Thursday, January 03, 2008

Applause Theatre Service-Jersey Boys and Wicked are Still the Top Broadway Hits

Everyone knows there are 30 Broadway Shows playing throughout the year in New York City. I have seen most of them and if you have time, I would suggest seeing a show or two that you might not necessarily choose but maybe something that you would consider seeing at some point down the road.

Still, to be honest, the most popular shows in New York City continue to be Wicked and Jersey Boys. I have seen both and they are indeed a real treat to see.

Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Vailli and The Four Seasons from their days "hanging out" on the streets of New Jersey to making it in the "big time" in the music business. These guys were just 4 simple blue collar young men who formed a singing group creating the hit songs "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Oh What A Night", "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" and many more recognizable tunes. The cast includes Michael Longoria who plays Frankie Valli, Christian Hoff as Tommy DeVito, J. Robert Spencer as Nick Massi as well as Daniel Reichard, portraying the role of the group's composer Bob Gaudio.

The other big hit in New York City for years now is Wicked. Wicked tells the story of how the two witches from The Wizard of Oz story met. The Wicked Witch is Elphaba and the Good Witch is Glinda. The story takes a revisionist look at an American icon of evil and soon discovers just how the young and passionate Wicked Witch Elphaba becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. Of course, playing opposite the evil character is her school roommate Glinda, who grows up to be the Good Witch.

Wicked currently stars Stephanie J. Bock as Elphaba, Annaleigh Ashford as Glinda and Carole Shelley as Madame Morrible, a Broadway theatre veteran.

After 4 years, Wicked has shattered previous box office records worldwide, grossing $11.2 million dollars for the week ending December 30,2007 as well as the highest grossing week in Broadway history with sales of $1,839,950.00. Wicked is a "must see". Broadway show.

Remember, if you have time to spare and a few extra dollars, in addition to seeing Wicked and Jersey Boys, just give us a call and ask for any "Broadway Insider Pricing". Although there are no discounts for Wicked and Jersey Boys at the moment, Applause Theatre Service often has some discount offerings for shows that have tickets available.

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