Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Customer Story

Image result for fiddler on the roof 2016 logoToday's customer story comes all the way from the great state of North Dakota. Bismark to be exact. A few days ago, my boss received a call from a travel agent who's client was traveling to Chicago in January, and wanted to see a show while they were there.

What's that? You thought we only offered tickets in New York and London? Well we don't. In fact we sell tickets to all events around the world. Who knew? Anyway, after finding out what they wanted to see, I asked them where they wanted to sit, and more importantly how much they wanted to spend.

Now most people think that New York City has the largest theatres in the country. Yes we do have a few large theatres like the Gershwin, the Lyric, and of course Radio City Music Hall, which is one of the largest theatres in the world. However when you compare the size of our theatres to most theatres around the country, we have the smaller venues.

Not that that's a bad thing. Now the Cadillac Palace, where Fiddler on the Roof is playing, is a large theatre with a capacity of over twenty- three hundred seats. Thankfully, there is not a bad seat in the house. In the end, I got them very nice seats in the Center Balcony. And at a price that was lower than they expected. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Monday, November 19, 2018

Broadway Thanksgiving Schedule

That's right theatre fans. Thanksgiving is only three days away. And what better way to celebrate "Turkey Day" than by seeing a show. Now in years past, the only thing that usually performs on Thanksgiving was the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and other holiday themed show's like The Nutcracker or Elf. This year, there are four different shows that are set to play on Thanksgiving.

Chicago

Image result for \THANKSGIVING LOGOThe Phantom of the Opera

Torch Song 

Waitress

Which one will you see? Here is the link for the show schedule from November 19-25. Look for my upcoming blog next week, where I will be posting the Christmas and New Year's schedule as well. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Prom Reviews

The PromThat's right theatre fans. It's that time again. Time for another big opening on the Great White Way. Last night, The Prom opened at the Longacre Theatre. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

The Daily Beast

Deadline

The Hollywood Reporter 

New York Magazine/Vulture

New York Stage Review

The New York Times

The Observer

Theatre News Online

Time Out New York

Variety

The Wall Street Journal

The Wrap

Pretty good reviews I have to say. By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see the show, you have come to the right place. We sell it. In fact if you call right now, you can get tickets to see this hilarious new musical at prices that can't be beat.

Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru December 20, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see The Prom on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Is Now Playing

Christmas SpectacularNow believe it or not, but in all the years that I have lived here, I have never seen the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. I know. Shocking right? Although I did see the Radio City Spring Spectacular a few years back. I guess that doesn't count does it?

Anyway, the show which is celebrating it's historic eighty-fifth year at Radio City Music Hall, is running thru December 30. Oh and did I mention that we are selling it? Well we do.

In fact if you call right now, you can get tickets to see this holiday favorite at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru November 18, it is for select seats, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Your holiday's won't be the same without it.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Friday, November 09, 2018

King Kong Reviews

King KongWell theatre fans the reviews are in, and surprise, surprise, they are not great. Now to be honest I'm not all that surprised, despite my own personal review of the show that I posted a few weeks ago. Now will the reviews make a difference at the box office?

I don't know. Last week King Kong made $674,934.25 out of a potential $1,166,006. Of course the reviews certainly won't help. After all, the show cost over $35 million dollars to produce. We shall see. Now on to the reviews.

amNY

Broadway News

The Daily Beast

The Chicago Tribune

Deadline

Entertainment Weekly

The Hollywood Reporter

New York Post

The New York Stage Review

The New York Times

Observer

Time Out New York

Variety


JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

The Ilusionists To Return To Broadway

The IllusionistsWho doesn't love a magic show? I know I sure do. Although to be honest, these aren't your typical magicians. Maybe that's why the show is called The Illusionists. This new production, titled The Illusionists:The Magic of Broadway, mark's the group's third engagement on Broadway since 2015.

Featuring five of the world's most exciting magicians, The Illusionist's is one show you do not want to miss this holiday season. During their last Broadway engagement in 2016, I finally got a chance to check them out. After all it was a free ticket. What did I have to lose right? Now growing up, I was a huge fan of David Copperfield.

Therefore I knew I would probably enjoy it. To say I was blown away would be an understatement. What a "Magical" night in the theatre. You like how I used that? Tickets for the show are now available. Not only that, but we are selling it. Get your tickets to see The Illusionists: The Magic of Broadway at the Marquis Theatre. You will love it. Until next time magic fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Monday, November 05, 2018

Customer Story

My Fair LadyToday's customer story comes all the way from the great state of Colorado. Boulder to be exact. Last week,  I received a call from one of our regular customers, who was traveling to New York this month, and wanted to see some shows. Correction. They wanted to see three shows.

So what did this couple from the "Centennial State" want to see? Well I'll tell you. Hamilton, My Fair Lady, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Pretty good choices I have to say. So anyway, after finding out what they wanted to see, and when they wanted to be here, I asked him where he wanted to sit, and of course how much he wanted to spend.

After all as you know, Hamilton isn't exactly cheap. Now because they were coming prior to the holiday's, the ticket's for the Christmas Spectacular were less than they would have been if it were a week later. One show down. Two to go.

Full disclosure. I loved the new production of My Fair Lady. Not only that, but because I have been in the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, I know where the best seats are to see the show. Thankfully, the customer trusted my opinion, and in the end I got them great seats in the Center Orchestra. Two down. One to go.

Which brings us to Hamilton. The most popular show on Broadway. Not too mention the most expensive. Now when it came to choosing seats, the location was more important the price. Anyway after a little research, I found them excellent seats in the Center Front Mezzanine. The cost? Well let's just say, the cost of one ticket would cover my rent, as well as all of my monthly expenses. You know what they say "You got it. Spend it." So there you have it folks. Three great shows with excellent seats to boot. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Stage Adaptation Of To Kill A Mockingbird Now In Previews

To Kill A MockingbirdYou've read the book. You've seen the movie. Now see this classic story live on stage. To Kill A Mockingbird, based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee, is scheduled to open at the Shubert Theatre on December 13.
 
Adapted by Academy and Emmy Award winner Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network), and directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady, South Pacific), To Kill A Mockingbird stars Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee  Jeff Daniels (God of Carnage, The Newsroom).

Tickets for the show have been selling like crazy since the day they went on sale. Now that doesn't mean you can't get tickets. You might just need to spend a little more to get them. Tickets are now on sale thru July 7,2019.

Oh and did I mention that we sell them too? Well we do. Well that and every new show this season. Get your tickets to see To Kill A Mockingbird on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre. Expect the show to be a big contender at next years Tony Awards. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The Cher Show To Begin Performances Tonight On Broadway

The Cher ShowNow before you get all excited, Cher is not starring in a new show on Broadway. I repeat, Cher is not starring in a new show on Broadway O.K. so now that we got that out of the way. The Cher Show, which begins performances tonight at the Neil Simon Theatre, will officially open at the Neil Simon Theatre on December 3.

The show, which is being directed by Tony Award nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q), and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), stars Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos), Teal Wicks (Wicked), and Michaela Diamond in her Broadway debut. Oh and in case you are wondering, all three actresses are playing Cher. Well at different times of her life that is.

By the way, for those of you who want to purchase tickets for The Cher Show, you have come to the right place.We sell it. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru January 20, it is not good for performances from November 23-25 December 3 and December 20-January 1. Get your tickets to see The Cher Show on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Wicked Celebrates Fifteen Years On The Great White Way

WickedHas it really been a decade and a half since Wicked took the world by storm? Time sure does fly. Now I saw the show about a week before it opened in October 2003. Did I love it? I kinda did. Now did I think it was going to became a cultural phenomenon that would thrill theatergoers around the world for fifteen years? No. But to be honest I don't think anyone could have predicted that.

After all, the show got mixed reviews. Take that critics. Now for those of you who still haven't seen the show, you are in luck. We sell it. In fact we sell tickets for the London production too. Who knew? Get your tickets to see Wicked on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre. You will love it. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Monday, October 29, 2018

Hamilton In Puerto Rico

HamiltonWhat's that? You mean you haven't heard that one of the biggest hit's of the past decade is headed to beautiful Puerto Rico? Well it is theatre fans. Hamilton, which won eleven 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical of the Year, continues to play to sold out audiences at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, as well as London and multiple theatres around the United States.

Now while we sell tickets to Hamilton for the Broadway and touring production, we do not have access to tickets for the London production. Trust me, I was shocked too when I first found out. Now here we are less than three months away from the Puerto Rico production, and it looks like we will not be selling that either.

In fact, the only way to purchase tickets is thru Ticketpop. Also be advised that tickets are being limited to four per person,and you can’t get in unless you’re a ticket holder and match your credit card. Pretty strict I have to say. Now for those of you who can't get to Puerto Rico to see the show, there are still plenty of chances to see it both on Broadway and many more cities in between. Not only that, but we sell it. Get your tickets to see Hamilton on Broadway, or at a town near you. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Big Apple Circus Returns To New York City

Image result for big apple circus logo
One of my favorite memories as a child was going to the circus with my Mom and Dad. To be honest, I don't know what I loved more, the amazing acts in the round circle, or all that delicious food.

O.K. O.K.,I loved them both. Now I haven't been to a circus in a long time. However if I ever decide to go again, I can guarantee that the Big Apple Circus would be first on my list.

The show, which first premiered in 1977, is now playing at Lincoln Center Damrosch Park thru January 27,2019. Oh and did I mention that we sell it? Well we do. Get your tickets to see The Big Apple Circus live in well...The Big Apple. Who knows? You might just see me there. Until next time circus fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

See Tony Award Winner The Band's Visit For Less This Fall

The Band's VisitThat's right theatre fans. It is now possible to see last season's biggest winner at some amazing prices. The Band's Visit, which won ten 2018 Tony Awards including Best Musical of the Year, continues to delight audiences eight times a week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

The show, which recouped it's entire investment last month, stars Tony Award winners Katrina Link, Ari'el Stachel, and Sasson Gabay, who starred in the 2007 film version of the show. Now as I mentioned at the beginning of my blog, you can now get tickets to see this award winning musical at prices that can't be beat.

Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru December 14, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see The Band's Visit on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Customer Story

HamiltonToday's customer story comes all the way from the "Lone Star" state. That's right. I am talking about the great state of Texas. Beaumont to be exact. A couple of days ago, I received a call from a travel agent who's client was planning a last minute trip to New York next month and wanted to treat her whole family to a show while they were here.

And not just any show mind you. No, she wanted tickets to one of Broadway's hottest shows. Care to guess which one I am talking about? Well if you guessed Hamilton then you would be right. So anyway, after finding out what they wanted to see I asked her how much they wanted to spend. After all Hamilton is not exactly a cheap show.

Not too mention she needed six tickets for the show. Now after a little research, I found six tickets together in the Center Orchestra. The only problem was it was a lot more than they wanted to spend. Like I said, "Hamilton ain't cheap." In the end, they settled on three pairs in the Orchestra at a much lower rate. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

My Thoughts On King Kong The Musical

King KongLast Thursday, I walked into the Broadway Theatre to see King Kong. Now going in, I had no idea what to expect. Oh sure, I had seen videos from the Australian production, along with clips from the Broadway production as well. And yes, the gorilla, as well as the set was very impressive in both. But let's be honest shall we? You can't hum the scenery no matter how awesome it is.

So anyway, there I was in side Orchestra Row J getting ready for the show to start. Which by the way is still a very good view I might add. Now on to what I thought of the show. I loved it. From the opening number I was transformed to the exciting world of King King. Although truth be told, the magnificent beast didn't rear his head until about thirty or so minutes into the show.

Was it worth the wait? You better believe it. Now about the rest of the show. Did I walk out of the theatre humming the songs? No. But they were good and kept the plot moving along, which is what songs are supposed to so anyway. Plus there were quite a few funny moments, which I was not expecting either. I guess it goes to show, "You can't judge a book by it's cover." All in all it was a great night at the theatre, and if you get a chance, I strongly suggest you see it. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Friday, October 12, 2018

Get Tickets To See My Fair Lady For Less This Fall

My Fair LadyStill haven't seen My Fair Lady yet? Well have I got good news for you. Now is the best time to get tickets to see one of Broadway's most beloved musicals of all time. The show, which believe it or not first premiered in 1956, is still playing to packed houses eight times a week at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.

Not bad for a show that opened over sixty-two years ago. Led by Tony Award nominees Lauren Ambrose and Harry Hadden-Paton, and featuring direction by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific) and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), My Fair Lady is one show you do not want to miss.

And guess what? Now you don't have too. Why you ask? Because we sell it. In fact if you order now, you can get tickets to see this award winning musical at some amazing prices. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru January 6, 2019, it is for select seats, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see My Fair Lady on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. You will love it. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Get Tickets To See The Radio City Christmas Spectacular For Less

Image result for radio city christmas spectacular logoCan you believe that Christmas is almost here? O.K. technically there is still seventy-nine days until the big day. And what better way to celebrate the holiday's than with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

The show, which will celebrate it's eighty-fifth record breaking year, will begin performances at Radio City Music Hall on November 9, and play thru January 1. Now for those of you who want tickets to see this beloved classic, you are in luck.

We sell it. In fact if you call right now, you can get tickets to see the show at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru November 30, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Your holiday's won't be the same without it.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service

Monday, October 08, 2018

New Play Hillary And Clinton To Open On Broadway Next Spring

Now before you get too excited, everyone's favorite President and First Lady from Arkansas are not heading to Broadway. Although wouldn't that be the most awesome thing ever?

Hillary and Clinton, which is written by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath (A Doll's House, Part Two), stars two-time Tony Award winners Laurie Metcalf (Three Tall Women, A Doll's House, Part Two), and John Lithgow (The Changing Room, Sweet Smell of Success).

Oh and did I mention that it is being directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Assassins, Take Me Out). Quite the lineup don't you think? The show, which first premiered in Chicago at the Victory Gardens Theatre in 2016, also played limited engagements in Philadelphia, Richmond and Dallas.

However in all of those productions, the role of Hillary was performed by an African-American woman. Previews for the show are set to begin on March 16, 2019, with opening night scheduled for April 16. As of now, no theatre has been announced. Stay tuned to this website for further updates. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
Facebook:Applause Theater and Entertainment Service