2-for-1 Tickets to the Best of Broadway
2-for-1 Tickets to the Best of Broadway
NYC Broadway Week is back from September 5 through September 18!
Okay, I know that this is actually 13 days instead of seven, but that means six additional days of 2-for-1 tickets to some of the best Broadway shows currently running.
Not every Broadway show participates in Broadway week, so you must check the official NYC Broadway Week website (which can be accessed by clicking here) to see what shows are. But, of the 19 shows listed, there really is something for everyone.
Here are eight of my favorite musicals that are offering two tickets for the price of one. (Note - clicking on the title will bring you to its tickets page!):
“An American in Paris” - This gorgeous Gershwin musical tells the tale of a young American solider-turned-artist who falls for a French ballerina… who happens to be the same woman his friend is planning on getting engaged to. I’m a huge fan of the film and this musical version does it justice. Winner of four Tony Awards—including Best Choreography—this dance-filled show is closing in October before heading on its first national tour. (teens and adults)
“Fiddler on the Roof” - I’ve seen this revival twice and would gladly go back to see Danny Burstein’s masterful performance as Tevye, the patriarch of a Jewish family who is trying to hold tight to his faith’s traditions. The story is as uplifting as it is heartbreaking, the songs are memorable and I am in love with all of the dance numbers. “Fiddler” will close Dec. 31, so Broadway Week is a great time to catch it before then. (not for younger children)
“Kinky Boots” - This is one of those shows where you walk out of the theater and know you saw something special. "Kinky Boots" tugged at my heart and was full of self-acceptance, tolerance and great Cyndi Lauper-penned tunes. I was a huge fan of the film when it came out in 2005, but this Best Musical winner is event more vibrant and full of joy. I always get the finale, “Raise You Up/Just Be,” stuck in my head and it makes me smile every time. (not for younger children)
“Matilda the Musical” - This charming musical is based off the Roald Dahl book (of the same name) about a little girl who loves to read and also has a knack for telekinesis. Though a dark musical, it still is appropriate for kids, as this thoughtful show deals with standing up for yourself, the importance of literacy and how sometimes it’s okay to be a little bit naughty. “Revolting Children” is now one of my favorite showtunes of all time and can be found on most of my playlists. “Matilda” will close Jan. 1, 2017, so see it now! (all ages)
“On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan” – I grew up with Gloria Estefan’s music but never knew the incredible story of how her and her husband met, her career and the accident that almost ended it all. This is pretty much a perfect love story filled with all of Estefan’s greatest hits. You will want to be on your feet because the music makes you want to dance. (not for younger children)
“School of Rock the Musical” - This musical is everything! I love how the kids get more backstory than their film counterparts and that they all play their own instruments up on stage. This is a very energetic and funny show that is fantastic for kids and adults. “Stick it to the Man” and “You’re in the Band” are among my favorite numbers in the show. I pledge allegiance to this band, that’s for sure. (all ages)
“Something Rotten!” – Another show that I’ve seen twice, but will probably see again because I cannot get over how smart and hilarious it is. If you’re a fan of Shakespeare—or not… I mean, the main character, Nick Bottom, hates Shakespeare to the extent that there is a whole song and reprise about said hate—you will surely get a kick out of the Bard and a bard trying to write the next big hit. This is a period musical about the invention of the first musical—and that musical is “Omelette.” (not for younger children)
"The Color Purple" - This is one of the most powerful stage shows I have ever seen and Cynthia Erivo's Tony Award-winning performance as Celie is something I will remember forever. Her "I'm Here" is life-changing. The entire cast shines in this musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Winner of Best Revival of a Musical, "The Color Purple" is a must-see. (not for younger children)