Broadway Week, now through Sept. 15, is offering two tickets for the price of one -- for 20 top hits.
- "Chicago The Musical" -- No matter how many times you've seen the film and the show, the Bob Fosse choreography and Kander and Ebb tunes still have the old "Razzle Dazzle".
- "Forever Tango" -- Mega-stars from "Dancing With the Stars", Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff headline the performers who make this history of tango spring to life. As Argentina's greatest writer Jorge Luis Borges said, "The infinite tango takes me towards everything."
- "The Glass Menagerie" -- Tennessee Williams' achingly poignant drama is one of the America's best plays, durable as steel. As Williams once said, "I hope that I have been able to contribute an understanding about people." A rare understatement by Tennessee, who was born in Mississippi, grew up in Missouri, and changed his name after moving to Louisiana.
- "Jersey Boys" -- Big girls don't cry, but often do in this musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. You can't take your eyes off this show.
- "Once" -- Winner of eight Tony® Awards, including Best Musical in 2012, it's based on the Academy Award®-winning 2006 film, "Once". The musical originated at the New York Theatre Workshop. "Once" is a tale of two street musicians in Dublin who share Irish and Czech folk songs, secrets, and a doomed love.
- "The Phantom of the Opera" -- Andrew Lloyd Webber's spooky version of "Beauty and the Beast" is Broadway's longest-running musical.
- "The Trip to Bountiful" -- an American classic by Horton Foote. Make the trip at least to see the extraordinary performance of Cicely Tyson, who won the 2013 Best Actress Tony® (and three Emmys®, among many other awards). Vanessa Williams also stars, but was far better in "Ugly Betty".
In case this isn't bounty enough, you can get better seat locations by paying $20 more than half price, for some of the 20 shows during Broadway week.
It's based on the true story of the highly improbable friendship between heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali -- soon after ditching what he termed his "slave name" Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. -- and Hollywood's first and most controversial black star, Stepin Fetchit, real name Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry. They learn from each other, and spar with three Brothers of Islam during the run-up to Ali's historic rematch with Sonny Liston.
"Finding commonality in contradiction, FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN examines the true meaning of strength, resilience and pride," says NYTW about Will Power's powerful play.
Will it make the trip to Broadway, as did NYTW's "Once", "Peter and the Starcatcher", and "Rent"? Well, if the fetching man Ray Fisher (Clay/Ali) makes more appearances in his Everlast satin trunks, sans terrycloth robe...
For more info: Broadway Week, www.nycgo.com/broadwayweek/?pid=hp-hero-3-bw-image. "Fetch Clay, Make Man", New York Theatre Workshop, www.nytw.org, 79 East Fourth Street, New York, N.Y.