Monday, May 26, 2008

Shopping for Broadway Tickets? Applause Has The Answers To All Your Questions

Hello Broadway Theater Fans,

This is Rich Gladstone, one of the owner's of Applause Theatre Service in New York City. We are only 3 weeks away from the 2008 Tony Awards, honoring excellence in the theater.

This years expected favorites to win awards are In The Heights, The Little Mermaid, Young Frankenstein, Boeing Boeing, Cry Baby, Passing Strange, South Pacific, Gypsy and several additional new and exciting Broadway Shows. If you get a chance, you should seriously try to see a few if you have some time.

Although the staff at Applause has its own personal favorites, we ask you to have a peak at our Broadway Ticket News blog. We keep it up to date daily and whenever there is something of importance for theatre lovers to know, we do our best to write a little blog post to our readers. If you have a few moments, we'd love for you to check out the Broadway Ticket News blog.
We try to keep things short and sweet and hopefully write about things of interest to Broadway fans. If there's something you would like to know or have us write about or if you have a comment, feel free to write me a note at [email protected] or give me a call in the office at 212-307-7050 or 1-800-451-9930.

Oh, I almost forgot. If you need tickets to Broadway Shows or like many of our callers or are just seeking some advice on things like "where should I sit in the theatre" or "how many seats are there in the Minskoff theater" or "how long is The Phantom of the Opera"?

Open seven days a week all year long, we consider ourselves a ticket company you can trust. Just give us a call, you'll see. Hoping to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theatre Service
311 west 43rd street, suite 601
New York, New York 10036
www.applause-tickets.com
local phone 212-307-7050
toll free 1-800-451-9930

Thursday, May 22, 2008

See Why Applause Theatre Service Is #1

When was the last time you purchased theatre tickets from a company you may have found on the Internet for a Broadway show in New York City? When you got off the phone, did you know exactly what you purchased, where the seats were in the theatre or if you received the best value for your money?

Applause Theatre Service, located in the heart of New York City offers the following 5 tips to make sure you get the most for your money when buying theatre tickets. They are:

1. Make sure you do business with a licensed New York City ticket reseller.
2. Ask how long they have been in business.
3. Ask what the cancellation/exchange policy is.
4. Ask for several possible seating options and prices so you can get the most value for your hard earned money.
5. Think about who you are talking with at the ticket service. Does it appear that you can "trust" the person you are buying tickets from?

There are many more things to look out for but the above 5 tips should give you a sense of who you might be doing business with. At Applause Theatre Service in New York, we have been in the ticket business for 21 years and serve the ticket needs of people seeing Broadway shows and events throughout the entire country.

If Applause can be of service, simply give us a call seven days a week, 365 days a year right here in the heart of midtown New York City. Our local phone is 212-307-7050 or you can call toll free at 800-45109930. Cell phone users that have an iPhone or Blackberry or Internet access able hand held devices can check out Applause's brand new mobile friendly service called Broadway Tickets By Phone. Check us out. We don't usually brag but feel we are the "best in the business". Call us, we love to talk about theatre.

Save This Summer On Spring Awakening

Winner of last year's Tony Award for Best Musical is Spring Awakening. And now thru August 2nd you can see the show the New York Post called,"A groundbreaking must-see musical sure to wake up Broadway!" So what are you waiting for? Deals like these are once in a lifetime. So get yours now before time runs out.

Mon.-Thurs. & Sun. Eves.; Sun. Mat.
Orch./Mezz. Rows A-D $97
Mezz. Rows E-L $82

Fri. Eves.; Sat. Mat.

Orch./Mezz. Rows A-D $112
Mezz. rows E-L $97

Good for all perfrormances except for Saturday nights.

Want tickets to any show On or Off Broadway? Call Applause Theatre Service now. The best seats at the best prices. That's Applause.

1-800-451-9930 or 212-307-7050, or visit us on the web at http://www.applause-tickets.com.
Applause Theatre and Entertainment
"Where Sold Out is Never Part of the Equation"

Broadway Tickets By Phone-Applause Theatre Service Goes Mobile

Got an iPhone or a Blackberry handheld phone? Need Broadway Show tickets? Or how about special event tickets like the Super Bowl, Radio City's Christmas Spectacular, the US Open Tennis tournament, or any other event performing around the country? In the past you may have heard about Applause Theatre Service, a long time industry veteran selling tickets of admission for all the shows on Broadway.

Applause Theatre Service in New York City, an expert ticket provider in offering every major Broadway and Off Broadway show to consumers, hotel concierge, tour operators and travel agencies worldwide, is proud to announce its entry into the mobile web site arena. They have just launched a brand new web site which can be found at Broadway Tickets By Phone.

The new site has been created especially for the thousands of Applause's devoted customers and fans and has been designed so that cell phone users will have fast, simple and easy to use access to anything they are interested in on Broadway. In a few seconds you can simply type in the web site address and immediately see our local or toll free phone number in New York City. Then maybe give us a quick call if you are on the run but need to buy some tickets or even if you just want to talk about what's playing on Broadway.

According to Applause's Vice President Rich Gladstone, "allowing consumers access to any kind of travel and entertainment and ticketing information on their handheld, especially up to date listings on live entertainment happening on Broadway and events all over the country is a natural for the mobile cell user". Gladstone further went on to say "we have been providing a personal Broadway ticket service for over 31 years now and every year or so there seems to be some new device or new software that comes out meant to further enhance the lives of people. It is truly amazing that nearly a million Internet shoppers find out about our personal Broadway ticket service from around the world every year. Then they click on our web site or find us in one of their search engines, give us a call and begin a relationship with Applause. There may be hundreds of companies selling tickets but we are confident that if shoppers can find out about Applause, than we can make them a believer in our service. They not make a purchase the first time we talk with the shopper. They may shop around and talk to a dozen other ticket providers and that's OK with us. We are confident that we are truly the local Broadway Show expert. In the end, we don't expect nor do we want to be a really big ticket company. We're just a bunch of real people helping consumers get the best tickets for the best shows at the best prices".

The new web site Broadway Tickets By Phone is a perfect brand name for our new web site. In the coming days, Applause Theatre Service will be making little changes to the new mobile friendly web site. The changes according to Gladstone "all have to do with the customer service experience. We anticipate that cell phone users will really enjoy the Broadway Tickets By Phone site. It has lots of good, clean information on everything happening on Broadway but in a tastefully but somewhat scaled down version. It will be very easy to use for the mobile phone user. If anyone has suggestions as to any improvements we can make to bring Broadway ticketing and Broadway news to cell phone users, please give us a call in New York at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930. Or if you have a minute simply email Rich Gladstone at [email protected] .

Broadway Tickets By Phone. Could buying tickets for Broadway get any cooler than it is?

Jersey Boys on Broadway-Applause Has Amazing Seats at Great Rates

I just saw the new Las Vegas version of the Broadway mega hit Jersey Boys at the brand new Palazzo Hotel, sister to the Venetian Hotel. The running time is 2 hours and 10 minutes and is just about as strong a production as the show on Broadway. The audience really took very kindly to the show and I am sure it will be playing in Las Vegas for many years to come.

Applause Theatre Service provides theatre tickets for every Broadway show in New York as well as shows playing all around the country. If you need amazing seats for Jersey Boys in New York or out in Las Vegas, you may simply call upon the friendly staff of Applause locally at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930.

For those of you that like to access lots of great entertainment information and the ability to talk to a personal show ticket service provider right here in New York City on a seconds notice, you may want to check out Applause's new web site Broadway Tickets By Phone. We have created a wonderful little scaled down version for mobile phone users that can be easily viewed on an iPhone or Blackberry or other capable handheld device. It is brand new and very cool I must say. In the coming weeks, we will be fine tuning this new cell phone service to meet all the needs of mobile phone users. Any feedback you can give us is appreciated. You can write to me personally at [email protected] or call my cell phone at 848-565-1855 or catch me in the office at 212-307-7050.

So remember, when you need Broadway tickets or for that matter any ticket Nationwide, you can simply call the experts at Applause Theatre Service in New York or their new service with a very cool brand name, Broadway Tickets By Phone.

We love to talk, so give us a call and when you send family, friends or friends from work, rest assured we will take excellent care of them. Tell them Rich G, The Ticket Man sent you.

Wicked On Broadway-One of the Greatest Broadway Shows to Ever Play in New York City

I just read that come January 2009, after 1500 performances in the city of Chicago, Wicked will play its final performance in the Windy City. Not to worry Wicked fans as we will still be offering the best seats and prices for the New York production of this outstanding Broadway show.

Chicago is less than 2 hours away by jet plane so consider getting a decent airfare and give the friendly people at Applause Theatre Service a call at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930 and securing seats for what I think is one of the greatest American musicals ever, Wicked.

Applause Theatre Service is located in the heart of New York City and is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Their local phone is 212-307-7050 and the Applause staff just loves to talk to people about Broadway Theater.

Applause has recently launched a mobile phone friendly web site appropriately called Broadway Tickets By Phone which will allow consumers to access the company's up to date Broadway Show listings and inventory access.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

South Pacific, In The Heights and Boeing Boeing on Broadway-Are these shows the "triple threat" of Broadway

I think I just made up a new tag line in the Broadway Show business called "triple threat". Call me crazy but after seeing nearly 30 shows this year on Broadway, I do indeed have my favorites. My friends all know that mostly I like just about everything I get to see.

Truth be told, my vote for the Rich Gladstone "triple threat" of Broadway Show Awards goes to
South Pacific, which I think will win this years Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. It's a very cute story about American soldiers on a Polynesian island in World War Two. Buy yourself some tickets to this grand old fashioned piece of Broadway musical theatre. You'll thank me for it, believe me you will. In fact, call me at the office at 212-307-7050 or email me at [email protected] to drop me a line about what you think.

If you want to see one of the most incredible pieces of modern day theatre, you should consider buying some seats for In The Heights, my choice to win the coveted Tony Award for the 2008 Best Musical. In The Heights is a great new show that came up from Off Broadway last year about the wonderfully warm people that live in Washington Heights in New York City. The story is told through very fun and clean Rap and Latin music by the locals that live there. You get to know the local bodega owner who sells the coffee and candy from his store as well as the local car service and the people that work there. Wait till you get to meet the gals at the local "beauty parlor", a real treat for sure. it's not your old fashioned musical but it is a jaunt into something truly original in the theatre that doesn't come along all that often. My friend and co-worker Jay says it is his favorite show now in addition to RENT. I wonder if its his love of modern music that he feels this way.

How about seeing this year's comedy revival called Boeing Boeing, a very funny and wacky look at an American bachelor living in Paris as he wines and dines 3 beautiful girlfriends, all working for different airlines. Hoping they don't find out about each other, he creates the perfect playboy lifestyle. Bradley Whitford of the West Wing television series and Christine Baranski star. Will the bachelor keep it all together or will he have to deal with flight delays and other things beyond his control that will make it hard to keep the girlfriends from finding out about each other? The gorgeous and talented girls are worth the price of admission but honestly, dollar for dollar, this is the best value on Broadway. As the Beach Boys always sang, "fun,fun,fun". Go get yourself some tickets for Boeing Boeing. Let me know how you enjoyed it. I am planning on going back again soon.

Oh, I almost forgot. If you are looking for a trustworthy personal ticket service provider for these shows, look no further. Give the friendly staff at Applause Theatre Service in New York City a call locally at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930. There is no pressure to buy and they know the best times and dates to get you the best seats at the best prices.

This fun loving expert group of Broadway ticket experts just launched a brand new "mobile phone friendly" web site called Broadway Tickets By Phone. You may want to add us to your phone contacts. if you, family or friends need a reliable ticket service, we would love to be there for you.

We hope you love the theatre as much as we do. And my friends, we hope to hear from you very soon. Let us help you see some outstanding Broadway theater.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theatre Service/Broadway Tickets By Phone
311 west 43rd street, suite 601
New York, New York 10036
local phone 212-307-7050
toll free 800-451-9930
http://www.applause-tickets.com/
http://www.broadwayticketsbyphone.com/

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Is It Really Patti LuPone's Turn At This Years Tony Awards?

Tony nominations in 26 categories were announced last Tuesday, but among diva-worshipping Broadway fanatics, only one award sets off a great debate: Leading Actress in a Musical. Patti LuPone, in Gypsy, http://www.applause-tickets.com/gypsy.asp Kelli O’Hara, in South Pacific, http://www.applause-tickets.com/south-pacific.asp and Faith Prince, in A Catered Affair, http://www.applause-tickets.com/catered-affair.asp are all beloved musical-comedy actresses, and all three performances (and two of the three shows) drew enormous raves. (Most agree that the other two nominees, Kerry Butler, in the fluffy spoof Xanadu, http://www.applause-tickets.com/xanadu.asp and Jenna Russell, in Sunday in the Park With George, http://www.applause-tickets.com/sunday-in-the-park-with-george.asp turned in strong performances but don’t stand a chance.) Here is a look at the race after reading a lot of Tony gossip and where the voters might be leaning.

THE DIVA Patti LuPone
TONY READINESS Painfully ready. Hasn’t won since 1980 for Evita; was nominated in ’88 for Anything Goes and came close in ’06 for Sweeney Todd. “She’s the biggest Tony loser [of recent decades], so it’s her turn.”
SINGING As usual, a vocal tsunami, if occasionally lacking clarity. “Gypsy’s the hardest show [of the three] to sing because of those two monster numbers.” “She does ‘Rose’s Turn’ brilliantly—breaks up in the middle and has a fit.” “From a purely vocal point of view, it’s rough going” for her.
ACTING Overcame a slight shtickiness in last year’s Encores! run to slam-dunk a visceral, complex Mama Rose, a huge, Lear-like role. “We saw vulnerability and flaws and cracks in the armor.” “You know you’ll see her go insane, hit those notes.”
INDUSTRY GOODWILL Once flagging, now revived. “Sweeney Todd engendered a lot of goodwill; there she was, lugging that tuba around.” “The question is whether she’s annoyed enough people.” “This is probably her last big shot.”

THE DIVA Faith Prince
TONY READINESS Somewhat ready. Won in 1992 for her much-loved Adelaide in Guys and Dolls; nominated in ’01 for Bells Are Ringing. “We love that Faith Prince is back on Broadway.”
SINGING Fine, workmanlike performance of a quiet score. “She sings it nicely, but doesn’t have anything interesting to sing.” “She’ll say herself she doesn’t consider herself a real singer.” “Not particularly challenging compared to the competition.”
ACTING Unimpeachable, nuanced delivery of lead in glum anti-musical. “Very heartfelt, but perhaps the whole show is a little too sincere.” “When you’re sleeping, you can’t [judge] acting.”
INDUSTRY GOODWILL Strong despite a stint in L.A. “People love her, but you can’t transcend a show that most people think, ‘Why is this on Broadway?’ ” “That’s not fair, but that’s how it works.”

THE DIVA Kelli O’Hara
TONY READINESS Not urgently ready. No prior Tony, but nominated twice in recent years, for The Light in the Piazza and The Pajama Game. “I don’t think there’s a groundswell yet.” “She’s young—she’s not going anywhere.”
SINGING Lovely voice, in a role sung with some understatement and minimal brass. “The best vocal performance of the three—Kelli is a real singer.” “Pitch-perfect—I think she’s flawless.” “I thought she was boring. I don’t love her voice.”
ACTING Brought winning self-awareness to a dated role; perhaps a bit too low-key. “Delightful, but Nellie Forbush requires a lot less Sturm und Drang than Mama Rose.” “A little dull.” “There was no way that man would’ve fallen in love with her. Too chipper.”
INDUSTRY GOODWILL Very high; folks call her a hardworking, kind, brainy Broadway sweetheart. “There’s a new crop of blonde sopranos who all come from farms; she’s managed to rise above them.”
THE TAKE-HOME Whom They’d Vote For: Six of eight said Patti. (One said Kerry Butler: “She nailed the Olivia Newton-John accent, and she’s doing it on skates!” And one said Jenna Russell: “She makes you totally forget Bernadette Peters” in the role.)The Likely Winner: Every single respondent said LuPone’s going to win. “She got the New York Times on her side, and now it’s hers to lose.” “Not giving it to her—it’s a slap in her face. Every queen in the world will rise up and shout. Truly.”

Call an Applause Theatre Service, http://www.applause-tickets.com/ Sales Expert to reserve your tickets now to see these wonderful performances for yourself! 212-307-7050

Who will win the Best Musical Tony Award in 2008?

I have seen just about every show on Broadway this season except for one I think. I enjoyed all the shows that are in the running to win the much coveted Tony Award in 2008 for Best Musical.

They are:
Cry-Baby
In The Heights
Passing Strange
Xanadu

Although all four of these very unique shows were superb, each in their own unique way, I would cast my vote for In The Heights. This show is about the people that live in Washington Heights, a place where the windows are left open and you buy your coffee from the local bodega owner. It is a place where the music itself gets you feeling the very life and love these people have for their community and for each other. I had a great time with my wife and friends when I first saw the show a few months ago.

It is nominated for 13 Tony Awards and I can see the show winning maybe 5 or 6 of them, especially for 2008 Best Musical. Keep your fingers crossed, I feel a win for In The Heights coming on.

If anyone you know needs excellent seats for any of these Tony Award nominated shows, you can give the trustworthy licensed theatre ticket agents at Applause a call. Their award winning web site is www.applause-tickets.com but these folks love to talk so why not give them a call when you have a few minutes to talk. Their local phone is 212-307-7050 and toll free at 800-451-9930. You'll be gald you called. Satisfaction guaranteed, I promise.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theatre Service
311 west 43rd street, suite 601
New York, New York 10036
local phone 212-307-7050
toll free 800-451-9930
web site www.applause-tickets.com

Sunday, May 18, 2008

New York City Vacation Packages-Experts at Everything NYC

Planning a visit to New York City? Need help with planning an excellent vacation complete with a superb New York City hotel, top seating for any Broadway Show you might want to see, fun sigthseeing tours and museum attractions? How about sampling the best restaurant dining whether on a budget or maybe a desire to dine at a real world class bistro?

The old fashioned saying "one stop shopping" is all you'll need when planning a visit to The Big Apple. Simply check out the New York City "hotel theatre package" experts at NYCVP. Their web site can be found at www.nyctrip.com NYCVP is short for New York City Vacation Packages. NYCVP is a full service tour operator specializing in making arrangements to provide travelers to New York City with all-inclusive hotel theatre packages on a year round basis. NYCVP surrounds themselves with only the best hotels, restaurants, sightseeing, transportation and theatre ticket providers that are very well known in the New York tour and travel industry.

NYCVP has been in business since 1983 and is very well known to the travel agency community throughout the United States. They have been paying top commissions and making tens of thousands of travel agency customers happy knowing that their clients are getting the best New York City services money can buy. NYCVP offers accomodations at nearly 30 hotels, tickets for every Broadway and Off Broadway Show as well as just about anything you could ask for when having a vaction in NYC. They offer more than 90 sightseeing tours including special events like "Picnic in the Park, "Barbeque Over Broadway and the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Tickets for all the shows are provided by Applause Theatre Service www.applause-tickets.com , a 21 year veteran Broadway theatre ticket broker service that supplies NYCVP with everything on and off Broadway day in and day out. Like NYCVP, Applause is a very well respected company that's core belief is to provide expert-like service to every New York City visitor.

At a time when their are many places to look for travel arrangements on the Internet as well as theatre ticket arrangements, there is a common belief that is growing again. It's a simple one really. Do you want to book the most important travel and theatre arrangements for your family vacation to New York City by "filling in a form" and simply getting a price quote? Or do you think it might make sense to call a local expert, someone like NYCVP at 877-692-8747? Their local phone number is 570-714-4692.

In my opinion as a person that lives and works in New York City, I can attest to NYCVP providing the very best tour, theatre, restaurant and hotel services around. These folks are not looking to make a fast sale. They love what they do and look forward to each and every call they receive. Personal service is what they're known for.

Whenever your in the market for these New York City services, whether its just a question you may have or if you want to buy a vacation package to New York City, just pickup the phone and call NYCVP at 877-692-8747 or 570-714-4692. Don't forget their award winning web site that has tons of information about New York which can be found at www.nycvp.com . Have a look at all the up-to-date information on The Big Apple, then give our friends at NYCVP a call. Be sure to tell them that their freinds at Applause Theatre Service told you to call. We know you'll be glad you did.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theatre Service
311 west 43rd street, suite 601
New York, New York 10036
local phone 212-307-7050
toll free 800-451-9930
www.applause-tickets.com

Friday, May 16, 2008

Travel Agents Love Applause's Broadway Theatre Service

We have been servicing travel agent requests for their clients Broadway Show ticket needs for over 21 years now. Travel Agents and Applause Theatre Service have allot in common really.

We both represent various destinations, either a place someone can go on vacation to(that's where a great travel agent will come in handy)or an exciting Broadway Show (that's where Applause Theatre Service will come in handy). Broadway in its own right is a special kind of destination when you think about it.

Travel agents can simply contact Applause seven days a week, 365 days a year locally at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930.

A special page for travel agents has been set up at www.applause-tickets.com/travel-agents.asp .
We hope we can always be of service to the travel agent community.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theatre Service
311 west 43rd street, suite 601
NY,NY 10036
local phone 212-307-7050
toll free 1-800-451-9930
www.applause-tickets.com

Applause for Consumers-Pay Less for The Best Broadway Seats in the House


Just have a look around the Internet friends as you search web site after web site looking for Broadway tickets and ask yourself just one question. How much time have I spent and still why have I not been able to make a purchase for the seats I need at the price I want to pay. Why does this happen?

I think the answer is that the greatest thing about the Internet may also be the reason why people search and search and still don't get to purchase the very goods and services they really covet. Unfortunately the Internet gives us thousands of possibilities without necessarily leading us to the very best selection to find exactly what you want.

I am sure the Internet guru's will be working on how to give consumers the most specific answers to the question "how can I purchase the best Broadway tickets at the best price along with fast and friendly service? But in the meantime here's a tip for you.

Simply go to www.google.com and type in www.applause-tickets.com. When you see all the show logos along with a picture of our friendly Broadway ticket experts, you should feel comfortable in knowing that you have found the only source you'll need when shopping for the best Broadway Show tickets in New York City.

There is no pressure to make a purchase at Applause. We will answer any question that you may have and even hold tickets for you overnight should you need to make airline and/or hotel reservations.

Why go through the hassle of spending so much time searching for tickets only to be more confused than ever? Simply give a call to the friendly Broadway experts at Applause Theatre Service, right in the heart of New York City at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930 seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Satisfaction guaranteed.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theatre Service
311 west 43rd street, suite 601
NY, NY 10036

local phone 212-307-7050
toll free 1-800-451-9930
www.applause-tickets.com

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

'Heights' and 'South Pacific' are tops with Tony

As a famous Siamese king once said: "It's a puzzlement." Usually, I have very few quibbles with the Tony nominations. Yet yesterday, around 8:37 a.m. at NYC's Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, when Tony winners — and former Spamalot costars — David Hyde Pierce (left) and Sara Ramirez (a.k.a. Grey's Anatomy's Dr. Torres, right) revealed the contenders in 26 categories, I saw more than a few oversights.
First, I'll give you the big news. The show with the most nominations? In the Heights which netted a staggering 13 nominations, including two for star/writer Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Best Revival of a Musical Nominee 'South Pacific' had a big day as well with 11 nominations including Best Actor, Paul Szot and Best Actress, Kelli O'Hara pictured below. Much deserved for an amazing powerful production!

The four Best Play nominees: Tracy Letts' August: Osage County (the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner, just named New York Drama Critics Circle's Best Play and my favorite to win a few Tony's), Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll, Conor McPherson's The Seafarer,both of which have now closed and finally Patrick Barlow's extremely entertaining and my Cinderella favorite to win, The 39 Steps which has just moved to the Cort theatre by popular demand. Best Musical Nominees are as follows: Cry-Baby, In the Heights, Passing Strange, (NYDCC's Best Musical), Xanadu. (A full list of nominees is available at the Tonys' website.)

So who was crying in their corn flakes? Well, surely Mel Brooks. In 2001 his Producers received 15 nominations — and won a record-setting 12, including Best Musical. This year, his Young Frankenstein received just 3 (for featured performers Andrea Martin and Christopher Fitzgerald, plus best scenic design)... and no one's forecasting any wins. It's a shame, because I believe the show deserved better, but Mel put himself in a big hole when he came up with his $450 premium ticket and this Tony committee apparently hasn't forgotten, even though the show is extremely entertaining and now offers many discounts which can be obtained with the Applause Insider Deal. The Catered Affair company no doubt had their fingers crossed for a Best Musical slot, but the chamber piece was passed over for the flashier Cry-Baby. Even Disney's The Little Mermaid deserved a better fate! To over look Sierra Boggess and Sheri Rene Scott who gave two outstanding performances is a crime! It's a musical extravaganza that the whole family is sure to enjoy and remember forever!

It's anyones guess who'll win this year! It could be an In the Heights and South Pacific(the only sure winner in my book) sweep, but my guess is that as in years past, the Tony voters will spread the wealth! It has been the year of the play with so many outstanding performances that come Tony night, we're sure to have many surprise moments! Don't miss it on CBS, Sunday evening June 15th at 8pm with your host(Oops), I meant "Narrator" Whoopi Goldberg!

Please call an Applause Theatre Service sales expert to get your tickets now to all of these celebrated Musicals! 800-451-9930 or 212-307-7050

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

2008 Tony Nominations Announced

The 2007-2008 Tony Award nominations were announced May 13 by Tony Award winners Sara Ramirez and David Hyde Pierce at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.In the Heights earned the most nominations of any show this season with 13.

Here is a complete list of this year's nominees:

Best Play:
August: Osage County
Rock 'n' Roll
The Seafarer
The 39 Steps

Best Musical:
Cry-Baby
In the Heights
Passing Strange
Xanadu

Best Book of a Musical
Cry-Baby, Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
In the Heights, Quiara Alegria Hudes
Passing Strange, Stew
Xanadu, Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score
Cry-Baby, Music & Lyrics: David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger
In The Heights, Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Little Mermaid, Music: Alan Menken and Lyrics: Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Passing Strange, Music: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Lyrics: Stew

Best Revival of a Play
Boeing-Boeing
The Homecoming
Les Liaisons Dangereueses
Mabceth

Best Revival of a Musical
Grease
Gypsy
South Pacific
Sunday in the Park With George

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Play
Ben Daniels, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing
Rufus Sewell, Rock 'n' Roll
Patrick Stewart, Macbeth


Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Play
Eve Best, The Homecoming
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County
Kate Fleetwood, Macbeth
S. Epatha Merkerson, Come Back, Little Sheba
Amy Morton, August: Osage County


Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical
Daniel Evans, Sunday in the Park With George
Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights
Stew, Passing Strange
Paulo Szot, South Pacific
Tom Wopat, A Catered Affair

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical
Kerry Butler, Xanadu
Patti LuPone, Gypsy
Kelli O'Hara, South Pacific
Faith Prince, A Catered Affair
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Play
Bobby Cannavale, Mauritius
Raúl Esparza, The Homecoming
Conleth Hill, The Seafarer
Jim Norton, The Seafarer
David Pittu, Is He Dead?

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Play
Sinead Cusack, Rock 'n' Roll
Mary McCormack, Boeing-Boeing
Laurie Metcalf, November
Martha Plimpton, Top Girls
Rondi Reed, August: Osage County

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Musical
Daniel Breaker, Passing Strange
Danny Burstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Robin De Jesús, In The Heights
Christopher Fitzgerald, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Musical
de'Adre Aziza, Passing Strange
Laura Benanti, Gypsy
Andrea Martin, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
Olga Merediz, In The Heights
Loretta Ables Sayre, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Direction of a Play
Maria Aitken, The 39 Steps
Conor McPherson, The Seafarer
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County
Matthew Warchus, Boeing-Boeing

Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Buntrock, Sunday in the Park with George
Thomas Kail, In The Heights
Arthur Laurents, Gypsy
Bartlett Sher, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Cry-Baby
Andy Blankenbuehler, In The Heights
Christopher Gattelli, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Dan Knechtges, Xanadu

Best Orchestrations
Jason Carr, Sunday in the Park with George
Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman, In The Heights
Stew & Heidi Rodewald, Passing Strange
Jonathan Tunick, A Catered Affair

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Peter McKintosh, The 39 Steps
Scott Pask, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County
Anthony Ward, Macbeth

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Farley and Timothy Bird & The Knifedge Creative Network, Sunday in the Park with GeorgeAnna Louizos, In The Heights
Robin Wagner, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
Michael Yeargan, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Costume Design of a Play
Gregory Gale, Cyrano de Bergerac
Rob Howell, Boeing-Boeing
Katrina Lindsay, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Peter McKintosh, The 39 Steps

Best Costume Design of a Musical
David Farley, Sunday in the Park with George
Martin Pakledinaz, Gypsy
Paul Tazewell, In The Heights
Catherine Zuber, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Kevin Adams, The 39 Steps
Howard Harrison, Macbeth
Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Ann G. Wrightson, August: Osage County

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Ken Billington, Sunday in the Park with George
Howell Binkley, In The Heights
Donald Holder, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Natasha Katz, The Little Mermaid

Best Sound Design of a Play
Simon Baker, Boeing-Boeing
Adam Cork, Macbeth
Ian Dickson, Rock 'n' Roll
Mic Pool, The 39 Steps

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Acme Sound Partners, In The Heights
Sebastian Frost, Sunday in the Park with George
Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Dan Moses Schreier, Gypsy

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Stephen Sondheim

Regional Theatre Tony Award
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Special Tony Award
Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981), in recognition of his historic contribution to American musical theatre in the field of orchestrations, as represented on Broadway this season by Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific.

How many nominations each show received:
In The Heights, 13
South Pacific , 11
Sunday in the Park with George, 9
August: Osage County , 7
Gypsy, 7
Passing Strange, 7
Boeing-Boeing, 6
Macbeth, 6
The 39 Steps, 6
Les Liaisons Dangereuses , 5
Cry-Baby, 4
Rock 'n' Roll , 4
The Seafarer , 4
Xanadu , 4
A Catered Affair, 3
The Homecoming, 3
Young Frankenstein, 3
The Little Mermaid, 2
Come Back, Little Sheba, 1
Cyrano de Bergerac , 1
Grease , 1
Is He Dead?, 1
Mauritius, 1
November, 1
Thurgood , 1
Top Girls , 1

Friday, May 09, 2008

Get tickets Today for Les Liasons Dangereuses on Broadway at Reduced Prices from Applause Theatre Service


Get tickets to see one of my favorite screen and stage actresses, Laura Linney, now starring on Broadway in the revival of a dark comedy called Les Liaisons Dangereuses.Right now the local Broadway Ticket Experts at Applause in New York City can get you the best seats at reduced prices for most performances through July 6, 2008.

For all other Broadway Shows information and to book the best seats at the best prices every time you need tickets to any event, you can call the Applause Theatre Staff seven days a week, 365 days a year. We'd love to help you get the best seats and save money as well.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Whoopi Goldberg To Host 2008 Tony Awards


It was announced today that Screen and Stage star Whoopi Goldberg will host the 62nd Annual Tony Awards on June 15. Goldberg said in a subsequent statement, "I'm very excited to be hosting the Tony Awards. I love Broadway and I'm thrilled to be doing anything for the first time. I'm gonna have a blast." The Tony telecast has not had an official host since 2005, when Hugh Jackson served as emcee.As previously announced, the 62nd Annual Tony Awards will be presented June 15. CBS-TV will broadcast the event live from Radio City Music Hall, 8-11 PM ET.The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

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Need US OPEN Tennis Tickets in 2008? Applause Theatre Service is At Your Service



Are you a big tennis fan? Are you looking for tickets for this year's US OPEN Tennis Tournamant in New York?

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We are proud to announce that we have access to US OPEN Tennis tickets for the 2008 matches Although Broadway Shows are our area of primary expertise, we now have access to every available US OPEN Tennis ticket in the country through our Nationwide Ticket listings. So we can simply shop your request and come up with the very best seat locations at the very best prices for all the tennis matches you may want to see.

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Need Radio City Music Hall tickets for the Christmas Spectacular? Let a Local Ticket Expert "show you the way" to Excellent Seats and Prices



Most people know that I have been in the ticket selling business for over 31 years now. My company Applause Theatre Service is located in midtown New York City.

Our area of expertise is in helping the public get the best seats for the best Broadway Shows and also the yearly Radio City Christmas Spectacular. There are hundreds of ticket companies that all claim to be able to get you seats. Sure they can but at what outrageous prices will they offer you.

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Applause is open seven days a week, 365 days a year. We are truly Broadway Show ticket Experts and now we can offer tickets for Radio City Music Hall events, especially offering you "insider's seating and prices" for the yearly Christmas Spectacular.

I hate to brag, but we think we are the best in the business, When you need people you can "trust" to help get the seats you want at affordable, and even at discount prices depending upon the supply and demand of a show or event, you should consider calling Applause Theatre Service, located in the heart of New York City. Applause is at your service.

Need Tickets to Events at Madison Square Garden in New York City? Your Ticket Expert is At Your Service


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Whether you want to see a concert like Bon Jovi, The Eagles, Kanye West, Kid Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Melissa Etheridge, Alicia Keys and hundreds of additional events in New York City, you may want to consider giving the friendly ticket experts at Applause a call. Their local number is 212-307-7050 or you can call toll free at 1-800-451-9930 seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Applause is connected to a Nationwide Ticket Exchange. What this means to the public is that they can get you access to finding out what hundreds, even thousands of possible seating location options for any Madison Square Garden event you want to see. They will offer you several sets of seat locations along with their expert opinion on what the very best prices are. They would rather you save money on tickets and treat yourself to a meal with the money you will save. Most ticket companies usually want to make a sale. At Applause Theatre Service, the staff there is looking for a long term relationship, not just a one time sale,

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Get Amazing Seats for All New York Mets baseball games in 2008 from Applause Ticket Service in New York City


Need New York Mets baseball tickets for all their home games at the last season playing at Shea Stadium in New York? Don't want to pay "an arm and a leg"?

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Need New York Yankees Tickets in 2008? Let Applause's Ticket Service Get You In


For those New York Yankees baseball fans that think it will cost "an arm and a leg" to get amazing seats in the 2008 season just because it's the team's last year playing at the old Yankee Stadium, not to worry friends.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Get Excellent Seats to Avenue Q on Broadway from Applause Theatre Service in New York City

Now is your chance to see the 2004 Tony Award Winning musical Avenue Q on Broadway at greatly reduced prices. For a limited time only for performances through June 15, 2008 simply call Applause and ask for the "insider's ticket pricing" for this great show.
Should your plans include other Broadway Shows you can have a peak at our up to date Broadway Show listings and feel free to call us seven days a week if you have questions or want to buy tickets. Our local number is 212-307-7050 or you can call toll free at 1-800-451-9930. We love to talk to people, especially about theatre in New York City,
Enjoy your Broadway experience today.
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Get Discount Tickets for A Chorus Line from Applause Theatre Service in New York City

The friendly ticket experts at Applause have uncovered some "insider discount ticket deals" for A Chorus Line and wanted to share it with anyone who might be interested in seeing one of the greatest Broadway shows ever to play on Broadway.

Right now you can get excellent tickets in the orchestra or front mezzanine for A Chorus Line , a fantastic revival of the 1975 Tony Award winning musical that also won a Pulitzer Prize as well. Usually sold for Applause's list price of $166.00 for the best seats in the theatre, theater-goers may take advantage of this limited time only offer and only pay $118.00 for these great seats. The offer is good for most performances through June 1, 2008 but may be extended if you cannot go during this special offer period.

Should you be interested in getting information on any other Broadway Show you may simply go to www.applause-tickets.com/broadway.asp . The Applause Broadway Ticket Experts look forward to hearing from you very soon. They all love to "talk theater".

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Young Frankenstein on Broadway-You don't Know what Your Missing-Get Tickets Today


The friendly ticket experts for Broadway theater at Applause are offering "insider's prices" for Young Frankenstein. From now through July 6, 2008 simply call Applause locally in New York at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930 and ask for the "Young Frankenstein insider's ticket deal".

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August:Osage County- Applause Theatre Service has The Best Seats in the House

Applause Theater Service has insider's prices available for the month of May 2008 for August:Osage County. Regular prices of $150.00 for the best orchestra seats are now only $105.00 for most performances through May 22, 2008. The reduced prices may be extended but there is no official word yet.

Should you want to consider seeing other Broadway Shows, simply call the friendly Broadway ticket experts at Applause. They are open for business seven days a week, 365 days a year. there is no pressure to buy. Call us today or whenever your plans include a Broadway Show.

Thanks for listening. You can count on the trustworthy people at Applause. They've been in the ticket service business for over 21 years now, with no end in sight.

Enjoy the Broadway show-we hope we can be of service to you, your family or your friends today.

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Patti LuPone is Amazing in Gypsy-get Excelent tickets from Applause Theatre Service in New York City

I have seen Patti LuPone in the fantastic revival of GYPSY on Broadway recently. Not only is it a privilige to see Patti on the Broadway stage, but her co-stars are truly the "best in the business" today as well. Laura Benanti, Boyd gaines and company are some of the most talented actors to ever appear on stage.

For a limited time only, the local Broadway experts at Applause Theatre Service can get you "insider's pricing" to Gypsy. Just give them a call locally in New York City at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930 seven days a week, 365 days a year.

If you are interested in other Broadway Shows you can check at Applause Theatre Services's complete broadway listing. They always keep the listing up to date every day.

At Applause there is never any pressure to buy. We are just "theater lover's" that enjoy what we do every day. When you need the best seats for the best shows at the best prices, simply let us take care of your ticket needs, you'll be glad you called us, really you will.

We hope to hear from you today or whenever your plans include seeing a Broadway Show.

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A Catered Affair on Broadway-Applause Theater Service has Amazing Seats and Great Prices

If you want to see 3 great Broadway stars on Broadway all in one fantastic new show, you should consider buying tickets to A Catered Affair, now appearing at the Walter Kerr Theater in New York City. This show stars 4 time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, Tony Award winner Faith Prince as well as long time Broadway veteran and Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat.

For a limited time only, Applause Theatre Service can get you amazing seating in the orchestra or front mezzanine section of the theater for only $105.00 from their regular list price of $160.00. Should you want tickets to this show, you may call Applause at their local number 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930 seven days a week, 365 days a year.

At Applause, there is no pressure to buy. We are just "theater lover's" who provide information and sell tickets at the best prices for the best seating options available in New York City. We hope to hear from you today or whenever your plans include seeing a Broadway show.

For a complete up to date Broadway Show listing simply have a look at www.applause-tickets.com/broadway.asp . See you soon at the theater.

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Have you seen 39 Steps on Broadway?

The friendly Broadway ticket experts at Applause Theatre Service in New York have "insider's prices" for a hilarious new comedy whodunit called 39 Steps, now playing at the Cort Theater in The Big Apple. This great new show won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in London in 2007. The show 39 Steps has 4 actors that play 150 different roles, all during the same performance. Can you believe that?

Regular prices of $150 for the best orchestra and front mezzanine seating will only cost you $90 for most performances through July 6, 2008. if you are interested in seeing other Broadway shows you may go to Applause's complete Broadway Show list.

There is never any pressure to buy tickets at Applause. We love to talk about the theater so let us hear from you today.

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Get tickets for Broadway's newest Hit Comedy Boeing Boeing today

I had a great time and lots of fun at a recent preview performance of Boeing Boeing, currently playing at the Longacre Theater on Broadway. For a limited time only, from now through June 15, 2008, the friendly staff at Applause Theater Service can get you amazing seats in the orchestra or front mezzanine.

The usual list price of $150.00 is being reduced to only $90.00 prior to this years Tony Awards. If the show wins several awards it is likely that this special insider's price will not be available again for a long time to come.

Why wait? Call the local Broadway experts at Applause Theatre Service locally in New York at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930 seven days a week. If you think your friends, family or co-workers may need a reliable Broadway ticket service, we would appreciate a referral to them if you think it appropriate. We will take excellent care of them for sure.

If your plans include other Broadway Show possibilities, you can check out Applause Theatre Service's complete Broadway Show listing.

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Will In The Heights win "musical of the year" honors at the 2008 Tony Awards?

Right now you may secure tickets for what I think may very well win the Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL 2008 on Broadway. The show called In The Heights www.applause-tickets.com/in-the-heights.asp is a terrific new age musical now playing at the Richard Rodgers Theater.

For a limited time only, Applause Theatre Service's Broadway ticketing experts can get you great seats in the orchestra or front mezzanine for only $108.00 from its usual list price of $170.00. This is is good for most performances through June 1, 2008. If the show wins the top award for BEST MUSICAL, I am sure that this discount will not be good for a long time so act now and see this great show at greatly reduced prices.

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We hope yo hear from you, your friends, family or co-workers today or whenever your plans include seeing a Broadway show.

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See Lawrence Fishburne on Broadway in Thurgood

I loved seeing Lawrence Fishburne in his one-man show called Thurgood on Broadway at the Booth theater in New York City. My company Applause http://www.applause-tickets.com/ would like to recommend this show to you as well and for a limited time only, you can secure top priced seats in the orchestra or front mezzanine for Thurgood www.applause-tickets.com/thurgood.asp .

Applause's usual list price for Thurgood is $145.00 but for a limited time only we can secure great seats for you for only $75.00. This offer is only good for performances of Thurgood from now through June 1, 2008 so please call us today locally at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930 seven days a week, 365 days a year.

If your plans might include other Broadway shows, you may check out our complete Broadway Theater listing at www.applause-tickets.com/broadway.asp . We hope to hear from you today or someone you may want to refer to Applause. We will take excellent care of you, your friends and your family as well as co-workers who might be in need of our ticket service.

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Get Amazing Seats to Broadway's Phantom of the Opera at Reduced Prices

Why pay allot of money for Broadway theatre tickets when you don't have to? The local Broadway experts at Applause Theatre Service www.applause-tickets.com have uncovered special insider's prices for the longest running show in Broadway history, The Phantom of The Opera www.applause-tickets.com/phantom-of-the-opera.asp .

For a limited time only through July 6, 2008, if you call Applause in New York at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930 , our friendly staff of ticket experts will offer our regular list price of $166.00 a ticket for a phenomenally reduced price of only $105

Saturday matinee discount tickets are slightly higher and this special offer is not good for any Saturday evening tickets.

At Applause there is never any pressure to buy. You'll experience great, friendly service from local ticket experts that want to help you get the best seats for the best shows at the very best prices. Should you be interested in other shows playing on Broadway, kindly pay a visit to www.applause-tickets.com/broadway.asp .

We hope to hear from you today and if you think we can help your friends, family and co-workers, we would appreciate you sending them our way. Rest assured, we will take excellent care of them.

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Mamma Mia on Broadway at Reduced Prices?

Dear friends of Broadway Theatre,

Whether you have seen Mamma Mia! on Broadway since its debut in October 2001 or not, this show is one of the most fun times you can have in a Broadway theatre. The friendly staff at Applause Theatre Service www.applause-tickets.com, located in New York City, are offering amazing seats in the orchestra or front mezzanine to Mamma Mia! for only $102.00 for most performances through July 3, 2008.

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Buy Amazing tickets for the new Broadway musical comedy Cry-Baby

Dear theatre friends,
From now through July 6, 2008, Applause Theatre Service http://www.applause-tickets.com/ has uncovered "insider's prices" for Broadway's new musical comedy sensation Cry-Baby. This terrific new show www.applause-tickets.com/cry-baby.asp has recently opened to fairly good reviews a few weeks ago and Applause is offering amazing seats at greatly reduced prices. For instance the usual Applause list price for a top priced seat in this theatre usually will cost over $150.00 but if you buy tickets now, the very same seating will only cost you $102.00.

I personally saw the show last month and enjoyed it very much. If you would like some great seats to this new Broadway show, you can give the friendly Applause Theatre Service staff a call seven days a week locally at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930.

If you think you might want to see other shows playing on Broadway, kindly go to www.applause-tickets.com/broadway.asp for a current complete Broadway show listing. We'd love to hear from you today. Give us a call, there is never any pressure to buy. You'll be glad you did.

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Need to get Amazing Seats for Legally Blonde on Broadway?

For a limited time only, the friendly Broadway ticket experts at Applause Theatre Service http://www.applause-tickets.com/ have amazing seats at "insider prices" to Legally Blonde, a relatively new musical playing at the Palace Theater in New York City. Applause's list price for the best orchestra and front mezzanine seating is $180.00 a ticket.

But for a limited time only through June 15, 2008, Applause can get you great seats to this wonderful musical comedy for only $102.00 for the same great seating. For a brief description of Legally Blonde, you may go to www.applause-tickets.com/legally-blonde.asp .

To get more information and to buy tickets for this show now, you can call the Applause Broadway team seven days a week locally at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930. There is never any pressure to buy at Applause, just friendly people that love the theatre trying to provide excellent service to the theater going public.

Let us hear from you, we can help you get the very best seats at the very best prices for Legally Blonde as well as all the Broadway shows www.applause-tickets.com/broadway.asp .

We hope to hear from you today.

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Get Amazing Seats and Great Prices for Mary Poppins on Broadway from Applause Theatre Service

For a limited time only, the local Broadway Theatre experts at Applause Theatre Service http://www.applause-tickets.com/ has access to "insider's pricing" for Mary Poppins tickets on Broadway. For amazing tickets for Mary Poppins on Broadway simply call Applause Theatre Service locally at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930 seven days a week.

Tickets usually priced at $166 for the best seats are being offered for only $112.00 for most performances now through June 21, 2008 except for blackout performance times on Sunday matinees, which are traditionally the most popular show times.

For information on Mary Poppins tickets simply call Applause locally at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930 seven days a week. And if you need up to date complete Broadway listings simply go to www.applause-tickets.com/broadway.asp .

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theatre Service
311 west 43rd street, suite 601
New York, New York 10036

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Applause Theatre Service Has Amazing Seats and Reduced Prices for Broadway's Sunday in the Park with George

For a limited time only, Applause Theatre Service has access to "top prices seating" and substantially reduced pricing to Sunday in the Park with George on Broadway.

Applause's list price for top priced seats in the orchestra or front mezzanine are being reduced from $156.00 to $97.00 for tickets for performances through June 29, 2008 if you purchase tickets by May 31, 2008.

For a complete Broadway Show listing you may have a look at www.applause-tickets.com/broadway.asp or give us a call seven days a week if you'd like to talk about Broadway theatre.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theatre Service
311 west 43rd street, suite 601
New York, New York 10036

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toll free 1-800-451-9930
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Applause Theatre Service Finds Offers Amazing Prices and Great Seating for Broadway's A Chorus Line

Dear theatregoer friends,
Our staff at Applause Theatre Service has uncovered special prices for a limited time only on one of New York City's most popular musical revival's ever to play on Broadway.

From now through July 6, 2008 Applause has access to "insider prices and amazing seating" to A Chorus Line on Broadway. Simply give us a call at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930 seven days a week and ask for the A Chorus Line insider's pricing for $88.00 through June 1, 2008 and for $112.00 through July 6, 2008.

If you are interested in other great Broadway Shows, simply have a look at Applause's complete and up to date Broadway Show listing at http://www.applause-tickets.com/ .

We hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Vice President
Applause Theatre Service
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New York, New York 10036

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Applause Theatre Service Keeps You Informed on Broadway's Tony Awards 2008

Dear Theater Friends,

Our staff wants to keep you informed on the latest Broadway news. The following is a reprinted copy of a press release from The American Theatre Wing's 2008 Tony Award's Event Listings.

Should you want to know more about this years exciting Tony Award nominations or to get information on a current Broadway Show listing, you may go to www.applause-tickets.com/broadway.asp or call the good people of Applause Theatre Service at 212-307-7050 or 1-800-451-9930.

THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING’S 2008 TONY AWARDS CALENDAR OF OFFICIAL TONY EVENTS

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Official_Press_Release 02:59 pm EDT 05/02/08
With the arrival of spring comes the calendar for the 2007-2008 Tony® Award season. The American Theatre Wing’s 62nd Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, June 15th from 8:00 – 11:00 PM (ET/PT time delay). The Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Following is a list of the upcoming official Tony events: Wednesday, May 7thOFFICIAL CUT-OFF FOR 2007-2008 TONY ELIGIBILITY Sunday, May 11th The VISA SIGNATURE TONYS PREVIEW CONCERT, hosted by A Chorus Line’s Mario Lopez, will tape a special broadcast at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The preview concert will feature performances by all 12 Tony eligible musicals and will air on WCBS-TV (Channel 2) in New York on June 7th, and across the country on O&O’s and CBS affiliates between May 26th and June 7th. Tuesday, May 13thTony Award winning actor, David Hyde Pierce and Tony Award winning actress Sara Ramirez, will announce the 2008 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS live from The New York Public Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. A complete list of the 2008 nominees will be available at www.TonyAwards.com on May 13th. Wednesday, May 14th The annual MEET THE NOMINEES PRESS RECEPTION will take place at The Hilton New York Hotel. Thursday, May 29th The exclusive TONY NOMINEES LUNCHEON, is a chance for the nominees to celebrate each other’s achievements and receive their nomination certificates. This event is closed to the media. Sunday, June 15th THE 62nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS take place at Radio City Music Hall. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 6:00 PM. The three-hour ceremony will be broadcast live (ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network from 8:00 – 11:00 PM. The Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nina Lannan is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, Sondra Gilman is Chairman, Doug Leeds is President and Howard Sherman is Executive Director. For Tony Award Productions, Elizabeth I. McCann is Managing Producer and Joey Parnes is Coordinating Producer. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment are Executive Producers of the 2008 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2008 Tony Awards. The official Tony Awards web site, www.TonyAwards.com, is developed, designed, and hosted by IBM, an official partner of the Tonys. News and feature content is provided in cooperation with Playbill.com.