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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