Monday, November 30, 2020

Wednesday Dec 2, 2021- NBC's Christmas Spectacular featuring The Rockettes

 A Somewhat Modified Christmas Spectacular with the Radio City Rockettes comes to television on December 2, 2020

With the live performances of the 2020 Radio City Christmas Spectacular canceled due to the pandemic, NBC will treat us to a TV special called Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City
Rockettes. It will air on Wednesday, December 2 at 10 PM eastern time.
This special will feature performances as well as holiday greetings from Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, Josh Groban and many others. The segments were previously recorded at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
This television special will directly follow NBC‘s broadcast of Christmas in Rockefeller Center. Savanna Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Craig Melvin will anchor this broadcast and will feature performances by Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Fallon and the Goo Goo Dolls. This broadcast will start at 8 PM eastern time on NBC.
Being a ticket broker for over 40 years now, I have sold tens of thousands of tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. The show has been a tradition for 88 years now. Although audiences won’t be allowed to attend this year in person or to the tree lighting as well, I’m looking forward this special night of television.
Enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas my friends. Please stay safe and keep your loved ones close.
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Friday, November 20, 2020 In New York City- We Miss You Broadway Theatre!

Hello Broadway Theatre Friends

It’s been a very long eight months now, having to go without live entertainment in our lives. Especially The Broadway Theatre. 

We certainly miss selling tickets for all the fabulous shows but more importantly, we miss talking with our friends and clients on a day to day basis. I hope and pray everyone is doing well and keeping safe.
Applause-Tickets sends e-broadcasts out to our theatre friends once or twice monthly. We like to keep everyone informed on how to watch Broadway, Ballet, Opera and other great live performances from home. As well as keep everyone aware of when Broadway Theatre will return to live performances again.
If you’d like to join our e-broadcast list, all you have to do is sign up at, scroll to the very bottom of our home page where it says Sign Up For Our Newsletter. We promise not to bombard you with wasteful emails like so many companies do today.
If you’d like to talk, please call me at anytime. I’d love to hear from you.

Until then, stay safe and stay well.
Best regards
Rich Gladstone
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

November 26, 2020-Thanksgiving Day Parade-Broadway Style!

Thanksgiving Day Parade-Broadway Style

Dear Theatre Friends,

I just found out that Broadway Theatre will remain a vital part of this year‘s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But in a different way. The casts of several Broadway shows will be filming performances ahead of the live telecast.

Although Broadway’s lights may have been dimmed during this pandemic year, the stars of some of the biggest hits that had been playing on Broadway will get together again and reunite for Thanksgiving. In years past, the Thanksgiving Day Parade had the Broadway shows perform outside among all the floats, guest stars as well as a view of Santa Clause floating down from NYC’s Upper West Side. For this year, the parade will take place only on one block, 34th Street, and the show will be taped with no in-person crowds.

This year will feature excellent performances from the Broadway casts of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, Mean Girls, Jagged Little Pill and Hamilton. Quite an array of talent for anyone tuning in for sure. In order to keep with current health department safety protocols, these performances most likely will not feature full casts nor full staging. Choreography will be changed in order to keep with social distancing in mind. I also just found out that an additional performance presented by the New York City Ballet and featuring a solo ballerina, will be dancing to the music of The Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy.

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Dolly Parton, Jordin Sparks, one of Hamilton’s biggest stars- Leslie Odom Jr., Patti LaBelle and others will appear as well. I’d say that’s quite an outstanding lineup my friends.

The show will air on Thursday, November 26 on NBC and the Broadway performances are going to be paid for by the network since the shows have no incoming revenue at this time. Bravo to NBC and to the many actors and actresses and thousands of people that help put on these Broadway shows that have been out of work for many months now.

I’m looking forward to the day when the pandemic dies down and the vaccines take hold and we can all gather again and see a live Broadway show in person. Have a very Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving everyone.

Stay safe dear friends.

Richard Gladstone
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tracy Letts new show The Minutes sets Broadway opening in 2022

Tracy Letts show “The Minutes” will return to Broadway in 2022. Mr. Letts is one of my favorite actors, who has done lots of things on television, the stage and in the movies, and who also received a 2008 Pulitzer Prize in the drama category for his play August: Osage County, will reopen his Broadway show at the renovated Cort Theatre in New York City. At this time the reopening date is set for March 15, 2022. The show originally began its Broadway preview run on February 25 of this year but didn’t officially reopen as Broadway is still on hiatus during the pandemic.

The show‘s producers are hoping to be able to sign the original cast members when the production returns. And what a cast it was including Armie Hammer, Jessie Mueller and Blair Brown.

The Minutes is a production of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. Tracy Letts has written and stars in the show as well. The show tells the very interesting story of greed, ambition and devious behavior that really goes on behind the scenes of a local small towns city council meeting. It’s supposed to be a show that is both” electrically charged and sharply funny”. It runs about 90 minutes with no intermission. 

Although right now a few Broadway shows say they’re going to start on May 30 of 2021, that remains to be seen. I have a feeling that we will need a vaccine to take hold and then also allow some time for the traveling public to feel safe once again. 

In any case, I hope you enjoy this little post and will be writing regularly to keep people that love the Broadway Theatre like I do as informed as possible.

Stay well and stay safe.
Rich Gladstone
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