Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A Christmas Carol To Play Limited Engagement In New York For The Holiday Season

Image result for campbell scottI can't tell you how excited I am about this theatre fans. Why you ask? Well besides Thanksgiving, Christmas is my second favorite holiday of the year. Oh and of course Charles Dickens is one of my favorite author's of all time.

A Christmas Carol, based on the classic novel, is being adapted by Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (Matilda), will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre on November 7, with opening night scheduled for November 20.

Starring in the lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge is stage and screen star Campbell Scott (Noises Off, House of Cards). The show, which will play thru January 5, 2020, will feature over twelve beloved classic carol's including "Joy to the World," "Silent Night" and "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear." Tickets for the show are now on sale. Not only that, but we are selling it. Get your tickets to see A Christmas Carol on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical To Open On Broadway

The Lightning Thief The Percy Jackson Musical poster.jpgNow I'll be the first to admit that when it comes to the new show The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, I am probably not their demographic. And that's o.k. After all, I'm not a big Disney fan either, and they've done pretty well despite what I think.

Based on the awarding winning Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rich Riordan, The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, will play a limited engagement at the Longacre Theatre beginning on September 20, with opening night scheduled for October 16.

With a running time of two hours and five minutes, and featuring a cast of seven actor's portraying over forty-seven characters, The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, is sure to be a highlight of the Fall Broadway season. Get your tickets to see the show The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Slave Play To Begin Performances Next Month On Broadway

Slave PlaySlave Play? Hmmm. I wonder what it could be about? The show, which played a sold out critically acclaimed production at the New York Theatre Workshop, will play a seventeen week limited engagement at the John Golden Theatre on Broadway.

Written by Jeremy O.Harris, and directed by Robert O'Hara, both of which are making their Broadway debut, will begin previews on September 10, with opening night scheduled for October 6. So what is the show all about?

Well according to the show's website, "The old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation—in the breeze, in the cotton fields...and in the crack of the whip. Fear and desire entwine as three couples navigate the complicated meaning of race, history, gender, and sexuality in 21st-century America."

Now that sounds like an interesting night in the theatre don't you think? By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see Slave Play, you have come to the right place. We sell it. Plus if you call now, you can get tickets to see the show at some amazing prices. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru November 3 only, it is for select seats, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Slave Play on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

New Play The Sound Inside Starring Mary-Louise Parker To Open This Fall

The Sound InsideIn November 2003, I was at a major crossroads in my life. My job as a customer service supervisor was eliminated, and for the first time in a decade I was unemployed. My first thought was to find another job in my field. However, I decided that the time was now to take a little break from customer service to pursue another dream of mine. Also it helped that I had a few dollars in the bank to make that dream come true.

So I know what you're wondering? What does all of this have to do with today's blog? Well as it turns out, my dream was to work on a film. And luckily for me, I knew someone that could help with that. Less than a week after losing my job, I was in New Jersey working as a production assistant on the same set as Academy Award nominee Ed Harris, Zooey Deschanel, and Will Farrell. The movie? Winter Passing.

The writer and director? Adam Rapp. Who just happens to be the writer for The Sound Inside. O.K. O.K. enough about me and my dream job. The play, which mark's Mr. Rapp's Broadway debut, is set to begin previews at Studio 54 on September 14, with opening night scheduled for October 17. So what is The Sound Inside all about? Well I'll tell you. The Sound Inside, stars Ms. Parker as Yale professor and fiction writer Bella Baird, who while mentoring a gifted young writer, finds herself in a losing battle with cancer. Starring along side Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker along side Will Hochman, who is making his Broadway debut.

The show, which is being directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit), premiered in 2018 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where it received outstanding reviews. Here's hoping the Broadway production is just as successful. By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see The Sound Inside, you have come to the right place. We sell it. Not only that, but at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru January 12, 2020, it is for select seats, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see The Sound Inside on Broadway at Studio 54. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Diana A New Musical Based On The Life Of Princess Diana Headed To Broadway

Image result for diana the musical picsOh come on now. You knew it was going to happen eventually. Although to be honest, I always assumed it would have happened years ago. Diana, which had it's world premier at the La Jolla Playhouse this past April, is set to begin performances at the Longacre Theatre on March 2, 2020, with opening night scheduled for March 31.

The show, which takes place during her marriage to Prince Charles, as well as their eventual separation, is being directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away), and features a score and book by fellow Tony Award winners David Bryan and Joe DiPietro.

Now in case you have forgotten, those three gentleman scored a big hit ten years ago with Memphis, which went on to win four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical of the Year. Here's hoping lighting strikes twice.Leading the cast as Princess Diana and Prince Charles are Jeanna de Waal and Roe Hartrampf. They will be joined by Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles, and Tony Award winner Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth. An on sale date for the tickets has yet to be announced. Be sure to check out this website for further updates. Get your tickets to see Diana on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Customer Story

HamiltonToday's customer story comes all the way from the "Lone Star" state. That's right. I am talking about the great state of Texas. Austin to be exact. Yesterday, I received a call from a travel agent who's client was planning a trip to New York next month, and wanted to see a couple of shows while they were here. Their choices?

Why none other than two of the most popular and successful shows of the past decade. That's right theatre fans. I am talking about none other than Hamilton and The Book of Mormon. Two great choices don't you think? So anyway, after finding out when they would be here, and what they wanted to see, I asked the agent the most important question of all.

How much did they want to spend? After all as you know Hamilton isn't exactly cheap. Thankfully I was able to find them excellent seats, and for a price that was lower than they were expecting. Not only that, but I got them great seats and prices for The Book of Mormon too.  So there you have it folks. Two fantastic shows, with amazing seats and some amazing prices to boot. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Broadway Meets Tennis

Image result for us open 2019 logoNow I know what you're thinking. Opening next Spring.....Wimbledon: The Musical. O.K. O.K. Just kidding. It was just announced that a trio of Broadway's finest are set to perform at this year's US Open Tennis Tournament. Performing at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on August 26 is Tony Award winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), Tony Award winner Ali Stoker (Oklahoma), and Tony Award nominee Adrienne Warren (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical).

Platt, who is headlining the Opening Night Ceremony, will be followed by Stroker who will sing the National Anthem, and Warren who will sing "America The Beautiful", following the women's single finals. Quite the line-up of performers don't you think? By the way, for those of you want tickets to see these award winning performers do their thing in Flushing, Queens, you have come to the right place. We sell it. We even sell tickets to each and every match at the US Open. Get your tickets to see the 2019 US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Until next time sports fans.

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Friday, August 09, 2019

Sea Wall/A Life Reviews

That's right theatre fans. It's that time again. Time to celebrate another opening on the Great White Way. Last night, the new play Sea Wall/A Life, starring Jake Gyllenhall and Tom Sturridge opened at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway. Written by Nick Payne and Simon Stephens, and directed by Carrie Cracknell, Sea Wall/A Life is scheduled  to play thru September 29. So what did the critics have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

Broadway News
Sea Wall / A Life
The Daily Beast

Deadline

Newsday

The New York Times

NY1

Observer

Time Out New York

The Washington Post

The Wrap


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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Broadway Real Estate

Want to know where your favorite show is playing? Well good news theatre fans. Here is a list of every show on Broadway, including those shows that are set to open in the coming months. Oh and don't forget, that Applause sells tickets for each and every one of those shows too.

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Imperial Theatre
249 West 45th Street

Aladdin
New Amsterdam Theatre
214 West 42nd Street

American Utopia
Hudson Theatre
First Preview: October 4
Opens: October 20
145 West 44th Street

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Closes October 27)
Stephen Sondheim Theatre
124 West 43rd Street

Beetlejuice
Winter Garden Theatre
1634 Broadway (between 50th and 51st Street)

Betrayal
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre 
1st Preview: August 14
Opens: September 5
242 West 45th Street

The Book of Mormon
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
230 West 49th Street

Chicago
Ambassador Theatre
219 West 49th Street

Come From Away
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
236 West 45th Street

Dear Evan Hansen
Music Box Theatre
239 West 45th Street

Derren Brown: Secret
Cort Theatre
1st Preview: September 6
Opens: September 15
138 West 48th Street 

Freestyle Love Supreme
Booth Theatre
1st Preview: September 13
Opens: October 2
222 West 45th Street 

Frozen
St. James Theatre
246 West 44th Street

Girl From The North Country
Belasco Theatre
First Preview: February 7, 2020
Opens: March 5, 2020
111 West 44th Street

Hadestown
Walter Kerr Theatre
219 West 48th Street

Hamilton
Richard Rodgers
226 West 46th Street

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Lyric Theatre
213 West 42nd Street

Grand Horizons
Hayes Theatre
First Preview: December 20
Opens: January 23, 2020
240 W 44th Street 

The Great Society
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
First Preview: September 6
50 Lincoln Center Plaza #1

The Height of the Storm
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
First Preview: September 10
Opens: October 6
261 West 47th Street

The Illusionists - Magic of the Holiday's
Neil Simon Theatre
First Preview: November 19
Closes: January 5, 2020

The Inheritence
Barrymore Theatre
First Preview: September 27
Opens: November 17
243 W 47th Street

Jagged Little Pill
Broadhurst Theatre
First Preview: November 3
Opens: December 5
235 West 44th Street

Linda Vista
Hayes Theatre
First Preview: September 19
Opens: TBA
240 West 44th Street

The Lion King
Minskoff Theatre
200 West 45th Street

Mean Girls
August Wilson Theatre
245 West 52nd Street

Moulin Rouge
Al Hirshfeld Theatre
302 West 45th Street

My Name Is Lucy Barton
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
First Preview: January 6, 2020
Opens: January 15, 2020
262 West 47th Street

Oklahoma
Circle In The Square Theatre
235 West 50th Street

The Phantom of the Opera
Majestic Theatre
245 West 45th Street

The Rose Tattoo
American Airlines Theatre
First Preview: September 19
Opens: October 15
227 W 42nd Street

Sea Wall/A Life
Hudson Theatre
145 West 44th Street

Six
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
First Preview: February 13, 2020
Opens: March 12, 2020
256 West 47th Street

Slave Play
Golden Theatre
First Preview: September 10
Opens: October 6
252 West 45th Street

The Sound Inside
Studio 54
First Preview: September 14
Opens: October 17
254 West 54th Street 

Take Me Out
Hayes Theatre
First Preview: March 31, 2020
Opens: April 23, 2020
240 W 44th Street

Tina
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
First Preview: October 12
Opens: November 7
205 West 46th Street

To Kill A Mockingbird
Shubert Theatre
225 West 44th Street

Tootsie
Marquis Theatre
1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Street)

Waitress (Closes January 5, 2020)
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
256 West 47th Street

West Side Story
Broadway Theatre
First Preview: December 10
Opens: February 6, 2020
1681 Broadway (between 52nd and 53rd Street) 

Wicked
Gershwin Theatre
222 West 51st Street

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

The Illusionists Headed Back To Broadway This November

THE ILLUSIONISTS - MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS Returns To Broadway This Winter For Fifth YearHeading back to the Great White Way for an unprecedented fifth time is The Illusionists. The show, which played it's first Broadway engagement in 2014, will begin performances at the Neil Simon Theatre on November 29, where it will play thru January 5, 2020.

Now while I was a huge magic fan growing up, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it when I saw it in 2016 at the Palace Theatre. Boy was I wrong. What a " Magical" night in the theatre. O.K. I know. That was super cheesy. What can I say? I loved it. Tickets for the 2019-2020 engagement are set to go on sale on August 19. Not only that, but we are selling it. Get your tickets to see The Illusionists on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. Until next time magic fans.


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Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Rock Of Ages Now On Sale Thru January 2020

Rock of AgesI can't tell you how excited I am by this news theater fans. Although truth be told, I actually predicted this months ago when the show was first announced. Rock of Ages, which was scheduled to ran thru October 6 at New World Stages, is now on sale thru January 12, 2020.

Now I know what you are thinking. How could I be so sure that the show would extend? Well first of all, most shows that announce a limited engagement, usually end up extending anyway. Unless of course it's a show with a major star, in which case it runs anywhere from twelve to sixteen weeks.

The second reason is because the show had a huge fan base when it first opened in the same venue eleven years ago. That production if I recall was also a limited run, and ended up transferring to Broadway where it was nominated for five 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical of the Year, and played for a total of 22 previews and 2,328 performances. And third, I love the show, and if I'm being honest I want the show to last for a long, long time.

By the way, for those of you who want to see the show, you are in luck. We sell it. Plus if you call right now, you can get tickets to see Rock of Ages at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru October 6, it is for select seats only, and as always, subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Rock of Ages Off-Broadway at New World Stages. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, August 03, 2019

Broadway Production Of Come From Away Reaches A Milestone

Come From AwayThat's right theatre fans. One of Broadway's most popular show's is celebrating one heck of a milestone. Come From Away, which opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 12. 2017, will play it's 1000th performance during today's matinee.

The show, which premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2015, takes place in the aftermath of 9/11, when seven thousand passengers were rerouted to a small town in Newfoundland.

Nominated for seven 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical of the Year, Come From Away continues to enchant audiences of all ages eight times a week on Broadway. 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 Come From Away 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, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Come From Away on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. You will love it. Until next time theatre fans.

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Thursday, August 01, 2019

New Block Of Seats For Moulin Rouge To Be Released Later This Month

Moulin_Rouge_Broadway_Production_Photos_2019_HRExciting news theatre fans. In less than two weeks, tickets for this season's newest breakout hit will go on sale. Moulin Rouge, which opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on July 25, will be available thru July 5, 2020 beginning on August 12. 

Based on the award winning 2001 film, Moulin Rouge stars Tony Award winner Karen Olivo as Satine, Aaron Tveit as Christian, six-time Tony Award winner Danny Burnstein as Harold Zidler, Tony Award nominee Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Tam Matu as The Duke of Monroth, Ricky Rojas as Santiago, and Robyn Hurder as Nini.

Now as I mentioned in a previous blog, tickets for the show have been selling like crazy, with the show continuing to gross over a million dollars at the box office since it began previews at the end of a June. Now that doesn't mean you can't get tickets. You might just have to pay a little more to see it. Luckily for you, we sell it. Get your tickets to see Moulin Rouge on Broadway at the Al Hirshfeld Theatre. You will love it. Until next time theatre fans.

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