Maybe its that I have been selling tickets for Broadway Shows for so long that I think I might know a thing or two about which shows are hot and which ones are not so hot (in terms of ticket sales of course). After over 32 years of being a licensed ticket agent for Broadway, I've seen hundreds of shows open and close. Many of them last only a few months.
Still one thing that I always have witnessed is that there is always one and sometimes two "hit" shows with the dawning of each new Broadway season. This years most popular show is Billy Elliot, the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards and one of the best shows I ever saw. In fact I have seen it three times.
In addition to the newest hit we always see that "last year's hit" show or two still seem to stay very popular. Although they lose a little steam to the newcomer show, they still sell allot of tickets. One such show that comes to mind is South Pacific, the 2008 Tony Award winner for Best Revival among several other top awards. South Pacific almost always sells out every performance but during off peak times of the year, usually has a few seats left at showtime.
The two shows that seem to have staying power and that still sell out just about every performance are Wicked and Jersey Boys. If you have not had a chance to catch a performance of these two shows, do yourself a favor and try to get some tickets whenever you have some free time. You'll be so glad you did.
The last in my "top five" of Broadway sellout shows is a new one. It's called A Steady Rain and stars Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. It is a strictly limited engagement appearing through December 6, 2009 and just about all the tickets are sold out with a few weekday and weekend performances still available.
My name is Rich Gladstone and a own a company called Applause Ticket Agency (License #71AP1001029) in New York City. If you need some advice on how to obtain tickets for the shows I mentioned or anything on Broadway, it would be my pleasure to assist you. My contact information is below. Call or email anytime, I'd love to help you.
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