Monday, April 30, 2018

Broadway Revival Of The Boys In The Band Begins Performances Tonight

The Boys in the BandThat's right theatre fans. The boys are back, and they are getting the band back together. Like how I did that? The Boys In The Band, which first premiered Off-Broadway on April 14, 1968, will make it 's long awaited Broadway debut this Spring at the Booth Theatre.

The show, which features an all-star cast, and is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, (Take Me Out, Wicked), is set to open on April 30. The limited engagement will conclude it's run on August 11.

The Mart Crowley play stars Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Matt Bomer (White Collar), Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon), Robin De Jesus (In the Heights), Brian Hutchinson (Exit the King), Michael Benjamin Washington ( La Cage Aux Folles), and Tuc Watkins ( One Life To Live), and Charlie Carver (Desperate Housewives).

See? I told you it was an all-star cast didn't I? By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see the show, you are in luck. We sell it. In fact, we sell every new play and musical on Broadway this season. Get your tickets to see Boys In The Band on Broadway at the Booth Theatre. Until next time theater fans.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

2018 Drama Desk Nominations

CarouselA few days ago, I posted the nominations for the 2018 Outer Critic's Circle Awards. Next up? Why none other than the 2018 Drama Desk Award Nominations.

Leading the pack this year with twelve nominations, is the new Broadway revival of Carousel, starring Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller, Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry and opera dive Renee Fleming.

Following in second place with eleven nominations is the new musical SpongeBob SquarePants, and coming in third this year is the new Broadway smash Mean Girls with ten nominations.

The show, which will take place at Town Hall on June 3, will be hosted once again by Obie winner Michael Urie (Torch Song, Buyer & Cellar). Now on to the rest of the nominees.

Outstanding Play
Admissions
Mary Jane
Miles for Mary
People, Places and Things
School Girls, or, The African Mean Girls Play

Outstanding Musical
Desperate Measures
KPOP
Mean Girls
Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Revival of a Play
Angels in America
Hindle Wakes
In the Blood
Three Tall Women
Travesties

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Amerike – The Golden Land
Carousel
My Fair Lady
Once On This Island
Pacific Overtures

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Johnny Flynn, Hangmen
Andrew Garfield, Angels in America
Tom Hollander, Travesties
James McArdle, Angels in America
Paul Sparks, At Home at the Zoo

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Carrie Coon, Mary Jane
Denise Gough, People, Places & Things
Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women
Laurie Metcalf, Three Tall Women
Billie Piper, Yerma

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Jelani Alladin, Frozen
Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady
Joshua Henry, Carousel
Evan Ruggiero, Bastard Jones
Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Gizel Jiménez, Miss You Like Hell
LaChanze, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Jessie Mueller, Carousel
Ashley Park, KPOP
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Miss You Like Hell

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Ben Edelman, Admissions
Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero
Nathan Lane, Angels in America
David Morse, The Iceman Cometh
Gregg Mozgala, Cost of Living

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jocelyn Bioh, In the Blood
Jamie Brewer, Amy and the Orphans
Barbara Marten, People, Places & Things
Deirdre O'Connell, Fulfillment Center
Constance Shulman, Bobbie Clearly

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Damon Daunno, The Lucky Ones
Alexander Gemignani, Carousel
Grey Henson, Mean Girls
Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants
Tony Yazbeck, Prince of Broadway

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Lindsay Mendez, Carousel
Kenita R. Miller, Once on This Island
Ashley Park, Mean Girls
Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady
Kate Rockwell, Mean Girls

Outstanding Director of a Play
Marianne Elliott, Angels in America
Jeremy Herrin, People, Places & Things
Joe Mantello, Three Tall Women
Lila Neugebauer, Miles for Mary
Simon Stone, Yerma
John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Christian Barry, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
Teddy Bergman, KPOP
Jack O'Brien, Carousel
Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants
Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady

The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography
Camille A. Brown, Once on This Island
Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
Justin Peck, Carousel
Nejla Yatkin, The Boy Who Danced on Air

Outstanding Music
The Bengsons, The Lucky Ones
Ben Caplan, Christian Barry, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
David Friedman, Desperate Measures
Erin McKeown, Miss You Like Hell
Helen Park, Max Vernon, KPOP

Outstanding Lyrics
Nell Benjamin, Mean Girls
Quiara Alegría Hudes/Erin McKeown, Miss You Like Hell
Peter Kellogg, Desperate Measures
Helen Park, Max Vernon, KPOP

Outstanding Book of a Musical
Tina Fey, Mean Girls
Kyle Jarrow, SpongeBob Squarepants
Peter Kellogg, Desperate Measures
Hannah Moscovitch, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Outstanding Orchestrations
Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants
Annmarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin (John Bertles and Bash the Trash, found instrument design), Once on This Island
Charlie Rosen, Erin McKeown, Miss You Like Hell
Jonathan Tunick, Pacific Overtures
Jonathan Tunick, Carousel

Outstanding Music in a Play
Imogen Heap, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Justin Hicks, Mlima's Tale
Amatus Karim-Ali, The Homecoming Queen
Justin Levine, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Adrian Sutton, Angels in America

The Hudson Scenic Studio Award for Outstanding Set Design of a Play
Miriam Buether, Three Tall Women
Bunny Christie, People, Places & Things
Lizzie Clachan, Yerma
Maruti Evans, Kill Move Paradise
Louisa Thompson, In the Blood

Outstanding Set Design for a Musical
Louisa Adamson, Christian Barry, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
Beowulf Boritt, Prince of Broadway
Dane Laffrey, Once on This Island
Santo Loquasto, Carousel
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Costume Design for a Play
Dede M. Ayite, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play
Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and the King
Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Ann Roth, Three Tall Women
Emilio Sosa, Venus

Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical
Gregg Barnes, Mean Girls
Clint Ramos, Once on This Island
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants
Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady
Dede M. Ayite, Bella: An American Tall Tale

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Natasha Chivers, 1984
Alan C. Edwards, Kill Move Paradise
Paul Gallo, Three Tall Women
Paul Russell, Farinelli and the King

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
Louisa Adamson, Christian Barry, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
Amith Chandrashaker, The Lucky Ones
Jules Fisher, Peggy Eisenhauer, Once on This Island
Brian MacDevitt, Carousel
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, KPOP

Outstanding Projection Design
David Bengali, Van Gogh's Ear
Andrezj Goulding, People, Places & Things
Peter Nigrini, SpongeBob SquarePants
Finn Ross and Adam Young, Mean Girls
Finn Ross and Ash J. Woodward, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Sound Design in a Play
Brendan Aanes, Balls
Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Tom Gibbons, 1984
Tom Gibbons, People, Places & Things
Stefan Gregory, Yerma
Palmer Hefferan, Today is My Birthday

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Kai Harada, The Band's Visit
Scott Lehrer, Carousel
Will Pickens, KPOP
Dan Moses Schreier, Pacific Overtures

Outstanding Wig and Hair
Carole Hancock, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Campbell Young Associates, Farinelli and the King
Cookie Jordan, School Girls;, or The African Mean Girls Play
Charles G. LaPointe, SpongeBob SquarePants
Josh Marquette, Mean Girls

Outstanding Solo Performance
Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke
David Greenspan, Strange Interlude
Jon Levin, A Hunger Artist
Lesli Margherita, Who's Holiday!
Sophie Melville, Iphigenia in Splott

The Chase Award for Unique Theatrical Experience
Derren Brown: Secret
Master
Say Something Bunny!

Outstanding Fight Choreography
J. David Brimmer, Is God Is
Steve Rankin, Carousel
Unkle Dave's Fight House, Oedipus El Rey

Outstanding Puppet Design
Finn Caldwell, Nick Barnes, Angels in America
Michael Curry, Frozen
Charlie Kanev, Sarah Nolan, and Jonathan Levin, A Hunger Artist
Vandy Wood, The Artificial Jungle

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Iceman Cometh Reviews

The Iceman ComethThat's right theatre fans. It's that time again. Time to celebrate another opening on the Great White Way. Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, starring Tony and Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, and directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, opened on Thursday at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

Broadway News

The Daily Beast

Entertainment Weekly

Hollywood Reporter

The New York Daily News

New York Magazine

The New York Times

NY1

Time Out New York

Variety

The Washington Post

Pretty good 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. 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 July 1, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see The Iceman Cometh on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

2018 Outer Critic's Circle Award Nominations

SpongeBob SquarePantsThat's right theatre fans. The awards season has officially begun. Just a short while ago, the nominations for this year's Outer Critic's Circle Awards were announced. Leading the pack this year with eleven nominations is SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical, followed by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2, which received ten nominations, and the new Broadway revival of My Fair Lady which got nine nominations. Winners are set to be announced on May 7. Now on to the rest of the nominations.

Outstanding New Broadway Play
The Children
Farinelli and the King
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Junk

Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Escape to Margaritaville
Frozen
Mean Girls
Prince of Broadway
SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Admissions
Cost of Living
Hangmen
The Low Road
Mlima’s Tale

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Cruel Intentions
Desperate Measures
Jerry Springer- The Opera
Miss You Like Hell
Woody Sez

Outstanding Book Of A Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Tina Fey, Mean Girls
Quiara Alegría Hudes, Miss You Like Hell
Kyle Jarrow, SpongeBob SquarePants
Peter Kellogg, Desperate Measures

Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Domani & Lil’C, Jonathan Coulton, and Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants
David Friedman and Peter Kellogg, Desperate Measures
Imogen Heap, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Erin McKeown and Quiara Alegría Hudes, Miss You Like Hell
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Frozen

Outstanding Revival Of A Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Angels in America
Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train
Lobby Hero
Three Tall Women
Travesties

Outstanding Revival Of A Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Carousel
My Fair Lady
Once on This Island
Pacific Overtures

Outstanding Director Of A Play
Jo Bonney, Cost of Living
Marianne Elliott, Angels in America
Patrick Marber, Travesties
Joe Mantello, Three Tall Women
John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Director Of A Musical
Michael Arden, Once on This Island
Bill Castellino, Desperate Measures
Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady

Outstanding Choreographer
Camille A. Brown, Once on This Island
Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady
Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants
Steven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Justin Peck, Carousel

Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
Miriam Buether, Three Tall Women
Myung Hee Cho, In the Body of the World
Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Michael Yeargan, My Fair Lady
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)
Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Clint Ramos, Once on This Island
Paloma Young, Time and the Conways
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants
Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady

Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePants
Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Paule Constable, Angels in America
Paul Russell, Farinelli and the King
Lap Chi Chu, Mlima’s Tale

Outstanding Projection Design (Play or Musical)
Tim Reid, 1984
Finn Ross, Frozen
Finn Ross, In the Body of the World
Finn Ross and Adam Young, Mean Girls
Finn Ross and Ash Woodward, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical)
Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Kate Marvin, [Porto]
Fitz Patton, Napoli, Brooklyn
Marc Salzberg, My Fair Lady
Darron L. West, Mlima’s Tale

Outstanding Orchestrations
Jason Robert Brown, Prince Of Broadway
Tom Kitt, Spongebob Squarepants
Annmarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin, Once On This Island
Jonathan Tunick, Carousel
Claire Van Kampen, Farinelli And The King

Outstanding Actor In A Play
Sean Carvajal, Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train
Andrew Garfield, Angels In America
Tom Hollander, Travesties
Gregg Mozgala, Cost Of Living
Michael Urie, The Government Inspector

Outstanding Actress In A Play
Maameyaa Boafo, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play
Jessica Hecht, Admissions
Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women
Lauren Ridloff, Children Of A Lesser God
Katy Sullivan, Cost Of Living

Outstanding Actor In A Musical
Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady
Joshua Henry, Carousel
David M. Lutken, Woody Sez
Conor Ryan, Desperate Measures
Ethan Slater, Spongebob Squarepants

Outstanding Actress In A Musical
Lauren Ambrose, My Fair Lady
Erika Henningsen, Mean Girls
Hailey Kilgore, Once On This Island
Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls
Patti Murin, Frozen

Outstanding Featured Actor In A Play
Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Johnny Flynn, Hangmen
Nathan Lane, Angels In America
David Morse, The Iceman Cometh
Paul Sparks, At Home At The Zoo

Outstanding Featured Actress In A Play
Jamie Brewer, Amy And The Orphans
Denise Gough, Angels In America
Harriet Harris, The Low Road
Laurie Metcalf, Three Tall Women
Mary Testa, The Government Inspector
 
Outstanding Featured Actor In A Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
Alexander Gemignani, Carousel
Gavin Lee, Spongebob Squarepants
Nick Wyman, Desperate Measures
Tony Yazbeck, Prince Of Broadway

Outstanding Featured Actress In A Musical
Kerry Butler, Mean Girls
Lindsay Mendez, Carousel
Lauren Molina, Desperate Measures
Ashley Park, Mean Girls
Emily Skinner, Prince Of Broadway

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

"And the nominees are.." : Tony Nomination Predictions

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On May 1st, the nominations for the 72nd annual Tony Awards will be announced for the new season. Here's some of our predictions on who will be the winners this year.


*Please note these are not the official nominations, just our humble predictions.*

Best Play:

Farinelli and the King
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
1984
The Parisian Woman

Winner:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Best Musical: 
Frozen
The Band's Visit
Spongebob Squarepants the Musical
Mean Girls

Winner:
The Band's Visit

Best Revival of a Play:
Angels in America
The Iceman Cometh
Children of a Lesser God
Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Winner:
Angels in America

Best Revival of a Musical:
Once on This Island
My Fair Lady
Carousel

Winner:
Once on This Island

Best Original Score
The Band's Visit
Frozen
Spongebob Squarepants the Musical
Mean Girls

Winner:
Spongebob Squarepants the Musical

Best Book of a Musical:
The Band's Visit
Escape to Margaritaville
Mean Girls
Prince of Broadway

Winner:
Mean Girls

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Denzel Washington - The Iceman Cometh
Mark Rylance - Farinelli and the King
John Leguizamo - Latin History for Morons
Jamie Parker - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Winner: 
Mark Rylance - Farinelli and the King


Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Amy Schumer - Meteor Shower
Uma Thurman - The Parisian Woman
Lauren Ridloff - Children of a Lesser God
Laurie Metcalf - Three Tall Women

Winner: 
Lauren Ridloff - Children of a Lesser God

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Hailey Kilgore- Once on This Island
Erika Henningsen- Mean Girls
Lauren Ambrose - My Fair Lady
Katrina Lenk - The Band's Visit

Winner:
Lauren Ambrose - My Fair Lady

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Tony Shalhoub - The Band's Visit
Ethan Slater - Spongebob Squarepants
Paul Alexander Nolan - Escape to Margaritaville
Henry Hadden-Paton - My Fair Lady

Winner:
Tony Shalhoub - The Band's Visit

These are just a few of the categories available for the Tony Awards. Others include featured actors/actress in a play and a musical, choreography, costume, orchestrations, and more!

The Tony Awards will be airing June 10, 2018. This year, they are being hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban. What are your predictions for this year?

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Bette Midler To Return To Hello Dolly As Show Post's Closing Notice

Hello Dolly! TicketsThat's right theatre fans. She's back. Well not until this Summer that is. It was recently announced, that Bette Midler will return as everyone's favorite matchmaker Hello Dolly. The Divine Miss M, who won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, will star in the role from July 17 to August 25.

It was also announced that the Tony Award winning musical will close following Ms. Midler's final performance. Tickets for the six week engagement are scheduled to go on sale on April 29. Now for those of you who still want to see the show, but don't want to wait until July to see it, you are in luck.

It is currently starring the one and only two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters. 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 July 15, it is for select seats, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Hello Dolly on Broadway. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

My Fair Lady Reviews

My Fair LadyThat's right theatre fans, My Fair Lady is back on Broadway for the first time in almost twenty-five years. The show, which opened on Thursday night at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific), and stars Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Harry Hadden- Paton (Downton Abby), two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), and Tony Award winner Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones). So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

Broadway News

The Chicago Tribune

Deadline

Entertainment Weekly

Hollywood Reporter

Newsday

The New York Times

Variety

The Wrap

Now that is what I call some excellent reviews. Be sure to check out my colleague Emily's review on the show as well. Now for those of you who want tickets to see My Fair Lady you are in luck. We sell it. In fact we sell every play and musical on Broadway. Get your tickets to see My Fair Lady on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Drama Desk Award Nomiantions To Be Announced Later This Month

Image result for pic of drama desk awardThat's right theatre fans. Awards season is finally here. It seems like only yesterday, that I was at my bosses house watching the 2017 Tony Awards, and here we are once again getting ready to celebrate the best of this season.

First up? The 2018 Drama Desk Awards. The nominations for this years awards are set to be announced on April 26 at 10am, at Feinstein's/54 Below. Making the announcements?

Why none other than Tony Award winner and Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski (She Love Me, Nine, 30 Rock) and Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). The awards, which honors the best on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway will be held at The Town Hall on June 3, and will be hosted by Obie Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty). Say tuned to this blog on April 26 for all the nominees. Until next time theatre fans.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tina Reviews

Tina TicketsNow I know what you're thinking. Tina who? Tina Fey maybe? Or how about Family Ties star Tina Yothers. I know. I'm really aging myself aren't I? OK, I wont leave you in suspense. Tina, is about award winning superstar Tina Turner.

The show, which opened last night at the Aldwych Theatre London, tells the story of the former Anna Mae Bullock, and her rise from poverty in Tennessee to becoming rock 'n' roll royalty. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

The Guardian 

The Hollywood Reporter

The Telegraph

Time Out London

Variety

Pretty great reviews don't you think? By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see the show, you are in luck. We sell it. In fact we sell every play and musical in London. Get your tickets to see at the Aldwych Theatre in London. Until next time theatre fans. 

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

"My Fair Lady" Will Leave You Wanting to Dance All Night

My Fair LadyOn April 19th, the revival production of  My Fair Lady will open at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont theatre.

In a word, this revival is entirely charming. Smiles are in abundance throughout the audience, and not a moment is wasted during the show. If you want a classic night out at the theater, look no further.

My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a poor Cockney girl who is taken in as a challenge for Professor Henry Higgins is confident he can pass Eliza off as a high-class society lady in a short amount of  time, well enough to fool even a royal.

Lauren Ambrose is the fearless leader of the cast as Eliza Doolittle. Also joining her is Henry Haddon-Paton ("Downton Abbey") as Henry Higgins, two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz ("Wicked") as Alfred P. Doolittle, and Tony Award winner Dame Diana Riggs ("Game of Thrones") as Mrs. Higgins. 

The excellent cast is what really sets this production above many other shows currently on Broadway. Lauren Ambrose's classically trained voice is teetering near perfection, all while seamlessly switching accents midway through the show. Fans of the movie who are are partial to Audrey Hepburn will have some difficulty deciding "Who sang it better?"

Another notable performance was that of Norbert Leo Butz as Eliza's father Alfred. Butz's rendition of  "Get Me To The Church On Time" is a crowd-pleasing favorite. The high-energy song is just what is needed, set opposite of melodies such as "I could Have Danced All Night" and "On The Street Where You Live."

The one thing I liked, but didn't love was the set design in the show. While the revolving house of Henry Higgins was very impressive, seats on the far left side of the theatre might have some difficulty seeing some parts of the action. In other scenes of the production there was a very minimalist sort of set design. While it worked for the exterior shots of the house, and the scene at Mrs. Higgins parlor, the bar set left a little bit to be desired.

Tickets for My Fair Lady are in high demand and selling fast. If you're interested in seeing this show, I suggest grabbing your tickets soon. This "loverly" show is not one to miss!


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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Carousel Reviews

CarouselThat's right theatre fans. It's that time again. Time to celebrate another show opening on the Great White Way. Last night,the new Broadway revival of Carousel opened at the Imperial Theatre. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

AM New York

Broadway News

The Daily Beast

Deadline

Entertainment Weekly

Hollywood Reporter

Newsday

The New York Daily News

New York Magazine

The New York Times

Time Out New York

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Children Of A Lesser God Reviews

Children of a Lesser GodAnother opening. Another show. That's right theatre fans. It's that time again. Two night's ago, the first Broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God opened at the historic Studio 54.

The show, which won the 1980 Tony Award for Best Play of the Year, stars Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridlof, and is directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

Broadway News

The Daily Beast

Entertainment Weekly

Hollywood Reporter

NY1

Newsday

The New York Daily News

The New York Times

Time Out New York

Variety

The Wrap

By the way, for those of you want tickets to see the show, you are in luck. We sell it. In fact, we sell every play and musical on Broadway. Get your tickets to see Children of a Lesser God on Broadway at Studio 54. Until next time theatre fans. 

 JWB
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723 7th Avenue 
Suite 902
New York, NY 10019
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

http://www.applause-tickets.com/
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Customer Story

My Fair LadyToday's customer story comes all the way from the great state of Florida. Tampa to be exact. Actually that's not completely accurate, as this particular customer also has a residence in the Big Apple. So anyway now that you know where he's from, you are probably wondering what he wanted to see right?

Well as it turns out, he had called last week and ordered two tickets to see the new Broadway revival of My Fair Lady, and wanted to see another show, as he was now coming in a few days earlier than expected. I asked him what he wanted to see, and his first and only choice was one of last season's biggest hit's Hello Dolly. Good choice don't you think?

Now since he had already purchased Mezzanine tickets for My Fair Lady, I suggested the same type of seats for Hello Dolly. Thankfully he agreed with me. In the end I got him excellent seats in the fourth center of the Front Mezzanine, and at a price that was lower than he was expecting. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
723 7th Avenue 
Suite 902
New York, NY 10019
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mean Girls Reviews

Mean GirlsThat's right theatre fans. It's that time again. Time to celebrate another show opening on the Great White Way. So who's turn is it this week? Why none other than Mean Girls.

The show, which first premiered at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. this past October, officially opened this past Sunday at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

Broadway News

The Daily Beast

Deadline

Entertainment Weekly

Hollywood Reporter

NY1

New York Magazine

The New York Daily News

The New York Post

The New York Times

Time Out New York 

Variety

The Wrap

By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see the show, you are in luck. We sell it. In fact we sell every new play and musical opening this season. Get your tickets to see Mean Girls on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
723 7th Avenue 
Suite 902
New York, NY 10019
212-307-7050
or 1-800-451-9930

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