Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Stars Arrive on Broadway Tonight as "Impressionism" and "God of Carnage" Begin Previews 2/28!

It's a cavalcade of stars on Broadway right now! If you enjoy seeing famous celebrities live on stage, now's the time to catch a bunch with Applause Theatre Service, beginning with these two exciting new shows!

The American premiere of Yasmina Reza's "God of Carnage", starring Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden, begins previews at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre Feb. 28. Tony nominee Matthew Warchus, who also staged Reza's Art and Life (x) 3 on Broadway, directs the comedy, which will officially opens March 22. Playwright Christopher Hampton translated the Olivier Award-nominated work, which concluded its successful London run last summer, also under the direction of Warchus.
God of Carnage, according to press notes, "is a comedy of manners without the manners. The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it."

Also Tony Award winners Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons return to Broadway Feb. 28 with the 8 PM first preview of the new American play, "Impressionism", by Michael Jacobs, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Directed by Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia), Impressionism — the story of an international photojournalist and a New York gallery owner "who discover each other and also that there might be an art to repairing broken lives" — will open on March 12. This is an 18-week limited engagement. The cast also features four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason (Steel Magnolias, Night of the Iguana), Hadley Delany, Tony nominee Andr√© De Shields (The Full Monty, Play On!), Michael T. Weiss (TV's "The Pretender"), Aaron Lazar (Les Mis√©rables, Tale of Two Cities) and Margarita Levieva.
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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Robin Williams to Return to Broadway in One-Man Show

Good News! Applause Theatre Service just got word that whacked out, crazy, zany Robin Williams is headed back to Broadway in a very limited engagement of his one-man show, Weapons of Self-Destruction. Following an 80-city U.S. tour, Williams will play the Neil Simon Theatre April 28-May 3. Tickets will go on sale March 1. In a statement Williams said, "I'm excited to be back on Broadway. It's been a blast working on new material for this tour. The current state of the country's political and economic climate, while so hard on so many people, has been like gold for a comedian. There’s just so much that's ripe for the picking."
Weapons of Self-Destruction, according to press notes, "highlights Williams’ trademark free associations and riffs on social and political absurdities."
The actor-writer-comedian, who became known during his work in "Mork & Mindy" — a spin-off created from a guest spot on "Happy Days" — is widely hailed for his madcap improvisational humor in movies such as "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Aladdin," "The Birdcage," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Death to Smoochy," among others. Williams has often taken on dramatic roles as well in such films as "The Fisher King," "Awakenings," "Insomnia" and his Academy Award-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting." On stage the actor may be remembered for his performance as Estragon opposite Steve Martin's Vladimir in the Mike Nichols-directed production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot which is returning to Broadway starring Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane.
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33 Variations with Jane Fonda-Could it be the Play of the Year?

I just saw 33 Variations with Jane Fonda at the Eugene O'Neill Theater tonight. I thought the performances by Ms. Fonda and the entire cast were terrific.

33 Variations is a very interesting play written and directed by Moises Kaufman, who won an Obie Award for his direction in the Tony Award-winning show a few years back called I am my own Wife. He also wrote and directed Gross Indecency: The 3 Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie Project.

33 Variations takes us from present day New York City to Bonn, Germany and as far back to 19th Century Austria. The story is about a modern-day musicologist (played by Ms. Fonda) and her obsession with wanting to understand why Ludwig van Beethoven had his own obsession with writing 33 variations on the music publisher Anton Diabelli's seemingly "small and trivial" waltz of 1819. Diabelli needed help with his own work and asked several of the best composers for their help with completing the music so he could then turn around and sell it. "Diabelli's Variations" were considered the most important work in variation form.

Beethoven was completely obsessed with trying to finish Diabelli's sheet music and took 4 years to create the 33 variations. Katherine Brandt (Ms. Fonda), is suffering from an end of life illness and is desperately trying to find out why Beethoven worked on the variations for so long considering the work was uninteresting. She travels from New York City to Bonn, Germany. While there she studies the archives of Beethoven's work to try and figure out why Beethoven was obsessed with Diabelli's work. The plays action also takes us way back to 19th Century Austria where we get to witness what probably went on between Diabelli and Beethoven.

Katherine's only daughter is concerned for her mom's declining health and follows her to Germany to help. Although they've never really had a close relationship, we get to witness significant changes between them. For a story that seems complicated, Moises Kaufman manages to have the play flow quite smoothly as we travel back and forth from one century to another.

Joining Ms. Fonda on stage are a cast of great actors including Colin Hanks (son of actor Tom Hanks) who is making his Broadway debut in 33 Variations. He has played in shows in London's West End and appeared in HBO's Band of Brothers and AMC's Mad Men. Quite a talent on the Broadway stage I might add. Samantha Mathis plays his girlfriend Clara and Katherine's daughter. Samantha has appeared on Broadway and appeared in many film and television series. Rounding out the talented cast are Zach Grenier playing Ludwig van Beethoven, Don Amendola, playing Anton Diabelli, Susan Kellerman, playing Dr. Gertrude Ladenburger, Erik Steele as Anton Schindler and Diane Walsh, who is the pianist and musical director of the show.

33 Variations is a solid play from beginning to end. Originally I wanted to see Jane Fonda on a Broadway stage. It's been 46 years since she was here last in a show called Strange Interlude. She was absolutely brilliant tonight as was the entire cast. A true ensemble production. 33 Variations is a limited engagement and plays only through May 24, 2009.

If you think you might want to see this show, consider giving the friendly Broadway ticket experts at Applause Theater Service a call. Right now they have some "insider ticket deal pricing" for the show for many performances. Click here for Applause's phone number (it's in the upper right hand corner of your screen).

If you think you want to consider seeing other shows on Broadway, simply click here. We hope to hear from you or your family and friends when your plans include Broadway theater.

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Rich Gladstone
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

How to Save a Bundle Buying Broadway Theater Tickets

I just wanted to pass on a little secret for anyone interested in buying tickets for Broadway theater. Right now here's an up-to-date list of all 26 Broadway Shows that are offering discount tickets of admission. A simple call to Applause Ticket Agency, a 21 year industry veteran and expert on Broadway theater will "save you a bundle". Their phone is 212-307-7050 or toll free 800-451-9930.

Call them they'll save you so much money on broker fees that you'll be able to buy yourself dinner at a nice theater district restaurant. Enjoy!













Here's the list friends.

33 Variations

39 Steps

9 to 5 The Musical

August:Osage County

Avenue Q

Blithe Spirit

Chicago

Exit The King

God of Carnage

Guys and Dolls

Hair

Hedda Gabler

Impressionism

In The Heights

Irena's Vow

The Little Mermaid

Mamma Mia!

Mary Poppins

Mary Stuart

Pal Joey

Rock of Ages

Shrek The Musical

The American Plan

The Phantom of the Opera

The Philanthropist

Waiting for Godot

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theater Service
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NY,NY 10036
Local phone 212-307-7050
Toll free 800-451-9930

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Leslie Jordan to Bring My Trip Down the Pink Carpet to Westside Theatre

I love this guy! I think he's just hysterical and who knew he had a one man show. I know Leslie Jordan from "Will & Grace" and absolutely loved him on "Boston Legal". Applause Theatre Service has learned that Leslie Jordan's solo show, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, will begin previews at Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre(also home to the Marvelous Wonderettes) April 15. I cannot wait to see this!
David Galligan will direct the six-week limited engagement, which officially opens April 20.
Jordan is perhaps best known for his work as Beverley Leslie on the NBC series "Will & Grace." He has also been seen on "Boston Legal," "Hidden Palms" and "Reba."

Pink Carpet, according to press notes, is described as "an outrageous tell-all that weaves together a hilarious collection of true life stories. . . [The show] tells the unlikely tale of one of America's true gay icons. . . Filled with comically overwrought childhood agonies, offbeat observations, and revealing celebrity encounters — from Boy George to George Clooney — My Trip Down The Pink Carpet delivers a laugh-out-loud take on Hollywood, fame, addiction, gay culture, and learning to love oneself." You gotta love it!

Show times are Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees on Wednesday and Sunday at 2 PM.

Tickets are available by calling Applause Theatre Service now at 800-451-9930. Get tickets to this show or any other Broadway or Off-Broadway show and mention the "Insider Deal" to take advantage of some extra special savings.

"The Wiz" will play Encores! Summer Stars Series at NY's City Center!

Exciting Broadway news to share with you from Applause Theatre Service. Following its acclaimed productions of Gypsy and Damn Yankees, City Center's Encores! Summer Stars series will continue in June with The Wiz.
The modern retelling of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," which features an African-American cast, will play the famed New York City venue June 12-July 3. Opening night is set for June 18.
The production will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler. Kail was Tony-nominated for his direction of In the Heights, and Blankenbuehler won the coveted award for his choreography of that Tony-winning musical, which continues to play the Richard Rodgers Theatre. A full scale production directed by Des McAnuff played La Jolla out in LA last year and was on target to come to Broadway starring Titus Burgess who's now starring in Des' "Guys and Dolls" which opens this Sunday. Unfortunately that obviously never happened. But maybe with so many Encore transfers these past few years, it still may happen. I can't wait to see who they cast in the principle roles. Tickets will go on sale with Applause Theatre Service on March 9th. Call an Applause Sales Expert to get these hot tickets as well as all Broadway show tickets at 800-451-9930

Theatre Switch:Next To Normal Will Now Play The Booth


Well it looks like The Story of My Life's loss is Next To Normals gain. Following the quick closing of Life it was announced today that the acclaimed production of Next To Normal will now play at the Booth Theatre instead of the Longacre. This is good news as most had felt that the Longacre was too big for this intimate six person show. Previews will begin, as originally scheduled, on March 27 with an opening on April 15.

In a statement Next to Normal producer David Stone said, "When the Broadway transfer of Next to Normal was being planned, my producing partners and I were looking for an intimate 800-seat theatre for this 6-person musical. We were happy to book the Longacre Theatre and were willing to make the concession of closing the balcony to create our desired capacity. However, when the Booth Theatre became available and was offered, we knew it was the right space for Next to Normal without alteration."

Michael Grief, who directed both the Off-Broadway and Arena Stage productions of Next to Normal, will direct on Broadway as well.The Broadway production will also boast the entire Arena Stage cast: Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano, Adam Chanler-Berat and Louis Hobson.

Show times will be Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 and 7:30 PM.

Is it me or did this years Tony race just get a little interesting? We shall see. Call Applause now to get your tickets to see Next To Normal on Broadway.

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Save This Spring On Disney's Mary Poppins


That's right folks. Now is the best time to see the show that has been charming audiences eight times a week. Nominated for 7 2007 Tony Awards Mary Poppins is a great show for all ages. As a young child I must have seen the movie over fifty times. But to see it live on a Broadway stage....Wow! There is no comparison. I promise you will not be disappointed. So call Applause now and get your seats to the show that is truly "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".

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Spider-Man To Soar On Broadway In 2010


After months and months of rumors and speculation the musical version of Spider-Man is now official. The show based on the Marvel Comics hero will now be known as Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark features music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge and book and direction by Julie Taymor(The Lion King) and Glen Berger.Previews are set to begin on January 16,2010 at Broadway's Hilton Theatre with an official opening set for February 18.

Spider-Man, according to press notes, "spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest rowhouse in Queens to the sky-scraping spire of the Chrysler Building, the bustling offices of the Daily Bugle, through the dizzying canyons of Manhattan, to new vistas never before seen. The musical follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down — literally —when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek — suddenly endowed with astonishing powers — soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character. Spider-Man's battles will hurtle the audience through an original story both recognizable and unexpected — yielding new characters as well as familiar faces — until a final surprising confrontation casts a startling new light on this hero's journey."

I myself do not care for the title but I guess they know what their doing. According to a recent report the budget for this eagerly anticipated musical is up to $40 Million. Hopefully it will be well spent. We shall see.

Want tickets to any show On or Off Broadway? Call Applause Theatre Service now.
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Monday, February 23, 2009

Jane Fonda Comes to Broadway-Need Tickets?


I am going with my wife and some friends to see Jane Fonda at The Eugene O'Neill Theater this Wednesday night February 24, 2009. I can't wait as this is the first time Ms. Fonda appears on a Broadway stage in 46 years. She is 71 years old now. This show is going to be an interesting one. It's called 33 Variations.

Ms. Fonda plays a musicologist with ALS disease hoping to solve a mystery-why Ludwig van Beethoven spent most of his final years being "tone-deaf" and writing 33 small masterpieces that were all based on one inferior waltz, written by another composer.

I have read recently that Ms. Fonda is writing a book about aging and one chapter discusses Beethoven and how he and many other famous artists overcame many of life's difficulties due to aging and their ever chasing desire to accomplish what they set out to do. Right now it sure sounds like 33 Variations is a perfect role for Ms. Fonda. I can't wait to see it.

If you want tickets to see 33 Variations, give me a call in New York at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930. I sell tickets at Applause Theater Service, a licensed ticket agency in New York City. At the moment I can get you a discount for 33 Variations through March 22, 2009 performances. We have some "insider prices" and access to good seats in the orchestra and front mezzanine of the theater.

I hope to hear from you when your plans include 33 Variations or any other Broadway Shows of your choosing.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theater Service
311 west 43rd street, suite 601
NY,NY 10036
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Things To Do when Visiting New York City-Broadway Theater, Dining Out, Shopping and So much More

I just moved to New York City with my wife recently. It's nice being able to walk to the office every day. In fact we seem to walk everywhere now. We must walk 2-3, sometimes even 4 miles a day. I know it sounds like an excuse just so we can eat out more often. Maybe so but we are really beginning to love New York City. When I pair this with all the free theater tickets I receive being in the ticket business, things are really pretty good these days.

Now that we live here, we are starting to venture out much more and sample new restaurants, do more shopping and find nice little shops that we could not previously find in the local suburban mall where we used to live. We are discovering allot of wonderful new places to spend some time and enjoy life in the big city.

For those of you visiting New York City who may want to know about these great little secrets, please give me a call at 212-307-7050. I'd like to help you see more of the city on your next visit. Another cool thing you can do is go to http://www.nymag.com/ and check out some of their "things to do in New York City". My wife's friend gave us a subscription to New York Magazine as a housewarming gift. It's chock full of great things to do in New York for locals and visitors alike.

For instance, I found out that one of my favorite film stars, Oliver Platt, who is starring in Guys and Dolls on Broadway (opening night is March 1, 2009), has an older brother, Adam, who is the chief restaurant critic for New York magazine. Adam interviewed Oliver in this weeks magazine issue and asked questions about their childhood and the pressures of taking on the role of Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. It makes for interesting reading. Sure I knew some things about Oliver Platt and Guys and Dolls but it was fun learning about a different aspect of Oliver's life. Anyway, I am hoping that the critic's love Guys and Dolls as much as I did when I saw it last week.

If you want tickets for the Guys and Dolls show at New York's Nederlander Theater, please give me a call at Applause Theater Service, right here in midtown Manhattan. It's a real New York type of old fashioned Broadway musical.
If you want to talk about other shows, check out our current Broadway Show list or give me a call when you have a chance. Applause is open 7 days a week and we're here to help visitors enjoy the city as much as we do.



Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theater Service
311 west 43rd street, suite 601
NY,NY 10036
local phone 212-307-7050
toll free 800-451-9930
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Broadway Theater Discount Tickets-Why Pay More Than You Need To?

I've been selling tickets to Broadway Shows now for over 31 Years. Sure the price of admission to Broadway Shows have changed allot over the years but I'd like to clue you in to a little "secret" I uncovered a while ago.

It's simple really. If you need to stretch your money so that it goes further these days (and who doesn't my friends?), you should consider calling Applause Theater Service for discount tickets to many of Broadway's top shows playing right now. Or soon to begin playing in the next few weeks.

Applause is a local Broadway Show ticket expert. They've been around for over 21 years now and understand ticket buyers better than most companies. If you need a first 10 rows center type of ticket, you'll have to pay a premium or somewhat high price for that privilege. But if you are willing to take a very good seat, in the best sections of the theater, you may want to contact the friendly folks at Applause. The seats won't be located in the front row center but Applause can save you allot of money and can guarantee the seat they secure for you will be in a very good location in the most desired sections of the theaters. Guaranteed, that's right friends.

Here's a link to our discount show list. Seeing as shows open and close on Broadway with frequency, you may want to call the Applause ticketing staff. They love to talk about theater, and they can also suggest good places to grab a meal before your show. Here's a link to some restaurant suggestions our staff frequents.

Why pay more than you have to when buying Broadway Show tickets. Call the local experts at Applause Theater Service in New York City.

Enjoy the show of your choice. We hope to speak with you when your plans bring you to Broadway.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theater Service
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NY,NY 10036

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Best Applause Insider Deals Available Now for Shrek the Musical as Original Cast Recording Due in March

One of my favorite new shows this Broadway season has been "Shrek the Musical". Loved it, loved it, loved it!!! If you loved the movie, and I know a couple a billion of you out there did, you have to run and see this show now. This has been one of the most successful movie franchises ever and deserves to be one of the most successful shows ever. It's simply spectacular with amazing sets, great music and a cast that cannot be beat! I know times are a bit tough right now, but we at Applause know this and have a special Insider deal for our customers. If you call now and mention the Deal, we can save you lots of bucks and get your whole clan into see this great family show. This is definitely not just a kids show! As a matter of fact, I think adults will get a lot more of the humor than the kiddies. To be honest, this show is struggling to find an audience and I can't for the life of me figure out why. Probably because prices are too darn high for one. Word of mouth has been just wonderful. Well anyway now's the time to take advantage of a great deal. Call us at 800-451-9930.
Oh, some other Shrek news to talk about. The original cast recording of Shrek the Musical, which opened at the Broadway Theatre Dec. 14, 2008, will arrive in stores in March. Decca Broadway will release the original Broadway cast recording March 24. The Jeanine Tesori-David Lindsay-Abaire score was recorded at Legacy Studios in Manhattan Jan. 12. We'll chat again real soon guys!

Joe Turner's Come and Gone- Returns to Broadway's Belasco Theater

Hi Broadway fans,

I just wanted to let you know that the revival of one of August Wilson's most popular shows- Joe Turner's Come and Gone will begin playing on Broadway shortly. Performances begin on March 19, 2009.

This version of Joe Turner's Come and Gone is a new production by Lincoln Center Theater and is the second play installment that has been a part of August Wilson's(pictured to the right) ten play Century Cycle. The play is directed by Bartlett Sher.

Joe Turner's Come and Gone takes place in 1911 and tells us about a man named Herald Loomis and his life. After spending 7 years at "hard labor", Herald travels North to Pittsburgh with a young daughter along. They happen to settle at a local boarding house that is filled with several characters who help Herald in his search for inner freedom.

Right now you can contact a local Broadway ticket expert called Applause if you are interested in this Joe Turner's Come and Gone on Broadway. They can be reached locally in New York City at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930 seven days a week. If you need nice places to grab a bite before the show you can click here and checkout some Applause staff suggestions or just give them a call. They love talking about shows and dining out.

If you think you might be interested in additional theater possibilities you can have a look at Applause's up-to-date Broadway Show list.

Enjoy the theater! We hope to hear from you when you're thinking of seeing a Broadway Show.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theater Service
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NY,NY 10036
local phone 212-307-7050
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"The Toxic Avenger Musical" Arrives Off-Broadway March 18th

A lot of people think that the Off-Broadway Musical is dead. Well I for one don't think that's true. Look at the transfer of Rock of Ages and the success of Altar Boyz and the Marvelous Wonderettes. This show has the makings of another Little Shop of Horrors. A show that could have a huge cult following just like the movie has enjoyed since 1986. With music by Bon Jovi's own David Bryan the Toxic Avenger Musical has been born. The show will play the New World Stages and begins performances on Wednesday, March 18th, 2009. The show will star Nancy Opel who we all loved in Urinetown. She's a wacky character actress who is just perfect for this show. I can't wait to see this zany, crazy lady do her thing in this screwball musical comedy!

The Toxic Avenger is set in the mythical town of Tromaville, Exit 13B, off the New Jersey Turnpike. An aspiring earth scientist, Melvin Ferd the Third, is determined to clean up the town's burgeoning toxic waste, until he is tossed into a vat of radioactive goo and emerges as a seven-foot mutant freak and New Jersey's first superhero. Armed with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark, he's out to save New Jersey, end global warming and woo Sarah, the prettiest, blindest librarian in town.

Call Applause Theatre Service to get tickets to all Off-Broadway shows as well as all the Broadway shows. Ask for an Insider Deal for some special savings to Applause customers. 800-451-9930

Last Chance To See Pal Joey On Broadway


Pal Joey will have it's final performance this Sunday March 1 at Studio 54. Although reviews for Pal Joey were not all that favorable the show has been a hit with audiences alike since it opened last November. Expect this classic Broadway musical to receive several Tony nominations come May.

Want tickets to any show On or Off Broadway? Call Applause Theatre Service now.
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West Side Story Begins Previews Tonight


I can't tell you how excited I am to see this show. I grew up watching the movie and other than that I have never seen a live production of this classic musical. Reviews in Washington for West Side Story were outstanding and I expect the New York critics to be just as receptive. Tickets are already selling well so call Applause now and get your tickets to see the show that has touched the hearts of people around the world for almost fifty years. You know the songs. You know the story. Now see West Side Story on Broadway. I guarantee it will be an experience that you will never forget.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Applause Theater Service Appears on MSNBC'S Your Business Show

Anyone that subscribes to Applause Theatre Service's Broadway Ticket Services, will have access to up-to-date information on everything happening in the world of Broadway theater.

Applause has been in the business of providing a personalized level of ticketing advice for those folks that attend Broadway Shows. Especially for the travel agency and tour operator trade that send tens of thousands of Broadway vacationers to New York City from around the country every year. In addition, local Broadway theater-goers from in and around New York City use Applause's Broadway ticket service.

Applause is a local ticket expert and has been a licensed ticket agency for nearly 22years now. They have operations right in mid-town Manhattan. If you need discount tickets or premium "5th to 10th row center" type seating, you might want to give Applause a call today at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930. They love talking Broadway but mostly just want to provide a much needed service to fans of Broadway theater that may not know how to go about getting the best seats for their money.

If you want to see Applause's most recent video featured on MSNBC's YOUR BUSINESS program simply click here . We hope you enjoy the show as much as we enjoyed MSNBC'S filming of this video.









Our thanks to our very good friend and Applause marketing "guru" Joy Gendusa of Postcardmania. Joy has been instrumental in helping Applause rise above the "marketing noise" that often comes from small companies marketing Broadway shows. She is the owner of Postcardmania, a direct mail and marketing firm dedicated to helping small businesses with growing their businesses for the "long run". Thank you Joy, we hope to return the courtesy to you by sending other small businesses your way. Your a wonderful friend and true professional. You should be proud of all your accomplishments.

Thanks also to J.J. Ramberg (host of MSNBC'S YOUR BUSINESS show) and David Foster (producer) and his film crew for helping us with Applause's Broadway video debut on February 22, 2009.

Lastly but most importantly, thank to the Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service Inc. staff. Without you guys, the show could not possibly go on. Your the best the Broadway ticket business has ever seen. Keep on making visitors to Broadway happy.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Guys and Dolls on Broadway-Need great food too?



My wife and I saw Guys and Dolls this past Tuesday night. Check out my blog dated February 18, 2009 at Broadway Ticket News if you get a chance. Just scroll down till you see the Guys and Dolls logo. A great revival of an old-fashioned Broadway Show my friends. Get yourself some tickets now before the critics make it a "rave".

If you need a great place to eat before the show, you might give Esca restaurant a call. My friend Todd gave us dinner there and what a great treat it was. I hadn't been there in several years but as soon as I was greeted at the door, my recall was one of great fondness for this mid-town bistro.

Esca is located at 402 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. The restaurant is known for the quality fish dishes they prepare as well as many Italian specialties. Mario Batali (one of the best chef's around) and Joe Bastianich are co-owners of this wonderful place located a block outside the "hub" of the Broadway Theater district. It took us 5-7 minutes to walk to Guys and Dolls. The pasta is delicious as well and the service as second to none. It's kind of "pricey" but then again, we were treated to dinner. Still, dinner at Esca restaurant and tickets to Guys and Dolls made it a great night for us. Their phone number is 212-564-7272. You can check out http://www.esca-nyc.com/

I have several other great dining spots I can refer to you. Just give me a call at Applause Theater Service in New York at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930. You can ask for Rich Gladstone. I love going to Broadway Shows and love to eat at nice restaurants too.

Remember my suggestion to see Guys and Dolls. If you need tickets, give me a call. this show could be one of the top musicals of the season.

Wicked Tickets in NYC-Need dinner suggestions?



I just have to share a New York secret with those of you that are going to buy tickets for Wicked at the Gershwin Theater. Well maybe its 2 secrets about where to eat before the show.

There are many places to have a great meal at prior to seeing Wicked. Since my wife and I eat out allot, I thought I would give you 2 suggestions, both close to the theater.

First, you might want to consider making a reservation at our new favorite restaurant. It's a very special place called Taboon. Taboon is a very special midtown restaurant specializing in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food. Taboon is located at 773 Tenth Avenue at 50th Street. They have wonderful "hot from the taboon" breads, that go hand in hand with specially prepared "hummus". In addition they have about a dozen terrific entrees at "mid range prices". The decor is stylish yet subdued enough top match its 10th Avenue location. The food and service at Taboon are fantastic and I can just hear the "thank you" calls from customers we suggest this dining establishment to. This place is a real treat friends. Their local phone number is 212-713-0271.

My other suggestion is right next door to Wicked, for those of you that have a desire to be very close to the theatre. The Palm (one of 3 in New York City) is a great choice and literally across the street from Wicked. The Palm is a steakhouse that also has wonderful tasting seafood dishes, especially the fantastic Lobster dishes they serve. The Palm resembles a fast paced business person's place yet has exceptional service. The atmosphere is a bit "old style" complete with many a New York "chariciture" of famous celebrities on all the walls. Fun to look at folks. Their phone number is 212-333-7256 and they are located at 250 West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

If you need tickets at reasonable prices for Wicked in New York and a great meal to make your trip to Broadway complete, don't hesitate to give the friendly ticket experts at Applause a call. They can be reached at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930 seven days a week, all year long. They love theater and really know lots of great places to have a really good meal.

Just think about how you'll be able to brag to your friends that you got great seats to Wicked and had a great meal to boot. It's fun getting people excited about seeing Broadway Shows and eating good food. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

The Applause Theater Service Team
311 west 43rd street, suite 601
New York, New York 10036
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West Side Story Returns to Broadway

The word on the street (in the theater district of New York that is) has Broadway buzzing again with talk of having several new shows become "runaway" hits. Those of us selling tickets for all the Broadway Shows love this kind of news as it helps stimulate interest in Broadway again. After all the dismal economic news we hear every day, thank goodness we have some theater to take our minds off of things once in a while.

Anyway friends, West Side Story is being revived again. This time at New York's Palace Theater. Those that have seen a performance out-of town have "loved" the show.

Preview performances begin Monday February 23, 2009. Already we hear that many performances are sold out.

If you think you may want to see West Side Story on your next trip to Broadway, by all means-give a call to Applause Theater Service. They are located right in mid-town Manhattan and can be reached locally at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930.

I saw West Side Story about 20 years ago. I remember it launching the career of Debbie Allen. I hear there are some new rising stars in this production of West Side Story. Stay tuned friends, you never know what amazing talent will appear on a Broadway stage.

Good luck to the cast and creative talent in West Side Story. Thanks for coming back to Broadway.

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

Applause Theater Service Makes Television Debut on February 22, 2009

There are thousands of articles written about Broadway theater, especially with the long lineup of Broadway Shows starting to play performances in The Big Apple this Spring of 2009. Over 30 shows will light up the New York City theater district.
If you're interested in Broadway Theater, please be our guest and have a look at our Broadway Ticket News blog. Our ticket experts are writing daily. The blog is chock full of interesting news articles on all the great stuff happening on Broadway.

We are excited to announce that Applause Theater Service, a local and trustworthy source for information and ticket bookings for Broadway Shows, will play a role in the Sunday February 22, 2009 edition of MSNBC's "Your Business" television episode. The one half hour program airs at 730am and focuses on companies that need to keep marketing, even in difficult economic times. How true this is friends.

I know its early in the morning on Sunday, but our staff at Applause is really excited to be going "on the air". In the coming weeks please stay tuned for some really cool video segments featuring the Applause ticket experts and our take on everything that's happening on Broadway.

When you want to talk Broadway theater, need tickets or maybe just a suggestion on where to eat before the theater, give us a call in New York at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930.

We love the Broadway theater and our small role in it and hope to be of service to you when your plans include Broadway.

Sincerely,
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theater Service
311 west 43rd street, suite 601
NY,NY 10036
Local phone 212-307-7050

The 39 Steps Celebrates It's 400th Performance


Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps will celebrate its 400th performance Feb. 20. Now in its second year, the Tony Award-winning comedy is playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre on West 44th Street. The 39 Steps is adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria Aitken. The production is based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon and on the book by John Buchan. Prior to it's run at the Helen Hayes the show had previous runs at the American Airlines Theatre and the Cort Theatre.

The 39 Steps features a cast of four actors "who, against all odds, breathlessly and hilariously attempt to reenact all of the characters, locations and famous scenes in Hitchcock's 1935 film thriller with just a few props and a lot of theatrical ingenuity and split second quick changes."

Performances are Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM.

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

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