Broadway choice for family

Oct 6th, 2001, 05:56 AM
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Becky
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Broadway choice for family

Not much planning time for this trip--we will be there on Sat, the 13th with 17 and 11 year old. Last time we saw Phantom, Kiss Me Kate, and Lion King. What appropriate shows do you think that we could get tickets for? I already checked on Blue Man with no luck. Hotel question: Is the Palace for $189 a good choice? Or Roosevelt for $129? Thanks!
 
Oct 6th, 2001, 06:24 AM
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Both hotel rates are good ones. Personally I'd splurge for the extra $60 (plus tax) a night and stay at the elegant Palace!
As for shows, you might try The Music Man, 42nd Street or Les Miserables. Or perhaps Stomp, which is off-Broadway.
 
Oct 6th, 2001, 06:40 AM
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Thank you, Howard! We only have one night, so I was thinking like you on the Palace. There will be four of us, but even if room size is smaller at the Palace(I don't know), it sounds like more of an "experience." We will be taking the train out of Grand Central, so Roosevelt would be convenient, but with luggage, a taxi from Palace will work. Which section of Palace should we request--tower or older? Do you know if the Playbill 42nd St. Package is a good deal? It is around $120 pp and includes ticket , meal, and more that I can't recall.
 
Oct 6th, 2001, 04:35 PM
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Last April we saw the Music Man with 15, 13 and 11 year old and they all enjoyed it. It's a little corny but a fun family show.
 
Oct 6th, 2001, 05:07 PM
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How about Beauty and the Beast. Great for any age.
 
Oct 7th, 2001, 05:28 AM
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Just a thought. If you are staying at the Palace, the concierge may be able to get you the otherwise hard to come by tickets. In most of the nicer hotels, the concierge has usually come through for us.
 
Oct 7th, 2001, 12:56 PM
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My vote is for Stomp. And maybe you should try Blue Man again. Have you called them?
 
Oct 7th, 2001, 05:42 PM
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I called The Blue Man ticket office earlier this week --they did have a few seats, but not 4 together. We are a little skittish now about this trip--trying to take a wait and see attitude depending on what happens between now and Sat., but planning to go on living our lives! We should make it from LGA by mid-afternoon--maybe we should just go to the TKTS booth to see what they have instead of planning ahead too much this time.
 
Oct 7th, 2001, 07:18 PM
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I saw 42nd Street this summer and it was fantastic. The costumes and lighting are so bright that I often had to squint. The tap dancing is equally impressive. It is appropriate for people of all ages and is fast-paced enough to keep your attention.
 
Oct 8th, 2001, 07:11 AM
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How about De La Garda (sp?) for the family? It is supposed to be a fun show.
 
Oct 8th, 2001, 09:18 AM
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I vote for the Music Man also.
 
Oct 8th, 2001, 09:59 AM
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Howard
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Becky, what are the restaurant options with the Palybill #120 offer?
 
Oct 8th, 2001, 02:08 PM
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De La Guarda does not allow people under 16 to attend.
 
Oct 8th, 2001, 05:07 PM
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Howard, I posted a separate message about the Playbill offer, after I went back to look up the details, since someone else might be interested. The restaurants are Chili's, Planet Hollywood, Joe Franklin's, or Lucille's Grill @BB King's Blues Club. No Joe Allen's or Becco! Also includes Madam Tussaud's and a 24 hr. Metrocard. $119.42, plus $10 more for Sat. night. Not a deal for us, since we are not planning to go to Madam Tussaud's.
 
Oct 8th, 2001, 05:53 PM
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Becky, I'd skip it, even if you were going to Madame Tussaud's!
 
Oct 8th, 2001, 06:38 PM
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We were in NYC with our kids (11 and 15) last Spring. We got excellent seats for Stomp over the Internet ahead of time. The kids LOVED the show! A good alternative to Blue Man.

Got pretty good seats, discounted, for Les Miz the morning of the show at TKTS. They liked it OK, but not as much as we (their parents) did.
 
Oct 8th, 2001, 06:48 PM
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What time does the TKTS booth open on Sat.? Times Square is the only location now, right?
 
Oct 9th, 2001, 05:00 AM
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It opens at 10 a.m. for the matinee tickets. I would recommend getting in line by 9:15 a.m. The line builds up rapidly. It opens at 3 p.m. for the evening performances.
 
Oct 9th, 2001, 06:05 AM
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Don't be discouraged by a long, snaking line at TKTS. It moves quite quickly. There are usually street musicians performing for tips, which keeps the crowd reasonably entertained, but I brought my NYC guidebook to do some reading. Actually, there are two separate lines, one on each side of the kiosk. Cash-only, as I recall.
 

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