Thursday, February 27, 2020

Back To The Future: The Musical Now Playing In London

Roger Bart plays Doc Brown, and Olly Dobson plays Marty McFly in Back to the Future: The Musical.One of my favorite movies of the 1980's was Back To The Future. In fact, I dare say it is one of my favorite movies of all time. I mean let's face it, it had everything. A great cast led by Emmy Award winner's Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, and Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown.

An awesome soundtrack by Huey Lewis and the News, as well as superb direction by future Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis. Not too mention a time machine built out of one of the coolest cars of all time, the DeLorean.

I mean what's not to love right? Now I'll be honest when it comes to musical's, I've never really been a big fan of movie to stage transfers. Therefore you can imagine what I thought when they announced six years ago that they were turning one of my favorite film's into a big splashy Broadway musical.Originally, it was scheduled to open in the West End in 2015. However due to "creative differences" the show was postponed. Cut to over five years later, and the show is finally making it's London debut.

Featuring music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glenn Ballard, a book by the film's original screenwriters Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and direction by Tony Award winner John Rando, Back to the Future stars Tony Award winner Roger Bart as Doctor Emmett Brown, Olly Dobson as Marty McFly, Hugh Coles as George McFly, Rosanna Hyland as Lorraine Baines, and Cedric Neal as Goldie Wilson. By the way, for those of you want tickets to see Back To The Future you have come to the right place. We sell it. Get your tickets to see Back To The Future in London at the Manchester Opera House. Until next time theatre fans.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Customer Story

Come From AwayToday's customer story comes all the way from the "Great White North". That's right. I am talking about Canada. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to be exact. Yesterday, I got a call from a travel agent who's client was planning a trip to New York in June, and wanted to see a show while they were here. Their choice?

Why none other than one of Broadway's most popular shows, Come From Away. Which by the way had it's world premier in Oakville, Ontario in 2013. Makes sense seeing as the show takes place in Canada. Anyway, I asked her how many tickets they needed, and as it turns out she needed twenty-one tickets.

Let me guess, you didn't know we sold group tickets did you?Well we do. Not only that, but they wanted Premium Orchestra seats for everyone. Now I know what your're thinking. Premium Orchestra? Those have got to be expensive right? Yes. Now are they Hamilton prices? Not at all. In the end, I got them great Center Orchestra seats, and at a price that was lower than they were expecting. So there you have it folks. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Greg Kinnear To Star In To Kill A Mockingbird On Broadway Beginning On April 21

To Kill A MockingbirdNow this is what I call exciting news theatre fans. It was just announced, that Academy Award nominee, and two-time Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear, will be making his Broadway debut in To Kill A Mockingbird. He replaces fellow Academy Award nominee Ed Harris, who will play his final performance on April 19.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee, and adapted by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, To Kill a Mockingbird opened at the Shubert Theatre on December 13, 2018, where it continues to play to packed houses eight times a week.

This announcement comes one night before the show's historic performance at Madison Square Garden, where it will play to an audience of eighteen thousand New York City school kids. This one night event will also be the largest single performance of a theatrical work in history.

Tickets for the award winning production are now on sale thru September 6, 2020. Not only that, but we are selling it. Plus if you call right now, you can get tickets to see To Kill A Mockingbird at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru July 5, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see To Kill A Mockingbird on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Tracy Lett's The Minutes To Begin Previews Tomorrow Night On Broadway

The MinutesI can't begin to tell you how excited I am to see this show theatre fans. Not only is Tracy Letts one of my favorite playwright's of the past fifteen years, but he's also starring in it as well. The Minutes, which premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 2017, is set to begin previews at the Cort Theatre on February 25, with opening night scheduled for March 15.

Directed by Tony Award winner Anne D. Shapiro (August: Osage County), The Minutes stars Tony Award winner's Jessie Mueller and Blair Brown, Tony Award nominee's K. Todd Freeman and Austin Pendleton, Ian Barford, Cliff Chamberlin, Armie Hammer, Danny McCarthy, Sally Murphy, and Jeff Still.

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 Minutes at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru June 14, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see The Minutes on Broadway at the Cort Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Inheritance To Close

The InheritanceNow let's be honest. Shows close all the time. That's just business. What sucks is when shows that get great reviews can't sell tickets. Well at least not enough to survive. The Inheritance, which premiered at the Young Vic Theatre in London in March 2018, where it won both the London Evening Standard Award and the Olivier Award for Best Play, will play it's final performance at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on March 15.

When it closes, it will have played forty-six previews, and one hundred and thirty-eight performances. Set in New York City following the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 80's and 90's, The Inheritance stars Tony Goldwyn, Andrew Burnap, Samuel H. Levine, and Kyle Soller, who starred in the London production. 

Joining them are two-time Tony Award nominee Lois Smith, Jordan Barbour, Jonathan Burke. Darryl Gene Daughtry Jr., Dylan Frederick, Kyle Harris, Carson McCalley, Arturo Luis Soria, Ryan M.Buggle, and Tre Ryder. Now for those of you who want tickets to see The Inheritance, you have come to the right place. We sell it. Plus if you call now, you can get tickets to both parts at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru March 13, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see The Inheritance Parts 1 and 2 on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

West Side Story Reviews

West Side StoryThat's right theatre fans.It's that time again. Time to celebrate another show opening on the Great White Way. Last night, the highly anticipated, yet controversial production of West Side Story opened at the Broadway Theatre.

The show, which is being directed by Tony Award winner Ivan Van Hove, began previews at the Broadway Theatre on December 10.Now I know what you're thinking. Two months of previews for a show that first opened over sixty years ago? Seems like a lot right?

Yes and no.For starters, this new production is a re-imagining of this iconic show, complete with new choreography, as well as a technical aspect that from what I can tell, has never been done before.

Plus due to injury by the show's leading man Isaac Powell, the show's opening night was pushed back by a couple of weeks. I guess we now know why the reason for such a long preview period huh? Which brings us to the twenty-five thousand dollar question. What did the critic's have to say? Did they love it? Did they hate it? Let's find out shall we?

ABC News

AM NY

Broadway Journal

The Daily Beast

Deadline

Entertainment Weekly

Financial Times

The Hollywood Reporter

The Los Angeles Times

Newsday

New York Daily News

New York Magazine

The New York Post

The New York Times

Rolling Stone

The Stage U.K.

The Telegraph

Theatre News Online

Time Out New York

Variety

The Wall Street Journal

The Washington Post

The Wrap

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Broadway Hit American Utopia To Return This Fall

David Byrne's American UtopiaExciting news theatre fans. One of this season's hottest shows is headed back to the Great White Way. David Byrne's American Utopia,which closed yesterday at the Hudson Theatre, will return there this Fall beginning on September 18, 2020, and play thru January 17, 20201.

Featuring music and lyrics by David Byrne, and direction by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Beetlejuice, Moulin Rouge), American Utopia was also recently filmed by Academy Award winner Spike Lee, which is scheduled to be released prior to the shows upcoming engagement.

By the way, tickets for the show's Fall run are on sale now. Not only that, but we are selling it. Get your tickets to see David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Off-Broadway Revival Of Little Shop Of Horrors Extends Again

Exciting news theatre fans. One of this season's hottest shows is sticking around for a little longer. Little Shop of Horrors, which has been playing to packed houses eight times a week at the Westside Arts Theatre since September 2019, is now on sale thru May 10.

The show, which features music by Alan Menken, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, and direction by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, stars Tony Award nominee's Gideon Glick and Tammy Blanchard, and two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle.

It was also recently announced, that Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan is set to replace Glick in the role of lovable store clerk Seymour on March 17. By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see Little Shop of Horrors, you have come to the right place. We sell it. Get your tickets to see Little Shop of Horrors Off-Broadway at the Westside Arts Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

New Musical Six To Begin Previews Tonight On Broadway

SIX: The Musical
I'll be honest. Except for the revival of West Side Story, and a couple of plays like The Minutes and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, I am not really that excited about the season so far. Of course I say that every season, and low and behold a show or two that was not even on my radar,ends up wowing me.

Which brings me to today's blog. Six: The Musical, is scheduled to begin performances tonight at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with opening night set for March 12.Now except for what I have read, I don't really know a lot about it, except that it is about the six wives of Henry VII.

Oh and it looks like a Spice Girls Concert. But who didn't love the Spice Girls in the 90's? I know I did.Now if you want a little sneak peak, take a look at the musical's video on it's show page. By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see Six: The Musical, you are in luck. We sell it. In fact, we sell every new play and musical set to open this season. Get your tickets to see Six: The Musical on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, February 08, 2020

Buying Group Tickets With Applause Theatre Service

The Music ManHaving been in the ticket selling business for almost twenty years now, I can honestly tell you that January is usually one of the slowest months of the year. Makes sense to me. I mean by the time New Year's Eve comes around I am spent. Both mentally, and more than that, financially.

It's also why January always has the most show closing's than any other time of the year. What can I say? Nothing last's forever. Well maybe except for The Phantom of the Opera, which will probably be here until the apocalypse.

Now having said all that, last month was pretty active.The reason why? Group tickets. In fact in the last few weeks, both of my coworkers have sold group tickets to Dear Evan Hansen, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Play That Goes Wrong, Beetlejuice, Jagged Little Pill, and The Music Man. 

That's a lot of tickets my friends.Oh and just in case you were wondering, we sell group ticket to every other Broadway show as well. Off-Broadway too. Not only that, but we are open seven days a week. 365 days a year. That means we are always here to help with all of your ticket needs. So why not give us a try? You'll be glad you did. Until next time theatre fans.

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Girl From The North Country Now In Previews

Girl From the North CountryNow unless you've been living under a rock for the past fifty years, I'm guessing you've heard of Bob Dylan. In fact, I dare say that most of you can probably recite a few of his songs from memory. My personal favorite is "The Hurricane".

Although I do love "Tambourine Man"as well as "The Times They Are A Changin".But enough about what I like. Girl From The North Country, which first premiered at the Old Vic Theatre in London in 2017, began previews last night at the Belasco Theatre, with opening night scheduled for March 5.

Featuring a book and direction by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Conor McPherson, Girl From The North Country takes place in Duluth, Minnesota during the height of the Great Depression, and tells the tale of the Laine family, owners of the local guesthouse, who's future is being threatened with foreclosure by the bank.

The show, which also played a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run at the Public Theatre in 2018, will star Tony Award nominees Marc Kudisch, David Pittu, and Mare Winningham, along side Todd Almond, Jeannette BayardelleMatthew Frederick HarrisCaitlin HoulahanRobert JoyLuba MasonBen MayneTom Nelis, Colton RyanJohn SchiappaKimber Elayne SprawlRachel Sternand Chelsea Lee Williams

Believe it or not, but this is not the first Bob Dylan musical to grace the Broadway stage. In 2006, Tony Award winner Twyla Tharp premiered a new musical called The Times They Are a-Changin. Unfortunately reviews were not good, and the show closed after nine weeks. Somehow I think this show will fare a lot better. Fingers crossed.

Now for those of you who want tickets to see Girl From The North Country, you are in luck. 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 April 30, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Girl From The North Country on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Friday, February 07, 2020

Musical Adaptation Of Indecent Proposal To Premier This Spring

Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, and Robert Redford in Indecent Proposal (1993)1993 was a very memorable year for me. First of all, I graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Secondly, I moved into my first real New York City apartment. Then I got cast in my first show since moving here the year before. And last but not least, I said goodbye to one of my favorite shows of all time. Cheer's. Now I know what you're thinking. What does this have to do with today's blog?

Well as I am sure most of you know, one of the stars of Cheer's is none other than Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson, who then went on to play the male lead in Indecent Proposal alongside Demi Moore and Academy Award winner Robert Redford. Make sense now? At the time, this was a big departure for the actor as the character of Woody Boyd was there to provide comedic relief more than anything else.

Now thanks to this film, he was transformed into a romantic leading man. That's movie magic for you. Now here we are almost twenty-seven years later, and the blockbuster film is headed to the stage. Featuring music by Dylan Schlosberg, book and lyrics by Michael Conley, and directed by Charlotte Westenra, the show will begin previews at the Southwark Theatre in London, with opening night scheduled for June 5. Now while both the film and the musical take place in Atlantic City, the couples professions are different. In the film,Woody Harrelson and Demi Moore played high school sweethearts David and Diana Murphy, who are both struggling in their chose professions. She as a real estate broker, and him as an architect.

In the stage version, he is a struggling singer songwriter named Johnny who spends most nights playing singing backup for a local singer, while his wife Rebecca works part time at the casino. Now don't worry. While the characters career choices may have changed, they are still approached by a wealthy stranger who offers her a million dollars to sleep with him. Thank goodness they kept that in right? As of now, no on sale date has been announced. Be sure to check our website for further updates. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Hamilton Headed To The Big Screen In 2021

HamiltonOh come on now.You knew it was going to happen eventually. It was recently announced that Hamilton, the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical of the Year, is set to premier on October 15, 2021.

Featuring the original Broadway company, the show was recorded at the Richard Rodgers Theatre where it continues to play to sold out audiences eight times a week.

Now while most fans were probably hoping for a movie version of the ground breaking musical, I think releasing the stage version is the better way to go. For starters it's a whole lot cheaper.

Not to mention it could take years for the film to actually happen.I mean look at Wicked. It's been playing to packed houses for over fifteen years, and the movie is finally being released in December 2021. Here's hoping it's a hit. I can guarantee Hamilton is sure to be. Until next time theatre fans.

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Monday, February 03, 2020

Final Two Weeks To See David Byrne's American Utopia

David Byrne's American Utopia
Still haven't seen American Utopia yet? Well time is running out theatre fans. The show. which is the brainchild of former Talking Head's frontman and Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe winner David Byrne, and directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge, Beetlejuice), will play it's final performance at the Hudson Theatre on February 16. It was also announced, that Academy Award winner Spike Lee will film the stage production to be released at a future date.

For those of you who don't know, he also filmed the stage productions of both Passing Strange and John Leguizamo's Freak. Now for those of you who still haven't seen the show, you have come to the right place. We sell it. In fact we sell every new play and musical set to open on Broadway this season. Get your tickets to see David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre. Time is running out. Until next time theatre fans.

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Sunday, February 02, 2020

Off-Broadway Theatre

StompBlue Man GroupRock of AgesLet's be honest. When most people think of theatre in New York, their first thought is usually Broadway. Makes sense right? After all, it has been around since the early 1900's, with the original theatre scene beginning in New York as far back as 1750. The oldest theatre is the New Amsterdam, followed by the Lyceum and the Hudson. All three were completed in 1903.

That's a hundred and seventeen years for you mathematician's out there. Now of course, Off-Broadway has not been around that long. It actually started back in the 1950's as a response to the growing commercialism in the theatre, as well as the need to build more less expensive venues, that in turn would employ more artists. Sounds like a win win to me.

Now as much as I love Broadway, I'll admit that some of the most innovative and groundbreaking shows that I have ever seen got their start Off-Broadway. Maybe you've heard of some of them? A Chorus Line. Avenue Q, In The Heights. Spring Awakening. Fun Home. Dear Evan Hansen. Hamilton. And my personal favorite. Rent. Any of those ring a bell?

Now besides all of them getting their start Off-Broadway, they also have another thing in common. Give up? They all won the Tony Award for Best Musical of the Year. Then of course there are shows like Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys, and The Play That Goes Wrong, all of which had long runs on Broadway,then reopen later on at a smaller theatre Off-Broadway.

Rock of Ages by the way got it's start at New World Stages, where it recently returned last year.Other long running Off-Broadway shows that you might want to check out are Blue Man Group, Stomp, and Sleep No More.That's what's so great about Off-Broadway. There truly is something for everyone. Oh and did I mention that we sell tickets to each and every one of those shows that I mentioned? Well we do. Until next time Off-Broadway fans.

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Saturday, February 01, 2020

Disney's Aida To Return In 2021

Image result for aida broadway logoAnyone who has read any of my blogs, know that I am not exactly the biggest Disney fan in the world. So imagine my surprise back in 2000, when I sat down at the Palace Theatre to see this new musical called Aida, and loved it. Yes I said it. I loved it. Now I guess you could say I enjoyed it so much because it wasn't an animated film first.

Or maybe I just liked it because it was so good. All I know is, is that it is the only Disney musical that I saw more than once. Now hear we are twenty years later, and this award winning musical is making a comeback. The show, which features a Tony Award winning score by Elton John and Tim Rice, will launch a National tour at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse on February 4, 2021, and play thru March 7, 2021.

It was also announced that Schele Williams, who played Nehebka in the 2000 Broadway production, will direct the show, and that it will also feature a new updated book by David Henry Hwang, who co-wrote the original script with Linda Woolverton and Robert Falls. This new production will also feature choreography by Camille A. Brown, sets and costumes by Tony Award winner Bob Crowley, and lighting by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz. As of now, no other cities or cast have been announced. Be sure to check this website for further updates. Until next time theatre fans.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

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 Buffalo 
Circle In The Square Theatre
1st Preview: March 24
Opens: April 14
235 West 50th Street

American Utopia
Hudson Theatre
Closes: February 16
145 West 44th Street

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

Birthday Candles
American Airlines Theatre
1st Preview: April 2
Opens: April 21
Closes: June 21
227 West 42nd Street

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

Caroline or Change
Studio 54
1st Preview: March 13
Opens: April 7
254 West 54th 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

Diana: A New Musical
Longacre Theatre
1st Preview: March 2
Opens: March 31
220 West 48th Street

Flying Over Sunset 
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
1st Preview: March 12
Opens: April 16
150 West 65th 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

Grand Horizons
Hayes Theatre
240 W 44th Street

Hadestown
Walter Kerr Theatre
219 West 48th Street

Hamilton
Richard Rodgers
226 West 46th Street

Hangmen
John Golden Theatre
1st Preview: February 28
Opens: March 19
Closes: July 18
253 West 45th Street

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

The Inheritence
Barrymore Theatre
243 W 47th Street

Jagged Little Pill
Broadhurst Theatre
235 West 44th Street

Mean Girls
August Wilson Theatre
245 West 52nd Street

MJ The Musical 
Neil Simon Theatre
1st Preview: July 6
Opens: August 13
250 West 52nd Street

Mrs. Doubtfire
Stephen Sondheim Theatre
1st Preview: March 9
Opens: April 5
124 West 43rd Street

Moulin Rouge
Al Hirshfeld Theatre
302 West 45th Street

My Name Is Lucy Barton
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
262 West 47th Street

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

Plaza Suite 
Hudson Theatre
1st Preview: March 13
Opens: April 13
Closes: July 12
139 West 44th Street

Sing Street 
Lyceum Theatre
1st Preview: March 26
Opens: April 19
149 West 45th Street

A Soldier's Play
American Airlines Theatre
Closes: March 15
227 West 42nd Street

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

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

The Lehman Trilogy
Nederlander Theatre
1st Preview: March 7
Opens: March 26

The Lion King
Minskoff Theatre
200 West 45th Street

The Minutes
Cort Theatre
1st Preview: February 25
Opens: March 15

The Music Man
Wintergarden Theatre
1st Preview: September 9
Opens: October 15

Tina
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
205 West 46th Street

To Kill A Mockingbird
Shubert Theatre
225 West 44th Street

West Side Story
Broadway Theatre
Opens: February 20
1681 Broadway (between 52nd and 53rd Street)

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Booth Theatre
1st Preview: March 3
Opens: April 9

Wicked
Gershwin Theatre
222 West 51st Street

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

New Musical Based On The Notebook To Premier In Chicago This Fall

Image result for the notebook logoO.K. I'll admit it. I loved The Notebook. What can I say? I'm a hopeless romantic. Featuring a score by Platinum selling recording artist Ingrid Michaelson, and a book by writer and producer Bekah Brunstetter (This Is Us), The Notebook is scheduled to begin performances at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare on September 6, 2020 and play thru November 8. Directing the show is four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Grief (Dear Evan Hansen, Rent).

Published in 1996, the Nicholas Sparks novel debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List in it's first week in release. And while the 2004 film received mixed reviews, it was a hit at the box office, and won multiple awards including eight Teen Choice Awards. As of now, no further creative team members or casting has been announced. Be sure to check this website for further updates. Until next time theatre fans.

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Blue Directed By Phylicia Rashad To Play New York's Historic Apollo Theatre This Spring

Prior to working for Applause, I worked in the box office for the Roundabout Theatre Company, where I had the opportunity to see each and every one of their shows during their season. One of those shows was a Blue, by Charles Randolph Wright.

That production, which had it's Off- Broadway premier at the Gramercy Theatre in 2001, starred Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, and Tony Award nominee Michael McElroy. Cut too almost nineteen years later, and the show is set to return to New York once again, only this time with Mrs. Rashad at the helm.

Now when the show was first announced in 2019, the play was scheduled to play at a Broadway theatre during the 2019-2020 season. Wouldn't you know it, but all of the venues are booked up. Well you know what they say? "When one door closes, another door opens."

The show, which is set to star Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams and Emmy Award winner Lynn Whitfield, is set to play a 16-week engagement beginning on April 27. Oh and did I mention that we are selling tickets for it? Well we are. Get your tickets to see Blue at the Apollo Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

North American Tour Of Hairspray To Open This Fall

Image result for hairspray broadway logoThat's right theatre fans. One of Broadway's most popular shows of the past two decades is making a comeback. Hairspray, which won seven 2003 Tony Awards including Best Musical of the Year, is set to embark on a National tour beginning on November 10, in where else but Baltimore.

Which by the way in case you didn't know is where this awesome musical takes place. Following it's initial run thru November 15, it will then go on to play over sixty cities thru out North America.

It was also announced that the shows original Tony Award winning creative team Jack O'Brien (Director), and Jerry Mitchell (Choreographer) will reunite for the tour as well. As of now no casting or venues have been announced. Be sure to check this website for further updates.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Grand Horizons Reviews

in <i>Grand Horizons</i>What's that? Two Broadway plays opening in the same week? What is this April? Last night, marked the Broadway premier of Grand Horizons.

Written by Bess Wohl, and directed by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk winner Leigh Silverman, Grand Horizons stars Tony and Emmy winner Jane Alexander and Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner James Cromwell as Nancy and Bill, who have been married for fifty years.

As they settle into their new home, Nancy unexpectedly walks out, leaving their sons Brian and Ben to pick up the pieces of their once happy family. Rounding out the cast are Michael Urie (Torch Song) and Ben McKenzie (Gotham) as the two bothers, as well as Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, Ashley Park, and Maulik Pancholy. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

Daily Beast

Deadline

The Hollywood Reporter

New York Magazine

New York Theatre Guide

The New York Times

New York Stage Review

NY1

Time Out New York

The Wrap

Pretty good reviews I have to say. By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see Grand Horizons, you have come to the right place. We sell it. In fact, we sell every new play and musical set to open this season. Get your tickets to see Grand Horizons on Broadway at the Hayes Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Customer Story

To Kill A MockingbirdToday's customer story comes all the way from the great state of Texas. Austin to be exact. A couple of days ago, I received a call from one of my regular customers who's client was planning a trip to New York in March, and wanted to see a few shows while they were here.

I asked him when they would be here, and most importantly what they wanted to see. Well of course two of the shows they picked, are among some of the most popular shows on Broadway. Care to take a guess? Why it's none other than To Kill A Mockingbird and Ain't Too Proud.

Two good choices don't you think? Now even though she picked a weekend, I knew I would still be able to find her great seats for both as it was not a holiday weekend. For To Kill A Mockingbird I get them excellent seats in the Center Orchestra, and for a price that was lower than even I was expecting. One down. Two to go.

To say that I was thrilled that they picked Ain't Too Proud is an understatement. Not only are The Temptations my favorite group of all time, but I have also seen the show several times. That means I know where the best seats are at to see the show. Once again, I got them amazing seats in the Center Orchestra, and of course once again at a great price. Two down. One to go.

Their third and final pick was The Book of Mormon. Now believe it or not but in all the years that I have lived here, I have never seen it. However I have seen other shows in the same theatre, and it is one of the smallest ones on Broadway. Translation, all the seats are great. Which means once again I got them great seats, and wouldn't you know it, but at a great price too. So there you have it folks. Three great shows, with great seats and amazing prices to boot. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

JWB
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

A Soldier's Play Reviews

A Soldier's PlayThat's right theatre fans. It's that time again. Time to celebrate another opening on the Great White Way. A Soldier's Play, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1982, stars Blair Underwood and Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier, and is directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon. Written by Charles Fuller, this new production also marks the shows Broadway debut. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

am New York

Broadway News

Daily Beast

Deadline

Hollywood Reporter

New York Magazine

NY1

NY Daily News

NY Stage Review

New York Times

Theatre News Online

Time Out New York

Now those are what I call some amazing reviews. By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see this award winning drama, you have come to the right place, we sell it. Get your tickets to see A Soldier's Play on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre thru March 15. Until next time theatre fans.

JWB
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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Winter Savings With Applause Theatre Service

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2Heading to the "Big Apple" in the next month or so? Well of course you are going to see a show or two while you are here right? But why stop at two? How about three or four? After all, New York is the "Theatre Capitol of the World" is it not? In the almost three decades that I have lived here, I have seen hundreds of shows both On and Off-Broadway. And you know what? I bet I've only paid full price a dozen or so times.

Now I know what you're thinking. How is that even possible? Well to be honest, being in the industry that I am in I often get free tickets to shows. Does that mean that I get free tickets to everything? Certainly not. I mean I certainly didn't get a deal when I saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. However since the show has been playing for a while now, prices have never been lower. That's the great thing about going to the theatre this time of year. So many savings.

In fact as we speak, there are over thirty plays and musicals that are now available at prices that can't be beat. Some of those include recent Tony Award winners like Come From Away and To Kill A Mockingbird, as well as such long running favorites like Chicago and The Phantom of the Opera. I mean who doesn't love a bargain? I know I sure do. Oh and did I mention that we sell all of those shows, as well as each and every show and event in New York City? Well we do. So why not give us a try? You'll be glad you did. Until next time theatre fans.


JWB
Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, Inc.
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
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