Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Four Years And Counting And Kinky Boots Is Still Going Strong

Kinky BootsApril 4, 2013. Care to guess what happened on that date? I'm guessing you probably figured out is has something to do with Kinky Boots right? Don't worry. I won't leave you in suspense. April 4, 2013 is the day that the award winning musical opened on the Great White Way.

The show, which won six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical of the Year, continues to delight audiences of all ages eight times a week at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. By the way for those of you who want tickets to see Kinky Boots, you have come to the right place. We sell it.

Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru July 23, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Kinky Boots on Broadway at the Al Hirshfeld Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Nationwide Tickets And Applause Theatre Service

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Image result for nba finals logoLooking for tickets to this year's NBA Finals? Warriors vs. Cavaliers III anyone? Or how about tickets to see Jennifer Lopez or Celine Dion in Las Vegas? Or maybe there are some wrestling fans out there like me, who want tickets to next month's Extreme Rules or SummerSlam in August at the Barclay's Center?

I know I sure want to see them both. Now for those of you who want tickets to see any of these events, or any other event in this great nation of ours, you have come to the right place. Applause sells them all and then some.

All you have to do is give us a call and we will take of the rest. It's as simple as that. Also don't forget that Applause is open seven days a week. 365 days a year. That means we are always here to help with all of your ticket needs. So why don't you give us a try? You'll be glad you did.


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Customer Story

Dear Evan HansenThis week's customer story comes all the way from the "Buckeye State". That's right. I'm talking about the great state of Ohio. Dayton to be exact. A few days ago I received a call from a travel agent who's client was coming to New York next month and wanted to see a show.

Their choice? Why none other than one of this season's biggest hits. That's right theatre fans. I'm talking about the nine-time Tony Award nominee Dear Evan Hansen. So now that I knew what they wanted to see, I needed to find out when they wanted to see it, and more importantly how much they wanted to spend.

After all, Dear Evan Hansen is one of the most expensive shows on Broadway. In the end I got them great seats in the Orchestra in Row J, and on an aisle. Not only that, but the price was lower than they had seen on another site. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

King Kong Musical Headed To The Great White Way

Image resultOh come on. You knew it was going to happen eventually. After all they made a musical out of Spider-Man didn't they? Granted the show was a huge flop, despite running for over three years.

King Kong, which first premiered at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne Australia in June 2013, is set to open on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre in the Fall of 2018.

The show, which was co-written by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child author Jack Thorne, has had quite the journey since it's premier down under.

Since that time the show has gone thru multiple writer's and directors. Hopefully this new creative team can come together and make the show a hit. As of now no on sale date has been announced. Stay tuned to this website for more information. Until next time theatre fans.

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Review of 'War Paint' by Ed Katz 5-21-17


Broadway has had a great season for musicals but only four shows were nominated for Best Musical.

One that many people thought would be nominated- but wasn't- is 'War Paint.' The creative team is remarkably talented: book writer Doug Wright has won many awards- including a Pulitzer Prize- and the music and lyric team of Scott Frankel and Michael Korie were nominated for several awards for 'Grey Gardens.' Choreographer Chris Gattelli and Director Michael Greif are both multiple award winners and Michael Grief has directed 'Rent,' 'Grey Gardens,' 'Next to Normal' and this season's superb 'Dear Evan Hansen.'

Now add two legendary megawatt stars in Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole and you have all the ingredients for a huge hit, right? Well, it doesn't get any better than that- on paper, at least.

And, even besides all the talent involved, there is much to recommend in 'War Paint.' It is the story of dueling women's cosmetics legends, Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden; how they rose to fame and fortune- and what they sacrificed to make it. (I don't think it's much of a spoiler to say they both sacrificed love.)

The story has some sharply realized moments as well as some witty dialogue including several great zingers delivered perfectly by Patti Lupone.

An example is when she recounts being rejected by a tenant board in a posh New York City apartment building because she was Jewish. When asked, "So what did you do?," she coolly replies, "I bought the building."
 
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Christine Ebersole (left) and Patti Lupone
 
But the story lags in spots, bringing the energy level down. And it is one thing to have two legends singing the songs- but most of the music is unexceptional. As is the choreography. And I was not the only one who had difficulty deciphering Patti Lupone's heavy German immigrant accent as Helena Rubinstein, particularly in Act One. I'm not sure if it was the audio engineer's fault on the night I saw it- and it did seem better in Act Two- but several people remarked they also missed some dialogue because her accent was just too hard to understand.

David Korins' scenery and Catherine Zuber's costumes are first rate and they both earn their award nominations as the sets and costumes do a great job of enhancing the atmosphere and setting the scenes as the story goes from the 1930's to the 1960's.

And both Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole are Best Actress nominees.

So, because the whole show doesn't fully connect, I give 'War Paint' 3 stars out of 5.  Again, this has been a great season for musicals so there are many to choose from. 'War Paint' did receive 4 Tony Award nominations and it does have several entertaining scenes- plus the big added draw that it's a rare chance to see two Broadway legends performing on the same stage. All of the sheer talent involved in this production provide many reasons to see the show.

And you know where you can get the best tickets: Applause Theater & Entertainment Service, 800.451.9930, or online at www.applause-tickets.com.

 
Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

1984 Now In Previews

1984That's right theatre fans. The 2017-2108 Broadway season has officially begun. 1984, which opened in London last year to rave reviews, begins performances tonight at the Hudson Theatre, with opening night scheduled for June 22. Now for those of you that don't know, the book, which was written by George Orwell, was published in 1949.

That's thirty-five years before the year in which the story takes place for those of you keeping count. Now I have never read the book. Nor have I seen the 1956 film. That doesn't mean I don't want to see it though. In fact I do. Very much. I wonder how I will get tickets to see it? Just kidding.

Now for those of you like me who wish to see the show, I have some great news. We sell it. Plus if you call us right now we can get you tickets to see the show at some amazing rates. Be advised the while this "Special Offer" is good thru July 2, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see 1984 on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Theatre Announced For Broadway Revival Of Once On This Island

That's right theatre fans. The first Broadway revival of Once On This Island has found a home. The show, which began Off-Broadway at Playwright's Horizon in May 1990, before transferring to Broadway in October of that year, will begin previews at the Circle In The Square Theatre on November 9.

Opening night is scheduled for December 3. Now I love the show. Unfortunately it closed a few weeks before I moved here, so I never got to see it. You better believe I won't miss it this time around.

Tickets for the ninety minute musical are now on sale. Not only that, but we are selling them. Get your tickets to see Once On This Island on Broadway at the Circle In The Square Theatre. Who knows? You might just see me there. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Broadway For The Whole Family

Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryHeading to New York City with your family in the coming months? Well of course you are going to see a show or two while you're here right? Of course you are. The only question is what to see? As we speak there are currently thirty-four shows playing on Broadway.

Now I have been working in the ticket industry for almost two decades. Which means, I have sold tickets to hundreds of different shows. Therein lies the problem. Not all of them are what I what I would call "Family Friendly".

Now the truth is what I think may be inappropriate for some, seem fine for most. Perfect example. Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon. Two shows that aren't exactly for the younger generation.

Yet both have been running for many years with no end in sight. What can I say? The people want what they want. Now instead of listing every show I have decided to list the ones that are well, once again, "Family Friendly". Enjoy!

Aladdin

The Lion King
Anastasia

Cats

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Kinky Boots

Miss Saigon

On Your Feet

School of Rock

The Lion King

The Phantom of the Opera

Wicked

Quite the list don't you think? Oh and did I mention that we sell tickets for all of these shows? Not only that, but most of those are available at some incredible prices as well. Also don't forget that Applause is open seven days a week. 365 days a year. That means we are always here to help with all of your ticket needs. So why not give you a try? You'll be glad you did. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tony Winner Idina Menzel To Return To The Stage

What a way to start off my Tuesday morning. It was just announced, that Tony winner and recording star Idina Menzel, is headed to the New York stage for the first time since her Tony nominated performance in If/Then. Skintight, the new play by Significant Other playwright Joshua Harmon, will have it's world premier next Spring at the Laura Pels Theatre.

The show, which is to be directed by Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews, Fool For Love), will begin previews on May 31, 2018, with opening night scheduled for June 21. So what exactly is the show about? Well according to a production source,  "Skintight tells the story of Jodi Isaac, a divorcee with a 20-year-old son who discovers her famous father is in a relationship a with Trey, who’s also 20, and possibly gay. And possibly an adult film star.

Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what’s on the inside. Now I don't know about you, but it is a little hard to picture Idina Menzel with a twenty-year old kid. Then I remembered that she was in her mid-twenties when Rent opened on Broadway. Which by the way was twenty-one years ago. Now I feel old. Tickets for the show are scheduled to go on sale later this year. Stay tuned to this site for future updates. Until next time theatre fans.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Broadway's School Of Rock Recoups

School of RockThat's right theatre fans. School of Rock is officially a hit. Not that it wasn't a hit already. After all the show has been one of the top grossing shows on Broadway since it first premiered in November 2015. Not only that, but the show has earned over eighty-million dollars at the box office since that time, as well as breaking box office records this past December.

Now here we are a year and a half since it's premiere, and the show as officially recouped it's entire fifteen million dollar investment. In fact except for Hamilton and Waitress, it is the only other musical from the 2015-2016 season that has accomplished that amazing feat. By the way for those of you who want tickets to see School of Rock, you are in luck.

We sell it. Not only that, but if you call right now you can get tickets to see the show at prices that can't beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru June 4, it is for select seats, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see School of Rock on Broadway at the Wintergarden Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tickets To Aladdin In London

That's right theatre fans. One of Broadway's biggest hit's is now playing in London. Actually it's been playing there for over a year. Aladdin, which is based on the hit 1992 film, opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in May 2016, is now on sale thru September 2017. Not only that, but we sell them. In fact we sell every play and musical in London. Now I know what you're thinking? What else is playing in London? Well here is a list of some of the top plays and musicals currently playing in London.

42nd Street

An American In Paris

Beautiful

Kinky Boots

Lady Day At Emerson's Bar And Grill

Mamma Mia

Matilda

Motown The Musical

Angels In American: Parts One and Two

The Mousetrap

The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night Time

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Woman In Black

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Friday, May 12, 2017

London Production Of Dreamgirls Headed To Broadway

Dreamgirls TicketsExciting news theatre fans. One of Broadway's most beloved musicals is headed back to the stage. Dreamgirls, which first premiered on Broadway in 1981, opened to rave reviews last November at the Savoy Theatre in London.

The show, which stars television star Amber Riley, (Glee, Dancing With The Stars) is scheduled to open on Broadway sometime in the Spring of 2018. As of now it hasn't been announced if Ms. Riley will recreate her critically acclaimed performance.

However based on her reviews, it would be foolish on the producers part not to allow her the chance to make her Broadway debut in the role of Effie White. Fingers crossed. So far no theatre, or performances dates have been announced. Stay tuned to this blog for future updates. Until next time theatre fans.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tickets To The American Ballet Theatre

Related imageLet me guess. I bet you thought we only sold tickets to the hottest shows in New York in London didn't you? Well we don't. We sell other things like sporting events, opera, and ballet tickets as well. Which brings me today's blog. Ballet tickets and how you get them. Well first off I should probably tell you what and where it's playing right? The venue?

None other than the world famous Metropolitan Opera House. That's right. When the opera goes on hiatus for the Summer the American Ballet Theatre moves in for the hottest months of the year. So now that you know where it's I guess I should tell you what is playing. So let's get to it shall we? Here is the complete list for the entire 2017 American Ballet Theatre season.

Don Quixote

May 15 7:30pm
May 16 7:30pm *
May 17 2pm and 7:30pm
May 18 7:30pm
May 19 7:30pm
May 20 11:30am, 2pm, 8pm *

Whipped Cream
May 22 6:30pm
May 23 7:30pm
May 24 2pm*, 7:30pm

Giselle
May 25 7:30pm
May 26 7:30pm*
May 27 2pm, 8pm
May 29 7:30pm
May 30 7:30pm
May 31 2pm*, 7:30pm

The Golden Cockerel
June 1 7:30pm
June 2 7:30pm *
June 3 2pm, 8pm*

Le Corsaire
June 5 7:30pm
June 6 7:30pm
June 7 2pm, 7:30pm*
June 8 7:30pm
June 9 7:30pm
June 10 2pm*, 8pm

Swan Lake
June 12 7:30pm
June 13 7:30pm*
June 15 7:30pm
June 16 7:30pm
June 17 2pm, 8pm*

Onegin
June 19 7:30pm
June 20 7:30pm
June 21 2pm, 7:30pm
June 22 7:30pm
June 23 7:30pm
June 24 2pm, 8pm

Whipped Cream
June 26 7:30pm*
June 27 7:30pm
June 28 2pm, 7:30pm*
June 29 7:30pm
June 30 7:30pm
July 1 2pm*, 8pm

Tchaikovsky Spectacular
July 3 7:30pm
July 5 2pm, 7:30pm
July 6 7:30pm
July 7 7:30pm
July 8 2pm 2pm, 8pm

* Featuring Misty Copeland

Quite the lineup right? And Misty Copeland to boot. Does it get any better than that? Now as I mentioned we sell tickets for the ballet. That includes the cheapest, to the most expensive. Get your tickets to see the American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House. Until next time dance fans.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Michael Moore Headed To The Great White Way

Now I know what you're thinking. Who knew that Michael Moore was a song and dance man? Just kidding of course. It was recently announced that the award winning documentary filmmaker and author will be making his Broadway debut in the Terms Of My Surrender.

The show which is being directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig And The Angry Inch) will begin previews at the Belasco Theatre on July 28, with opening night scheduled for August 10. So what exactly is the show about?

Well according to the man himself, the show will pose the question, “Can a Broadway show take down a sitting President?” That sounds about right. Tickets for the show are now on sale. Oh and did I mention that we will be selling them? Well we are. Get your tickets to see Michael Moore in Terms Of My Surrender on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Customer Story

School of RockToday's customer story comes all the way from the great state of West Virginia. Falling Waters to be exact. A few days ago, I received a call from a travel agent who was in town for the weekend, and was hoping to get last minute tickets to see a show while she and her husband were here.

How last minute? Oh about three hours before the show. I asked her what she wanted to see, and she said that both she and her husband were huge fans of the School of Rock movie. Therefore they were hoping I might be able to get them tickets for the show.

Thankfully because the show had been playing for a while I was able to get them excellent seats in the Center Front Mezzanine. Not only that, but because she was a travel agent, she got another ten percent off the ticket price. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?


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Monday, May 08, 2017

Tony Award Nominated Best Musicals of 2017-Need Tickets For Broadway?

Today's blog post is a look into this season's Tony Award nominated Best Musicals and Best Musical Revivals of 2017.  And it is a terrific group of exciting productions for sure.  Kindly let me introduce them to you one by one.

The first one is Dear Evan Hansen, a modern day story about a high schooler named Evan Hansen, who although feeling mostly ignored by his peers and suffers from social anxiety, finds himself in the middle of a storm when another student takes his own life.  Apparently Evan Hansen has painted a picture that he was close friends of the student, which leads to Evan's sudden rise in popularity.  Dear Evan Hansen is a profound story which really makes people think about the often "quiet difficulties" that teenagers go through while growing up.  Dear Evan Hansen plays 8 performances weekly at New York's Music Box Theatre in New York City.  I think this show will win the Tony Award for 2017 Best Musical.  Ben Platt should win the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical playing the role of Evan Hansen.  The show has received 9 Tony Award nominations.

Come From Away is another exciting new musical.  The show is set in the week that follows the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and shares the story of 38 airplanes that were diverted to the small town of Gander, Newfoundland in Canada.  7000 stranded passengers were greated warmly by the local people of this town where they were cared for, housed and fed.  Although the story takes place at an extremely difficult time in our history, the clear picture of how wonderfully warm and friendly our society truly is runs throughout every moment of this terrific inspiring and uplifting new muscial.  Come From Away has been nominated for 7 Tony Awards in 2017, including Best Musical.  Jenn Colella has been nominated for
Best Featured Actress in a Musical.  The show is planning on another production to play in Toronto in Februry 2018.

The third musical nominated for the Best Musical of 2017 is Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet.  The show has been playing since November 2016 at the Imperial Thetre in New York City after two previous runs in smaller venues in 2012 and 2013.  I saw it in a tent Off Broadway in New York City's Meatpacking District and it was a great deal of fun indeed.

The show takes place in 1812 Moscow just prior to Napolean's invasion of Russia and before the burning of the city.  Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet is based on Volume 2, Part 5 of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel War and Peace.  This 70 page section of the book centers on beautiful, young Natasha, who is visiting Moscow while waitng for her fiance Audrey to return from war.  Natasha, in a moment of indescression, has an affair with Anatole and her expected place in high society is ruined. Anatole is already married and is Pierre's cousin. Pierre is a wealthy, middle aged aristocrat, who tries to direct Natasha toward redemption as he, himself searches to overcome his loneliness and search for his true life's meaning.  The Imperial Theatre has been completely redone to look like an oppulent Russian salon and gives a unique perspective to theatergoers from every vnatage point.

Dave Malloy wrote the Book, Music and Lyrics for the show.  Singer Josh Groban stars in the show through July 2, 2017.  The show is 2 hours and 40 minutes long with 1 intermission.  Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, the most for any show this season including Best Musical.

The 4th musical being covered in this post is on Groundhog Day The Musical.  The show is based on the film written by Harald Ramis in 1993.  It is a musical comedy with a fun story.  A Pittsburgh televison weatherman named Phil Connors is asked to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.  The less than friendly Mr. Connors gets caught in a "time loop" where every day is the same as the day before.  The show is just the type of fun filled time at the theater that audiences will enjoy for a long time to come.

Music and Lyrics have been written by Tim Minchin (Matilda The Musical) with a Book written by Danny Rubin.  Andy Karl, a Broadway regular, stars along with a terrific cast or talented actors that aim to please every moment of the show.  I'm looking forward to seeing it again.  Groundhog Day The Musical is nominated for 7 Tony Awards this season and won London's Olivier Award for Best Musical in 2017.

Although the 4 shows listed above are all nominated for Best Musical of 2017, I thought it most important to mention this years Best Musical Revival category which includes Miss Saigon, Falsettos and this season's mega hit revival of Hello Dolly!, starring Bette Midler.

Falsettos is a combination of 3 shows, Falsettos, March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland.  The show has closed several months ago and told the story of a modern day family which includes the father Marvin, his gay lover Whizzer Brown, Marvin's ex-wife Trina, his teenage son Jason, his psychiartist Mendel and 2 neighbors, Charlotte and Cordelia.  Although this modern family is going through big changes, Marvin is committed to making sure that everyone will be allright.  The musical has a Book written by James Lapine and William Finn.  Mr. Finn wrote the Music and Lyrics as well.  Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block were the stars of this fun musical.

Miss Saigon's revival is a great one indeed.  The musical is written by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil with Lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr. and is based on Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly.  The show centers on the unlikely romance between an Asian bargirl and an American GI around the time of the fall of Saigon in the 1970's.    This Broadway production stars Eva Noblezada, Jon Jon Briones and Alistair Brammer.  Miss Saigon tickets are on sale through January 14, 2018 with reduced prices by going through our company Applause-Tickets.

This years show most likely to win the Best Musical Revival cate
gory is the runaway hit Hello Dolly!, starring Bette Midler.  Ms. Midler plays the role of Dolly Levi, a middle-aged widow who decides to start living her life again.  She lives life to the fullest by spending her time by matchmaking, meddling in the lives of others and looking for opportunity at each and every turn.  An opportunist to say the least.

Hello Dolly! is based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 novel called The Merchant of Yonkers, which although originally unsuccessful, was retitled and called The Matchmaker in 1955.  That's when the the story begins to achieve some pretty striking success in the arts world.

In 1964, David Merrick produced the musical stage version of Hello Dolly!  With Music and Lyrics written by Jerry Herman with a book by Michael Stewart, Hello Dolly! went onto win 10 Tony awards. Coincidentally, Hello Dolly! has been nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 2017.  The 1964 production had won 10 Tony Awards and became a record on Broadway which lasted for 37 years until The Producers, starring Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, broke the record in 2001.  Barbra Streisand starred in the film version of Hello Dolly! in 1969.  The film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards, winning 3 of them.

The current revival of Hello Dolly is selling tons of tickets over at the Shubert Theater in New York City. Right now Bette Midler will play most performances through mid January 2018, with Broadway regular Donna Murphy substituting on Tuesday evenings beginning on June 13, 2017 and for Bette Midler's vacation days.

I sincerely hope you enjoyed this article on the Broadway musicals and revivals of 2017.  Should you need some advice or want to obtain tickets, my company Applause-Tickets is open 24/7, 365 days a year to assist, offering personal service and expert knowledge on the Broadway Theatre.  We'd love to talk with you whenever your plans include Broadway Theatre in New York City.

Stay tuned for this year's 71st Tony Awards show telecast live on Sunday June11, 2017 from 8-11pm.  This years host is Kevin Spacey.  It's going to be an exciting presentation as Broadway has so many great productions going on this season.  Enjoy it.

My team and I at Applause-Tickets looks forward to hearing from you anytime your plans include Broadway and London Theater, Sports, Concerts and any reserved seast entertainment event playing throughout the world today.

Cheers and good luck to the wonderful cast and creative teams in the Broadway community.  Bravo!

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Angels In America London Reviews

That's right theatre fans. One of the most celebrated plays of the twentieth century has finally returned to the West End for the first time since 1992. Angels In America, which is presented in two parts, Millennium Approaches, and Perestroika, opened on May 4 at the National’s Lyttelton Theatre. The show, which stars two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, and Tony and Academy Award nominee Andrew Garfield is scheduled to play thru August 19. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

The Arts Desk

British Theatre

Evening Standard

The Guardian

The Hollywood Reporter

The New York Times

The Telegraph

The Stage

What's On Stage

Now that is what I call some amazing reviews. Here's hoping the show, and it's entire cast makes it's way across the pond in the near future. By the way for those of you heading over to London soon and want to see a show, I have some great news.

We sell tickets to every play and musical in London. Who knew? Not only that, but here at Applause, we are open seven days a week, 365 days a year. That means we are always here to help with all of your ticket needs. So why not give us a try? You'll be glad you did. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, May 06, 2017

Final Weeks For Broadway Revival Of Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard Broadway
That's right theatre fans. Time is running out to see one of this season's most highly acclaimed shows. Sunset Boulevard, which is headlined by it's original Tony Award winning star Glenn Close, will play it's final performance at the historic Palace Theatre on June 25.

The show, which failed to garner any Tony nominations has been playing to packed houses eight times a week since it began performances on February 9. By the way, for those of you who are looking to purchase tickets to the show, you have come to the right place.

We sell them. In fact if you call right now, you can get tickets to see the show at some amazing rates. be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru June 14, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Sunset Boulevard on Broadway at the Palace Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
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Friday, May 05, 2017

Amélie To Close

AmélieThat's right theatre fans. The first casualty from this year's Tony nominations has found it's first victim. Amélie, which is based on the 2001 film, will play it's final performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre on May 21. When it closes, it will have played a total of twenty-seven previews, and fifty-six regular performances.

Now while the show received mix reviews, I thought it might have a chance of sticking around due to the popularity of it's star, Tony nominee Phillipa So (Hamilton). However after it received zero Tony nominations, the writing as they say, was on the wall.

Now for those of you who still want to see the show, there is still time. Plus if you call right now, you can get tickets at prices that can't be beat. Get your tickets to see Amélie at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Customer Story

Wicked
Today's customer story comes all the way from our friends up North. That's right. I'm talking about Canada. Toronto to be exact. A few days ago, I received a call from a gentleman who was planning a trip to New York at the end of the month, and wanted to see a show while he and his wife were here.

Their choice? Why none other than Wicked. Now you would think after all these years, that everyone on the planet had seen Wicked by now. I guess I was wrong. So anyway after finding out when they would be here, I asked him where they wanted to sit, and more importantly how much they wanted to spend.

As it turns out, they found us because they had the New York Pass, which not only gets them discounts on tours, museums, and other events in New York, but theatre tickets as well. When all was said and done, I got them great seats in the Front Mezzanine, and at a price that was lower than they anticipated. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
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The Bronx is Blooming at the New York Botanical Garden!

The 2017 Tony Nominations have been announced, so there is so much to see and do in NYC right now.  We'll help you with your Broadway show requests.  Call us anytime.

But in the meantime... May I suggest something you may find worthwhile doing, during the daytime. I certainly did at the Botanical Garden.  Since I am a member, I do go quite frequently.  But this time, I'm going to rant and rave about what I saw!


This past weekend, I went to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx (my home,  and of course, home of the New York Yankees The New Botanical Garden is a 250 Acre National Historic landmark landscape, with 50 gardens and some wonderful seasonal events and nature's growth ...  Currently,  there are thousands of different varieties of daffodils, lilac trees in blues, pinks, and lavender color, the azaleas garden and flowering trees such as cherry blossoms and magnolias, to name a few!!  This is worth the trip alone. 

Although the blooming was spectacular, I was even more excited to see a Dale Chihuly exhibit.  This beautiful exhibit is going on now through October 22nd. . Explore Art and Glass in Nature with Chihuly!  Dale Chihuly is the world renowned artist who's works of glass art are exhibited all around the world.

His glass works are spread out throughout the gardens and conservatory. There are over 50 pieces to see.  A picture is worth a thousand words… In this case, several of the pictures I took can be worth a thousand words and then some.. I hope you enjoy them and try to get there.  And best of all, it’s only a subway ride away! Take the B or D or 4 line. 

(Note: there is a fee or become a member and enjoy the gardens all year round and I suggest you go during the week.  Weekends are very very busy.)















Regards,
Phyllis


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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

See Broadway Production Of Beautiful For Less

Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalStill haven't seen Beautiful yet? Well what are you waiting for people? There is no better time than right now. The show, which tells the true story of music legend Carole King and her rise to fame, is now in it's fourth year on Broadway. Now prior to seeing the show, I wasn't all that familiar with her work except for two or three songs.

So imagine my surprise, when I discovered that she is responsible for sixty songs including, " Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "The Loco-Motion", "I'm Into Something Good", "One Fine Day", and many, many more. Who knew? What an amazing show. Now for those of you who still haven't seen the show, I have some incredible news to share with you.

It is now possible to get tickets for Beautiful at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru September 3, it is not good for Saturday matinee performances, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Beautiful on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. You will love it. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
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