Wednesday, March 30, 2016

American Psycho The Musical on Broadway- My Upfront Review

Last night I was sitting in row D on the left side of the orchestra at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City for the fifth preview of An American Psycho The Musical.  And what a special night at the theater it was.

American Psycho originally played a very short 2 month sold out run at London's Almeida Theatre from December 2013 through early February 2014.  My understanding is that the original lead actor, Matt Smith, had other commitments and could only play the role of Wall Street investment banker Patrick Bateman for a limited time only before beginning work on another project.

American Psycho the Musical tells the story of the 26 year old, Harvard educated Patrick who is a rising star at Wall Street firm Pierce and Pierce.  We get to witness Patrick's daily life in his office and as he goes out and about town to the hottest restaurants and clubs only the "biggest earners" can get into as well as his "dark side", which is a murdering serial killer.

In this production of American Psycho The Musical the role of Patrick Bateman is played by the very talented Benjamin Walker.  Previously he played on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Inherit the Wind and Les Liaisons Dangereuses.  Broadway mainstay talents Alice Ripley and Jennifer Damiano play the roles of Patrick's mother and secretary Jean. Helene York plays Patrick's girlfriend Evelyn.  The cast of 16 doesn't skip a beat in this 2 hour and 40 minute production beautifully directed by veteran Rupert Goold who was director for King Charles III, Macbeth and Enron on Broadway.  If you've seen Enron on Broadway then you should enjoy all the technology used on stage in American Psycho The Musical.  It's got a very modern and "hip" feel that captures the storyline extremely well.  Very cool stuff.

Duncan Sheik, who recently had his Spring Awakening revival play on Broadway has written both Music and Lyrics.  There are 23 songs in this musical which include 5 songs written that were popular in the 1980's by other song writers of time.  They include "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "True Faith", "In the Air Tonight", "Hip to be Square" (one of my favorite Huey Lewis and the News hits) and "Don't You Want Me".  These songs fit perfectly as they help portray the time period well for sure.

The Book of this musical was written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and is based on the 1991 novel by Brett Easton Ellis.  If you've seen the film American Psycho then you'll easily recall that it starred Christian Bale and Reese Witherspoon.

I've seen 28 of the shows playing on Broadway and American Psycho The Musical is in a category all its own right now.  The subject matter, although "violent in nature" manages to "sprinkle in" a good amount of humor as we begin to understand what is going on in Patrick's mind.  All in all, and I've been in the Broadway Show ticket selling business for 39 years now, I sincerely think this show will appeal to not only the everyday theatergoer but to the younger generation as Broadway continues to strive for the young people to support theatre in New York City.

Right now American Psycho the Musical is offering reduced prices while the show is in previews.  I'm sure these discounts will be discontinued after its official opening night on April 20, 2016.  If you need help obtaining reasonably priced American Psycho the Musical tickets please consider a call to Applause-Tickets, the local expert ticket service located right here in New York City.  We're open 24/7 to assist.  I hope you enjoyed this blog post review of American Psycho the Musical.  I really enjoyed the show and know that you will too.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Fun Home Tickets on Broadway- Specially Priced Tickets Available Now

I saw the intensely dramatic musical called Fun Home last year at the intimate Circle in the Square Theatre on West 50th Street in New York City.  And it is one of the finest shows I've ever seen in my nearly 60 years.

Fun Home won 5 Tony Awards including the Best Musical 2015 Tony Award and was selling out every performance for nearly a year or so at this very small, intimate Broadway Theatre.  The show is starting to discount tickets for many performances (it's less expensive on weekdays) so I thought I'd let our Applause Ticket News readers in on this news.

Fun Home is a serious musical, based on the Alison Bechdel "graphic memoir" which tells the story of Alison (at the 3 different ages in her life), her brothers, mom and "troubled" father in what is one of the most dysfunctional families you can imagine.  We get to see the action through her "grown-up eyes".  Michael Cerveris stars as the dad.  Michael is an accomplished singer, guitarist and actor and he has done several stage musicals including Stephen Sondheim's Passion, Road Show, Assassins and Sweeney Todd.  The entire cast is a really wonderful group of talented actors for sure.

The music and lyrics, direction, score and book of Fun Home all won Tony Awards in 2015.  They're all superb and I know that everyone my company sends to see this show really enjoys it.  It's very powerful.  A serious subject matter but one I think people can appreciate after seeing this great show.

The show takes place in "the round"which allows every seat to be really close to all the action on the stage.  There's no need to purchase a premium ticket when you'll be sitting near all the actors.

Right now my company, Applause-Tickets is offering reduced pricing for Fun Home tickets through June 12, 2016. We also feel once a show starts to reduce prices then it's more likely than not to stay on discount.  If this show sounds like one you may want to see, we welcome your call to Applause-Tickets.  We are open for business 24/7 and look forward to assisting you in obtaining Fun Home tickets or the Broadway Show of your choosing.

I hope you found this blog post helpful and look forward to hearing from you somewhere down the road.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Broadway Shows to Start Previews

If you're a fan of Broadway Theater, then you'll be excited to know that three new shows will begin playing preview performances in New York City this coming week.  They are:

The Father starring Frank Langella and Kathryn Erbe in a play written by Florian Zeller.  The story line is a very interesting one as we have a look at Andre who is a retired dancer who lives with his daughter and her husband.  Or could he be a retired engineer about to receive a visit from his daughter and boyfriend?  Andre can't seem to find his watch as well as he seems to be forgetting things lately.  Sounds interesting, right?

The Father begins previews on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in the heart of the theatre district.  The official "opening night" for The Father will be on April 14, 2016.  The Father has previously played in Paris and London.

If you are interested in The Father tickets, please consider a call to my company Applause-Tickets today.  We'd love to help you.

On March 24, 2016, a new show called American Psycho will begin playing previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on west 45th Street in New York City.  American Psycho comes to New York City from a completely "sold out" run in London.  American Psycho has music and lyrics written by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) with a book written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

American Psycho stars Alice Ripley, Benjamin Walker and Jennifer Damiano.  The show takes place in the 1980's during an era of "excess" on Wall Street.  The show tells us all about a Wall Street banker by the name of Patrick Bateman who has it all-youth, looks, money and everything else in between.  During the day we witness Patrick and his many friends indulging in swanky restaurants, the hottest nightclubs and designer labels.  But at night-time, we get to witness a much "different" Patrick, one who has a much more "sinful"life to live.

American Psycho originally played in London in 2014 and we expect this to be one of the hit shows of the season.  The show will open to critics reviews on April 21, 2016.

Right now, my company Applause-Tickets.com has discounted tickets off of our regular list prices, at least until the opening night reviews are filed.

The third new show to start playing next week on Broadway is called Waitress, a new show that stars Jessie Mueller, who was fantastic in the role of Carole King in a show called Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, a few years back.  Jessie's an incredibly talented singer-actress and tickets for Waitress have been selling really well since they went on sale several months ago.

Based on the 2007 film of the same name, which follows a pregnant waitress named Jenna who is unhappily married in the Deep South. Jenna meets a newcomer to the area and takes a chance on possibly her "last attempt" at happiness.

The music is really quite good and diverse and was written by pop singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. American Repertory originally developed Waitress in 2013 and produced a sold-out run in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the summer of 2015.

Waitress begins previews on March 25 with an opening night set for April 24th at New York's Brooks Atkinson Theatre.  Waitress tickets are also selling extremely well so if you need assistance in obtaining tickets, you've come to the right place.  Consider a call to the wonderful customer service people at Applause-Tickets, you'll be so glad you did.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post on these 3 shows.  Broadway is bustling with new productions to see.  If you'd like to "take in" a  show or two please call us right here in New York City when you get a moment.  We'd love to help you.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Broadway and Off Broadway Discount Ticket Update From Applause-Tickets

Dear Friends of Broadway and Off Broadway,

If you're planning a visit to see one of the dozens of live shows playing both on and off Broadway in the near future, my company Applause-Tickets would like to make you aware of the many possibilities to reduce the usual prices at all levels of the theater.  Here's an updated list of Broadway and Off Broadway ticket offers.  They are:


American Psycho 
Kinky Boots
Chicago the Musical
On Your Feet
Disaster!
Matilda the Musical
Fiddler on the Roof
Fun Home
Eclipsed
Something Rotten
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Hughie
Les Miserables
An American in Paris
The Crucible
Blackbird
Bright Star
Paramour
The Color Purple
The Father
Finding Neverland
Jersey Boys
Fully Committed
The Humans
The King and I
Long Day's Journey into Night
The Phantom of the Opera
She Loves Me
School of Rock
Shuffle Along
Tuck Everlasting
Waitress
Avenue Q
Blue Man Group
Stomp
Cagney the Musical
Gazilion Bubble Show
The Fantasticks 
New York Spectacular with the Radio City Rockettes

I would love to her from you, your family, friends and business colleagues whenever your plans may include a visit to Broadway and Off Broadway in New York City.  It's been a very busy and exciting two years both on and off Broadway filled with lots of exciting shows to see.  I hope you found this blog post helpful.  Please call me personally if I can be of service.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Hamilton Tickets in New York CIty


Here are a few of the critics "snippets" of their reviews of the mega-hit Broadway Show called Hamilton on Broadway.  Have a look for yourself and see what they're saying. In all my 39 years in the Broadway Show ticket sales business, I've never seen a show with nearly the demand as Hamilton tickets in New York has.  Never, not even a close second for sure.

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“HISTORIC. HAMILTON IS BREWING UP A REVOLUTION. This is a show that aims impossibly high and hits its target. It's probably not possible to top the adrenaline rush.” -BEN BRANTLEY, THE NEW YORK TIMES


HAMILTON is one of the most exhilarating experiences I’ve had in the theater. Bold, rousing, sexy, tear-jerking and historically respectful — the sort of production that asks you to think afresh about your country and your life.” —David Brooks, The New York Times


HAMILTON is the most exciting and significant musical of the decade. Sensationally potent and theatrically vital, it is plugged straight into the wall socket of contemporary music. This show makes me feel hopeful for the future of musical theater.” —Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal


Sensational! In order to dislike it you’d pretty much have to dislike the American experiment. A beautiful and moving musical.” New York Magazine

“A groundbreaking, one-for-the-ages tale of one of America's founding fathers. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s HAMILTON is an amazing, thrillingly multi-layered new musical.” Entertainment Weekly
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Cheers and good luck to Hamilton on Broadway at this years Tony Awards show of 2016.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Cagney The Musical to Play Off Broadway- Previews Begin on March 16, 2016

I'm pleased to inform Applause Ticket News readers that a new Off Broadway show called Cagney The Musical will begin previews at New York City's Westside Theater on West 43rd street in the Theatre District.  The show is a production of the York Theater Company and originally played a "sold out" run in a limited engagement at the Theatre at St. Peter's in the Spring of 2015.

Cagney The Musical is a 6 character musical that stars Robert Creighton (who also wrote the Music & Lyrics).  His musical writing partner is Christopher McGovern.  The Book of this musical has been written by Peter Colley who tells us the story of James Cagney, the "rough and tough" star in hit movies of his time that include The Public Enemy and Angels With Dirty Faces and so many others.  Although Mr. Cagney starred in many films he was a very capable stage "song and dance man" in the vaudeville era.

Cagney The Musical follows the life of the legendary actor from the New York City streets to his incredible popularity in Hollywood movies.  This musical has fantastic tap dancing all throughout the show that combines some original music along with musical classic tunes written by George M. Cohan that include, "Give My Regards to Broadway", "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Grand Old Flag".  Characters in the show include movie stars Bette Davis, Bob Hope, Errol Flynn and Greta Garbo.

Applause Ticket News readers and clients will have access to reduced prices for Cagney The Musical while the show is in previews prior to it's opening night reviews.  If you think you want to obtain Cagney The Musical tickets for yourself, friends, family or business colleagues please contact our team at Applause Tickets when you have a few minutes to discuss.  We'd love to help you anytime your plans include any of the fabulous Broadway and Off Broadway Shows whenever your plans include the theater.

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Cheers and good luck to Cagney The Musical Off Broadway.

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Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 Starring Josh Groban Arrives on Broadway on October 6, 2016

I'm pleased to announce to Applause Ticket News readers that singing sensation (4 multi-platinum selling albums), songwriter, actor and record producer Josh Groban (35 years old), will make his Broadway debut playing in the role of Pierre, a high society aristocrat, old fashioned Russian and Denee Benton will play the role of Natasha in The Great Comet at New York's Imperial Theatre.

I saw this show, which was playing Off Broadway in a pop-up venue in the Meatpacking District of New York City in the summer of 2013.  It was set up like a Russian dinner cabaret including drinks and food being served during the performance, something I'm sure that will not take place in a large Broadway Theater like the Imperial Theatre for sure.  Although I'm quite sure you'll be able to buy some food and drink during intermission of this show, so not to worry.

The show, called Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, which is based on Leo Tolstoy's War & Peace (volume 2, Part 5), nearly 70 pages or so of his book.  The time is 1812 before Napoleon invades Russia as the city is burning.  It tells the story of Natasha who is newly engaged and Anatole who are having an affair.  Friends and family members including Pierre, basically an upper class old fashioned Russian who dislikes the action of this brash young couple and although he ordinarily wouldn't necessary be bothered by their actions at this point in his life, now contemplates how he might intervene and put the couple on the right track to behave appropriately.

This musical adaption of some of the story of Tolstoy's War & Peace is going to be a fantastic, extremely unique Broadway theatrical experience, unlike any other seen before in the history of Broadway.  Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 has Music and Libretto written by Dave Malloy with excellent direction by Rachel Chavkin.  The score includes nearly 30 songs and the show has 10 characters. The music is a unique blend of "electro-pop opera" which manages to merge Russian folk music with classical music at the same time.  I thoroughly enjoyed it as it keeps the story moving at a very active pace.

Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called it "a vibrant, transporting new musical".  Time Out New York magazine gave it "five out of five stars".  Some other critics gave the show outstanding reviews as well.  Could you ask for anything more?

I expect that Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 tickets will go on sale shortly.  I have personally been getting lots of phone calls asking for tickets.  Please call Applause Tickets if you are interested in seeing this show and we will take all your contact information then get back to you when tickets go on sale (which we expect to be soon).

The Great Comet is already an anticipated hit show for the next 2016-2017 Broadway season, especially considering that Josh Groban will be starring in the show.  Along with this season's blockbuster mega-hit Hamilton and some other fabulous Broadway shows, we expect the next several years to be exciting ones for the entire Broadway community.

Cheers and best of luck to the The Great Comet.  If you need assistance in obtaining Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 tickets we'd love to assist you, your friends and family.  Kindly call us 24/7 for help.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Frank Langella Returns to Broadway in The Father on Broadway

One of my favorite actors has always been Frank Langella.  Whether starring in a movie or on stage, he always gives a terrific performance.  Mr. Langella is a Three-time Tony Award winner (nominated 6 times) and Oscar nominee who will be performing in Manhattan Theatre Club's production of The Father this Spring.

Beginning on March 22, 2016, Mr. Langella, who recently turned 78 years old, will play the role of Andre, a retired dancer who is living with his adult daughter and son-in-law.  Or could he have been an engineer whose daughter is living in London with her new boyfriend?  Is he possibly losing control of his grasp of reality?  He seems to be forgetting things for sure.

The Father will play at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on west 47th Street in the theater district in New York City for a limited engagement.  It has received fantastic reviews in London and in Paris and won the Moliere Award for "new work in the theater", which is France's most prestigious honor.

On stage Mr. Langella will be accompanied by Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Brian Avers (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Charles Borland (A Man for All Seasons), Hannah Cabell (A Man for All Seasons) and Liz Wisan (Other Desert Cities).  This is truly a group of very talented actors and I'm looking forward to seeing a preview performance of The Father soon.

My company Applause Tickets has the ability to help theatergoers obtain discounted The Father tickets as we have an inside track on how to get the best seats at the most reasonable prices.  The Father will open to critics reviews on April 12, 2016 and it's possible for these reduced rates to not be available any longer.  We anticipate the critics giving The Father excellent reviews.

Should you want to discuss obtaining The Father tickets in New York City, we'd love for you to give us a call at 212-307-7050 or 800-451-9930.  Applause Tickets is open for business 24/7 and we'd love to assist you when your plans include The Father tickets or some of the other exciting Broadway Shows currently playing in New York City.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Jessica Lang and Gabriel Byrne Return to Broadway in Long Day's Journey Into Night on April 3, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill classic play, Long Day's Journey Into Night is being revived again by Roundabout Theatre Company.  The show will help to celebrate Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary and begin preview performances at New York City's American Airlines Theatre on April 3, 2016.


Long Day's Journey Into Night is a 5 character semi-autobiographical play that tells the story of the Tyrone's, a dysfunctional family and is told over the course of one summer's day at their Connecticut vacation home. The family is poised for collapse. The father is an actor past his prime that constantly dominates his sons, alcoholic Jamie and destructive Edmund, and Edmund's once-beautiful mother that is dealing with an addition to morphine.

Long Day's Journey Into Night is an American masterpiece for sure and this revival of the show stars Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jessica Lang (one of my favorites) along with Gabriel Byrne (Tony nominee), Michael Shannon (Oscar nominee) as well as Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr.  

Eugene O'Neill has won a Pulitzer Prize 4 times.  The show is being directed by Jonathan Kent (Faith Healer, Man of La Mancha).

If you think you might want to obtain Long Day's Journey Into Night tickets, I hope you'll consider calling our team at Applause-Tickets.com today to discuss how we can secure the very best seats and at the "most reasonable" prices you'll be able to find.  The show is "on discount" until it officially opens to critics reviews.

Applause-Tickets is a personal ticket service, licensed by the NY State Division of Licensing and are open to serve you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  We can be reached in New York City at 212-307-7050 or 800-451-930 and would love to talk with anyone interested in obtaining Long Day's Journey Into Night tickets.

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Enjoy Long Day's Journey Into Night or the Broadway show of your choosing.

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Friday, March 04, 2016

Waitress The Musical Begins Previews on Broadway March 25, 2016

If you've had a chance to see the incredibly talented Jessie Mueller in the hit Broadway show called Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, well get ready once again as Jessie will return in a new musical called Waitress which will start performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theater in New York City.

Based on the Adrienne Shelly 2007 film with the same name, Waitress tells the story of Jenna (played by Jessie Mueller), a small town waitress who makes incredibly delicious pies.  She's stuck in a small town and in a loveless marriage to Earl.  Jenna has to deal with an unexpected pregnancy as well and is upset that she may never get to fulfill her dream of opening up her own pie shop.  Jenna enters a baking contest in a nearby town and meets a good looking doctor while there.  Could happiness be just around the corner for Jenna?


Waitress first played a sold out run at Boston's Loeb Drama Center and was produced by American Repertory Theater.  A mostly all female creative team includes Singer-Songwriter Sara Bareilles who wrote the Music and Lyrics ( I bought the album and its terrific).  In 2007 Sara became known for her hit "Love Song", one of many terrific songs from the album entitled "Little Voice".  The album reached # 1 in 22 countries.  She's also had some other hit songs which include "Brave" and King of Anything".  To date Sara has received 5 Grammy nominations.  The Book of the show was written by Jessie Nelson who is best known for writing the story for I Am Sam and Corrina, Corrina, 2 very well known films.  Direction of Waitress is by Diane Paulus.  Ms. Paulus recently won a 2013 Tony Award for Best Director of Pippin, one of my favorite musicals of all time.  It was a beautiful and fun show to experience.

WBUR Radio, a local Boston station said "What's not to like?  Sex, sass, sisterhood and pie: WAITRESS HAS IT ALL."

The Boston Globe said "Jessie Mueller is TERRIFIC" and called it "THEATRICAL MAGIC!"

And Variety can be quoted as saying "DELICIOUS!  Waitress is a fairy tale that's not simply about getting Prince Charming, but also getting its heroine to clean up her own messes, take action and discover her worth."

Although we've had nearly two amazing years in a row on Broadway, filled with tons of talent and great, exciting shows to see, this current season should make this years Tony Awards one of the best for sure.  Waitress will make a "beautiful" addition to the current Broadway Show listings.

Right now the show is selling really well and we expect it to really "take off" after the critics come into review Waitress on April 24, 2016.  If you're considering buying Waitress tickets in the near future, you may want to consider a call to my company Applause-Tickets.  We have "special prices" to offer prior to the first performance as well as while the show is in previews.  If the show opens and garners very positive reviews, we expect the special prices will go away.

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog post on Waitress, a new and exciting musical about to thrill audiences at the Brooks Atkinson Theater in New York City.  If we can help with seating and excellent prices, we hope you'll consider calling Applause-Tickets soon.

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Thursday, March 03, 2016

American Psycho The Musical Comes to Broadway

On March 24, 2016 American Psycho The Musical will begin preview performances at the Schoenfeld Theater on West 45th Street in New York City with an opening night scheduled for April 20, 2016.

The story takes place in the 1980's and tells us about Patrick Bateman, an extremely good looking, successful businessman who pursues his wildest dreams late at night.  And these dreams are far from the usual ones that most people have, thats for sure.

After a sold-out run in London that began in 2013, I can easily say I'm personally looking forward to seeing this show and its tremendously talented cast  The novel was originally written by Bret Easton Ellis in 1991 and made into a film in 2000 which starred Christian Bale.

The Book of American Psycho The Musical was written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee), with Music and Lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and Direction by Robert Goold (King Charles III).

The cast has several talented actors which include Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Alice Ripley (Tony Award-winner for Next to Normal), one of my favorite all-time shows, Helene Yorke (Bullets over Broadway), Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal) and Drew Moerlein, who is making his Broadway debut in the show.

Critics from The Evening Standard, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Daily Mirror and The New York Times have all said very positive things about the show.  I'm not sure if the show has undergone any changes since the London production but intend on seeing a preview of the show as soon as it starts playing on March 24th.

If you're interested in purchasing discount American Psycho The Musical tickets during its run on Broadway, we'd love for you to call our excellent team at Applause-Tickets 24/7 for assistance.  We'll offer you seats in every seating and price category and at considerably reduced prices.  We expect this offer may "go away" after the critics write their reviews on April 20th.  If the reviewers say great things about the show as we expect, the show will "sell out" every performance right after opening night.  And then the prices will most likely be raised.

I hope this blog post was helpful to you and that you'll consider using Applause-Tickets.com whenever your plans include going to see a Broadway, London or just about any show you may want to attend.

Cheers to all you theater lovers out there.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The Radio City "Rockettes New York Spectacular" Tickets Go On Sale on March 3, 2016

After an extremely successful run of the Rockettes New York Spectacular in the Spring of 2015, it has just been announced by Madison Square Garden Entertainment (owner of Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and the Beacon Theater) that the show will play again but is being scheduled to play from June 15 through August 7, 2016.  This years production will feature the world famous Radio City Rockettes of course and the show will be moved from the Springtime to play a run that will take advantage of the very busy summer tourist season in New York City.

In the Spring of 2015, the "Spring Spectacular" sold over 300,000 tickets in its first year and was extended due to heavy demand,  This new production of The Rockettes New York Spectacular this summer will play 75 performances with the fun concept of "celebrating New York in the summertime".  I thoroughly enjoyed last years show and can't imagine that the cast and creative team wouldn't do another fabulous job exciting both New Yorkers and tourist visitors alike to attend the show.  Radio City will put on a lavish production for sure and heavily advertise the show all over the world.

The theme of this years Rockettes New York Spectacular will tell the story of 2 youngsters that get separated from their parents and how they experience New York City coming to life seeing all the wonderful things the city has to offer.  They, of course, are reunited with their family in the end.

My company Applause-Tickets will be happy to assist you in obtaining the best seats at the most reasonable prices if you're considering purchasing Rockettes New York Spectacular tickets in 2016. There is never any pressure to buy and we have an "inside track" with lots of inventory in every price category.  The theater allocates inventory to us so we always have great options to offer.

At Applause-Tickets, we cater to the ticket buyers needs for Broadway Shows, Concerts and Sporting Events and offer our service to thousands of of out-of-town visitors as well as many clients in and around the New York City area.

I hope you found this blog post helpful and that you'll consider using Applause-Tickets service whenever your plans include purchasing Rockettes New York Spectacular tickets or the show of your choosing.  Applause-Tickets is open 24/ to serve you, your family, friends and colleagues.

Tickets for the Rockettes New York Spectacular go on sale at 10am on Thursday March 3, 2016.  Cheers and best wishes to our friends at the 2016 Rockettes New York Spectacular.

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Rich Gladstone
Applause Theatre & Entertainment Service Inc.
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NY NY 10019

Phone 212-307-7050
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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Are Hamilton Tickets on Broadway Too Expensive?

So are these tickets too expensive?  You bet they are?  At least for the time being, that's for sure.

In all of my 39 years as a licensed ticket broker and even after launching my own ticket service at Applause-Tickets.com 28 years ago, although we've had several past Broadway Shows that were "mega hit's- shows like The Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Pajama Game and many others, I'd have to say that I cannot recall a show that has created the intense demand like Hamilton tickets on Broadway has.  In my opinion, it really defies basic logic.

Although I'd be one of the first to certainly say that Hamilton on Broadway is truly one of the finest musical shows ever to play on Broadway, the question I find myself asking when clients call Applause-Tickets to purchase Hamilton tickets is- wouldn't it make sense to consider seeing another show with much better seating and much lower pricing than to pay for just 1 Hamilton ticket?  For instance, right now the current market value for a seat just to "get in" to see Hamilton ranges from $425.00 to $550.00 (sometimes more during peak tourist times), and that's for a seat in the rear mezzanine (the top of the theater).  Better seats cost considerably more.

What I'm getting at is really quite simple. When I first bought a ticket, I took my family and we sat in the rear mezzanine, paying only 100.00 per ticket back in July 2015.  I have to ask myself, even though the show opened up to very positive reviews, are Hamilton tickets really worth 5 times what they were several months ago?  Could anything we purchase in life be worth that much more than it was a short time ago?

Now, don't get me wrong, I run a licensed ticket broker business and I'm all for selling tickets to any event that our clients want to see but I'm also a regular person too and I try to help Applause-Tickets clients "get the best value for their money".  Many clients are visiting New York and ask us to arrange for them to see 2, 3 and sometimes up to 5 shows during their visit.  In fact, when you think about it, these clients can actually see probably 2 or 3 shows for what they would pay for 1 Hamilton ticket.  And with much better seating options.  Right now we are seeing these clients inquire about purchasing Hamilton tickets but in general, they opt to see other shows with better seating and pricing.  They will eventually get to see Hamilton but at another time.  The show will be playing here for many more years to come.  So what's the rush?  Sure it may be a while till prices go down but like everything else in life "whatever goes up, eventually comes down", doesn't it?

For those people that only want to purchase Hamilton tickets and don't mind spending allot of money for a show ticket, if you need assistance we welcome you to call our team at Applause-Tickets.com anytime you would like.  Believe it or not, we're open 24/7 and always have someone able to capably assist you.  Here's a brief synopsis of Hamilton that we have on our web site.  We can be reached at 212-307-7050 to offer lots of Hamilton ticket options.  I coach you to shop around and can guarantee our seating and pricing will be better than the hundreds of ticket companies that are offering Hamilton tickets.

For those clients that prefer to wait for a more "reasonably priced" Hamilton ticket, you may want to visit Applause's up-to-date list of Broadway Shows.  There are many excellent choices like Finding Neverland, An American in Paris, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Wicked and many more shows that are soon to begin performances on Broadway very soon.  We have lots of great live theater to discuss with you if you have a few minutes.

At Applause-Tickets, we know clients have literally hundreds of ticket buying options but if you simply take a moment and consider a call to Applause-Tickets, we can shed some light on how to obtain the best seats for the best shows and at the most reasonable prices as well.

Whether your plans include purchasing Hamilton tickets or one of the nearly 30 terrific Broadway Shows, we'd love an opportunity to work with you in the near future.  Please call me personally if I can ever help.  We're right here in New York City at 212-307-7050 or 800-451-9930.

Cheers
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theatre & Entertainment Service Inc.
723 7th Avenue, Suite 902
NY NY 10019

Phone 212-307-7050
Email me at [email protected]
web site: www.applause-tickets.com
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