NY – Whether you’re coming in from Long Island, New Jersey or Omaha, a day in New York City (read Manhattan), can be fabulous. One of the tricks is to plan it in advance, enjoy a great meal and get a great deal on a show.
TKTS on 47th Street and Broadway will save you almost half the price and many very good shows are available. Okay, everyone knows that, but few people know how to get the tickets without waiting on line. I know this is going to sound risky, but it works. Eat an early dinner, say just before six o’clock and be finished by 7:15, then you go to the tickets booth.
The long lines are finished, in fact, there are no lines at all and they keep updating unsold tickets until the last minute. This week, at 7:15 you could have had your choice of nine Broadway musicals and any number of plays. My picks are Peter and the Starcatcher, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Newsies at 40 percent off.
Angus McIndoe at 258 West 44th. Angus gets a good pre-theater dinner crowd, but insiders know that it’s real fun as an after theater hangout where most nights you’re likely to find some of the same actors you might have just watched on stage an hour earlier enjoying an after theater snack or a drink. The bar is first come first serve.
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