True, the dead of winter is not New York City’s most shining moment, but if you’re a die-hard theater fan there’s no better time to head to the city and snag discount tickets to some of your favorite shows. Broadway Week returns January 20 through February 5 (yes, that’s actually two weeks) and practically everything on the boards is available, but tickets are going fast.
Some of our top picks include:
Honeymoon in Vegas
This new musical, based on the beloved 1992 Nicolas Cage comedy of the same name, stars Tony Danza as Tommy Korman, an aging gangster looking for one last chance at love (no matter the cost), and Rob McClure as Jack, the conflicted young man who must fight Tommy for the love of his fiancée—set against the splashy, campy backdrop of contemporary Las Vegas.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
An intelligent but unusual 15-year-old boy goes on a quest to prove his innocence in the death of a neighbor’s dog—and unearths a few secrets along the way. Based on Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel of the same name, this drama comes to Broadway following a successful production in London’s West End, where it won seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Play.
You Can’t Take It With You
Adhering steadfastly to the notion that money can’t buy happiness, the freewheeling Sycamore clan has forsaken boring the nine-to-five grind for idiosyncratic hobbies and offbeat pursuits. But when youngest daughter Alice brings her fiancé and his conservative—and judgmental—parents to dinner, it throws the family’s happy state of controlled chaos out of kilter. Tony winner James Earl Jones returns to Broadway in a revival of Kaufman and Hart’s 1936 classic comedy.
Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein coauthored this musical comedy, based on the 2005 indie film hit of the same name. A young man (aided by a wise, witty drag queen) saves his family’s struggling shoe business by producing sexy women’s shoes…for men.