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What’s Happening Broadway… September 2010
Fall is here, the leaves are changing colors and the temperature is dropping in the city, and with it comes a full Broadway lineup. Many shows are in previews while others have already experienced a star-studded opening. The September arrivals include, Brief Encounter, La Bete, Lombardi, A Life in Theatre, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Pitman Painters and Spiderman; Turn off the Dark. Tickets are on sale for all of these fantastic shows.
If you’re thinking of taking a trip to NYC in October then we have the must see productions that you simply cannot miss! They all open in October and are sure to peak your interest. Perhaps the biggest show raising the curtain this season is…
Driving Miss Daisy - Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones return to the stage in Alfred Uhry's play about an unlikely but enduring friendship. Previews begin on October 5, 2010 at the John Golden Theatre with an official start date of October 25, 2010. If you’re interested in seeing these two acting icons grace the stage, do it soon, because this production is set for a limited engagement and will drive out of town in January.
The Pee-Wee Herman Show – I know you are, but what am I? If you’re old enough to remember that line, then you’re old enough to be buying tickets for this one! Yes, Pee-Wee and all his lovable playhouse friends including Miss Yvonne and Cowboy Curtis are making the trek to Broadway. Previews begin on October 26, 2010 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. This is also on a limited run, and will close in January. Don’t miss it!
The Scottsboro Boys – This open-ended production begins on October 7, 2010 at the Lyceum Theatre. It’s a new musical that focuses on the 1930's Scottsboro Case, in which a group of African-American teenagers are falsely accused of a horrendous crime that ultimately provokes a national outrage that sparks the American Civil Rights movement.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – Previews for this musical begin on October 5, 2010 at the Belasco Theatre with an official start date of November 2, 2010. Stage veteran Patti LuPone stars in this tale set in Madrid, that intertwines the lives of a group of women with relationship issues that eventually leads to a tumultuous 48 hours of love, confusion and passion. This show is scheduled to close in January as well.
You can also get tickets for such Broadway staples as Wicked, Jersey Boys, Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story as well. If you’re coming to NYC then you must see a Broadway Production. No trip would be complete without experiencing a stage show. Trust us!
Information On Theater Tickets In New York
The core of entertainment in New York City is its ‘Theater District’ – popularly known as Broadway. This is a place that is an amalgamation of cultural diversity and creative talent, unlike anywhere else. The breathtaking productions that are displayed every night have no equal anywhere else. Each year, there are more than 12 million visitors to the theaters in the Theater District. No wonder, theater tickets in New York are always at a premium, and have to be booked months in advance, to avoid disappointment.
With New York attracting visitors and tourists, as flies to mead, and every visitor wanting to enjoy at least one show on Broadway, the dearth of theater tickets in New York does not make procuring them easy. Many tourists give up after trying and failing to procure their tickets. Info On New York Theaters
Theater tickets in New York for productions on Broadway – a term applied to theaters showing higher productions, which may involve actors from Hollywood – are very high priced and are mostly sold out in advance. Tickets for premium shows are sold out months in advance and are near impossible to purchase at the spur of the moment – as short-term visitors tend to.
Theater tickets in New York for premium Broadway productions are very high priced and are not easily available. However, you can get lucky and may be able to procure tickets known as Partial View tickets, and at very affordable prices. Partial view tickets have an obstructed view of the stage, and you may miss seeing a portion of the stage.
There are other ways of procuring theater tickets in New York . Maybe, the concierge at your hotel can help. Local New Yorkers have their own way of arranging such tickets, but they may come at a price. This may come as news to the visitors, but it may be possible to put your hands on theater tickets by simply visiting the theater and expecting some ‘no shows.’ Groups could have people dropping out at the last moment, and may have tickets, which you can pick up at face value.
Saturday nights are not good nights to expect to pick up extra tickets. Monday night may be a great night, or a matinee show on Wednesday may be a good time to expect to obtain Broadway tickets for premium shows and at affordable prices.
There are other ways of picking up theater tickets in New York for shows on Broadway, such as through re-sale forums, through eBay, and through ticket brokers. The first two are risky affairs, as you can be scammed with tickets that are not genuine. There are reliable and reputed brokers who can arrange tickets for ‘hot’ productions with premium seats. Of course, you have to pay premium prices for such tickets.
Theaters have many scalpers on the streets around them. You should stay away from such people, who are nothing but con men of the best kind. Your best bet is the reputed brokers or agencies.
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