Now let's be honest when most people think of theatre in New York they first thing that comes to mind is Broadway. Makes sense to me. New York is the theatre capitol of the world after all and everybody knows that when somebody comes to visit most people will see at least one Broadway show while they are here.
I know if I was coming here for a visit it would be the first thing on my list. Well that and the Statue of Liberty. What can I say? I'm a tourist at heart I guess. Now suppose you want to see a show but Broadway is not your thing. Look we all know that going to a Broadway show can be expensive.Off-Broadway? Not so much.
Sure it's not going to come cheap either but there are bargains out there. You just have to know where to look. Plus by supporting Off-Broadway or in some cases Off-Off Broadway you are not only getting the chance to witness new and exciting work but helping nurture up and coming artists who if successful may one day be able to take the leap to the Broadway stage.
Do you know how many shows began their journey Off-Broadway only to become huge hits on the Great White Way? Not to mention Tony winners as well. How about Rent? Winner of four 1996 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. That show ran for twelve years and was recently announced to be returning to New York this Summer at an Off-Broadway theatre.
Now that's what I call a full circle. How about last year's big Tony nominee Fela! or In The Heights which took home the Tony Award for Best Musical and is soon to be a major motion picture. The list goes on and on. What can I say? Off-Broadway is where it's at. Get your tickets today. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Until next time theatre fans.
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