Today, BroadwayGlobal shares the top five things to add to your New York City to do list. Some are free, but still require some planning. This will help you save time, so that you may enjoy every NY minute. The top five include Green, Historic, Free, Off-Broadway and Broadway half price tickets.
Times Square is the number one stop in NYC. Times Square is also where you will find TKTS, the half price ticket booth for Broadway shows. TKTS is run by The Theatre Development Fund. They offer a free smart phone app, so that you can view the shows that are available to purchase before you reach the box office window. TKTS booths accept credit cards, as well as cash. We share a picture of The Cooley Family in Times Square who saw "The Lion King", and gave us their own review "The Lion King was amazing! Powerful and energetic with outstanding talent, and awesome costumes too. Great family freindly show that I highly recommend." Felicia Cooley. We should mention "The Lion King" is not on the half price TKTS boards, but it is located in the heart of Times Square. For more information on TKTS visit www.tdf.org.
9/11 Memorial dedicated on September 11, 2011 in a special ceremony for victims’ families. The Memorial opened to the public on September 12, 2011 with the reservation of a visitor pass. PLEASE NOTE: You must register to visit. Visit www.911memorial.org/visit. Admission is free to 9/11 Memorial but again visitor passes are required. Reservations made online or by phone carry a $2.00 nonrefundable service fee per pass. Visit 9/11 Passes. Family members are exempt from the fee and can find information about reserving passes by visiting www.911memorial.org/911-family-member-visitor-passes.
Spiral Theatre Studio (STS) this simplistic venue is the first to go "GREEN" in New York City. With intmate seating of just 55, this very unique idea of not throwing out sets is a gem for NYC. It also makes it easy on load in, with no load out and by using carpeted spiral shapes, that can be moved as set pieces. The picture shared in the slide show of this article is just one Broadway venue throwing out sets and pieces. The picture is shared to show you just how devastating and waistful it is when shows closes. The sets and pieces are just tossed out. They could be donated to schools or theatres, for the use in their Drama Departments or community productions. To learn more about the "GREEN" echo friendly Spiral Theatre Studio visit www.thespiraltheatrestudio.com.
Fouth Arts Block (FAB) This is mentioned 4th to remeber Fourth! FAB has been at the top of our NYC's theatre lovers for a few years now. Check out the fan facebook page at www.facebook.com/FourthArtsBlock. You can also read through some of the theatres here, www.examiner.com/article/nyc-s-east-village-fourth-arts-block-has-become-the-new-affordable-broadway. Because Fourth Arts Block is located away from the Times Square area, these theatres don't have to produce succesful box office movies to survive. For more information on this wonderful block of theatres visit www.FABNYC.org.
Exit, Pursued by a Bear offer a unique play development experience. For NY residents and those who may be surprised that New York City has created a sense of community, through sharing new works of art. Theatre Chat and BroadwayGlobal hope this "Pot Luck Play Development Theatrical Experience" will spread around the globe. This is what art creates, open conversations. What better way to experience a new play, in a gathering at a pot luck type of atmosphere. For more information visit www.epbb.org, or vist thier Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/pages/Exit-Pursued-by-a-Bear/176619955720346.