The new year marks the start of new beginnings for all.
So what better way to kick off 2017 than to experience none other than a Broadway Show in NYC! It’s that time of year again where this time honored tradition for both locals and tourists is made even more appetizing for audiences. After all, these highly coveted tickets for Broadway shows are soon going to be just 2-For-1! You read that right, two for the price of one!
It’s called Broadway Week, and like it’s counterpart: Restaurant Week, costs to partake are highly discounted. Bad news: they sell out fast! Good news: great price, and many options if one is sold out! Here are just a few of the shows participating:
A Bronx Tale
Chazz Palminteri’s solo show, loosely based on his upbringing in the Bronx, began its life back in 1989 when it premiered in LA. An Off-Broadway production followed, which prompted Robert De Niro to direct the 1993 movie of the same name starring Palminteri as the gangster Sonny, who took a young Calogero (Chazz’s given name) under his wing. De Niro played Calogero’s working-class father. In 2007, just as The Sopranos finished its TV run, Palminteri brought the solo show to Broadway. Now De Niro himself and four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks direct a musical version, with tunes by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Palminteri.
The Front Page
“The son of a bitch stole my watch!” That memorable last line comes from the oft-revived, Hollywood-ized 1928 comedy The Front Page, written by Chicago reporters Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Writing about what they knew best, the authors capture the glory days of the newspaper business, with a cast of hungry reporters sitting around a newsroom, chain-smoking cigarettes, playing poker and waiting for a hot story to come in—which, in this play, one quite literally does. This production, directed by multiple-Tony winner Jack O’Brien, is jam packed with heavy hitters. Nathan Lane and Mad Men’s John Slattery face off as the newspaper’s manipulative managing editor Walter Burns and star reporter Hildy Johnson, respectively. John Goodman, Holland Taylor, Dylan Baker, Robert Morse and Sherie Rene Scott round out the veteran cast.
This is not a prank. Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, the crotchety septuagenarian alter egos of Comedy Central stars Nick Kroll and John Mulaney (respectively), have taken Broadway by storm. The loose plot deals with the choices the longtime roommates have to make—do they sell out to NY1?—when the monthly rent on their Upper West Side apartment rises from $75 to $2,500. Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Pee-wee Herman Show) directs.
Click here to purchase tickets and to see the full list of participating shows!