Mar 31

Not only are the Yankees under new ownership (kind of), and touting a fully-loaded roster of all-stars, veterans, and future Hall of Famers, but they are also preparing to enter the 2009 season in a brand new Yankee Stadium sitting only a few hundred yards away from the original stadium site in the Bronx.

The new Yankee Stadium will open its doors on April 3rd and will be the home of the Yankees for many, many years to come.

It’s smaller than the previous incarnation, holding 52,325 fans and with identical dimensions as well: 318 in left, 314 in right, and 408 in dead center. So what makes it better? It’s newer, the seats are wider, it has cup holders, and it holds 56 luxury suites. The restroom ratio is much smaller now, with a restroom available for every 60 fans, instead of the old ration of 1:89. Additionally, the 16 elevators, is a 5 fold improvement over the 3 in the previous stadium.

In short, it all comes down to Yankees ticket holder being able to get the most for their money and having the most complete and luxurious baseball experience.

Mar 30

Last week’s list of Hot Tickets on SelectATicket.com is topped by none other than the famous Irish rock band, U2. With their tour coming to the US and Giants Stadium in particular, fans are anxious to see U2 in concert.

These are the top 5 events on Select A Ticket last week:

  1. U2 Tickets
  2. New York Yankees tickets
  3. Lion King tickets
  4. Little Mermaid tickets
  5. God of Carnage tickets

Come back to TicketBulletin.com next Monday for the weekly update of the hottest tickets on SelectATicket.com.

Mar 27

When Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush made known his intentions to perform on Broadway after a long and extremely successful on-screen career, there were many skeptics. After all, he has never done a Broadway show before, even though he was classically trained on the stage in Australia.

But Rush chose a great role – as a 400 year old king in the absurdist comedy, “Exit the King” and his comedic and dramatic abilities were showcased and extremely well received. The New York Post said “a major injustice has finally been rectified” with the 57-year-old actor finally making an appearance on the US’s biggest stage.

“Were he a Brit instead of an Aussie, New York theatergoers would rave over Rush instead of Simon Russell Beale or Ian McKellen,” wrote New York Post critic Elisabeth Vincentelli. “And we’d probably have seen him in something like ‘Macbeth’ or ‘Uncle Vanya’ by now.”

“Exit the King is scheduled for only a three-month run, so grab Broadway tickets today to see Rush in all his glory.

Mar 25

“Race”, a new play by legendary stage and film writer, David Mamet, has found a director for its Broadway run – a director who is well versed in the works of David Mamet and even his most recent creation.

David Mamet will be directing his own play on Broadway, which is set to open in December. At this point, that’s about all we know, as very little has been released about the show, which is still in the very early stages of pre-production. No cast or even so much as a plot description has been announced, but suffice it to say, Mamet is the perfect choice to direct this show.

If you are fan of Mamet, put this one on your radar, and be prepared to buy Broadway tickets as soon as they go on sale.

Mar 24

For the second time in a row, Japan is the World Champion of Baseball. Team Japan’s great pitching, timely hitting, and immense enthusiasm for the WBC spelled victory once again for Team Japan. Once again Team USA under-achieved and showed that the world stage is apparently not worthy of the talents and abilities of many of the players who chose not to participate in this year’s WBC.

For team Japan most of their major stars participated and took the tournament very seriously. Daisuke Matsuzaka, Ichiro Suzuki, and Kenji Jojima were all brilliant in their respective roles on the team, while the only real star who wasn’t on the roster was the constantly injured New York Yankee Hideki Matsui.

Congrats to the Japanese, hopefully there will be some sort of motivation fit for the SuperStars of the USA in 2013.

Mar 23

This week’s list of hot tickets from www.SelectATicket.com includes somewhat of a surprise as next year’s NBA All Star Game has made the list almost a full year in advance!

Here are the top 5 events from Select A Ticket last week:

  1. NBA All Star Game Tickets
  2. Allman Brothers Band tickets
  3. Denis Leary tickets
  4. New York Knicks tickets
  5. Bruce Springsteen tickets

Pretty exciting and interesting to see an event for next February make the list now, isn’t it? Just goes to show you never know what sort of events people are looking for so be sure to check back next week to find out what events are the most popular on selectaticket.com this week.

Mar 23

Despite being plagued with injuries throughout the tournament, Team USA managed to make a great run in the 2nd World Baseball Classic before falling in the semi-finals to Team Japan. Injuries, however, were probably a major factor in Team USA not having the chance to make it further along in the WBC as more than half a dozen players came and went with injuries ranging from minor to moderate during the duration of the event.

In fact, Adam Dunn not been playing right field, and Mark DeRosa not been playing the completely unfamiliar position of first base, Team USA may have seen a different outcome. In the category of desire, however, no team seemed as enthusiastic about the WBC as Japan, who had all of their greatest players on display. Contrast that to the USA who had mostly mediocre players, and showed virtually no desire to win the tournament. For Team USA to ever win this thing, in my opinion, they need to start having pride in their country on the international baseball stage.

The WBC is over, but there’s still a lot of baseball left to be played in Florida and Arizona before opening day, so grab your New York Yankees tickets or New York Mets tickets now!

Mar 19

After two weeks of international competition from Australia, to South Africa, to the Netherlands; we are now down to our final four in the World Baseball Classic. Either Japan, Korea, Venezuela, or Team USA will reign supreme when all is said and done and will be crowned BCS champion for 2009.

The semi finals pit Korea and Venezuela against each other, with the winner facing the winner between Japan and the USA. Despite a load of injuries (particularly to Team USA, it seems), there are still many high-profile Major Leaguers in the tournament.

Among them are:

Team Venezuela’s Magglio Ordonez, Felix Hernandez, Francisco Rodriquez, Miguel Cabrera, Marco Scutaro, and Bobby Abreu.

Team Japan’s: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Ichiro Suzuki, Kenji Jojima, Kouke Fukudome and, Akinori Iwamura.

Team Korea’s Shin-Soo Choo of the Cleveland Indians

Team USA’s: David Wright, Derek Jeter, Evan Longoria, Kevin Youkilis, Ryan Braun, Chipper Jones, Roy Oswalt, and Jake Peavy – among many others.

Grab some tickets and enjoy the WBC finals, or grab some baseball tickets and catch another MLB team in spring training. Opening Day is almost here!

Mar 18

It hasn’t been an easy road for Team USA in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, but the Americans are still alive, having won two straight to advance to the semi finals against Japan, Korea, or Cuba. After losing their first game against Puerto Rico a few days ago, Team USA eliminated the Netherlands in a must win game on Sunday, and returned the favor to Puerto Rico by eliminating them in a tensely fought game that came down to the bottom of the 9th inning.

After trailing by two, the USA worked their way back into the game in the 9th capped by a bases loaded walk to Kevin Youkilis that brought the USA within one run, at 6-5. Then the New York Mets standout David Wright delivered his third hit of the night, to seal it for Team USA.

Next up for Team USA is a pool championship match against Venezuela. Win or lose, both teams will advance to the semis. Team USA and Venezuela have faced off twice thus far, with the USA winning 15-6 on March 8, and Team Venezuela slipping by 5-3 in the Group C championship game.

Mar 17

The Yankees, after a somewhat slow start to their Spring Training exercises, are off to a powerful Mid-March. Following a loss to Boston on the 13th, the Yankees have won six in a row and are on their way to a possible Grapefruit League “Championship”.

Far more important for the club than wins and losses, is the fact that their powerful All-Everything roster seems to be coming together, and the mostly injury-free team has to feel good about how their spring has sprung so far.
Chien-Ming Wang looked phenomenal against the Astros on Monday, while Hideki Matsui is also feeling great and injury-free. C.C. Sabathia and Mark Texiera both are meshing well with the club, so all signs are pointing to a great Yankees team come April.

Grab some Yankees tickets now, and enjoy some spring baseball!

Mar 16

After a 29-year hiatus, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s “West Side Story” has returned to Broadway yesterday to a packed house and to mostly positive reviews. Critics from across the Broadway sector had their say about the direction the musical has taken under 91-year old producer (and original creator of the book), Arthur Laurents.

The show revolves around doomed lovers Tony and Maria, caught in the middle of a clash between the Jets, a self-styled Anglo gang, and the Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang. The 1957 musical, which was made into a film in 1961 starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer and Rita Moreno, features such classic songs as “Tonight,” “Somewhere” and “I Feel Pretty.”

Some snip-its from reviewers follow:

David Rooney of Variety :”It’s rewarding to report that after nearly three decades’ absence from Broadway, this masterwork has been given the revival it deserves. Under the knowing direction of Arthur Laurents, the 1957 show remains both a brilliant evocation of its period and a timeless tragedy of disharmony and hate.”

Melissa Rose Bernardo of Entertainment Weekly calls it an “uneven but enjoyable revival”, saying “whenever Scaglione or Olivo (Tony and Maria) are on stage the show kicks into gear.”

Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune calls this a “mostly successful revival.” “It retains the heart, soul and original moves and sounds of a theatrical masterpiece…. And yet this new production also radically updates and rejuvenates the show’s social milieu.”

If you’re in New York and in the mood to see one of Broadway’s great and memorable shows, grab some broadway tickets and enjoy West Side Story.

Mar 16

Last week was a busy week for SelectATicket as the Big East Tournament was held at Madison Square Garden and fans came out in droves to support their teams.

Here’s the list of the top events at www.SelectATicket.com last week:

  1. Big East Tournament tickets
  2. New Jersey Devils tickets
  3. Taylor Swift tickets
  4. Ringling Bros Circus Tickets
  5. South Pacific Tickets

Come back again next week for the updated list of what is hot on selectaticket.com this week.

Mar 12

The New York Mets haven’t gotten off to a fast start in spring training this year, though you can absolutely never tell anything by spring records. On the surface, the Mets 7-6-1 record so far looks displeasing but you have to remember that starting pitchers are going 2 innings and no one plays for more than 4 or 5 innings a day.

In fact, as far as the Mets are concerned, their ace – Johan Santana – hasn’t thrown a pitch yet (but he will tonight). I know that New York fans in generally are some of the most impassioned and, some might say obnoxious, fans in the world, but rest assured: there’s no need to fear because of a mediocre start to spring training.

If you are in Florida this spring, grab some New York Mets tickets and enjoy a little spring baseball – it’s possibly the most fun you’ll ever have!

Mar 11

Despite the tumbling profits of industries nation-wide, several sectors of the entertainment industry are managing to hang on and even thrive under the heavy recession that is causing some other sectors to balk and even fold.

One of these entertainment sectors is Broadway, where apparently New Yorkers are flocking in order to escape the daily grind and the troubles of the recession. Back in January, it was being reported that a record number of Broadway shows were closing due to the looming recession and producers were pulling the plug, rather than taking the chance of seeing red in ’09.

But that was then. This week it was reported that Broadway grosses are holding their own and some shows -notably the revival of “West Side Story” – are doing $1 million a week even in previews. However, the growth spurt seems to be mostly centered on non-musicals, as very few musicals in even in production – probably because of the high cost of producing them.

There are also a huge list of notable TV and film cross-over stars who are starring on Broadway – which could also be a huge reason for the growing numbers.

Whatever the reasons, Broadway is growing despite the recession, so if you are looking for an escape, grab some Broadway tickets and join the fun!

Mar 10

Let’s face it – anyone familiar with the World Baseball Classic knows that the first round pools are set up so that the best teams have the best chance to move on. No one wants to see Japan vs. USA in round one so you get your power house teams, such as the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the same pool as a couple of push-overs like Panama and the Netherlands. The pool was set up to make sure that WBC powerhouses (DR and PR) were in the best position to move on – only thing is: someone forgot to tell that to the Netherlands.

In game one of Pool D action, the Netherlands jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning and never looked back as they finished with three runs on three hits while Dominican Republic had two runs on eight hits. New York Yankees star, Sydney Ponson got the win with four innings of work, despite giving up both runs to the DR.

Next up for the Netherlands is Puerto Rico. A win there would all but guarantee them a second round berth. Stay tuned.

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