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#1 Kathryn2

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:33 PM

Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for what to see in New York? I'm going with three friends mid-May, I'd like to see at least 1 musical and 1 play, but not break the bank!

#2 xanderl

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:38 PM

If you haven't already, sign up to playbill.com - http://www.playbill.com/ - you will get sent discount offers that you could pre-book. Also keep an eye on tkts - if one of you has a smartphone there's an app you can download which shows you what's on offer and for how much. If you do this now you can keep an eye on likely discounts for the shows you're interested in.
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#3 Kathryn2

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:02 PM

Thanks, they're great tips! I didn't know about the TKTS app.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:09 PM

Last month we went to see Anyhting Goes and Memphis, couldn't recommend them enough, we went for two unlikely to transfer to the West End and got our tickets at the TKTs booth.As far as plays go, I've been hearing very good things about Death of a Salesman.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:43 PM

View PostKathryn2, on 04 March 2012 - 01:33 PM, said:

<br />Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for what to see in New York? I'm going with three friends mid-May, I'd like to see at least 1 musical and 1 play, but not break the bank!<br />
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my bestie and I have just come back from NYC, on Broadway we saw:- Memphis (totally recommend!) Anything Goes (brilliant old world musical, loved it) Jersey Boys (my favourite show both sides of the Atlantic) Mary Poppins (good clean fun) & Priscilla QOTD (preferred UK show, but still loved it).  

Off-Broadway we saw:- Avenue Q (preferred it over here, but still a great show) Rent (bored me rigid, but my friend loved it)
We only used TKTS twice, once for Priscilla as we didnt get lottery & at the end of our stay we were at Seaport & randomly decided we wanted to see a show, so went to the TKTS booth there and got tickets for Mary Poppins.

The rest of the time, we used vouchers from Broadwayworld, which my friend signed up to before we left and we took the vouchers with us.  
Only difference was Jersey Boys, the tickets we got were direct from the box office, as they were one row behind the rows we had the vouchers for and they were $12 each cheaper.

The queues at Seaport are much smaller than they are directly in Times Square, though they do move really quite quickly.
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West End: - Jersey Boys x 178 - Billy Elliot x 52 - All The Fun Of The Fair x 40 - WWRY x 7 - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory x 6 - Rock Of Ages x 6 - Legally Blonde x 6 - Avenue Q x 5  -  Mamma Mia x 5 - Les Miserables x 3 - Oliver! x 3 - Dirty Dancing x 3 - Book Of Mormon x 2 - The Commitments x 2 - Blood Brothers x 2 - Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert x 2 - Dreamboats & Petticoats x 2 - The Fantasticks x 1 - Grease x 1 - Thriller: Live x 1 - Shout x 1 - Wet Weather Cover x 1 - The Woman In Black x 1 - Tap Dogs x 1 - Sister Act x 1 - Wicked x 1 - Hamlet x 1 - Flashdance x 1 - Love Never Dies x 1 - Shrek: The Musical x 1 - Ghost Stories x 1 - Lend Me A Tenor x 1 - Ghost: The Musical x 1 - Cool Hand Luke x 1 - Backbeat x 1 - Crazy For You x 1 - Singing In The Rain x 1 - Our Boys x 1 - Seussical x 1 - Tailor Made Man x 1 - Merrily We Roll Along x 1 - Once: The Musical x 1 - I Can't Sing x 1

Broadway: - Jersey Boys x 2 - Anything Goes x 1 - Priscilla QOTD x 1 - Memphis x 1 - Mary Poppins x 1

Off Broadway: - Rent x 1 - Avenue Q x 1

Fringe: - Bent x 2 - Bright Lights, Big City x 1 - Salad Days x 1 - Ordinary Days x 1 - Company x 1 - Thrill Me x 2 (1 x Tristan Bates, 1 x New Players/Charing X Theatre) - Jest End x 1 - Doctor Faustus x 1 - Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered x 1 - The Hothouse x 1

Tour: - Evita x 2 (Bromley) - Blood Brothers x 1 (Coventry) - Monkee Business x 1 (Manchester) - Jesus Christ Superstar (O2 London) x 1

Regional: - Sound Of Music (Stevenage) x 1 - Cinderella (Liverpool) x 1 - Aladdin (Milton Keynes) x 1 - Cinderella (Watford) x 1

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:04 PM

Is Magic/Bird still playing then? GROI

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

I was in New York last month and saw Jersey Boys, Priscilla and an off-broadway show called Fuerza Bruta.

If you are looking for something totally different and visually stunning definitely check out Fuerza Bruta. It is more performance art than theatre but it will be a night to remember!

I love Jersey Boys and everyone at the TKTS booth (I bought all my tickets from here, all were 50% and great seats) is always buying for Jersey Boys. I would say the West End cast is a lot better than on Broadway but it is always a great show!

Have fun!

#8 ollyd24

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:57 PM

View PostKathryn2, on 04 March 2012 - 01:33 PM, said:

Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for what to see in New York? I'm going with three friends mid-May, I'd like to see at least 1 musical and 1 play, but not break the bank!
id see wicked- even thougj ive seen it in london!! is hairspary still on? deffo mamma mia

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:03 AM

Easy choice for me, I'd see Ghost and One Man,2 Guvnors.  Both will have you in tears in very different ways!
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JANUARY: Peter Pan (Mcr Opera House), One Man Two Guvnors (Lowry), Of Mice and Men (Bolton Octagon), Moscow State Circus (Lowry)
FEBRUARY: Priscilla (Mcr Opera House), Jethro (Lowry), Guinness World Records (Lowry), Peacock & Gamble (Lowry)
MARCH: Book of Mormon (LDN), Billy Elliot (LDN), Horrible Histories (Lowry), New Jersey Nights (Mcr Opera House), 8 out of 10 Cats (Media City), Hairspray (School Production), The Hollies (Lowry), Marti Pellow (Lowry), Sing-a-long a Grease (Lowry), Rocky Horror (Mcr Opera House)
APRIL: Ghost on Tour Cardiff x6, Ghost on Tour Wimbledon x1
MAY: Woman in Black (Lowry), Blues Brothers - Approved (Mcr Opera House), Ghost on Tour Edinburgh x3, Carnaby Street (Mcr Opera House)
JUNE: Omid Djalili (Lowry) Ghost on Tour Wolverhampton x2, Ghost on Tour Leeds x4, Sherlock Holmes (Mcr Opera House)
JULY:  Ghost on Tour Manchester x23, Joseph (Stockport Plaza), Rehearsal Space (Mcr Fringe), Countdown (Media City), Mastermind (Media City), Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenor (Mcr Fringe), Disney Live (Lowry), Momentous Musicals (Mcr Palace)
AUGUST:  Grease (Mcr Palace), Soul Sister (L'pool Empire), How to Succeed in Business (Lowry), Evita (Lowry), Ghost Nottingham, 9 to 5 (Mcr Opera House), NYMT West Side Story (Victoria Warehouse Mcr)
SEPTEMBER:  Blood Brothers (Lowry), Cabaret (Mcr Opera House), Ghost Bristol x2, Nina Conti (Lowry), Ghost Milton Keynes x4, Chicago (Oldham Coliseum), Once London
OCTOBER: Ghost Glasgow x3, The Illusionists (Mcr Apollo), Wicked (Mcr Palace), Rocky Horror (Wolverhampton), Stephen K Amoss (Lowry)
NOVEMBER: Ghost Southampton x2, Ghost is Dancing (Mayflower),Ghost Woking, Cabaret Fandangles (Kings Arms), War Horse (Lowry), Rent (Mcr Palace), Ghost Sunderland x2
DECEMBER: Ghost Birmingham x3
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:45 AM

I was thinking of asking the same question. I'm going to New York in June and have no idea what to see! I'll be seeing either one or two shows (depending on how cheap I can get tickets) and would like to see something I can't see in London and doesn't look likely to transfer over here any time soon. Any recommendations?
[West End] Wicked x7 . The Phantom Of The Opera x4 . Les Miserables x4 . Oliver! x3 .The Lion King x2 . We Will Rock You x2 . Sister Act x2 . Blood Brothers x2 . Hair x2 . War Horse x2 . Love Never Dies . Jersey Boys . Avenue Q . Hairspray . The 39 Steps . Legally Blonde . Mamma Mia! . Deathtrap . The Wizard of Oz . Ghost the Musical . Billy Elliot . Singin' In The Rain . Top Hat . Sweeney Todd . Matilda . Loserville .
[Broadway]  Next to Normal . Wicked . Anything Goes . End of the Rainbow .
[UK Tour]  West Side Story (Salford) . Joseph (Sheffield) . Oklahoma! (Sheffield) . Blood Brothers (Sheffield) . Avenue Q (Sheffield) . Jekyll and Hyde (Sheffield) . Tell Me On A Sunday (Sheffield) . Journey's End (Sheffield) . The Phantom Of The Opera (Leeds) .
[Regional] Hamlet (Sheffield Crucible) . Othello (Sheffield Crucible) . Company (Sheffield Crucible) . My Fair Lady (Sheffield Crucible) . Oliver (Sheffield Crucible)




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