This Sunday eve show in NYC?

Old May 18th, 2006, 02:03 AM
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This Sunday eve show in NYC?

Hi--we booked our train tickets to NYC for early Sunday afternoon not realizing that most shows on Sundays are matinees. Any suggestions for dinner and show for this Sunday evening (5/21)? Also, suggestions for a nice breakfast/brunch the next day? Thanks!
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Old May 18th, 2006, 03:06 AM
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Shows that have Sunday evening performances are Avenue Q, Beauty & The Beast, Chicago, Mamma Mia, Lion King. Without knowing anything about you or who you're traveling with it's impossible to make a recommendation. All of these except Lion King would probably be available at the TKTS booth (if you arrive in time) or with a discount on broadwaybox.com

There are also a lot of off Broadway shows that do a Sunday night show. Lots of good word of mouth on Altar Boyz, an off Broadway that should have a performance. Look on playbill.com

Where are you staying (for breakfast reco)?
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Old May 18th, 2006, 03:10 AM
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I went to Playbill.com and clicked on a couple of shows. The second one I chose - Rent - has a 7pm show. Try it to find a show you may be interested in.
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Spelling Bee is another with a Sun. night performance.
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Old May 18th, 2006, 04:29 AM
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Thanks so much for the prompt reply. We are staying at Radio City near Times Square. By far the most affordabable option--even using Priceline and hotwire.

Have seen most of the ones you are mentioning (all except Beauty and the Beast). I LOVED Wicked and Mamma Mia. Don't want to put down anyone's favorite show, but, hated Avenue Q last year (all that profanity was really distracting and squirmed in my seat for my church-going friend that I had convinced to go with me), and was not thrilled with Lion King (poor value for the money). Hubbie liked the dancing in Chicago but I was not overwhelmed.

I did find Barefoot in the Park, Slava's Snowshow, and I Love you, your perfect now change also has shows on Sunday night. Suggestions?

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Old May 18th, 2006, 05:29 AM
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I don't mean to sound sarcastic or rude, but based on your comments on the shows you've seen, I frankly don't know what to recommend!
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Old May 18th, 2006, 05:46 AM
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Perhaps my friend and I are among the few who did not enjoy Avenue Q?

I do like many musicals and comedies--I have enjoyed Wicked, Mamma Mia, Woman in White, Phantom of the Opera, Annie get your gun etc.

Lion King was over $100 per person for nosebleed seats which frankly is a lot of money to pay.

If no suggestions for a show, then perhaps a suggestion of where to eat (preferably not a chain)?

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I would lean toward Slava's Snowshow, but would like Fodorites comments first.
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Based on other shows you've enjoyed, perhaps you'd like Hairspray? It has a 6:30pm show, and is great fun. There is a discount code currently available on BroadwayBox.com for $60 seats- a steal! I looked on Ticketmaster.com and there are discounted seats available for Sunday's performance, so that would get my vote!

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What about Jacques Brel or Altar Boyz?
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Old May 21st, 2006, 03:18 AM
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Thanks for the replies. Have booked Alta Boyz at $35 each (seems like a fun show and definitely a good price). Will hit the 9th avenue food festival also.
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Old May 21st, 2006, 04:07 AM
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Where to eat? The wonderful but reasonable Roberto Passon is on the corner of 9th and 50th, half a block from Altar Boyz. In fact, we'll be eating there tonight after Spelling Bee. The Ninth Avenue food festival will have broken down by then.
 
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