Tuesday, January 30, 2018

What Is Playing And Where

Want to know where your favorite show is playing? Or maybe you want to find out where the rest of this season's upcoming shows are playing? Well you are in luck. Because I have compiled a list of every Broadway theatre and their current tenants. Enjoy!

Ambassador: Chicago
 
American Airlines: John Lithgow: Stories by Heart (limited run through March 4) / Travesties (previews beginMarch 29)

Atkinson Waitress
 
Barrymore: The Band's Visit

Beaumont: My Fair Lady (previews begin on March 15) 
 
Belasco: Farinelli and the King (closes on March 25)
 
Booth: The Boys In The Band (previews begin April 30)
 
Broadhurst: Anastasia 
 
Broadway Rocktopia (previews begin on March 20) King Kong (previews begin October 5)
 
Circle in the Square: Once On This Island 

Cort: TBA
 
Friedman: The Children (Closes February 4) Saint Joan (previews begin April 3)

Gershwin: Wicked
 
Golden: Three Tall Women (previews begin February 27)

Hayes  Lobby Hero (previews begin on March 1 )

Hirschfeld: Kinky Boots
 
Imperial: Carousel (previews begin February 28)  

Jacobs: The Iceman Cometh (previews begin on March 22)
  
KerrBruce Springsteen on Broadway

Longacre:  A Bronx Tale

Lunt-Fontanne: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical  (previews begin on March 28)

Lyceum: The Play That Goes Wrong

Lyric: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2 (previews begin on March 16)
 
Majestic: The Phantom of the Opera
 
Marquis:  Escape To Margaritaville (previews begin on February 16)
 
Minskoff: The Lion King
 
Music BoxDear Evan Hansen

Nederlander: Pretty Woman:The Musical  (previews begin July 20)
 
Neil Simon Angels In America  (previews begin February 23)

New Amsterdam: Aladdin 
 
O'Neill: The Book of Mormon
 
Palace:  SpongeBob SquarePants

Rodgers: Hamilton
 
Schoenfeld:  Come From Away

Shubert: Hello, Dolly!

Sondheim: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

St. JamesFrozen (previews begin February 22)

Studio 54: Latin History For Morons (closes February 25) / Children of a Lesser God (previews begin March 22)

Wilson: Mean Girls
(previews begin March 12 )
 
Winter Garden: School of Rock 


By the way, we sell tickets for all of these show's. In fact, most of those show's are available at "Insider Prices". Just give us a call and one of our friendly ticket expert's at Applause will do the rest. It's that easy. Live theatre. There is nothing like it. Until next time theatre fans.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

See Some Of Your Favorite Shows For Less This Winter

Image result for winter savings picHeading to the Big Apple in the coming months? Well have I got exciting news for you theatre fans. Now is the best time to come to New York and see a show. As we speak, there are over fifty shows both On and Off-Broadway that are now playing.

Not only that, but most are available at prices that can't be beat. Who doesn't love a bargain? I know I sure do.The only question is what to see. Well for starters, how about Broadway's longest running show The Phantom of the Opera? I mean let's face it, a show doesn't run for thirty years if it's not good right?

Or maybe you want to see some of this season's most anticipated shows like the new Broadway revival of Carousel or The Iceman Cometh starring Academy and Tony Award winner Denzel Washington. I know I would pick those two if I had a choice. But hey that's me. That's the great thing about the theatre. There is something for everyone.

Oh and don't forgot that at Applause, you can get ticket's to each and every show in New York. Plus 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 don't give us a try? You'll be glad you did.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Broadway's Phantom Celebrates Anniversary

The Phantom of the OperaThat's right theatre fans. Broadway's longest running show is celebrating a birthday. The Phantom of the Opera, which first premiered in London in September 1986, will celebrate it's thirtieth anniversary on January 26. Growing up in a small town in the Midwest, my only exposure to theatre was the shows I starred in during my junior and high school career.

Then my junior year I discovered a musical that would change my life. Now up until that point, the only composers that I was familiar with were Rodgers and Hammerstein and Charles Strouse. So imagine my surprise when I heard the opening chords of the overture. Suffice to say it didn't take very long before I was hooked.

Cut to almost five years later, and I finally got to see the show live and in person. Now I know what you're thinking. Did I love it? You better believe I did. Even all these years later, it still remains one of my favorite theatrical experiences of all time. Here's to another thirty years. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Now Is The Best Time To Visit New York

Image result for new york city animated logoPlanning a trip to New York in the coming months? Well of course you are going to see a show or two while you are here right? After all New York is the theatre capitol of the world.

Now in the twenty plus years that I have lived here, I have seen hundreds of plays and musicals. Most I loved, and some well not so much. But that's the great thing about the theatre. There truly is something for everyone.

Now what if theatre isn't your cup of tea? I myself am a huge New York Knicks fan. What's that? You thought that going to a Broadway show was the only way to have fun? Well it's not.

New York is the cultural capitol of the world. Yes I know I said the same thing about the theatre. What can I say? New York City is the best. Oh and did I mention that we sell each and every show and event in New York City? Well we do. Oh but wait. It gets better. 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 us a try? You'll be glad you did.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Customer Story

WickedToday's customer story comes all the way from the "Lone Star" state. That's right. I am talking about the great state of Texas. Texas City to be exact. A few days ago I received a call from a woman who was coming to New York in March, and wanted to see a couple of shows while she was here.

Her choices? Wicked and Hello Dolly. Excellent picks I think. Now going in, she knew that Bette Midler would no longer be in the show. Thankfully she was a big Bernadette Peters fan, so she didn't seem to mind. Plus I told her that since Ms. Midler was no longer in the show, the prices wouldn't be as expensive.

In fact, I was able to get her excellent seats in the Front Mezzanine on the aisle, and at an "Insider Price". One show down. One to go. For Wicked I also suggested the Mezzanine as not only is it a better view but also a little cheaper than the Orchestra. Well she loved that. So there you have it folks. Two great shows, with great seats and prices to boot. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Customer Story

Mean GirlsToday's customer comes all the way from the great state of North Dakota. Jamestown to be exact. A few days ago, I received a call from a very nice lady who called because she was given a gift certificate from her daughter, and wanted to see if she could redeem it for theater tickets. I asked her how much the gift certificate was for, and what show she wanted to see and when.

As it turns out, her daughter is a huge Mean Girls fan, and was dying to see the upcoming musical. Not only that, but she was hoping to see it on March 13, which just happened to be the shows first preview on Broadway. Now I have seen a lot of shows while in previews, and for the most part they have went off without a hitch. But that's why they have previews. To work out the kinks.

Plus there's a chance of a Tina Fey sighting perhaps. That alone would be worth the price of admission for me. In the end I ended up getting her great seats in the Mezzanine on an aisle, and at a price that was lower than she was expecting. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Beautiful Celebrates Anniversary

Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalThat's right theatre fans. Beautiful is four years old. Maybe I should clarify. The award winning musical just celebrated it's fourth anniversary on the Great White Way. Now I'll be honest when the show was first announced in the Spring of 2013, I wasn't sure how it would do. Trust me. I'm sure I wasn't the only one. Don't get me wrong. I love Carole King. I always have.

It's just that jukebox musicals on Broadway have always been sort of hit or miss. For every Mamma Mia and Jersey Boys there is Ring of Fire and Good Vibrations. Well as it turns out, I was worried for nothing. What a truly amazing night in the theatre. Now like I said, I love Carole King. What I wasn't expecting, was the number of songs that she wrote for other artists, like "Up On The Roof, "Locomotion", and "Take Good Care Of My Baby".

Who knew? By the way for those of you who still haven't seen Beautiful yet, there is no better time than right now. Plus if you call right now, you can get tickets to see this amazing musical at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru March 13, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Beautiful on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Donna Summer Musical To Open On Broadway This Spring

Summer_The_Donna_Summer_Musical_La_Jolla_Playhouse_Production_Photo_2017_SUMMER 3_HR.jpgDoes Broadway really need another jukebox musical? It does when the show is about 70's disco diva herself, Ms. Donna Summer. Donna: The Donna Summer Musical, is scheduled to begin previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with opening night set for April 23.

The show, which just finished a run at the award winning La Jolla Playhouse in California, features over twenty of Donna Summer's biggest hit's including, "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girl's", "Last Dance", "Love To Love You Baby" and "She Work's Hard For The Money", and many, many more. But wait. There's more. Directing the show is two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, with choreography by Tony nominee and Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo.

You may recall those two from their work on the Tony Award winning musical Jersey Boys, which recently returned to the New York stage, following a twelve year run on the Great White Way. Will lighting strike twice? Here's hoping. As of now, no casting has been announced. Stay tuned to this site for further updates. Get your tickets to see Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Customer Story

Dear Evan HansenToday's customer story comes all the way from the "Golden State". That's right. I am talking about the great state of California. Mill Valley to be exact. A few days ago, I received a call from a customer who was coming into New York later this month and wanted to see a show while her and her family were here. Their choice? Why none other than the winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical of the Year.

That's right. I'm talking about Dear Evan Hansen. So anyway after finding out what she wanted to see I asked her how she heard about us? Well as it turns out, she heard about it from a friend who had used us in the past and highly recommended using us. Now that's what I call a loyal customer. In the end I got her four seats together in the Rear Mezzanine on the side. Now I know what you're thinking. Those can't be very god seats right? Wrong.

 Oh sure they not be in the first ten rows center of the Orchestra, but there also not bad either. After all the theatre only seats a thousand and nine people, which means all the seats are good. So there you have it folks. Another satisfied customer. Not so fast. Less than an hour later, she called back and ordered two more tickets for her daughter. Let's try that again shall we? Another satisfied customer. Will you be next? Until next time theatre fans.

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Customer Story


Dear Evan Hansen
HamiltonToday's customer story comes all the way from the great state of Oregon. Bend to be exact.Last week I received a call from a travel agent who's client was planning a trip to New York in May, and wanted to see a few shows while they were here. I take that back. They wanted to see six shows while they were there. Now I love the theatre, but even I don't think I could see that many shows.

Although truth be told if I was only here for a short time, I would probably try to see as much as I could. So anyway, after finding out when they would be here, I asked her what they wanted to see. Their choices were Aladdin, Beautiful, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, Waitress, and Wicked. Quite the lineup don't you think? Now believe it or not, but I have seen every one of those shows.

Well except Aladdin. What can I say? I'm not just a big Disney fan I guess. But enough about me. Now they knew going in, that both Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton might be a little more difficult to get tickets for than the other ones. Thankfully for them their agent called us, because we have access to every show. In the end I got them great seats for both shows. Were they cheap? No they weren't.

However I was able to get them tickets for the other shows at a much lower rate, including Waitress and Beautiful that were available at "Insider Prices". Who doesn't love a bargain? I know I do. So there you have it folks. Six amazing shows, and at amazing prices to boot. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next? Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, January 06, 2018

What To See In 2018 Part 4

Children of a Lesser GodThat's right theatre fans. It's time for my fourth and final look at this season's upcoming shows. Let's take a look.

Children of a Lesser God
Studio 54
1st Preview: March 22, 2018
Opens: April 11, 2018

Out of all the plays that are scheduled to open this season, this is the one that I am the most excited about. Well that and The Iceman Cometh. But that's for another blog. Children Of A Lesser God, which first premiered on Broadway in 1980, will make it's return to the Great White Way this Spring. The show, which is directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin In The Sun), stars Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff, is based on this year's critically acclaimed production at the Berkshire Theatre Group. Here's hoping lighting strikes twice.

Travesties
American Airlines Theatre
1st Preview: March 29, 2018
Opens: April 24, 2018 

TravestiesWinner of the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play of the Year is Travesties. The show, which is making it's first return to the Broadway stage since it's original production, is transferring from the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Nominated for five 2017 Olivier Awards, Travesties stars stage and screen star Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Night Manager) in the role of Henry Carr, who forges a friendship with Author James Joyce, and poet and performance artist Tristan Tzara during the height of the second world war in Zurich. Expect the show to be a big contender at next year's Tony Awards.

Saint Joan
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
1st Preview: April 3, 2018
Opens: April 25, 2018

That's right theatre fans. Everyone's favorite French heroin from the 15th Century, returns to the Broadway stage for the first time in forty years.  This new production, which is headlined by two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll's House: Part 2, Stick-Fly), as the mysterious country girl who's visions make her famous, while at the same time, causing dismay amongst the country's leaders. Well I'm sold.


The Boys in the BandThe Boys In The Band
Booth Theatre
1st Preview: April 30, 2018
Opens: TBA
Closes: August 12, 2018

Earlier this week I wrote a blog on the highly anticipated revival of The Boys In The Band. The show, which features an all-star cast will technically open after the season cut-off for this years Tony Awards. However because it is beginning previews in April I decide to include it anyway. The revival, which will mark the shows fiftieth anniversary, is set to go on sale on January 20, so don't miss your chance to see one of the Great White Way's most celebrated plays of all time.

So there you have it. The 2017-2018 Broadway season is poised to be one of the best in years. Which one will you see? Tune into the 2018 Tony Awards, live on CBS on June 10, 2018. Until next time theatre fans.





Friday, January 05, 2018

Three Tall Women To Make Broadway Debut In February 2018

Three Tall WomenEdward Albee back on Broadway? Count me in theatre fans. Three Tall Women, which won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will make it's long awaited Broadway debut in February. The show, which also won the New York Drama Critic's Circle Award and the Outer Critic's Circle Award for Best Play of the Year, will begin previews at the John Golden Theatre on February 27, 2018, with opening night scheduled for March 29.

Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Wicked, The Humans), and starring Tony and Emmy winner Laurie Metcalf (A Dolls House: Part 2), two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class), and Tony Award nominee Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Three Tall Women, tells the story of three women, who's lives become intertwined when the eldest member of the group's life, is turned upside down by a series of unfortunate events.

As the evening progresses, they learn that despite their different lifestyles and backgrounds, they are more alike than they thought. Now that sounds like a great evening in the theatre. Tickets for this award winning play are now on sale. Plus 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 June 24, 2018, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Three Tall Women on Broadway at the Booth Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Broadway Revival Of The Boys In The Band To Begin Previews In Spring 2018

The Boys in the BandThat's right theatre fans. One of the most groundbreaking plays in the history of gay theatre, is finally making it's debut on the Great White Way. The Boys In The Band, which first premiered Off-Broadway in April 1968, will begin previews at the Booth Theatre on April 30, 2018, with opening night to be announced at a later date.

This new production, which will coincide with the shows fiftieth anniversary, was written by playwright Mart Crowley, and is being directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Wicked, The Humans). Not only that, but the show will feature an all-star cast of some of the most popular and celebrated actor's from the stage and screen.

Leading the cast are Matt Bomer (White Collar), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Andrew Rannells (The Book Of Mormon), and Robin De Jesus (In The Heights). Now that's what I call an all-star cast. As of now, no on sale date has been announced. Stay tuned to this site for future updates. Get your tickets to see The Boys In The Band on Broadway at the Booth Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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