Please help with NYC show selection


Dec 15th, 2008, 12:53 PM
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Shows are closing right and left. Gypsy, which was to close in March just announced closing for January 11th. The economy is taking a toll on Broadway.

The reviews for Shrek which opened last night seem generally pretty favorable. I was surprised by the Times review -- while hitting some negative points, makes it sound like a whole lot of fun and gives Sutton Foster a real rave.
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Dec 15th, 2008, 01:09 PM
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If you want to see Spring Awakening at a discount during the holidays, get them NOW. Some people I know tried for the discount tickets for a performance during the week between Christmas and New Year's (I'm not sure which one) and had no luck and settled ror seeing yesterday.
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Dec 15th, 2008, 01:14 PM
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djkbooks- the offer for Spring Awakening is not valid Dec 26-31!
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Dec 15th, 2008, 03:12 PM
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sf7307 - yes, this was dh's first big outing. He did pretty well, but getting him through the crowds without being bumped and mauled was a challenge.
Billy Elliot - I thought the first few scenes of Act I were fair and then it really picked up. The entire cast is great - and the kids, all of them, are pros. And the story was very compelling - you truly feel their pain and joy. I am very picky, though, and would not consider this one of the best musicals that I've ever seen. My friends loved it.
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Dec 15th, 2008, 03:30 PM
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My wife an I both liked Spamalot and both thought Ave Q was bad. We knew something was up when the theatre was 1/2 empty.
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Dec 15th, 2008, 03:46 PM
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Barry, don't be misled by the theater being half-empty. Avenue Q has been playing for a very long fact, far longer than Spamelot.
Still, as you can well attest, it's not for everyone. Come to think of it, that can be said for almost any show!
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Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:20 AM
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Just wanted to thank everyone again.

We had a fantastic time at Wicked and loved the show. After our matinee, we ate at Roberto Passon which we highly recommend.

Hope to see another show this fall - most likely, Billy Elliott, but we have many great choices thanks to everyone here.

Happy New Year!
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Jan 3rd, 2009, 04:30 PM
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great input, bookmarking as i am taking my boys to nyc this summer and plan on seeing some shows, great info, k
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Jan 4th, 2009, 07:19 PM
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"In the Heights" is absolutely sensational and for the first time since they opened, there are now discounts on from Jan. 6-March 15.

This is a great show for kids and parents.
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Jan 15th, 2009, 11:34 AM
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I just got tickets for In the Heights. I am going to take my 18 year old son to see it in March.
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