(Closed) Broadway shows advice

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

What are you willing to spend on tickets? Dinner? Are you willing to wait in line for tickets or do you want to buy them ahead of time?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think both the show and the “fancy dinner” mostly depend on your budget.  I don’t know too many places in midtown (other people may be able to help) because I don’t tend to hang out in the area besides for work.

Some popular Broadway shows are incredibly expensive, and some can be purchased at the discount TKTS booth. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

look up the TKTS booth on google. It’s in times square and you can get 1/2 price tickets to most of the shows on the same day. the great thing about broadway theaters is that most of them are relatively small so all the seats are good.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you had that big of a budget for dinner, I’d go crazy, like Daniel, Per Se, Jean Georges, or something like that.

For Broadway shows, I guess it just depends on what type of show you want to see, or what you consider “crazy expensive.”  The “best” show is something like Wicked, but I think those tickets are pretty astronomical, especially for this weekend. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

A good Broadway show could be Wicked, How To Succeed in Business, and Book of Mormon. Also Rent is fantastic and it’s running off-Broadway right now at New World Stages.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@catracha:  Wicked is kind of the backstory about the witches in the Wizard of Oz. It’s an amazing show.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wicked, I believe is about the witches in the Wizard of Oz.  It looks like the only available seats for Saturday would start at about $165/each.

I don’t know too much about Broadway shows, because I don’t go that often, and when I do, I buy from the TKTS booth.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I also don’t hang out in midtown besides during work lunches, but I recommend going to the TKTS booth in South Street Seaport. It’s muuuuuch less crowded. I’ve walked up before with absolutely no line on the weekend. Go early, find tickets for something you like. 

No one dresses up for the theater here, so wear whatever you’re comfortable in. 

High end restaurant is relative. If you want great food, I recommend going downtown. Smith & Wollensky’s is in midtown is a good expensive steak place, if that’s your thing. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Heartly:  Totally agree. 

I’d wear a cute summer dress to a show.  I would definitely recommend downtown, unless you want to stay in the area, in which case I’d maybe do something like Daniel or Per Se (if you can get reservations)  I know nothing about the Copacabana, I actually didn’t even know it still existed (had to check Yelp)

@catracha:  There are TONS of shows on Broadway, and Off-Broadway.  Times Square is filled with them.

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