Sunday, July 14, 2019

Pulitzer Prize And Tony Award Winner Tracy Letts New Play Linda Vista To Open On Broadway This Fall

HR - Tracy Letts.jpgOne of my favorite theatrical experiences of all time was seeing the Broadway production of August:Osage County. The show, which premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in 2007, would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the Tony Award for Best Play of the Year. Now here we are twelve years later, and playwright Tracy Letts is headed back to Broadway in a brand new play.

Linda Vista, which premiered at the Steppenwolf Thetare in March 2017, is set to begin previews at the Hayes Theatre on September 19, and play thru November 10. So what is the show about? Well according to the shows website, Linda Vista tells the story of fifty year old Wheeler. His marriage is over, his job is mundane, and the best years of his life appear to be behind him.

A move from the cot in his ex-wife’s garage to his own apartment opens up new possibilities for love and sex—complicated, painful and hilarious. Full of opinions, yet short on self-examination, Wheeler must reconcile the man he has become with the man he wants to be. Well I'm sold. As of now no on sale date has been announced. Be sure to check this website for further updates. Get your tickets to see Linda Vista on Broadway at the Hayes Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal And Tom Sturridge To Star In Sea Wall/A Life On Broadway

Sea Wall / A LifeThe first new play of the 2019-2020 Broadway season is Sea Wall/A Life. The back to back monologue plays by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne, stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge who starred in the recent sold out production at the Public Theatre. Directed by Carrie Cracknell, Sea Wall/A Life is set to begin previews at the Hudson Theatre on July 26, with opening night scheduled for August 8. The show will play a limited engagement thru September 29.

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 September 29, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Sea Wall/A Life on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

New Play The Height Of The Storm To Open On Broadway This Fall

Related imageThe Height of the Storm? Now I don't know about you, but the title alone makes me want to see it. Well that, and it is set to star two-time Tony Award winner Jonathan Pryce, and four-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Olivier Award winner Eileen Atkins.

The play, which was written by Florian Zeller, and translated by Academy and Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton, is set to begin previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on September 10, with opening night scheduled for September 24.

So what's the show about? Well according to the shows website, The Height of the Storm tells the story of André and Madeleine, who for fifty years have been filled with the everyday pleasures and unfathomable mysteries of an enduring marriage, until suddenly their life together begins to unravel, and this loving relationship is faced with the inevitability of change.

Now I don't know about you, but I think the title totally fits don't you? By the way for those of you who want tickets to see The Height of the Storm, you are in luck. We sell it. Get your tickets to see The Height of the Storm on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Former Talking Head's Frontman David Byrne Headed To Broadway In American Utopia

Image result for american utopia logoGrowing up in the 80's, one of the most bizarre videos that I ever saw was Once In A Lifetime by The Talking Heads. To a ten year old MTV obsessed kid it was strange to say the least.

Now here we are all these years later and the singer of that new wave rock classic is coming to Broadway. American Utopia, which is based on the 2018 album, is set to begin previews at the Hudson Theatre on October 4, with opening night scheduled for October 20.

Featuring music and lyrics by David Byrne, and direction by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Beetlejuice, Moulin Rouge), American Utopia will play a limited run at Boston's Colonial Theatre from September 11-28. Tickets for the sixteen week engagement are now on sale. Not only that, but we are selling it. Get your tickets to see American Utopia on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.


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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Academy Award Winner Marisa Tomei To Return To Broadway In The Rose Tattoo

RoseTattoo.JPGWhat's that? A show by one of my favorite playwrights, starring one of my favorite actors, and it's headed to Broadway? I must be dreaming. The Rose Tattoo, written by Tennessee Williams, is set to return to Broadway this Fall at the American Airlines Theatre.

Starring Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei, and directed by Trip Cullman, the show is scheduled to begin previews on September 19 with opening night to be announced at a later date.

Now I'll admit that while I am a huge Tennessee Williams fan, I am less familiar with The Rose Tattoo than I am with some of his earlier work. I guess that's why I am so excited to see it. All I can tell you is that the play won the 1951 Tony Award for Best Play of the Year. Well that's enough for me.

O.K. I guess I can tell you a little bit more about the show. Set in Mississippi, The Rose Tattoo tells the story of Serafina Delle Rose, an Italian-American widow, who after the death of her husband withdraws from not only her family, but the world around her. Now do you want to see it? Get your tickets to see The Rose Tattoo on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.


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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Freestyle Love Supreme To Open On Broadway This October

freestyle love supreme Broadway Show TicketsThat's right theatre fans. Lin-Manuel Miranda is headed back to the Great White Way. Now before you get all excited, the Tony and Grammy Award actor/composer is not starring in the show. He is merely the co-creator alongside fellow Tony Award winning director Thomas Kail (Hamilton), and Anthony Veneziale. Freestyle Love Supreme, which played a sold out engagement Off-Broadway at the Ars Nova’s Greenwich House Theate, will begin previews at the Booth Theatre on September 13, with opening night scheduled for October 2.

As of now the show is scheduled to play a limited engagement thru January 5, 2020. That's sixteen weeks for you math wizards. Now it should be noted that during the shows Off-Broadway engagement, it featured several cameos by not only creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, but past and current Hamilton stars Tony Award nominee Christopher Jackson, and Tony Award winners James Monroe Iglehart and Daveed Diggs. I wonder who will show up for the Broadway run? We shall see. Get your tickets to see Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway at the Booth Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Monday, July 08, 2019

New Play The Inheritance To Open On Broadway This Fall

Image result for the inheritance playWinner of the 2019 Olivier Award for Best Play is The Inheritance. Set in New York City following the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 80's and 90's, this two part play first premiered at the Old Vic Theatre in London in March 2018. Written by Matthew Lopez, and directed by Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliott), The Inheritance is set to begin previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on September 27, with opening night scheduled for November 17.

Now I don't know about you, but seven weeks sounds like a long preview period for a show that has been in production for over a year. But who am I to judge? Now for those of you who want tickets to see this award winning play, you have come to the right place. We sell it. Well that and every new play and musical this season on Broadway. Get your tickets to see The Inheritance on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Sunday, July 07, 2019

Betrayal On Broadway

BetrayalIn the Fall of 2000, I attended a production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal at the American Airlines Theatre. Now to be honest, I only went because it was a free ticket. Well that and I had a huge crush on Juliette Binoche ever since I had seen her in The English Patient a few years before.

Now here we are nineteen years later, and Betrayal is headed back to the stage. This new production, which is being directed by Jamie Lloyd, stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers: Endgame), Zawe Ashton (Velvet Buzzsaw), and Charlie Cox (King of Thieves).

Previews are set to begin at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on August 14, with opening night scheduled for September 5. Oh and did I mention that we are selling tickets for it? Well we are. Get your tickets to see Betrayal on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, July 06, 2019

Customer Story

TootsieToday's customer story comes all the way from the great state of California. Portola Valley to be exact. Last week, I received a call from a gentleman who was planning a trip to New York with his wife, and wanted to see a couple of shows while they were here.
I asked him how he heard about us, and he said that his travel agent had suggested us. Now that's what I call a loyal customer. Anyway, I asked him when they would be here, and more importantly what they wanted to see.

His choices were two of last season's biggest hits. That's right. I am talking about none other than Ain't Too Proud, and Tootsie. Two of my favorite shows by the way.Now since they were coming in September, I knew availability would be good as things tend to slow down in New York once school begins. Thankfully I was right, as I got them great seats in the Center Front Mezzanine for both shows. Plus the tickets were lower than they were expecting. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?


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Friday, July 05, 2019

Pretty Woman To Close Next Month

Pretty Woman: The MusicalWell would you look at that? Another week has gone by, and just like that, another show has announced they are closing. For those of you who are keeping count, that makes five shows from the 2018-2019 Broadway season that are closing next month. Those are Be More Chill and The Prom (August 11), and King Kong and The Cher Show (August 18).

Pretty Woman:The Musical, which opened at the Nederlander Theatre on August 16, 2018, will play it's final performance on August 18. When it closes, it will have played a total of twenty-seven previews and four hundred and twenty one performances. Here's hoping this is the last closing for awhile. Fingers crossed. Until next time theatre fans.


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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Moulin Rouge The Musical Now In Previews On Broadway

Moulin Rouge The MusicalI can't tell you how excited I am to see this show. Not only is Moulin Rouge one of my favorite movies of all time, but the shows director, Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Beetlejuice, Peter and the Starcatcher) is one of my favorite director's.

The show, which is based on the award winning 2001 film, premiered in July 2018 at the Colonial Theatre in Boston, where it won seven awards, including Best Musical.

With a book by Tony Award winner John Logan (Red), Moulin Rouge stars Tony Award winner Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Tony Award nominee Danny Burnstein, Tony Award nominee Sahr Ngaujah, and Tam Mutu.

By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see Moulin Rouge The Musical, you are in luck. We sell it. In fact, we sell every play and musical on Broadway. Get your tickets to see Moulin Rouge The Musical on Broadway at the Hirschfeld Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Broadway 4th of July Schedule

What's that? It's already the 4th of July? It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating Memorial Day. Time sure does fly in the Big Apple. Now unlike years past, there are only two shows scheduled to play that day. Ink at 7pm, and My Fair Lady at 2pm. Because of that, there are more shows performing on Monday July 1. Now on to the rest of the schedule. Happy 4th of July everyone!

Show TitleMon. July 1Tue. July 2Wed. July 3Thu. July 4Fri. July 5Sat. July 6Sun. July 7
Ain't Too ProudDARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 7:30pm
AladdinDARK7pm2pm, 7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm1pm, 6:30pm
Be More Chill7pm7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
BeautifulDARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 7pm
BeetlejuiceDARK7pm2pm, 8pm2pm8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
The Book of Mormon7pm7pm7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 7pm
Burn This7pm7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
The Cher Show7pm7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
Chicago8pm8pm8pm8pm8pm2:30pm, 8pm3pm, 7:30pm
Come From Away7pm7pm2pm, 7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
Criss Angel RawDARK8pm3pm, 8pmDARK8pm3pm, 8pm3pm, 7pm
Dear Evan Hansen7pm7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
The Ferryman7pm7pm1pm, 7:30pm7pm7pm1pm, 7:30pm3pm
Frankie and Johnny...8pm7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
FrozenDARK7pm1pm, 7pm7pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
HadestownDARK7pm2pm, 7:30pm7pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
HamiltonDARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
Harry Potter...DARKDARK2pm, 7:30pm7:30pm2pm, 7:30pm2pm, 7:30pm2pm, 7:30pm
InkDARK7pm2pm, 7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
King KongDARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
The Lion KingDARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
Mean Girls7pm7pm2pm, 7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 7:30pm
Moulin Rouge!DARK8pm8pm2pm, 8pm8pm2pm, 8pm7pm
My Fair LadyDARK7pm2pm, 8pm2pm8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
Oklahoma!DARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
The Phantom of the Opera8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
Pretty Woman7pm7pm7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 7:30pm
The Prom8pm7pm2pm, 8pm8pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
To Kill a Mockingbird7pm7pm1pm, 7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
Tootsie7:30pm7:30pm2pm, 7:30pmDARK8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
Waitress7pm7pm2pm, 7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm3pm
What the Constitution Means to MeDARK7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 8pm3pm, 7pm
Wicked7pm7pm2pm, 7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm3pm

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Two More Broadway Shows Announce Closing

King KongWill the madness ever stop theatre fans? Yes I know shows close all the time. But this is the second time in less than a week that this has happened. Yesterday, it was announced that both The Cher Show and King Kong will close in August.

Now while both shows received Tony Awards, The Cher Show won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and Best Costume Design, and Sunny Tilders and Creature Technology Company was awarded a special Tony Award for their puppetry work on King Kong, it did not translate into sales at the box office.

Both shows are scheduled to play their final performances on August 18. Get your tickets to see The Cher Show on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, and King Kong on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre. Time is running out. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Dave Chappelle Extends Broadway Run

Image result for pics of dave chappelleGood news comedy fans. It looks like your boy Dave Chappelle will be hanging around the Great White Way a little longer.

Earlier today, it was announced that comedian Dave Chappelle, who is scheduled to make his Broadway next month, has added an additional week.

The show, is set to begin performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on July 9, and play thru July 20. Tickets for the additional week are set to go on sale this Friday.

Not only that, but we will be selling it. Get your tickets to see Dave Chappelle on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Tickets are sure to sell out quickly, so don't delay. Until next time comedy fans.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Customer Story

What the Constitution Means to MeToday's customer story comes all the way from the "Bay State". That's right. I am talking about the great state of Massachusetts. Chestnut Hill to be exact. A couple of days ago, I received a call from a regular customer of mine who was planning a trip to New York in August with her husband, and wanted to see a couple of shows while they were here.

Their choices? Why none other than two of last season's most popular shows. Ain't Too Proud, and What The Constitution Means To Me. Two great choices I have to say. Having seen Ain't Too Proud, I suggested that the better seats are in the Front Mezzanine because not only is there a lot of dancing, but also a lot of video. Thankfully she agreed with me, and I got her excellent seats in the center.

One show down. One show to go. Now while I have yet to see What The Constitution Means To Me, I have seen many shows at the Helen Hayes Theatre, which by the way is the smallest theatre on Broadway. Which means, there is not a bad seat in the house. In the end, I got her excellent seats on the aisle in the Orchestra. So there you have it folks. Two great shows, with great seats to boot. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Get Tickets To See Grammy Nominee Vanessa Carlton In Beautiful

Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalThe year? 2002. The song? A Thousand Miles. The artist? Vanessa Carlton. Any of that ringing a bell? Of course it is. After all, the song, which reached number five on the Billboard 100, also received three 2003 Grammy Award nominations including Record and Song of the Year.

Now here we are sixteen years later, and this talented singer-songwriter is about to make her Broadway debut as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The show, which opened in November 2013, continues to delight audiences of all ages eight times a week at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway. Now for those of you who still haven't seen the show, you are in luck. We sell it.

Plus if you call right now, you can 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 September 1, it is for select seats only, as as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Vanessa Carlton in Beautiful on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

A Day In The Life Of A Ticket Broker

A few months ago, I celebrated twenty-seven years of living in New York. Twenty-one of those have been spent working in the ticket industry, with fifteen of those years at Applause. Time sure does fly doesn't it? Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that when I moved to the big city back in 1992, that I would be spending my days and nights selling tickets to other people. I came here to be an actor, a writer, an artist. Yet here I am selling hundreds of tickets every week to travel agents, concierges, and total strangers. And you know what? I hate it. Just kidding. I love my job. I even love the people I work with too. How rare is that?

So while I wait for my big break, I continue to work at Applause and assist new and old customers alike with all their ticket needs. That’s not all. I am also here to answer any questions you might have about the greatest city in the world. Let's face it after being here for twenty-seven years, I have acquired a lot of knowledge about this great city of ours. Need help on what show to see? Give me a call. What about where to eat or what hotel to stay at while you're here? I can help with that too. Now I don't have an extension but since I am the only J. here I should be pretty easy to find. And if I'm not here feel free to send me an email at james@applause-tickets.com. Here's to another twenty-seven years.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Two Broadway Shows Announce Closing

The PromSad news theatre fans. Two of last season's most critically acclaimed shows are about to take their final bows on the Great White Way. The Prom, which was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical of the Year, and Be More Chill, which was nominated for Best Score, will both close on August 11.

Now to be honest, shows closing after the Tony Awards is nothing new. In fact just last week, two other productions, Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus, and Hilary and Clinton, announced early closings as well. Hopefully this will be it for awhile. Until next time theatre fans.

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