Sunday, March 24, 2019

Customer Story

To Kill A MockingbirdToday's customer story comes all they way from the great state of Tennessee. Manchester to be exact. It was a pretty slow Saturday morning at Applause, when my phone rang. I recognized the name and number right away as a regular customer of ours. Thank goodness for Caller I.D. right? Anyway after greeting her, and asking her how she was, I asked her what show her group wanted to see.

Now how did I know she was calling for group tickets? Well it's because two or three times a year she brings a group of her students to see a Broadway show. Now that's what I call an awesome teacher. So anyway, after finding out when they would be here, and finding out how many tickets she needed, I asked her what her and her students would like to see.

Well, as it turns out, their first and only choice was one of Broadway's hottest shows. That's right. I am taking about none other than To Kill A Mockingbird. Good choice don't you think? Now she knew going in that it was a hot ticket. After all,  it is the highest grossing show in Broadway history. Luckily I was able to find her some nice seats in the Balcony. Now I know what you're thinking. The balcony?

How in the world are they going to see anything from up there? I hope they remember to bring their binoculars. O.K. so now that I got the jokes out of the way. Trust me when I say that even though the  Balcony is the third level in the Shubert Theatre, you can still see everything without the use of a fancy optical instrument. In the end, I got them great seats in the Balcony, and at a price that was lower than they had seen on other sites. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

New Musical Hadestown Now In Previews

HadestownBesides working for Applause the last fifteen years, I am also a writer and composer. In fact, my original musical "Cheeseburger Deluxe" had it's world premier at the 4th Street Theatre in August 2016. Now while I have since changed the name of my show to "between hope and riverside", it still boggles my mind that my show played in the same building where my favorite musical of all time opened in 1996.

The theatre was the New York Theatre Workshop, and the show was the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical Rent. So why is this relevant you ask? Well as it turns out, while I was preparing to open my show, Broadway's newest musical Hadestown, was just wrapping up it's very first production just a few hundred feet from me. How exciting is that? Now here we are a little over two and a half years, and Hadestown is set to make it's Broadway debut.

The show, which just completed an acclaimed two month production at the National Theatre in London, is scheduled to open at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 17. So what exactly is the show all about? Well according to the shows website,"Hadestown, set in a Great Depression inspired apocalyptic setting, is a new musical about the fateful love story of Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as the tumultuous relationship of King Hades and his wife Persephone." Sounds quite fascinating 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. Well that and every new show this season on Broadway. Get your tickets to see Hadestown on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.


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Friday, March 22, 2019

Ain't Too Proud Reviews

Ain't too proudLet me just start off by saying how much I loved Aint Too Proud. Going in, I knew I would love the music as The Temptations are my favorite group of all time. Plus, it was being directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Sergio Trujillo.

You might have heard of a little show they did called Jersey Boys. You know the Tony Award winning musical that ran for eleven years on Broadway, and continues to play to packed houses eight times as week Off-Broadway. Here's hoping that Ain't Too Proud is just as successful. Now on to the reviews.

amNY

Broadway News

The Daily Beast

Deadline

Entertainment Weekly 

The Hollywood Reporter

New York Daily News

New York Magazine/Vulture

The New York Post

The New York Times

NY1

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 Temptations fans out there like me who want to see the show, 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 May 24, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Ain't Too Proud on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
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Friday, March 15, 2019

Kiss Me Kate Reviews

Kiss Me, KateThat's right theatre fans. It's that time again. Now believe it or not, but Kiss Me Kate is the first musical revival to open this season. In fact, except for the upcoming production of Oklahoma, they are they only two musical revival's scheduled to open this season. So why am I so surprised?

Probably because in the last twenty-five years, there is usually anywhere between three and four musicals to open on Broadway every year. Oh well. Better to have two strong revivals, than too many. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

The Daily Beast

Daily News 

Deadline

Entertainment Weekly 

The Hollywood Reporter

The New York Post

The New York Times

Time Out New York

Variety

The Wall Street Journal

The Wrap

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019

New Play Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus To Begin Previews Tonight

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Last week, I posted a blog about the new Broadway production of King Lear starring Tony and Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson. Now I know what you're thinking. Two plays by William Shakespeare in the same season? Well sort of. Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus, by Taylor Mac, is set to begin previews in just a few hours at the Booth Theatre on Broadway.

The show, which stars two-time Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin, is scheduled to open on April 11. So what is the show all about?  Well as you can guess by the title, this new play takes place immediately following the tragic events in Titus Andronicus. Although considering the shows two stars, I have a feeling that this production will be less tragic, and more laugh out loud. We shall see.

Now for those of you who want tickets to see the show, you have come to the right place. We sell it. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru August 4, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus on Broadway at the Booth Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, March 02, 2019

Temptations Musical Ain't Too Proud Now In Previews

Ain't too proudI can't tell you how excited I am to see this show. In fact, I am actually seeing it next week on my Birthday. Happy Birthday to me! Anyway, for those of you who have never heard of The Temptations before, and by this point I would think that everyone on the planet has heard of them by now, they are one of the greatest groups in the history of music.

What can I say? I'm a fan. Ain't Too Proud, which is of course named after one of their biggest hit's Ain't Too Proud To Beg, began performances on February 28. Opening night is scheduled for March 21. Featuring over twenty of The Temptations biggest hit's including " My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Ain't Too Proud is one show you do not want to miss. 

By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see the show, you are in luck. We sell it. In fact, if you call right now, you can get tickets to see Ain't Too Proud at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru May 24, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Ain't Too Proud on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. Who knows? You just might see me there. Until next time theatre fans.


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Thursday, February 28, 2019

King Lear Starring Glenda Jackson To Begin Performances Tonight

King LearLet's face it. Who doesn't love William Shakespeare? He is the man after all. Plus it's one of his greatest plays, King Lear. Not only that, but it's starring Academy and Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson in the title role. Does it get any better than that? The show, which is now in previews at the Cort Theatre, is scheduled to open on April 4.

Oh and did I mention that we are selling it? Well we are. In fact if you call right now, you can get tickets to see the show at some amazing prices. be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru July 7, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Glenda Jackson in King Lear on Broadway at the Cort Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Off- Broadway Production Of Stomp Celebrates Anniversary

StompHas it really been twenty- five years since Stomp took New York City by storm? Time sure does fly doesn't it? The show, which first premiered at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London in 1991, opened at the Orpheum Theatre on February 27, 1994. Pretty impressive for a show that features a bunch of actors banging on trash cans for ninety minutes.

O.K., I know it's a whole lot more than that. After all, it wouldn't have lasted as long as it has if it wasn't good. Trust me my friends. It is one the most innovative and creative shows that you will ever see. Plus, it's the perfect show for the whole family. Now for those of you who still haven't seen the show yet, here is a little info about the show to tell you more.

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm. Stomp has been an answer on Jeopardy!, nominated for an Academy Award, won two Emmy Awards for the HBO special Stomp Out Loud, and jammed with everyone from Quincy Jones to Big Bird. 

Now do you want to see it? Of course you do. Plus if you call right now, you can get tickets to see the show at prices that are lower than ever. Not only that, but because the theatre is so small, there is literally not a bad seat in the house. Get your tickets to see Stomp Off- Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre. You will love it. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tickets For Moulin Rouge Now On Sale

Moulin Rouge The MusicalThat's right theatre fans. One of next season's most highly anticipated shows is now available. Yes that's right. I said next season. Moulin Rouge, which is based on the 2001 Academy Award winning film, is set to begin previews at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on June 28, with opening night scheduled for July 27.

The show, which premiered in Boston at the Emerson Colonial Theatre last Summer, stars Tony Award winner Karen Olivo (West Side Story, In The Heights), Aaron Tveit (Next To Normal, Catch Me If You Can), Tony Award nominee Danny Burnstein (Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady), Tony Award nominee Sahr Ngaujah (Fela!), Tam Mutu (Anastasia), Ricky Rojas (Burn The Floor), and Robyn Hurder (Chicago).

Not only that, but the show is being directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bettlejuice), and is written by Tony Award and Academy Award nominee John Logan (Red, Hugo). Now for those of you who want tickets to see the show, you are in luck. We sell it. Get your tickets to see Moulin Rouge on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Customer Story

Kiss Me, KateToday's customer story comes all the way from the "Buckeye State". That's right. I am talking about the great state of Ohio. Yesterday, 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 show or two while they were here.

Their first choice is one of Broadway's most beloved musical's of all time. I am of course talking about none other than My Fair Lady. Good choice don't you think? Their second choice was another classic musical. Care to guess which one?

O.K., I'll give you a hint. It was the first show to win the Tony Award for Best Musical of the Year. Give up? Why it's none other than Kiss Me Kate. Now for both shows, I suggested Front Mezzanine, as both theatres are not very big, and both mezzanines overhang very close to the stage.

Thankfully they agreed, and I got them excellent seats in the Center Front Mezzanine for both. Not only that, but I got them for a lower rate then they were expecting. Plus since I got them for such a great price, they decided to book another show. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. So there you have it folks. Three great shows, with great seats and prices to boot. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

JWB
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New Musical Be More Chill To Begin Previews Tonight On Broadway

Be More ChillThat's right theatre fans. One of this season's most highly anticipated new shows, is finally here. Be More Chill, which first premiered at the Two River Theatre in New Jersey in May 2015, is scheduled to open at the Lyceum Theatre on March 10. Based on the Ned Vizzini novel, Be More Chill features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, and a book by Joe Tracz.

Now I usually keep up on all the new shows. However to be honest, I really didn't know a whole lot about the show when it was first announced. Thank goodness for the internet. Now besides it's most recent Off-Broadway success, the show became the most second talked about album on Tumbler. Hamilton was number one in case you were asking.

Not too mention it has been streamed by over one hundred million people on Spotify. Pretty impressive stats I have to say. Now will that transfer into ticket sales? We will soon find out. 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 this season. Get your tickets to see Be More Chill on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, February 09, 2019

Tony Winner Dear Evan Hansen Announces Dates For London Engagement

Dear Evan HansenExciting news theatre fans. One of Broadway's biggest hits is headed across the pond. Dear Evan Hansen, winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical of the Year, is set to begin previews in the West End at the Noel Coward Theatre on October 29, with opening night scheduled for November 19.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on April 8.Not only that, but we are selling it. Well that and every other play and musical in London. Casting for the production is set to be announced in the coming months. Be sure to check this website for further updates. Until next time theatre fans.


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Sunday, February 03, 2019

New Musical Jagged Little Pill Headed To Broadway This Fall

Image result for jagged little pill musical picsOne of my favorite albums of 1995, was Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill. In fact, I dare say that I listened to that cassette tape over and over again on a weekly basis. Yes that's right. I said cassette. Not a cd. Not my iPad. A cassette tape.

Yes I know that probably ages me. Oh well. The musical, which premiered last Summer at the American Repertory Theatre, features a book by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody (Juno), and direction by Tony Award winner Diana Paulus (Pippin, Waitress).

So what is the show all about? Well, according to a BuzzFeed article on the Cambridge production, "Jagged Little Pill features a woman, Mary Jane Healy, in a sexless marriage and secretly addicted to painkillers. Her daughter, Frankie, is adopted and Black and has to deal with her mother’s “colorblind” world view. Frankie also explores her queerness with her genderqueer best friend, Jo. The show also features a plot about Mary Jane’s son, Nick, whose best friend is accused of raping one of Frankie’s best friends."

Well that's certainly different. Will it be for everybody? Who knows? Let's just say that Disney doesn't haven't anything to worry about. The thing it has going for it, well besides amazing music, is that it is an original story. For that alone it has a leg up on other shows. Here's hoping it's a hit. As of now, no theatre or performance dates have been announced. Be sure to check this website for further updates. Until next time theatre fans.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Customer Story

Wicked Tickets
Today's customer story comes all the way from the great state of Massachusetts. Cambridge to be exact. Last week, I received a call from a very nice lady who was planing a trip to London this Summer with her grandchildren, and wanted to treat them to a show.

I asked her what she wanted to see, and she was hoping to obtain tickets to see As You Like It at Stratford Upon Avon. However, she wasn't sure if we sold it. I told her that not only do we sell it, but every show and musical in London.

Everything but Hamilton that is. Anyway, after finding out what they wanted to see, I asked her where she wanted to sit, and of course how much she wanted to spend. Well, since this was her granddaughter's first trip to London, she really wanted them to have the best experience possible.

In the end, I got them amazing seats four rows from the stage on an aisle. Not only that, but I got them at a lower price than she was expecting. In fact, because I saved her so much, she called back a few days later and purchased tickets to Wicked. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

JWB
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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Rent Live To Air Tonight On Fox

Related imageAnyone that knows me, or anyone that has read my blogs on here, know that I am a huge Rent fan. I have been ever since April 24, 1996. On that day, I saw the greatest show that I have ever seen.

By the way, that hasn't changed all these years later. Now here we are in 2019, and this groundbreaking landmark musical is about to be seen by a new generation of theatre lovers.

The show, which won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical of the Year, premieres tonight on FOX at 7pmCT/8pmET.

Now to be honest, not all of the live musicals have been well received, or a ratings grabber. Here's hoping that Rent changes all of that. Thank you Jonathan Larson for your talent, your heart, and for a show that changed musical theatre forever. Viva La Vie Boheme!

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Broadway's The Phantom of The Opera Celebrates A Milestone

The Phantom of the Opera
Has it really been thirty-one years since The Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway? I can barely remember what I was doing last week, let alone thirty-one years ago. The show, which officially opened at the Majestic Theatre on January 26, 1988, will celebrate it's 13,000 performance on the Great White Way.

Since then, the show has been seen by over eighteen million people, grossed over one billion dollars at the box office, and is the longest running show in Broadway history. Now those are some impressive stats. Now for those of you who want tickets to see this beloved musical, you have come to the right place my friends. 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 March 2, it is not good for Saturday evening performances, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
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Friday, January 25, 2019

True West Reviews

True WestIt's that time again theatre fans. Time for another show to open on the Great White Way. So who's turn is it this time? Well if you read the title of my blog, you know that it is the Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's True West, which opened last night at the American Airlines Theatre.

The show, which first premiered in 1980 in San Francisco, stars Tony and Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke (Boyhood, The Coast of Utopia), and Paul Dano (Twelve Years A Slave, Love and Mercy), and is directed by Obie Award winner James McDonald. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

Broadway News

The Daily Beast

Deadline

The Hollywood Reporter

New York Magazine/Vulture

The New York Times

Time Out New York

The Wall Street Journal

Pretty good reviews I have to say. By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see the show, you are in luck. We sell it. In fact, we are selling every new play and musical set to open this season. Get your tickets to see Sam Shepard's True West on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre.Until next time theatre fans.



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Sunday, January 20, 2019

New Play What The Constitution Means To Me To Open On Broadway In March

what-the-constitution-means-to-me-logo logo imageOne of my favorite classes in both junior high, and high school was American History. In fact, if I hadn't decided to pursue a career in the theatre, I might have ended up becoming a History teacher. I loved it that much. Which is why I am so excited about this new play coming to Broadway.

What The Constitution Means To Be, written by and starring Heidi Schreck, is set to begin previews at the Hayes Theatre on March 14, with opening night scheduled for March 31. So what's the show all about? Well believe it or not, it is a true story in which fifteen year old Schreck traveled the United States competing in, and winning Constitution debates in order to pay for her college education. Now that's what I call a young lady with initiative.

The show, which first premiered in 2017 at the Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks Festival, made it 's Off- Broadway debut at the New York Theatre Workshop, followed by a critically acclaimed run at the Greenwich House Theatre. Tickets for the limited twelve week engagement are now on sale. Not only that, but we are selling it. Get your tickets to see What The Constitution Means To Me on Broadway at the Hayes Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Customer Story

Pretty Woman: The Musical
Today's customer story comes all the way from the "North Star State". That's right. I am talking about the great state of Minnesota. Last week, I received a call from a Mom who was bringing her two daughters to New York the following week, and wanted to treat them to a show or two while they were here. Nice Mom right?

Anyway, I asked her what she wanted to see, and she said that she wanted to see To Kill A Mockingbird, and the girls wanted to see Mean Girls. Then on the second night, all three of them would go see another show together. Now she knew going in that To Kill A Mockingbird might be difficult.

However, because she only wanted one ticket, she was hoping that it wouldn't be as tough. Thankfully she was right. In the end, I got her an amazing seat five rows from the stage, and on the center aisle. One show down, two to go. Not so fast. As it turns out, the girls decided to not see Mean Girls after all.

That left only one more show. Pretty Woman. Once again, I was able to secure excellent seats right up front. Not only that, but it was less than they were expecting. In fact the next day, she called and ordered another ticket as one of her daughter's friends decided to join them. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

JWB
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