Thursday, December 30, 2010

How to Find the Best Deals on Broadway Theatre Tickets

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Great Deals on Broadway Theatre Tickets
In today’s economic climate, it can often seem impossible to be able to do anything worthwhile with your family. Every trip, every dinner, every attraction can seem to drain your wallet to the point of panic. At Applause Tickets, we want to help the Broadway lovers out there in this time of financial instability. We believe that Broadway theatre tickets don’t have to be associated with impossibly high prices. Being Broadway experts and New York City locals, we have access to the best deals in the country. We do the behind the scenes work to find you Broadway theatre tickets at below face value prices.

Here’s how it works: 
Like any relatively small industry, Broadway is incredibly tight knit. All of the theatre owners and managers have known each other for years. Being 20 year local ticket broker veterans, Applause Tickets knows these owners and managers as well and when shows have extra tickets, we are one of the first people to find out about it. Having an excess number of tickets to a show means that a theatre is willing to sell those tickets for discounted prices to us. We then pass those savings directly onto you – ensuring that you are getting the absolute best deal on tickets to shows that are usually priced much higher.

From week to week, we don’t always know which shows are going to have below face value priced Broadway theatre tickets. This is why it is especially important that you call us before making a decision about which show to see. Applause Tickets’ live operators are seasoned Broadway experts. They can help you pick out the perfect show that you may never have even heard of, ensuring that you are getting the best price for a show that you are guaranteed to love.

Don’t waste your time trying to figure out which show to see all on your own. Call us at 1-800-451-9930 today to begin planning a day or evening that you will remember forever.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Five People you Should Buy Broadway Tickets for This Year

Broadway Tickets are a great gift for anyone. has some ideas on who should receive the gift of Broadway this year.

Give the Gift of Broadway Tickets
Birthdays. Bat Mitzvahs. Thank Yous. I’m Sorrys. I love yous. Just because. All of these are reasons to give gifts. Choosing an occasion isn’t the hard part of giving gifts. Choosing the right gift is the hard part. Applause Tickets believes that everyone should give the gift of Broadway tickets this year. Going to a Broadway show is an experience unlike any other on earth. You simply can’t go wrong when you give someone tickets to a show – it’s an evening they will never forget.

Now that you have the occasion and the gift in mind, it’s time to start figuring out whom to give Broadway tickets to this year. Here are some ideas:
  1. Your mother. Yes, it’s an obvious choice but whom better to give something so special to than the woman who loves you more than anyone else on earth? Nothing says “Thank you for everything” like a couple of tickets to Promises Promises or Driving Miss Daisy.
  2. Your employee. Buying gifts for employees can be tough. You don’t want to be too personal or too generic. That’s why the gift of Broadway tickets is a perfect compromise. If you don’t know them well enough to buy tickets to a specific show, get them an Applause Tickets gift card!
  3. Your hairdresser. It might seem overly generous to give the gift of Broadway tickets to your hairdresser but we don’t think so at all. Your hairdresser works hard every 6 to 8 weeks to make you look your absolute best. Don’t they deserve the best as well?
  4. Your best friend. Your best friend is probably one of those people who are always thinking of the best, most original gifts to give to their friends. It’s time to give them something that is just as thoughtful and original this year – Broadway tickets. If you get them two tickets, they might even take you with them!
  5. Your boyfriend. He might not seem like the most obvious choice as a chosen recipient for Broadway tickets as most men scorn all things theatre. Use this opportunity to enlighten him on just how incredible Broadway can be – when you choose the right show. 

Now you’re ready to give the gifts of Broadway tickets. If you need help picking out the perfect show for your chosen recipient, call one of the experts at Applause Tickets today – or buy an Applause Tickets gift card so they can go to any show of their choosing.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Top Three Reasons to get Broadway Tickets for your Kids

Broadway has more reasons than ever to take your children to see a show. Find out the top reasons your kids will love their first Broadway show at

Broadway Tickets for Kids
In today’s world, kids are seriously starved for culture and non television-based activities. It can feel like World War Three every time you try to get them to drop the video game remote controls. With so many of a child’s entertainment options based in electronics – video games, computer games, television – many parents are forgetting that there are other activities out there that your children will love; if you’d only give them a chance.

Tickets to a Broadway show might not seem like the most obvious choice in activities for children. Many parents associate Broadway with long, overly dramatic shows with complicated plots and adult themes. You’ll be happy to hear that this is simply no longer the case! Many of today’s shows are kid AND adult friendly. Here are the top three reasons why you should buy Broadway tickets for your kids:
  1. Disney. Makes. Musicals. No, I’m not kidding. We’re talking some of the most beloved Disney movies of all time come to life on stage. Mary Poppins and The Lion King are the two current shows playing on Broadway and they are not only kid friendly but absolutely incredible productions.
  2. Cultural activities are good for developing minds. Developing a love for theatre at a young age will ensure that your children will spend their whole lives seeking new and different shows to see – on their own. Without this exposure at a young age, they might never know the incredible joys of a Broadway show. Plus, that first show might just inspire a career goal!
  3. Broadway makes memories. Getting Broadway tickets is buying a pass to an entire afternoon or evening experience. The act of going to some of the grandest, most beautiful theatres in the world is something that your children will never forget. 
Do your family a favor and buy Broadway tickets for a fun and unique family activity. Your children will be experiencing something unlike anything they’ve ever seen, felt, or heard before. You’ll be amazed at how much they love it. Call Applause Tickets today at 1-800-451-9930 to speak to one of our Broadway experts about which show you should take your family to see.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Customer Story

This week's customer story comes all the way from Tampa,Florida. Now as much as I love New York Tampa sounds pretty good right about now. New York is cold. Early last week I received a call from a very nice lady who was planning a last minute trip to New York with her family. Since her date of arrival was in less than a week she was concerned that there wouldn't be any tickets left for the shows that she wanted to see. I told her not to worry since she was coming in on a Monday and it would not be as hectic as a weekend. Plus she picked two shows that had plenty of availability. Her first choice was Billy Elliot. Now while the show continues to be one of Broadway's biggest seller's it is pretty easy to get seats during the week.

Not only that but at a price that is lower than usual. After selecting the date I was able to find her four nice seats in the Front Mezzanine for $110 each. Which is case you didn't know is below face value. Well she loved that. So now that the first show was all set it was time to take care of show number two. Care to guess what it could be? Why the Radio City Christmas Spectacular of course. Now while the show is a favorite during the holiday season it is not the big seller it once was. I'm guessing the economy has something to do with that. Anyway I was able to find her four excellent seats in the 2nd Mezzanine at a low rate as well. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Tickets for Wicked NYC – Applause Tickets Has the Best Seats to the Most Popular Show on Broadway

Wicked is the most popular show on Broadway for good reason. Get your tickets today to find out why! Visit for details.

Tickets for Wicked NYC

Wicked has been a smash success since its debut at Broadway’s Gershwin Theater seven years ago. People can’t get enough of the unique story, incredible songs, over the top production, and beloved characters. Tickets for Wicked NYC have been selling out since the very beginning. Here at Applause Tickets, we are Broadway fanatics and theater lovers. We see all of the shows to hit our great city, both on and off of Broadway. We have been in this business for over twenty years and have seen some incredible productions but Wicked might be the best of them all. We have not spoken to a single customer who didn’t enjoy their Wicked experience. It’s just that good. Here are some statistics to back up our own experiences with Wicked:

Wicked has been seen by over 3.75 million people on Broadway since it opened in October 2003. That’s about twice the population of Manhattan.

Over 4 million additional people have seen Wicked on its North American tour. This isn’t even counting the semi-permanent shows that took place in Chicago and Los Angeles. These three shows combined have all broken attendance records in nearly every major city in North America.

It’s not just Americans who love Wicked – the show has sold out in London, Australia, Germany, Japan, and the Netherlands.

People just can’t get enough of Gregory Maguire’s Wizard of Oz story of Glinda the not-as-good-as-you-think witch and Elphaba, the unfortunately hued witch who gets a bad rap from the Wizard of Oz. Don’t miss your chance to get tickets for Wicked NYC. This show could be gone before you know it! You simply cannot skip seeing this incredible and beloved Broadway classic.

Call Applause Tickets today at 1-800-451-9930 to see Wicked on Broadway. Our ticket experts will help you find the perfect seats on the date you want.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Lion King Broadway Tickets – See One of Broadway’s Longest Running Family Friendly Shows –

Watch one of your favorite Disney movies come to life on the Broadway stage this holiday season. Get your tickets from!

Lion King for the Whole Family
Let’s face it: A family vacation can sometimes be more stressful than fun. You have to think about a million and a half things before you even start to pack your bags. How will you get there – drive, fly, train? Where will you stay – brand name chain hotel, small boutique, or rent an apartment? Where will you plan your meals so that chicken fingers are on the menu at every restaurant since your three year old refuses to eat anything else? We have some good news for you! Applause Tickets can help you plan your next family vacation to New York City from the travel arrangements to the restaurants. Of course, our most important recommendations will be for the entertainment.

New York City is one of the most magical places on earth to visit. There are thousands of things to see and experience. One of the things that absolutely cannot be missed in New York City is seeing a show on Broadway. You may think that having young children with you means that you have to miss seeing a Broadway show. You would be wrong! Some of the most popular shows are family and kid friendly. Disney has a huge presence on Broadway today. Some of their most beloved characters have come to life on the stage in shows like Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King.

Of all of the Disney shows to hit Broadway over the years, The Lion King is a can’t-miss production. Purchasing Lion King Broadway tickets for your family is making an investment in an experience that will be in your family’s memories forever. This film adaptation is over the top incredible – from the costumes to the songs. It’s an experience that you will never forget.

The next time you are planning a trip to New York City, call Applause Tickets. We can help you find the perfect hotel, the perfect restaurant, and the perfect Lion King Broadway tickets. Of all of the things you do on your New York vacation, we guarantee you will remember this show the most.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Customer Story

This week's customer story comes all the way from Isanti,Minnesota. Don't feel bad. I've never heard of that town before either. So anyway earlier this week I received a call from a very nice gentleman who was surprising his wife with a trip to New York for the holidays and wanted to see a few shows while they were here. After finding out the dates that he was available I asked him what they wanted to see. His choices were Elf,The Lion King,Rain, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Oh did I mention that he and his wife were coming during the holidays?

Now as we all know New York is very busy during that time of the year. That's probably why I escape to Illinois during that week. Well that and to visit my parent's of course. So now that I knew what he wanted to see I set out to find the tickets. Since he was coming in the day after Christmas I was able to get better seats and at prices that were lower than he was expecting. In fact I was able to get him great seats in the Front Mezzanine for Rain at "Below Face Value". Plus I was also able to get him even better seats for the other three shows as well. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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The Scottsboro Boys And Bloody,Bloody Andrew Jackson To Close In The Coming Weeks

Really? Two of this season's most acclaimed new musicals can't even last more than a couple of months? What is this business coming too? Now while I did not get the chance to see The Scottsboro Boys I did see Bloody,Bloody Andrew Jackson. I enjoyed it. Do I think it would have played better in a smaller house Off-Broadway? You bet. The thing is in you never can tell how a show is going to do these days. I take that back. If a show has a star than it is a pretty safe bet it will do well at the box office. That is unless your name is Brendan Fraser. Now before you go getting on my case I enjoyed Elling and I think that Mr. Fraser is a very underrated actor. The show just wasn't popular with the critics or theatregoers. It happens. The Scottsboro Boys is set to close on December 12 with Bloody,Bloody Andrew Jackson playing it's final performance on January 2, 2011. That makes a total of fourteen shows closing during the month of January. Yes I know that happens every year. Doesn't make it any less sad. Until next time theatre fans.

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