Monday, May 20, 2019

Hamilton To Close

HamiltonDid I get your attention theatre fans? Now before everyone has a panic attack, I am not, I repeat not talking about the Broadway production. I think we can all agree that isn't going anywhere, anytime soon. No, I am talking about the Chicago production, which opened in September 2016 at the CIBC Theatre.

Now don't worry, it's not closing right away. In fact, you have until January 5, 2020, to see this award winning production. Now for those of you who want tickets to see Hamilton in Chicago, or New York, you are in luck. We sell it. In fact, we sell tickets for every production of the show.

Well except London, and nobody is selling that except the theatre itself. By the way, if you see tickets listed for the London production of Hamilton that is not the official site, do not buy them. Not only you will not be allowed in the theatre, you will be out a whole lot of money. Get your tickets to see Hamilton in Chicago at the CIBC Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

My Fair Lady To Close

My Fair LadySad news theatre fans. One of Broadway's most beloved shows is talking it's final bow. My Fair Lady, which believe it or not, first premiered on the Great White Way in 1956, will play it's final performance on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on July 7.When it closes, it will have played a total of five hundred and nine performances, and thirty-nine previews.

The show, which is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, stars Tony Award winner Laura Benanti as Eliza Doolittle, and Tony Award nominee Harry Hadden-Paton as Professor Higgins. By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see 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 June 30, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see My Fair Lady on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards

HadestownThat's right theatre fans. Awards season has officially started. Yesterday, the Outer Critics Circle Awards were announced. Leading the pack were Hadestown with six wins including Best Musical of the Year. Now on to the rest of this years winners.

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
*Hadestown
Head Over Heels

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
Fairview
The House That Will Not Stand
Lewiston / Clarkston
The Light
*White Noise

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
The Beast in the Jungle
Black Light
*Girl from the North Country
The Hello Girls
Midnight at the Never Get

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)
*Robert Horn Tootsie
Conor McPherson Girl from the North Country
Peter Mills and Cara Reichel The Hello Girls
Anaïs Mitchell Hadestown
Jeff Whitty and James Magruder Head Over Heels

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE (THE MARJORIE GUNNER AWARD)
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Matthew Sklar and Chad BeguelinThe Prom
Joe Iconis  Be More Chill
Peter Mills The Hello Girls
*Anaïs Mitchell Hadestown
david Yazbeck Tootsie

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)
*All My Sons
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
Juno and the Paycock
Our Lady of 121st Street
The Waverly Gallery

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Carmen Jones
*Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)
Smokey Joe’s Café

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY (THE LUCILLE LORTEL AWARD)
Rupert GooldInk
*Same Mendes The Ferryman
Jack O’Brien All My Sons
Bartlett Sher To Kill a Mockingbird
Logan Vaughn The Light

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
*Rachel Chavkin Hadestown
Scott Ellis Tootsie
Daniel Fish Oklahoma!
Joel Grey Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)
Cara Reichel The Hello Girls

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER
*Warren Caryle  Kiss Me, Kate
Christopher Gattelli  The Cher Show
Denis Jones  Tootsie
David Neumann Hadestown
Sergio Trujillo  Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

OUTSTANDING SCENIC DESIGN
(Play or Musical)
Bunny Christie Ink
Rachel Hauck Hadestown
Rob Howell The Ferryman
*David Korins Beetlejuice

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
(Play or Musical)
Rob Howell The Ferryman
*Bob Mackie The Cher Show
William Ivey Long Beetlejuice
William Ivey Long Tootsie
Arianne Phillips Head Over Heels

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
(Play or Musical)
Neil Austin Ink
Stacey Derosier Lewiston / Clarkston
*Bradley King Hadestown
Jason Lyons Sugar in Our Wounds
Peter Mumford King Kong

OUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN
(Play or Musical)
*Peter England King Kong
Alex Basco Koch Be More Chill
Peter Nigrini Beetlejuice
Jeff Sugg All My Sons
Tal Yarden Network

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN
(Play or Musical)
John Gromada All My Sons
*Peter Hylenski King Kong
Drew Levy Oklahoma!
Eric Sleichim Network
Nevin Steinberg  and Jessica Paz Hadestown

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose Hadestown
Simon Hale Girl from the North Country
Joseph Joubert Carmen Jones
*Daniel Kluger Oklahoma!

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY
McKinley Belcher III The Light
*Bryan Cranston Network
Daveed Diggs White Noise
Bill Irwin On Beckett
Jeremy Pope Choir Boy

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Glenn Close Mother of the Maid
Edie Falco The True
Glenda Jackson King Lear
Mandi Masden The Light
*Elaine May The Waverly Gallery

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Brooks Ashmanskas The Prom
Reeve Carney Hadestown
Damon Daunno Oklahoma!
*Santion Fontana Tootsie
Steven Skybell Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
*Stephanie J. Block The Cher Show
Kelli O’Hara Kiss Me, Kate
Beth Leavel  The Prom
Anika Noni Rose  Carmen Jones
Mare Winningham Girl from the North Country

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Bertie Carvel Ink
John Clay III Choir Boy
Hugh Dancy Apologia
John Procaccino Downstairs
*Benjamin Walker  All My Sons

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Joan Allen The Waverly Gallery
Stephanie Berry Sugar in Our Wounds
Fionnula Flanagan The Ferryman
Harriett D. Foy The House That Will Not Stand
*Celia Keenan-Bolger  To Kill a Mockingbird

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
John Behlmann Tootsie
*André De Shields Hadestown
Reg Rogers Tootsie
George Salazar Be More Chill
Ephraim Sykes Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
*Amber Gray Hadestown
Leskie Kritzer Beetlejuice
Bonnie Milligan Head Over Heels
Sarah Stiles Tootsie
Ali Stroker Oklahoma!

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
*Mike Birbiglia The New One
Maddie Corman Accidentally Brave
Jake Gyllenhaal A Life
Carey Mulligan Girls & Boys
Renée Taylor My Life on a Diet


 PRODUCTIONS WITH MULTIPLE AWARDS
HADESTOWN: 6
ALL MY SONS: 2
THE CHER SHOW: 2
THE FERRYMAN: 2
KING KONG: 2 (plus a special award)
TOOTSIE: 2

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Get Tickets To See Tony And Emmy Award Winner Bryan Cranston In Network For Less

NetworkStill haven't seen Network yet? Well what are you waiting for people? Now is best time to see the show that has taken the Great White Way by storm since it began previews at the Belasco Theatre last November.

Based on the 1976 Academy Award winning film, Network stars Tony and Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston, Emmy Award winner Tatiana Maslany, film and television star Tony Goldwyn, and is written by Tony Award winner Lee Hall, and directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove.

Now for those of you who still haven't seen the show there is still a few weeks left. Four to be exact. Plus if you call 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 8, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Network in Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Until next time theater fans.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

New Block Of Seats Now On Sale For Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts One And Two

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2Exciting news theatre fans. One of Broadway's biggest hits is sticking around a little while longer. March 15, 2020 to be exact. But let's be honest. Was there ever any doubt? After all, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two is one of the most popular shows on the Great White Way.

The show, which won six 2018 Tony Awards, including Best Play of the Year, first premiered in London at the Palace Theatre in London, where it continues to play to sold out audiences eight times a week.

By the way, for those of you Harry Potter fans out there that want to see the show, you are in luck.We sell it. In fact we sell tickets for the London production too. Get your tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway or at the Palace Theatre in London. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Customer Story

Ain't too proudToday's customer story comes all the way from the "Golden State". That's right theatre fans. I'm talking about the great state of California. This past weekend, I got a call from a woman who came to us via her travel agent, who recommended she call us to get theatre tickets in New York.

I asked her when she would be here, and she said that her and her family would be here in Mid August, and was hoping to see a couple shows during their visit. I asked her what they wanted to see, and her choices were two this season's hottest new shows, with multiple Tony Award nominations to boot.

Care to guess which ones I'm talking about? Why it's none other than Hadestown, and Ain't Too Proud, both of which are nominated for Best Musical of the Year. Now having seen both shows, I suggested the best seats for viewing was in the Front Mezzanine. Thankfully she agreed, and I got them great seats in the Center, and at a rate that was lower than she was expecting. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Monday, May 06, 2019

See Come From Away On Broadway For Less

Come From AwayStill haven't seen Come From Away yet? Well there is no better time than the present. The show, which is now in it's third year on Broadway, is one of the most touching, and moving shows I have ever seen. And that, is coming from someone who has seen Rent over twenty-five times.

Now I'm not saying I would see Come From Away that many times, but it sure is one amazing show. Plus not only is it one of Broadway's most popular shows, it is now playing in London, as well as Toronto, Melbourne, and across North America. Oh and did I mention that we are selling tickets for each and every one of those cities too? Well we are.

Now back to the reason for today's blog, which is to tell you how you can obtain tickets to see this award winning musical at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru July 3, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Come From Away on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, or at a city near you. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, May 04, 2019

Broadway Bound Jagged Little Pill Find It's Home

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The year? 1995. The artist? Alanis Morisette. The album? Jagged Little Pill. Any of that ringing a bell? Now I am not ashamed to say that I listened to that cassette on a weekly basis for the better part of a year. 

That's right. I said cassette. Remember those? Jagged Little Pill, which played a critically acclaimed, sold out engagement last year at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is set to begin previews at the Broadhurst Theatre on November 3, with opening night scheduled for December 5. 

Directed by Tony Award winner Diana Paulus (Waitress, Pippin), and featuring a book by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody (Juno), Jagged Little Pill is one show you do not want to miss theatre fans. Tickets are set to go on sale on May 23. Oh and did I mention that we will be selling it? Well we will. Get your tickets to see Jagged Little Pill on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

2019 Tony Award Nominations

HadestownDear Friends
It gives me great pleasure to say that this years Tony Award Nominations are official as of early this morning.  Leading the pack with the most nominations are two new musicals, Ain't Too Proud and Hadestown with 12 and 14 nominations respectively. In the play category, To Kill A Mockingbird starring Jeff Daniels and The Ferryman each received 9 nominations.

The Tony Award winners for 2019 will be telecast live on CBS on Sunday June 9, 2019.  It's going to be an interesting year for sure so stay tuned to the Applause-Tickets blog as we will have more information on the 2019 Tony Awards and this season's new show offerings in the days ahead.

Here's a list of all of the 2019 Tony Award nominees.  Enjoy.


See below for the full list of nominees.
Best Play
Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney
The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Taylor Mac
Ink by James Graham
What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck
To Kill A Mockingbird
Best Revival of a Musical
Kiss Me, Kate
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Best Revival of a Play
Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley
Burn This
Torch Song by Harvey Fierstein
The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Derrick Baskin, Ain’t Too Proud
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
Damon Daunno, Oklahoma!
Santino Fontana, Tootsie
The Ferryman
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom
Beth Leavel, The Prom
Eva Noblezada, Hadestown
Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
Bryan Cranston, Network
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
Adam Driver, Burn This
Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy
The Prom
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Annette Bening, Arthur Miller's All My Sons
Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me
Best Book of a Musical
Ain’t Too Proud, Dominique Morisseau
Beetlejuice, Scott Brown and Anthony King
Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell
The Prom, Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin
Tootsie, Robert Horn
Beetlejuice
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Be More Chill, Joe Iconis
Beetlejuice, Eddie Perfect
Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell
The Prom, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
To Kill a Mockingbird, Adam Guettel
Tootsie, David Yazbek
Best Direction of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
Scott Ellis, Tootsie
Daniel Fish, Oklahoma!
Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud
Casey Nicholaw, The Prom
Best Direction of a Play
Rupert Goold, Ink
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird
Ivo van Hove, Network
George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Oklahoma
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Andre De Shields, Hadestown
Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie
Patrick Page, Hadestown
Jeremy Pope, Ain’t Too Proud
Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Lilli Cooper, Tootsie
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Sarah Stiles, Tootsie
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!
Mary Testa, Oklahoma!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Bertie Carvel, Ink
Robin De Jesús, The Boys in the Band
Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird
Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This
Benjamin Walker, Arthur Miller's All My Sons
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ruth Wilson, King Lear
Tootsie
Best Choreography
Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Denis Jones, Tootsie
David Neumann, Hadestown
Sergio Trujillo, Ain't Too Proud
Best Orchestrations
Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown
Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate
Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma!
Simon Hale, Tootsie
Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, Ain’t Too Proud
Peter England, King Kong
Rachel Hauck, Hadestown
Laura Jellinek, Oklahoma!
David Korins, Beetlejuice
The Cher Show
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Miriam Buether, To Kill a Mockingbird
Bunny Christie, Ink
Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Santo Loquasto, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Jan Versweyveld, Network
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Michael Krass, Hadestown
William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice
William Ivey Long, Tootsie
Bob Mackie, The Cher Show
Paul Tazewell, Ain’t Too Proud
Best Costume Design of a Play
Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Clint Ramos, Torch Song
Ann Roth, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird
Kiss Me, Kate
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice
Peter Hylenski, King Kong
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud
Drew Levy, Oklahoma!
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown
Best Sound Design of a Play
Adam Cork, Ink
Scott Lehrer, To Kill a Mockingbird
Fitz Patton, Choir Boy
Nick Powell, The Ferryman
Eric Sleichim, Network
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams, The Cher Show
Howell Binkley, Ain’t Too Proud
Bradley King, Hadestown
Peter Mumford, King Kong
Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice
What the Constitution Means to Me
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin, Ink
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Peter Mumford, The Ferryman
Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird
Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network
The final tally follows:
Hadestown - 14
Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations - 12
Tootsie - 11
The Ferryman - 9
To Kill a Mockingbird - 9
Beetlejuice - 8
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! - 8
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus - 7
The Prom - 7
Ink - 6
Network - 5
Choir Boy - 4
Kiss Me, Kate - 4
Arthur Miller's All My Sons - 3
Burn This - 3
The Cher Show - 3
King Kong - 3
Bernhardt/Hamlet - 2
The Boys in the Band - 2
Torch Song - 2
The Waverly Gallery - 2
What the Constitution Means to Me - 2
Be More Chill - 1
Hillary and Clinton - 1
King Lear - 1

I sincerely hope you enjoy the Applause-Tickets blog and look forward to hearing from you when your plans including obtaining tickets for one of the fabulous shows playing on Broadway in the near future. 

Rich Gladstone
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