This winter celebrate Broadway and Off Broadway with your friends and family by taking advantage of Broadway week (http://www.nycgo.com/broadwayweek), Off Broadway Week (http://www.nycgo.com/offbroadwayweek) and Kids’ Night on Broadway (http://www.kidsnightonbroadway.com/).
Broadway Week runs from January 22nd to February 7th and during this period nineteen different shows are offering 2 for 1-ticket prices. In order to qualify for the 50% discount you must purchase at least two tickets. Broadway Week is offering an additional upgrade after your half price ticket purchase. For an additional $20 a ticket you may upgrade from the mezzanine to the orchestra or from the back of the orchestra up to the front. The musicals included in this special are Annie, Chicago, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, Newsies, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Once, Phantom Of The Opera, Rock Of Ages, Cinderella, Spiderman and Wicked. Broadway Week also has six plays eligible for this promotion including Ann, The Heiress, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, The Other Place, Picnic and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. This promotion is very popular with many shows selling out before the end of the promotional period.
Over 30 shows are participating in Off Broadway Week and it runs from January 28th through February 10th. Similar to Broadway Week you must purchase at least two tickets to take advantage of the discount. There are a wide variety of comedy, drama, musical and performances to choose from this year.
As you may want to bundle a matinee lunch or evening dinner with your show you should try and take advantage of the offerings of Restaurant Week (http://www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek). Many restaurants are offering 3 course meals for a $25 lunch and a $38 dinner. Usually the course choice is limited so if you are a finicky eater this promotion may not be for you but it’s a wonderful way to try new restaurants.
If you would like to bring children to a Broadway show you must participate in Kid’s Night on Broadway. From February 25th through March 3rd when you purchase an adult ticket you may bring a young person aged 6-18 to accompany you to the show. Tickets must be purchased in multiples of two. Twenty Broadway and Off Broadway shows are participating but tickets sell out fast. Many area restaurants are offering family friendly discounts (http://www.kidsnightonbroadway.com/restaurants.php) and some are offering the under 18 set a free entrée. Many of the restaurants require reservations and you must remember to leave a gratuity based on the free entrée.
Friends and families can beat the winter blues by participating in these special theater and restaurant weeks in Manhattan.