Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wicked on Broadway-Still an All-Time Favorite of Mine

I've seen dozens of Broadway shows in the last few years and enjoyed most of them. But for my money, there's nothing like "live musical theater" in my mind. Although my company Applause Theater Service sells all the Broadway Shows in New York City, day in and day out-Wicked sells much more frequently than most others. I've seen it three times now and it is very special indeed.

If you haven't had a chance to see Wicked in New York, this amazing story tells us about the Wicked Witch of the West called Elphaba (played by Nicole Parker) and her nemesis, Glinda, The Good Witch (played by Alli Mauzey). In short, Wicked is really the untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz, before Dorothy dropped in so to speak. A "pre-quel" to The Wizard of Oz. The show is based on the best-selling novel by Gregory McGuire with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. Joe Mantello directs this fantastic show.

In 2004 Wicked was nominated for 10 Tony Awards. The show has a great cast of characters with spectacular scenic design and musical staging by Eugene Lee and Wayne Cilento, lighting by Kenneth Posner and costumes by Susan Hilferty. Wicked's musical score ranges from contemporary to theatrical with many of them becoming quite memorable for a long time to come. The show is 2 and 1/2 hours long with one intermission and there's a cool souvenir stand in the lobby across from the box office.

As I mentioned previously, Wicked is a big ticket seller on Broadway. It has all the talent both on stage and off stage with a unique story and great musical theater fun. A truly unique piece of theater. I think it will play New York's Gershwin Theater for many more year to come.

Right now if you think you may want to see Wicked on Broadway, you can simply contact the friendly ticket experts at Applause in New York. They are licensed by the State of New York Department of Licensing and have been in business for 21 years now. They know the show, the seating chart, the best seats for the best price and even where to grab a bite before the theater. Could you ask for anything more...

Applause is open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Their New York City phone number is 212-307-7050 or you are welcome to call toll free at 800-451-9930. They love talking about Wicked and also are happy to speak with you about all of the Broadway Shows in New York. Need a list of Broadway Shows? Click here. We just updated it today.

Remember when you need tickets or want to know about places to eat before the show, you now have a place to call. If others have a need for Applause's expert advice we would greatly appreciate a recommendation. Our best business is done by "word of mouth". When people are happy with our service, there's no greater satisfaction for us.

Enjoy Wicked or the show of your choosing. As I said before, there's nothing like "live musical theater". Have fun at the show.

Rich Gladstone
Applause Theater Service
311 West 43rd Street, suite 601
NY,NY 10036

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