Sunday, December 19, 2021



Dear Theatergoing Friends

I don't think it was my imagination, I really don't.  It was starting to feel like Broadway Theater's comeback was just the ticket to bring back life to just about every one of us that enjoy life in NYC and the surrounding area.  And life to so many friends and clients we've worked with over the past 44 years or so throughout the country and around the world.  Our small business at was selling tickets to all the shows in town again, hardly skipping a beat.

My favorite part of selling tickets again was being able to talk with our friends and clients, catching up on their lives, their family and work lives as well.  Sure, we did some business again and most bought tickets for one show or another to celebrate going out once again to attend one of the fabulous Broadway Shows playing in New York City.  I had just been saying to my wife Celeste that the "Broadway comeback" was going really well but I guess I spoke too soon.

No sooner did I say those words, then I had heard that Radio City Christmas Spectacular was cancelling its Friday December 17,2021 performances.  All four of them.  Then an hour or so later, I heard that they were cancelling the remainder of the seasons schedule-60 performances or so I would think.  We had sold lots of tickets for this annual New York City attraction.  We are spending most of this weekend organizing and preparing for refunds to friends and clients. 

Then we had heard that a few Broadway shows were cancelling one or two of their performances on the weekend as well.  Mrs. Doubtfire, Tina the Musical, Jagged Little Pill, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Hamilton, Ain't Too Proud, Hadestown, Moulin Rouge! and a few others had cancelled some shows as well.  So hopefully when these shows resume playing again in a few days, that'll be the end of it.  Wishful thinking on my part.  Even though I'm an optimist in general, I'm feeling quite uneasy about this Broadway comeback-at least for now.

Just earlier today we learned that Aladdin cancelled two performances today.  And Edie Falco's final performance in Morning Sun today was nixed also.  Oh well.  What can we do, right?

Not knowing what to expect for our little business as far as a "comeback" is concerned, as we look into the future (which is only this week right now), we are prepared to do whatever we have to, to comfort our friends and clients, make refunds for cancelled shows and get people into shows that are still playing.  Most of the shows have been unaffected so far.  Let's hope it stays that way.

Whether you buy your tickets from Applause-Tickets or from somewhere else, we hope you'll call on us with a question or an inquiry on possibly making a purchase for one of the fabulous Broadway Shows in New York City.

Please stay the course my friends and let us know if we can be of service to you or someone you know, with regards to attending a show, getting information on cancelled performances or just want to talk about theater or anything else for that matter.

Cheers to one and all and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year.  Above all, please be careful and stay safe.  After all, that's really all that matters in the end.  Broadway Theatre will comeback full force eventually and without cancelled shows due to the virus.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post.  Call me personally anytime if you want to talk about Broadway or anything else.

Best Regards                                          

Rich Gladstone


Phone 800-451-9930 or 212-307-7050

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