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Discount Broadway tickets

Sunday 26 December 2010

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Discount Broadway tickets are easier to get than you might think. You don’t have to stand in line in the freezing weather, just book for your favourite show from the comfort of your own home through the internet.  Many of the top London shows are also showing in New York so this is another chance to see the hit musicals. You can get to see the Lion King, Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Billy Elliot and many others that you may have missed.

How will you know if a Broadway show is a hit or a dud? Check out these theater reviews to get an idea of whether the newest Broadway shows are destined to be hits or to be quickly forgotten. What is widely recommended is the evergreen West Side Story, still fresh after so many years as well as Rock of Ages, Spider Man – Turn off the Dark  and Wonderland.

For something more cultural, what about La Boheme? Baz Lurhmann has successfully makes opera accessible to the modern audience, through the tone of the subtitles and shifting the setting to 1957 Paris, while remaining true to Puccini's score.  Also getting great reviews is August Wilson's first Broadway play, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" which provides insight into the struggles of black musicians in Chicago in the 1920s. You can catch Whoopi Goldberg and Charles S. Dutton in this revival.

Tickets for Broadway shows can be very expensive, so shop around to find the shows that are discounted.  Discount tickets exist for most Broadway shows and are distributed for marketing purposes to agencies to generate sales and buzz. This is the most popular method to obtain discount Broadway tickets in advance and it’s a great way to avoid the queues.

A very cheap way of getting into a Broadway show is Standing Room Only (SRO) but there is no guarantee of getting a seat with these tickets. You may have to stand for the whole show, but these ticket discounts often offer up to 60% discount and seats usually do become available during the show.  If you are a full time student you can buy two tickets, even if your partner is not a student.  The amount of discount for these Broadway tickets can vary but the ticket price is usually just US $25, but for limited seats.

If you are a fan of Broadway musicals, you will probably enjoy this revival of Rodger's and Hammerstein's "Flower Drum Song" which has beautiful scenery & staging.  The show's characters struggle with balancing tradition and happiness in a modern world among a visually stunning set and costumes.  Particularly refreshing is the lighthearted and comical nature of the show, including the introduction of a new character, Harvard, a flamboyant costume designer.

Don’t be put off by advertised prices for the shows, you can find discount Broadway tickets on-line.

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