24, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Ain't Too Proud on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. Who knows? You just might see me there. Until next time theatre fans.


JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

King Lear Starring Glenda Jackson To Begin Performances Tonight

King LearLet's face it. Who doesn't love William Shakespeare? He is the man after all. Plus it's one of his greatest plays, King Lear. Not only that, but it's starring Academy and Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson in the title role. Does it get any better than that? The show, which is now in previews at the Cort Theatre, is scheduled to open on April 4.

Oh and did I mention that we are selling it? Well we are. In fact if you call right now, you can get tickets to see the show at some amazing prices. be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru July 7, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Glenda Jackson in King Lear on Broadway at the Cort Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
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