Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Broadway Shows Are Stronger Than Ever-Applause Theatre Service Has Amazing Ticket Deals

It seems like every day I come to work at Applause Theatre Service in New York, my staff and I hear things about the Broadway Theater that unfortunately are almost never really true. For instance, ever since the country has been experiencing the "ups and downs" of a challenging economic time in our country, we often hear lots of negative comments about what is truly happening on Broadway.

There are several callers to Applause Theatre Service, a licensed theatre ticket agency and a selling and marketing arm of the Broadway Theater, that have asked us a question that somewhat says "is Broadway closing"? First let me say very clearly and firmly that Broadway is stronger than ever. And let me explain what I mean.

Having been a licensed Broadway theatre ticket expert for more than 31 years now, at this winter time of year, it is "usual" that several shows that are not selling well, often have to close their doors. Although many of these closings generally happen in January, when tourists have long gone home, there are some writers and newscasters that "sensationalize" their stories somewhat with the hopes of garnering more interest in their reporting. Needless to say friends, we are again at the time of year where we ticket agents see some shows close. The cost of running a Broadway show is very high so like all business, except maybe for the greedy huge banks and car companies that think they can run their businesses while "losing money", it simply is a matter of expenses outweighing income. So this is exactly why a show closes.

Now that we've got that out of the way, let's talk about the "real" state of the Broadway Theatre. Although next month we will unfortunately see 6 Broadway shows close- they are Spring Awakening, 13 The Musical, Hairspray, Young Frankenstein, Monty Python's Spamalot and All My Sons, there are still more than 30 Broadway theaters with excellent entertainment options for your choosing as of this writing. I will take the liberty of listing them in a moment.

Meanwhile, let me let you in on a "secret". With very few exceptions like on a Saturday night or a holiday blackout date period, you can contact the friendly Broadway ticket experts at Applause and ask for "Insider Prices" on the following 6 shows that are closing in January. They are as follows:
Spring Awakening closes on January 18, 2009
13 The Musical closes on January 4, 2009
Hairspray closes on January 18, 2009
Young Frankenstein closes on January 4, 2009
Mony Python's Spamalot closes on January 11, 2009
All My Sons closes on January 11, 2009

As far as the "real state" of the the health of Broadway theatre, there are currently more than 30 Broadway Shows for you to choose from. So if a few shows close here and there, you still have lots of options. Some excellent theatre where Applause can secure amazing seats at great prices are the following. They are:
Jersey Boys
South Pacific
Billy Elliot
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
White Christmas
The Little Mermaid
Liza's At The Palace
The 39 Steps
The Lion King
All My Sons
August:Osage County
Avenue Q
Boeing Boeing
Dividing The Estate
In The Heights
Mamma Mia!
A Man For All Seasons
Mary Poppins
The Seagull
Monty Python's Spamalot
Shrek The Musical
Pal Joey
13 The Musical
Young Frankenstein
Phantom of the Opera
Speed The Plow
Spring Awakening

That's all for now theater friends. If you need a reliable "local Broadway expert" to ask a question or purchase some tickets for some of the world's finest theatre, simply call the Applause theatre team toll free at 1-800-451-9930 or locally at 212-307-7050 seven days a week, 365 days a year. The people at Applause love to chat so feel free to call now or whenever you are thinking about Broadway theatre.Sincerely,Rich GladstoneChief Broadway ExpertApplause Theatre Service311 west 43rd street, suite 601New York, New York 10036

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