Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Broadway For The Next Generation

(Editor's note.In honor of the opening of Hair I decided to re-post my very first blog. It was written on August 16,2007. My how time flies.)

April 29, 1968. Anybody know what happened on that date? Well like most people I know, myself included, I was not alive in 1968. Heck I didn't even discover musicals until 1984. I mean let's be realistic the last thing a wild 11 year old wants to do is sit in a stuffy old theatre when instead he could be outside playing baseball with his buddies. Then one Easter Sunday that all changed. I remember my 5th Grade music teacher Mrs. Dawson told us about her favorite movie. The Sound of Music. Now at first the idea of watching a story about a nun who takes care of a bunch of kids in Pre-Nazi Germany didn't really interest me. But I figured I might as well give it a shot. Besides since I wasn't doing that hot in music class maybe watching the movie might secure some brownie points with my teacher. As soon as I got home I asked my Mom if we could watch the movie. To this day I still remember her exact words." Do you know how long The Sound of Music is? Three hours. There is now way you are going to be able to sit still for that long." I always like a challenge. Well not only did I watch the whole movie but I was glued to my seat the entire time. I didn't even get up during the commercials. From then on I was hooked. Over the years my love for the theatre has grown even more. Of course after living in New York for the past 15 years my tastes have changed. When I first moved here I would have run to see shows like Crazy For You or 42nd Street. Heck back then I might even have liked Mary Poppins. Not that there is anything wrong with those type of shows. Their just not my cup of tea. My favorite show is Rent. It has been since the first time I saw it back in April 1996. Over the years I have seen it over 20 times. And it never gets old. I still love it for the same reasons. Even after all these years I still cry in the same places. Who says a real man can't show emotion? I remember when Rent first opened people were calling it the "Hair of the 90's". Maybe that's true. Maybe it's not. What it did was give the kids of my generation something to believe in and do something that today in my opinion doesn't happen enough in the theatre. Rent makes you think and above all it makes you care. Not to mention the fact that it showcases music that speaks to me and to so many others. People in the 60's had Hair. In the 90's it was Rent. in 2007 it is Spring Awakening. What will be Broadways next "Rock" musical. Will we have to wait another 10 years to see the next one. I hope not. And by the way the answer to my little Trivia question was "Hair" That's where it all started. By remembering the past it will help make the future even that much brighter.

J.

Let Em' Razzle Dazzle You!! See Chicago


I saw Chicago many years ago and to this day still find myself singing or humming some of the songs from it. Chicago tells the story of fame, fortune and all that jazz. It has become an institiution on Broadway. It has a show stopping score and a never ending cast of stars stepping in to Razzle Dazzle you! Chicago is truly the show to see when visiting New York!

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Hair Opens Tonight On Broadway

That's right theatre fans. Broadway's soon to be big hit officially opens tonight on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre following three weeks of previews. For those of you who read my blog last week as well as the blog of my boss Rich Gladstone AKA The Ticket Man know that we both loved the show and think it will be a huge success on Broadway.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Sign Up With the Applause Theater Club and Win Free Tickets to See Brian Dennehy in "Desire Under the Elms"!

For a limited time only, Applause Theatre Service is giving away free tickets to one of the most anticipated shows this season, Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms" starring Brian Dennehy. You heard me right, FREE TICKETS GANG!! And all you have to do is sign up as a member of the Applause Theater Club. Get your friends to sign up and we'll send them along with you! We want you to give Applause a chance at proving that we are a special kind of company that truly cares about our customers and that we're people you can always trust to take care of all your needs. Whether it's restaurant recommendations, what shows to see, special deals, we're the ones who won't steer you wrong!

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Brian Dennehy and Carla Gugino star in Eugene O'Neill's classic play.
Written in 1924 and inspired by Greek tragedy, Desire Under the Elms tells the story of widower Ephraim Cabot, who returns to the family farm with a young wife, Abbie; Abbie falls madly in love with Ephraim's son, Eben, with tragic consequences.

Critics have been raving;

A "major new revival" that "bursts into gripping, immediate life…it is impossible to look away." - New York Times

"Blistering, powerful…you will not soon forget this thunderous production." - Chicago Sun Times

"Robert Falls' colossal, unabashedly sexual revival…a huge powerful Desire Under the Elms" - Chicago Tribune

All you need to do is sign up with an Applause Sales Expert by calling 800-451-9930 and while supplies last we will send you and a guest to a preview performance of the show. It's that easy! But hurry, this amazing offer will not last long. Previews run only through April 26th. Keep a look out for other free ticket offers!

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Get Ready For The 2009 Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular!

Get ready folks. We are now accepting reservations for the 2009 Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. This show is a must see for all ages. There is nothing that compares to seeing the Rockettes as they perform on the grand stage at Radio city. All of the costumes and musical numbers are breathtaking. The living Nativity is a spectacular in itself. So get out you calendars and start planning you Holiday season in New York. Guaranteed to put the biggest Grinch in the Holiday spirit.


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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Applause Theater Service offers a Weekly Broadway Show Discount Update

We like to think of ourselves as the "local Broadway ticket expert". You know, a place where people can come to for advice on what Broadway Shows to see, where to sit in the theater, how much to pay for discount to premium seating and ask just about any question they might have when planning a day or night on Broadway. We often even suggest fun places to dine before the show your going to see. Could you ask for anything more?

With dozens of places to call and web sites to look through when researching Broadway events, have you considered talking to "local" ticket providers in New York City? Most people click on a web site displaying Broadway Show logos and don't realize that most of the time they are looking at similar information from web site to web site. The problem with this is simple, everyone looks the same. I have a solution for you.

Every week, I write a blog with pertinent information on up-to-date discount pricing for every Broadway Show playing. Here's my very own personal expert advice on current show discounts. If you are thinking about obtaining tickets to a show not on this list like Wicked, Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot or The Lion King-these four shows are not offering discounts right now but we can give you advice on them as well. In time they will offer discount seats for sure, once they stop "selling out" most of their performances. For now, there are still over 20 shows below I suggest you see for less than their usual "selling price".

If you feel like talking about theater, we'd love to hear from you. You can simply call us Applause Theater Service locally in New York City seven days a week at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930. Applause is a New York State licensed ticket agency offering advice and the ability to purchase discounts for Broadway Shows. Here's the current list:

33 Variations
39 Steps
9 to 5 The Musical
Accent on Youth
August:Osage County
Avenue Q
Blithe Spirit
Chicago
Desire Under The Elms
Exit The King
God of Carnage
Guys and Dolls
Hair
Hedda Gabler
Impressionism
In The Heights
Irena's Vow
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Little Mermaid
Mamma Mia
Mary Poppins
Mary Stuart
Next To Normal
Reasons to be Pretty
Rock of Ages
Shrek The Musical
South Pacific
The Norman Conquests
The Phantom of the Opera
The Philanthropist
Waiting for Godot

Well friends, that's all for now. If you want to talk about Broadway theater, give us a call when you get a chance. I'll be back soon with more Broadway theater discount updates.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

"God of Carnage" Gets Rave Reviews!

Well, so far this season I think I've been right on as far as how the critics would react to certain shows. This is certainly no exception. "God of Carnage" opened this past Sunday to rave reviews and in my book deserves to win the Tony for Best Play this year.

Performed by Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, and Marcia Gay Harden(Best Actress so far) under Matthew Warchus’s direction, the most maniacally mundane of horrors becomes magically theatrical. My side hurt from all the laughter at many points throughout the show. You must check this show out and don't wait too long to get tickets, it's a limited run and already very difficult to get tickets for. Call Applause Theatre Service now to get your tickets at a great price. 800-451-9930

I've put together most of the reviews for you to check out for yourself;

[ NYT ] Rumble in the Living Room, by Ben Brantley
God of Carnage definitely delivers the cathartic release of watching other people's marriages go boom.
[ NYP ] Upper-Middle-Class Clowns, by Elisabeth Vincentelli
After making you laugh, Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage leaves a bitter aftertaste. This Howitzer blast against bourgeois-bohemian hypocrisy could easily be staged as a drama. But it certainly isn't done that way here, and that's just fine—it's been a while since Broadway's seen such gleefully nasty fun.
[ DN ] Oh, God of Carnage, that's whacky theater, by Joe Dziemianowicz
James Gandolfini is one of four first-class actors at the top of their game in the combustible comedy God of Carnage, which opened Sunday night and could be called "Grownups Gone Wild!"
[ ND ] Reviewed by Linda Winer
It's a jungle up there. What fun. The two middle-aged couples in the artsy-stark Brooklyn town house only appear to be civilized parents discussing a playground fight between their 11-year-old boys. Pay attention to the opening music. Those tribal drums are hardly incidental. In fact, there isn't a false cue in Yasmina Reza's brutally entertaining 85-minute satire.
[ NY1 ] Reviewed by Roma Torre
Yasmina Reza, who first stormed Broadway with her Tony-winning play Art 11 years ago, returns with another crowdpleasing comedy. God of Carnage doesn't quite match the artfulness of that first triumph, but it's a winner and the theatre gods are smiling yet again.
[ CT ] Reviewed by Chris Jones
God of Carnage, the savvy and deliciously caustic new comedy of urban ill-manners from the French writer Yasmina Reza now at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre, shoots its entire clip of sardonic bullets in just 90 minutes
[ LAT ] Reviewed by Charles McNulty Civilization's thin veneer gets mercilessly stripped in French playwright Yasmina Reza's savage comedy about two urban couples attempting to maturely resolve an altercation that occurred between their 11-year-old sons in a neighborhood park.
[ AP ] Reviewed by Michael Kuchwara
Civility gets thoroughly trashed—along with a few other things—in Yasmina Reza's hilarious yet surprisingly thoughtful comedy.
[ B ] Gandolfini, Daniels Turn Kids' Brawl Into Class War, by John Simon
Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage proves superior entertainment at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. What a pleasant surprise to share a walloping good time with the audience at this comedy, whose ferocious title paradoxically reinforces the subtly furibund fun.
[ V ] Reviewed by David Rooney
With all the anger in the air in these dark days for the nation, there's a certain schadenfreude in watching Yasmina Reza's acid-dipped takedown of smug self-interest in God of Carnage. Examining how the straitjacket of civilized society can barely contain the primitive beast within, the fanged comedy picks an easy target in the complacent bourgeoisie. But the savagery of its dissection of interpersonal politics—marital, sexual, and civic—is played to perfection by a scorching cast in Matthew Warchus' pungent production.
[ BS ] Reviewed by David Sheward
Yasmina Reza's latest play is a well-crafted playwriting exercise rather than a believable character study.
[ ATW ] Adults Behaving Badly, by Andy Propst
Reza uses a childish incident—one boy hit another with a stick—to explore how delicate the social fabric is that keeps us two or three steps away from barbarism. It's a thoughtful premise that can invoke gales of laughter.

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"Exit the King" Starring Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon Opens to Rave Reviews!

I told you so! If you read my review last week of "Exit the King" you'd know that I pretty much nailed it. This show is brilliant and Geoffrey Rush gives one of the all time best performances ever on a Broadway stage! All the critics below agree with me and I've compiled all of them for your reading pleasure. Rush(no pun intended) to get your tickets to see this amazing piece of theatre with it's incredible cast. Call an Applause Theatre Service sales expert at 800-451-9930 NOW! Tickets are going fast;


"Exit the King":

[ NYT ] Sorry, Your Highness, but You're So Over By BEN BRANTLEY
This brutally funny revival of Eugène Ionesco's play stars Geoffrey Rush in a knockout performance.
[ AP ] A mesmerizing Geoffrey Rush sparks 'Exit the King' By MICHAEL KUCHWARA
We haven't seen a star turn like this in quite a while.
[ BS ] Exit the King - Reviewed by ERIK HAAGENSEN
This is a landmark production of a great play. Miss "Exit the King" at your peril.
[ DN ] Oh, what a Rush! Geoffrey Rush takes Broadway in 'Exit the King' by Joe Dziemianowicz (***)
[ NYP ] IT'S RUSH HOUR! By ELISABETH VINCENTELLI (***)'KING' STAR ASCENDS TO B'WAY ROYALTY
[ USA ] Broadway's 'Exit the King' is a crowning achievement By Elysa Gardner (***1/2 out of four)
[ R ] Geoffrey Rush dazzles in Broadway debut By Frank Scheck (Hollywood Reporter)
Mainstream audiences might find themselves baffled by the strange goings-on in "King," but nobody will fail to recognize that they're seeing a great actor deliver a never-to-forget performance.
[ V ] Exit the KingReview By DAVID ROONEY
The play's relevance is secondary to the virtuoso work of its lead actor, who unleashes a dazzling arsenal of mime, clowning and physical techniques to swerve in an instant between comedy and pathos, keeping the audience riveted to him through every hairpin turn.
[ HC ] 'Exit The King' Resonates As Absurdist Farce By MALCOLM JOHNSON
In a tour-de-force comic performance, a barely recognizable Rush makes Berenger the ultimate royal buffoon-egomaniac.
[ ND ] Review: 'Exit the King' with Rush and Sarandon BY LINDA WINER
This inspired revival of Eugene Ionesco's seldom-seen 1962 absurdist tragicomedy has been conceived as the unlikely love child of a fractured fairy tale and "King Lear."
[ TONY ] Exit the KingReview by Adam Feldman
Every twist gets its turn in Neil Armfield's handsome new Broadway revival, thanks to the Australian actor Geoffrey Rush, who plays the evanescent king with unflagging virtuosity, blurring the lines between tragedian and clown.
[ TM ] Exit the King Reviewed by: Andy Propst
Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon and Lauren Ambrose give excellent performances in Neil Armfield's beautifully calibrated revival of Eugene Ionesco's absurdist comedy.
[ BN ] Sarandon, Rush Clown Around in Ionesco Royal Farce: John Simon
If you enjoy clown shows, the new Australian production of "Exit the King" has everything but the sawdust.
[ AMNY ] Review of Exit the King by Matt Windman (3 out of 4 Stars)
[ TB ] Exit the King Review by Matthew Murray
If you have to go, go out with a bang, and few shows right now bang louder than this Exit the King.
[ NY1 ] Review: "Exit The King" By: Roma Torre
Some people will no doubt find "Exit The King" frustrating and too long. I found this fine production both funny and moving, much like life itself.
[ WSJ ] Beating Up the Bourgeoisie By TERRY TEACHOUT
Yasmina Reza is back with another of her slightly pretentious, consummately effective comedies of middle-class manners in "God of Carnage."
Plus "Exit the King" and "Impressionism."
[ FOX ] FOX411 By Roger FriedmanEnter The Kings: Sarandon & Rush Take Broadway
[ NYT ] Slide Show: The Party's Over


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Next To Normal Begins Previews on March 27

The new musical Next To Normal is set to begin performances tonight on Broadway at the Booth Theatre. Following an acclaimed run Off-Broadway last year and another run at the Arena Stage in D.C. the show will officially open on April 15. Next To Normal, which was penned by Tom Kitt (music) and Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), is "a contemporary musical that explores how one suburban household copes with crisis.It shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact," according to press notes.

I have heard nothing but good things about this show since it first premiered last year at the Second Stage Theatre in New York and I personally can not wait to see it. In a season full of revivals and movie to musical transfers it is nice to have something original on the Great White Way.I expect Next To Normal to be a major contender come Tony time.


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Guys and Dolls Back on Broadway!!!!!

Take back your mink and take back you pearls, but take me to Guys and Dolls! This stunning new revival featuring Oliver Platt,Lauren Graham, Craig Bierko,Mary Testa and a many others and boasting a classic score by Frank Loesser with the songs "Luck Be a Lady", "Sit Down Your Rockin the Boat", and "A Bushel and a Peck". Guys and Dolls tells the story of small time gamblers and the "gals" in their lives. Give Applause a call for the Best Seats at the Best Prices!!!!

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Returns to Broadway

Would you believe me if I told you that I danced with one of the young actresses tonight at the Al Hirschfeld Theater? I also got a hug from another actress at the end of this fantastic revival of HAIR, billed as an "American Tribal Love-Rock Musical". It's true friends. What a wonderful night at the theater.

The original production played at the Public Theater, produced by the incomparable Joseph Papp and the New York Theater Festival in October 1967. Hair then transferred to Broadway in 1968 and opened to rave reviews. The show has played all over the world and was made into a motion picture in 1979. The Public Theater brought Hair back for a limited run in the summer of 2008, as part of its free Shakespeare in the Park season. After garnering rave reviews, it seemed only natural to bring Hair back to Broadway once again. Hair, the revival of one of the greatest rock musicals ever, returns to Broadway and opens to critics reviews on Tuesday March 31, 2009.

Famous recording artists like Diana Ross, Shirley Bassey, Liza Minelli, Three Dog Night and The Fifth Dimension have recorded popular songs like "Aquarius", Good Morning Starshine", "Hair" and "Let The Sunshine In".

Mr. Papp often produced shows that were dealing with the most controversial issues of the day. The original production of Hair was quite controversial, dealing with the radical representation of that time's "counterculture". One that included the use of different "lingo", style of dress and the hippie lifestyle of that era, as well as the anti-war movement of the 1960's.

Although over 40 years have gone by since this fantastic show first played on Broadway, Hair has got my vote for "Best Revival" at this years Tony Awards that air in June. Let me tell you why.

The cast of this production of Hair sings, dances and creates an unbelievable amount of positive and uplifting energy. Throughout the entire two and one half hour show, this ensemble conveys the sense that they really are a very special "tribe". You not only get the feeling that they are clearly celebrating the hope, joy, love and freedom in their lives but they manage to "include" their audience and take us along with them as well. I was told when I bought my tickets that audience members are asked to dance in the aisle or on stage and I guess it was my lucky night. Dozens of my fellow audience members were asked to join the "love fest" on stage at the Al Hirschfeld Theater tonight. We all had so much fun. You simply need to experience it for yourself if you get a chance.

If you would like to talk about the revival of Hair or possibly obtain seats for the show, you can contact Applause Theater Service in New York. They are a local expert and an officially licensed New York State ticket agency for Hair as well as all the shows playing on Broadway.

I have been fortunate to have seen several hundred shows in my life so far, enjoying most of them. But you know, tonight was something "extra special" for me. I wish everyone involved with the revival of Hair the most success. I can see this fantastic show garnering several Tony Awards. They truly deserve it.

Best wishes to my fellow theater lovers.
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Planning a college reunion in New York and you need group tickets to the hottest shows on Broadway….call Applause today. Applause has access to the best group ticket prices for Broadway and Off Broadway shows in New York City. Whether you need just 2 tickets or 100, Applause will help you have a night to remember on Broadway. Give us a call today. Applause is a New York State officially licensed ticket agency of all Broadway shows.

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Looking For Theatre Tickets in London? Applause Can Help.

Travelling to London soon? Need help in getting theatre tickets to the West End? Well you have come to the right place. Applause Theater and Entertainment can be your theatre connection across the pond.

You might ask yourself why you would come to a New York ticket agent to obtain tickets for London. Our motto at Applause is “real people that you can trust”.

Let me tell you a little bit of my background. Having spent my formative years going to boarding school in England, I am half English and still carry an English passport. I landed at Applause straight out of college and have been the sales manager of London for over 12 years now. With half my family still living across the pond and having many friends who still live there, I try to get over to England at least once a year. While I am visiting, I never miss a chance to stop in London to see the latest West End smash. Some of my favorites over the last couple of years have been Billy Elliot and We Will Rock You. Also new to the West End is Priscilla Queen Of The Desert which just opened to rave reviews. I have not seen it yet in London but was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to see in Sydney, Australia two years ago when I was travelling down under and it was a night of theatre I will never forget.












Need dinner recommendations in London? Advice on navigating the streets of London? Best sightseeing spots on the Isle of England? Give me a call and I won’t lead you astray.
Through our great relationship with an excellent ticket agent in London, we have access to the best tickets available. Not only do we have several shows in inventory, including the smash hit Billy Elliot and Wicked, getting tickets for Shakespeare in Stratford or at the Globe theatre is only a phone call away.
Getting theatre tickets in London cannot be easier. Giving advice on London would be my pleasure. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Stuck With Tickets? Call Applause

So it's the middle of winter and your flight to New York has been delayed. No big deal. You'll just get there a little later than you thought. There's only one problem. You have tickets to see Wicked that night on Broadway and now you won't be able to make it. No need to worry. Just call Applause and we will do our best to sell your tickets for you. Now say your already in town and one of the people in your group suddenly has to drop out. No problem. Just give us a call and let Applause do the rest. It's that easy. So why not give us a try. You'll be glad you did.

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Exit The King Set To Open Tonight On Broadway

Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush will make his Broadway debut tonight in the revival of Eugene Ionesco's Exit The King. He will be joined onstage by fellow Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon,Lauren Ambrose(Six Feet Under),and Tony Award winner Andrea Martin. This production will mark it's first time on Broadway since it's premier in 1968. Exit the King previously played in Australia in 2007 to much acclaim. That engagement also starred Mr. Rush as well. Word on the street is that his performance will be the one to beat at this year's Tony Awards. Exit the King is only running thru June 14th so don't delay. Call Applause now and get your tickets to see Exit The King on Broadway.


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"Take a Chance on Me" Go See Mamma Mia!!!!

Get ready to dig out those bell bottom pants and ruffled shirts and head on over to the Wintergarden Theatre to see Mamma Mia. With the fabulous songs of ABBA this show set on a tiny Greek Island tells the story of Sophie and her quest to find her real father. Sophie digs up three men from her mother's past and brings them over to the Island where it all started 20 years ago in hopes to pick him out. This show is full of love,laughter and friendship.
Don't delay call Applause and get ready to Dance,Jive and have the time of your life at Mamma Mia!!!!!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Check Out Broadways #1 Play-August:Osage County

Being in the ticket business we are often invited to see most of the shows playing On and Off-Broadway. That way when people call and ask about certain shows we can give our expert opinion. Now when it comes to my fellow co-workers and I we rarely agree on the same things when it comes to shows. That was not the case with August:Osage County. Hands down it is still one of the best shows running on Broadway. Now I know some of you may be turned off by the length of the show. It clocks in at 3 1/2 hours. Don't be. The show is a masterpiece from beginning to end. In fact it could have gone another four or five hours and I wouldn't have minded a bit. So if you are looking for a great night in the theatre look no further than August:Osage County. It is an experience that you will never forget.

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Go Green.... See Shrek on Broadway


What's big and green and funny all over? If you guessed Shrek you would be correct. Written by William Steig this show brings your favorite animated character to life. Set in a swamp, Shrek tells the story of a big green ogre and his hilarious pal Donkey on a journey to save the land "Far,Far Away" from an evil lord and how they rescue a very beautiful princess. Starring SUTTON FOSTER, BRIAN d’ARCY JAMES, CHRISTOPHER SIEBER,JOHN TARTAGLIA and a host of others Shrek is a show sure to please audiences off all ages!!!!


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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Support Off-Broadway

Let's be honest. Most people that come to New York City to see a show want to see one on Broadway. Makes sense right? After all Broadway has been around for over one hundred years and counting. But what if the bright lights of the Great White Way is not what you are after. Well have I got the thing for you. Off-Broadway. Don't tell me you've never heard of it. Believe it or not but Off-Broadway has been a part of the New York City theatre scene for almost fifty years. Even as we speak there are over sixty shows currently running Off-Broadway and beyond. Why not give it a try. Who knows? You might even enjoy yourself.


J.W.B.

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An Oldie But A Goodie Phantom of the Opera


Want to hear "The Music of the Night"? Head on over to Broadway's Majestic Theatre and see The Phantom of the Opera. This show debuted on Broadway in 1988 and won 7 Tony Awards. It is the longest running musical in Broadway history and is know as The World's most haunting love story.
Taking place beneath the Paris Opera House the Phantom roams about and takes complete control over one of the companies young sopranos. With songs such as "Music of the Night", "Angel of Music", and "Think of Me", The Phantom of the Opera is a must see!!!! Guaranteed to leave you Breathless....

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Applause is a NEW YORK STATE OFFICIALLY LICENSED TICKET AGENCY of Phantom of the Opera and all BROADWAY SHOWS.



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Monday, March 23, 2009

Let The Sunshine In-Hair Is A Hit!

Last week I had the chance to see the current revival of Hair on Broadway. Having never seen the movie or any production for that matter I wasn't sure what to expect. Sure I knew a lot of the songs going in but that was it. Well after 2 1/2 hours I can honestly say that last Wednesday was truly one of the greatest nights that I have spent in a theater in a very long time. Not only did I love it but at the end of the show the entire audience leaped to their feet and gave the cast a very deserved standing ovation. Now for those of you who think you may be too old to appreciate it, or too young to understand the show or it's message then I have news for you. You're not. It doesn't matter if you're sixteen or sixty. Hair is about love and being happy with who you are no matter what others may think about you. Hair is universal.It will change your life. It did mine. I hope it will do the same for you.

J.W.B.

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Thinking of Hiring a Nanny? Go See Mary Poppins...


SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! is the way to describe Disney's Broadway production of Mary Poppins. Based on the books by P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family and how hiring a new nanny (Mary Poppins) causes a big stir at 17 Cherry Tree lane in London. With a sing - a - long score,wonderful sets and a few surprises Mary Poppins on Broadway is a show that should not be missed.... After all it's "Practically Perfect in Every Way"...

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Applause is a NEW YORK STATE OFFICIALLY LICENSED TICKET AGENCY of Mary Poppins and all BROADWAY SHOWS.



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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Go See Jersey Boys Today...You Will Be Happy You Did!

Jersey Boys, winner of 4 Tony Awards including best musical in 2006, has been playing to sold out audiences night after night at the August Wilson Theatre. Sixties sensations The Four Seasons come to life in a musical tale about guys from the 'hood who make good. The story of the legendary Four Seasons, blue-collar boys who formed a singing group and reached the heights of rock 'n' roll stardom. The musical features such Seasons' hits as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You."
Oh what a night!…….it certainly was for me the first time I went to see it. Not being around in the 60’s and being not too familiar with the group the Four Seasons or their music I was not crazy about sitting through a story of their life. How wrong was I? The show was great. I even found myself singing along to some of the songs by the second act. I actually knew these songs..who knew? I also have a secret to share with you. I sat in the last row of the theatre and the view was great! Much of the action takes place on a raised proscenium, easy viewing from the last row of the mezzanine…who wants to hurt their head looking up in the orchestra. So, looking for the hottest selling show at a great price? Call Applause.
Applause is a NEW YORK STATE OFFICIALLY LICENSED TICKET AGENCY of JERSEY BOYS and all BROADWAY SHOWS.

Go see Jersey Boys today and you too will be singing “Oh What a Night”. Have fun and see you at the theatre.

Claudia S. Bombeck
APPLAUSE THEATRE AND ENTERTAINMENT SERVICE INC.
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Wicked- The Must See Show in New York.

Haven’t seen Wicked yet? With spring in the air and plenty of great availability and great prices, now is your time to take a trip down the yellow brick road with Elphaba and Glinda. Wicked, based on the best-selling novel by Gregory McGuire, is the prequel to the Wizard of Oz. Ever wonder how the Tin-Man became the Tin-Man?...How the Wicked Witch became Wicked? Now is the chance to find out. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 2004 ,Wicked plays to sold out audiences night after night. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and directed by Joe Mantello, Wicked is a show that should not be missed. I always tell my customers looking for the a great Broadway experience Wicked is the show to see. It has everything and more you want in a Broadway show. Don’t believe me? Go see it for yourself and let Applause help.
Applause is a NEW YORK STATE OFFICIALLY LICENSED TICKET AGENCY of WICKED and all BROADWAY SHOWS.
Call Applause today and find out the real story behind the Wizard of Oz.

Claudia S. Bombeck
APPLAUSE THEATRE AND ENTERTAINMENT SERVICE INC.Phone 212-307-7050
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Some Enchanted Evening


There ain't nothing like a dame or South Pacific for that matter. Now is your chance to catch the winner of seven Tony awards including Best Musical back on Broadway. Playing to sold out audiences South Pacific takes place on a tropical Polynesian Island. It tells the story of a U.S. navy nurse that falls in love with a local plantation owner during World War II. This Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece boasts one of most romantic scores ever. With such songs as In Love With a Wonderful Guy," "Nothing Like a Dame," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair," and "Some Enchanted Evening." along with many others.

Don't wait to see this classic. Call Applause for the best seats at the best prices.We are a New York State licensed ticket agency representing all the shows playing on Broadway.
Applause Theatre & Entertainment Service
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Broadway Theater Discounts as of March 19, 2009-Applause Has Tickets at Wholesale Prices

Dear Theater Friends,

As I promised, here's Applause Theater Service's up-to-date listing of every Broadway Show playing in New York City that we can provide discount tickets to. They are:

33 Variations
39 Steps
9 to 5:The Musical
Accent on Youth
August:Osage County
Avenue Q
Blithe Spirit
Chicago
Desire Under The Elms
Exit The King
God of Carnage
Guys and Dolls
Hair
Impressionism
In The Heights
Irena's Vow
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Little Mermaid
Mamma Mia!
Mary Poppins
Mary Stuart
Next To Normal
Reasons To Be Pretty
Rock of Ages
Shrek The Musical
South Pacific
The Norman Conquests
The Phantom of the Opera
The Philanthropist
Waiting for Godot

Remember when you need insider discounts for Broadway theater that you can call Applause Theater Service in New York City. Applause has been in business providing the best seating for the best shows along with stellar service for 21 years now. We are a New York State licensed ticket agency representing all the shows playing on Broadway.

We hope to be of service to you, your friends or relatives when seeing a Broadway Show is in your plans.

Take care now.

Regards,
Rich Gladstone
APPLAUSE THEATRE SERVICE
311 West 43rd Street, suite 601
New York, New York 10036
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Revival of "Hair" is Amazing!

What a fabulous night at the theatre. "Hair" the musical is certainly the most fun I've had at any show this season! Where did it come from? I mean no one, I don't think, expects this show to succeed. After seeing the show last night at the Al Hirschfeld theatre, I think it's going to be the big hit of the season both critically and at the box office. The audience went nuts! Everyone thought that this years Tony for Best Revival would go to either Guys and Dolls(terrible reviews) or West Side Story(which opens tonight and I don't think the critics will be very kind, I was disappointed), but my feeling is that "Hair" will easily win Best Revival and hopefully the director will win as well. This show is not easy to stage and she does so brilliantly and uses every inch of the theatre to its maximum potential.

Everything from the amazing lighting, incredible sound and band on stage to the unbelievable cast. I went into the show having never seen a production of it nor have I seen the movie. I knew a few of the great songs of course, but I wasn't expecting much from it. Boy was I wrong. I couldn't take the smile off my face and I was rockin and rollin in my seat. I even got a hug from one of the hippie girls. Without giving anything away, this show has the audience up and dancing at the end and no one wanted to leave the theater! I left on a high without using the drugs! There is some strong language and sexual content(including some full frontal nudity at the end of the first act), but it's done tastefully and I think its fine for mature teens.

Believe me when I say, you'll have a blast at this high energy show! DO NOT wait to get your tickets to this show. Because after it opens to great reviews and word of mouth spreads, you may be in for a long wait for tickets. Get them now, trust me. Call an Applause Sales Expert now at 800-451-9930!!