NYC Broadway Week is Back – Get 2-for-1 Tickets Now!

NYC Broadway Week is Back – Get 2-for-1 Tickets Now!

The magical "Paramour" from Cirque du Soleil (©Richard Termine)

As a theater lover, it’s one of my favorite times of the year—NYC Broadway Week! This means 2-for-1 tickets are on sale for performances to some fantastic plays and musicals for the “week” of January 17 through February 5 (that’s actually 20 days, hence “week”). From longtime running favorites to the most recent season of shows, vying for Tony Award attention later this year, now is your chance to score some great tickets for just a fraction of the price. Here are just seven of the 19 shows you could see (all subject to availability):

“Cirque du Soleil Paramour” (Lyric Theatre on W. 42nd St.): “Paramour” was my first-ever Cirque experience and I was in awe of the performers from start to finish. The sights and sounds of Old Hollywood blend deliciously with Cirque’s signature acrobatics, making for a wholly enjoyable trip to the theater. (musical, for all ages, get tickets here

“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” (Imperial Theatre on W. 45th St.): It sounds crazy that a musical based off of 70 pages of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” would be one of the most energetic and eclectic-ly scored shows of the season, but that’s the truth. This controlled chaos is a joy to watch as performances happen all around you—whether you are seated on stage, in the orchestra or up in the mezzanine, every seat provides a great view of this magical musical. Plus, among the amazing ensemble is one of my favorite recording artists of all time, Josh Groban, in his Broadway debut as Pierre. (musical, teens and adults, get tickets here)

“A Bronx Tale” (Longacre Theatre on W. 48th St.): Co-directed by Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater, this show is a coming-of-age story based on actor Chazz Palminteri’s gangster-infused upbringing in the Bronx. (musical, for teens and adults, get tickets here

“Chicago the Musical” (Ambassador Theatre on W. 49th St.): Catch Spice Girl Mel B starring as Roxie Hart in this musical that just celebrated its 20th year on Broadway in November. Also, Broadway fav Christopher Sieber is in the show as charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn! (musical, for teens and adults, get tickets here

“School of Rock” (Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway/50th St.): Get ready to pledge your allegiance to the band made up of talented young performers, all who are playing those instruments live on stage at every show. This is a great show for families because of the young cast, but is a must-see for anyone who loves to laugh and appreciates the power of music. I loved this show and remember walking out of the theater feeling uplifted and just so, so happy. (musical, for all ages, get tickets here

“Waitress” (Brooks Atkinson Theatre on W. 47th St.) Sugar. Butter. Flour. Small town pie maker Jenna (played the beyond gifted Jessie Mueller) sings about those ingredients and the ups and downs of having an unwanted pregnancy in a loveless marriage in this heartbreaking, but ultimately hopeful and love-filled musical based on the late Adrienne Shelley’s movie of the same name. “Waitress” will fill you up like a warm slice of pie, made even more memorable with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles. While I love the entire cast album, “Bad Idea” will forever be my go-to song from this show. (musical, teens and adults, get tickets here)

“The Front Page” (Broadhurst Theatre on W. 44th St.): I haven’t seen this many big names on one stage in I don’t know how long—Nathan Lane, John Slattery, John Goodman, Jefferson Mays, Holland Taylor, Sherie Rene Scott, Robert Morse, Dylan Baker, Dann Florek, John Magaro, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Christopher McDonald, David Pittu, Micah Stock and more. This fast-talking newspaper dramedy made for one of my favorite Broadway-going experiences of all time. Seeing Robert Morse on stage was a pinch-me moment and Micah Stock continues to be one of my favorite scene-stealers ever. (play, not for children, get tickets here)

From left, John Slattery and Nathan Lane in "The Front Page" (©Julieta Cervantes)

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