DUring the deep winter tourism is down in New York City, and so many shows turn to those who live in the five boroughs and within commuting distance to fill their seats. One way to encourage people on tight budgets to be able to see Braodway shows is to offer $50 off each ticket, and sometimes even more. So if you plan on being in the Big Apple in the next few weeks, there are some real bargains to be had. And you can order these ducats using your computer, there’s no standing in line at TKTS!
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Mamma Mia!, at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, is the live musical based on the songs of Swedish pop superstars ABBA. One of Broadway’s biggest hits ever, Mamma Mia! also inspired the highest-grossing movie musical in history. More than 50 million people worldwide have seen the show! ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus took the band’s popular songs and placed them within an original story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and an unforgettable trip down the aisle. Bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding, but there’s a problem: She has no idea which of her mom’s three former boyfriends is her actual father. Sophie invites them all to the festivities, surprising her fiercely independent mom and her mom’s two best gal pals. The show’s tale of enduring love, family and friendship features fabulous hits from the Swedish supergroup ABBA, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Take a Chance on Me” and the title tune.Click me
Two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick stars as lovable playboy Jimmy Winter in Nice Work If You Can Get It, a new musical comedy set during Prohibition. Jimmy is preparing for his third marriage when he meets Billie, the beautiful bootlegger, played by four-time Tony-nominee Kelli O’Hara. Nice Work If You Can Get It was nominated for ten Tony Awards including Best Musical. Featured actors Michael McGrath (who plays bootlegger Cookie McGee) and Judy Kaye (who plays Duchess Estonia Dulworth) each took home the prize. Click me
Mary Poppins has astonished millions of all ages with its own brand of pure Broadway magic at the beautiful New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street. Featuring the irresistible story of the magical nanny who’s “practically perfect in every way” and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, Mary Poppins is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show. Click me
Broadway’s most popular new show, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark is daring, groundbreaking and truly spectacular. Experience one of the world’s greatest superheroes come to life on stage in this exhilarating new production that finds performers literally flying over the audience and has the entire world talking. Romance, jaw-dropping thrills and all-new music by Bono and The Edge of U2 transform the classic Spider-Man story into a high-flying theatrical experience for all ages. And it’s only in New York! Click me
Edward Albee’s masterpiece Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? returns to Broadway in an exciting new production, courtesy of Chicago’s critically-acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Opening 50 years to the day after its original premiere — and hot off of hit runs in Chicago and D.C. — this still-explosive Molotov cocktail of martial discord stars Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, the playwright and lead of August: Osage County a Pulitzer and Tony Award winner. Albee’s sharp-witted 1963 drama pits dysfunctional marrieds George and Martha against each other and an unwitting younger couple during a long night of drinks and vicious wordplay. Secrets are uncovered and lies are exposed in this true American classic, helmed by its original Steppenwolf director Pam McKinnon, a 2011 Tony nominee for Clybourne Park. Madison Dirks and Carrie Coon co-star. Click me
Ruth and Augustus Goetz’ Tony and Academy Award-winning masterpiece of love and betrayal, The Heiress, comes to Broadway for a limited engagement with a powerhouse cast of celebrated actors and direction by Tony-nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman. The star-studded cast includes Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help) making her Broadway debut alongside fellow Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck), Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey) and two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey. Loosely based on Henry James’ Washington Square, this psychological drama centers around the shy and sheltered Catherine Sloper, daughter of a wealthy and prominent widower. Her father suspects her charming and passionate suitor is really only interested in her money. As Catherine becomes convinced her father’s fears are justified, the slow and deliberate arc of her revenge leads to a chilling end, where the rewards of cruelty are revealed. For discounted tickets, Click me
Check out my personal choice of unusual Off-Broadway offerings which also offer lots of discounts. What’s hot off-Broadway. (LM)