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1MDGentleReader
Editado: Abr 18, 2017, 3:22pm

I'll be travelling to NYC in a few weeks and want to go to a theater production or two. I love musicals and have a love LOW tolerance for violence. Otherwise, I am open to anything live (musical or not). Here is a listing of what seems to be available, so many I do not know how to choose.

I've seen Wicked, Chicago, STOMP and Cats. Not interested in Phantom of the Opera.

Inclined towards A Bronx Tale and The Play that Goes Wrong ( I LOVE Noises Off) and Come From Away. Or maybe NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, Bandstand, Oslo.

Help! Any opinions or advice would be welcome. If I am sensible, I'll go for 2 performances, but might try to go for 3.

HAMILTON
Richard Rodgers Theater

PRESENT LAUGHTER
St James Theater
Oscar and Tony winner winner Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) returns to Broadway to take the lead in Noel Coward's sparkling farce.

ALADDIN
New Amsterdam Theater

Join Aladdin, Jasmine and the hilarious Genie on a magic carpet ride you'll never forget. Disney's Tony-winning adaptation of their 1992 movie

BOOK OF MORMON
Eugene O'Neill Theatre

From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park comes this outrageously funny and risque Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN
Music Box Theater

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Second Stage Theatre, this darkly comic musical lands on Broadway. The poignant and thought-provoking production has thus far received rave reviews from critics for its unexpectedly touching portrayal of misunderstood youth, young love and the search for acceptance, all wrapped up in a perfectly pitched contemporary pop score by Oscar-winning

GROUDHOG DAY
August Wilson Theater

Ivan Reitman's classic movie is brought to the stage by Matilda's Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus.

COME FROM AWAY
Gerald Schoenfeld Theater

The hugely acclaimed musical Come From Away makes its Broadway debut. Full of warmth and humanity, it tells the remarkable story of the small Newfoundland town of Gander, which found itself playing host to thousands of displaced airplane passengers on 9/11.

SWEAT
Studio 54
A searing portrayal of a group of friends pitted against each other in order to save their jobs amidst cutbacks, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Sweat has been described by critics as incredibly timely for the state of employment in America.

MISS SAIGON
Broadway Theater

It's been a long time coming, but the hit London-born musical Miss Saigon is finally set to light up Broadway once again ahead of its 25th anniversary, following a phenomenal run in the West End.

IN & OF ITSELF
Daryl Roth Theater

After the big scale illusions of David Copperfield, and the intimate street magic of David Blaine, the next step in the evolution of magic arrives at the Daryl Roth Theatre.

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
Ethel Barrymore Theater

Seven time Emmy winner Allison Janney (The West Wing) stars alongside Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey in this revival of John Guare's celebrated play.

THE LITTLE FOXES
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Two of Broadway and film's biggest female actresses star next year in a brand-new revival of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes.

STOMP
Orpheum Theater

One of the city's most unique live experiences, Stomp has been thrilling New York audiences for over twenty years. This ear & eye-popping show consists of a group of eight incredibly talented performers, who create intricate rhythms from everyday household objects, from garbage can lids and zippo lighters, to buckets and hammers.

THE FANTASTICKS
Jerry Orbach Theater
A true landmark of New York theater, The Fantasicks is a breezy musical with a sweet and inventive score that's guaranteed to capture your heart. A classic coming-of-age story, The Fantasticks

THE LION KING
Minskoff Theater
Broadway's third longest-running show is a thrilling reinvention of the Disney classic.

WICKED
Gershwin Theater

Forget Dorothy, the juiciest tale from the land of Oz concerns the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friendship with Glinda The Good Witch.

WAITRESS
Brooks Atkinson Theater

With a peppy score by singer songwriter Sara Bareilles, Waitress is one of Broadway's most life-affirming musicals. The story follows a small town waitress (played by Bareilles herself) who seizes the opportunity of a big money baking contest to make a new life for herself. More info »

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
Lyceum Theater

Packed full of misplaced props, shaky acting and even shakier sets, The Play That Goes Wrong is the best worst play since Noises Off!

A BRONX TALE
Longacre Theater

Co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jery Zaks, A Bronx Tale is a swinging, doo-wop infused portrait of the mob in 1960's New York.

CATS
Neil Simon Theater

One of the world's best-loved musicals returns to New York City!

THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Belasco Theater

Academy Award winner Sally Field and two-time Tony recipient Joe Mantello are set to star in a new revival of Tennessee Williams' celebrated drama,

THE PRICE
American Airlines Theater

Oscar, Tony and Emmy nominee Mark Ruffalo returns to Broadway in Arthur Miller's examination of family values, where he will be joined by Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht!

AMELIE
Walter Kerr Theater

Back in 2001, the world fell in love with Amelie. The lead character in Jean Piere Jeunet's wildly imaginative film of the same name, she gadded about her very own Paris, falling in love and helping others in a uniquely charming way.

BANDSTAND
Bernard B Jacobs Theater

Boasting sizzling choreography from Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), Bandstand is an absorbing big band musical set in post-WWII America.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Lunt Fontanne Theater

This adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic transfers to Broadway after breaking records on London's West End.

OSLO
Vivian Beaumont Theater

J. T. Rogers Oslo lands on Broadway just in time for 2017 Tonys! Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher (The King and I), this compelling drama tells the story of the secret negotiations that led to the Oslo Peace Accords. T

PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - A JOURNEY OF THE SOUL
Isaac Stern Auditorium
Continuing his five-year tenure as the music director of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Yannick Nezet Seguin leads a recital of two marvellous works from two great composers, with an exciting appearance from the legengary Radu Lupu who lends his extraordianry skills to Mozart's stirring Piano Concerto No. 24, K. 491.

KINKY BOOTS
Al Hirschfeld Theater

The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots is one of Broadway's newest mainstays.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Majestic Theater
The longest-running show in Broadway history, The Phantom of the Opera is a juicy blockbuster, ripe with romance, horror and true Broadway spectacle.

ON YOUR FEET!
Marquis Theater

On Your Feet! is a new musical which tells the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, a pair of Cuban immigrants who traveled to America and became two of the biggest names in the music business.

WAR PAINT
Nederlander Theater

Brand new musical War Paint arrives on Broadway after breaking records in Chicago.

A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
John Golden Theater
Years after she walked out on her suffocating marriage, Nora Helmer has returned home.

ANASTASIA
Broadhurst Theater

Based on the 1997 animated movie, Anastasia brings the story of the young Romanov Princess to Broadway for the first time.

CAGNEY
Westside Theater Upstairs

James Cagney as you've never seen him before! This tap-happy musical follows the life of Hollywood's most famous tough guy, from his early days as a vaudeville song and dance man to movie superstardom.

INDECENT
Cort Theater

Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance, the play that scandalized 1920's New York, is at the center of Indecent.

CHICAGO - THE MUSICAL
Ambassador Theater

The longest running American musical on Broadway, Chicago conjures up a heady mix of sex, death and the insatiable lust for fame, all set to one of musical theatre's most iconic scores.

NEWSICAL THE MUSICAL
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Kirk Theatre
No one in the news is safe! Not to be confused with the Disney musical NEWSIES, this Drama Desk-nominated revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebreties, and politicians - in short, everyone is fair game.

PERFECT CRIME
Anne L. Bernstein Theater

Perfect Crime goes well beyond traditional mystery play. It is a sexy, compelling thriller, with well-timed surprises and laughs that relieve a growing dramatic tension.

SEETHER
Stone Pony

KORN
The Paramount Huntington

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
Imperial Theatre - NY

SIGNIFICANT OTHER
Booth Theatre

SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL
Winter Garden Theatre - NY
METROPOLITAN OPERA - DER ROSENKAVALIER
Metropolitan Opera House

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
Stephen Sondheim Theatre

ETC: laughable mistatement about my tolerance for violence.

2lilithcat
Abr 18, 2017, 3:51pm

Okay, forget Hamilton. It's practically impossible to get a ticket, particularly at such short notice. However, they do have a lottery: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/hamilton/ Probably worth entering, because the show is amazing. Everything you've heard about it is true.

If you can get a ticket for Der Rosenkavalier, I would do so. It's Renée Fleming's swan song.

I saw War Paint here in Chicago; I was not impressed. The music was pretty forgettable, and Patti Lupone's heavy accent made her quite difficult to understand. However, others disagree with me, so you may, too!

Personally, I'd go see Indecent; the story appeals to me.

When, exactly, are you going to be in New York? The Met production of Eugene Onegin has gotten good reviews; you might try for that if it's still on when you go.

3MDGentleReader
Abr 18, 2017, 4:44pm

For theater going purposes, I'll be there May 7-11. I'll look into Der Rosenkavlier and skip War Paint. Indecent wasn't even my radar, must go check. I'm inclined toward Oslo and The Play That Goes wrong at this point.

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I'll probably use TodayTix app, I'll be in training near Penn station until 6 pm each day, think it'd be tough to wait in line for tickets. Der Rosenkavlier is not available via the app right now, but I'll keep checking and try alternate methods, too.

Indecent does sound interesting, but I'm a little concerned about my tolerance for violence, it is not clear if that part of the original play is included. I'll definitely keep it in the mix.

Thanks for the advice!

4MDGentleReader
Abr 18, 2017, 4:52pm

Hmm. I think I'll get a ticket for Der Rosenkavalier at a local move theater the day after I get back. I think it is too long a performance for a week night. THanks for the heads up, lilithcat