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20at20: Discount Off-Broadway Tickets Returns!

August 24th, 2016 Comments off

20at20The Off Broadway Alliance has announced that its hugely popular semi-annual ticket promotion 20at20, will return from September 5th to September 25, 2016.  20at20 makes $20 tickets available to participating Off Broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain time.

Now in its 10th year, 20at20 has become one of New York’s most eagerly anticipated promotions for people who want to see exciting shows at steeply discounted prices, making live, up-close-and-personal, up-to-the-minute, and classical theater accessible to everyone for about the price of a pizza.

Peter Breger, President of the Off Broadway Alliance, said, “The great thing about being in New York is that the magical experience of great live theatre is always available—and the great thing about 20at20 is that it makes that experience available to everyone.  Why not go see a show—or two or three or four—when you can pick up a ticket for just 20 bucks?”  Check out the exciting new Off Broadway shows at www.20at20.com

During 20at20, you can see six or seven of these shows for less than the price of one Broadway ticket. Just show up twenty minutes before curtain to purchase $20 tickets at the box office for participating productions.  Here’s your chance to catch up with shows you may have missed, get a sneak peek at the newest hits, or revisit a favorite show—all for just 20 bucks.

Whether you’re a parent looking to introduce your kids to the magic of theatre, or someone who wants to be the first to see what’s new—20at20 makes it easy. And for that show you’ve been meaning to see—20at20 is your chance without breaking the bank. For $20 you can take a chance on a new title and be the first of your friends to see the next “Hand to God” or “Hamilton” (which both began Off Broadway) in great seats and intimate settings. Parents who want to watch their little ones’ faces light up can chose between a number of charming and age-appropriate shows – The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, STOMP, and Gazillion Bubble Show. For $20 at ticket, you can even invite their friends.

20at20 gives you a chance to see a show, have a few drinks, and go home with change from a $50 bill at shows like That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody, Drunk Shakespeare, Shear Madness, Sex Tips for a Straight Woman from a Gay Man, One Funny Mother, and more!

The cast of 'Small Mouth Sounds.' (Photo: Ben Arons via The Broadway Blog.)

The cast of ‘Small Mouth Sounds.’ (Photo: Ben Arons via The Broadway Blog.)

You can also check out some of the exciting new dramas like: Small Mouth SoundsA Day By The Sea, and The Trial of an American President, or, if you’ve missed them, some long-running favorites like The Perfect Crime, Sistas, and Black Angels Over Tuskegee.

There are exciting new musicals like How To Be An American and Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical, plus the popular perennials, The FantasticksNEWSical The Musical, and Avenue Q.

And you won’t want to miss one of the premier close-up magicians of the world, Helder Guimarães, in Verso!  And the global sensation that no-one is allowed to talk about, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, starring a different celebrity each performance.

20at20 Returns: Discount Off-Broadway Tickets

January 20th, 2015 Comments off

20Baby, it’s cold outside. Not only that, but it seems as if half of Broadway has shuttered since the New Year. But for the price of a movie and popcorn, you can treat yourself to an off Broadway show.

The Off-Broadway Alliance once again presents 20at20, a 20-day bonanza of cheap tickets to some of the most interesting off Broadway shows on the boards. Revisit a favorite or dare to see something new so you have something to brag about at Sunday brunch.

The Broadway Blog highlights our picks from this year’s line-up, but there’s no need to be picky. At this price, you can see more than one. Simply arrive at the theater 20 minutes before curtain and request a “20at20” ticket (limited availability). The offer runs January 20 through February 8.

 

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Nevermore
Creative stagecraft, poetic storytelling, and music converge in a uniquely theatrical experience that tells of one of the world’s most haunting and visionary writers, Edgar Allen Poe. Originally produced by Catalyst Theatre in 2009 to commemorate the bicentennial of Poe’s birth, Nevermore then played to sold-out houses at New York City’s New Victory Theatre. The production has continued to evolve and returns with even more wild theatricality.

 

Religion-Poster-WebRap Guide to Religion
Baba Brinkman returns to SoHo Playhouse for an encore performance of his unique riff on religion. The fourth off-Broadway show written by and starring Drama Desk Award-nominee Baba Brinkman, Rap Guide to Religion is a 75-minute, peer-reviewed rap scripture about the science of religion, from tribal animism to Islam to Justin Bieber thanking God at the MTV Teen Choice Awards. The result is one third rap concert, one third comedy, and one third TED talk, adding up to a whole new species of off Broadway theater.

 

churchill

Churchill
Last year we had Bryan Cranston as LBJ in All the Way and this year brings Chicago actor Ronald Keaton as Winston Churchill. The memory play takes place post-World War II, as Churchill reflects upon his failures and his successes; his love of art, liquor and women; and the bravery of Britain’s finest hour.

 

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Avenue Q
Theater fans know that Avenue Q actually began off Broadway before moving to the Golden Theatre where it ran for more than six years and won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. If you’ve been living under a Fraggle Rock for the last decade, the show is a hilarious romp about becoming an adult in New York City, all told through the use of innovative puppeteering. But this show isn’t exactly kid friendly, as it addresses issues like sex, drinking, and surfing the web for porn.

Three to See: September

September 4th, 2014 Comments off

The Broadway Blog’s editor Matthew Wexler rounds up our top three picks of the month.

After a quiet summer and theater vacancies (so long, ROCKY, Bullets Over Broadway and Holler If Ya Hear Me), new productions are slowly rumbling onto the stage. It’s proving to be an eclectic season. Which shows will win the hearts of critics and audiences? Only time will tell, but in the meantime, we’ve got our eyes on three openings this month worth a second glance:

Bridget Everett and The Tender Moments (photo: Kevin Yatarola)

Bridget Everett and The Tender Moments (photo: Kevin Yatarola)

ROCK BOTTOM
Downtown’s bawdry broad Bridget Everett returns to the Public Theatre with the premiere of Rock Bottom. Conceived with the help of heavy hitters Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Matt Ray, Everett tells the story of what happens when you’re too passionate to give up, and too big to fail. In it, she barrels through life tiptoeing toward disaster, wine bottle by wine bottle and man by man. However, instead of succumbing to a chardonnay-induced stupor, Everett embraces a series of revelations that lead her and her voice of an angel to redemption. Originally commissioned as part of Joe’s Pub 2013 New Voices series, Everett and her entourage have moved beyond cult status into the “see and be seen” of New York’s theater world.

Rock Bottom
Joe’s Pub at The Public
425 Lafayette Street
Opening night, September 17
Through October 11

Take a peek at Patti LuPone crashing one of Bridget’s performances at Joe’s Pub last year.

 

YouthTHIS IS OUR YOUTH
Hollywood stars come out to play in the revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The play follows three wayward youth, played by Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, as they stumble their way through life and love via 1982 New York City. The New Group originally produced the play Off Broadway back in 1996. This revival got its footing at Steppenwolf in Chicago earlier this summer in their intimate Upstairs Theatre. Hopefully those performances will translate to the 1,082-seat Cort Theatre.

This Is Our Youth
Cort Theatre
138 West 48th Street
Opening night, September 11
Through January 4, 2015

 

2020at20
With too many Off Broadway shows to pick from this fall, we couldn’t limit ourselves and why should you? The Off Broadway Alliance’s bi-annual promotion enables audience members to snag $20 tickets at 20 minutes prior to curtain for dozens of shows. Revisit old favorites like Avenue Q and Naked Boys Singing, or check out a new production such as Port Authority or Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story (closing September 14).

For a full listing, visit, 20at20.com.
September 9–28

The cast of "Piece of My Heart" (photo: Jenny Anderson via The Broadway Blog).

The cast of “Piece of My Heart” (photo: Jenny Anderson via The Broadway Blog).

Broadway (and Off-Broadway) Bargains!

January 23rd, 2014 Comments off

For theater die-hards, there’s no better time to catch a show in New York City than during the cold winter months of January and February. Sure, you can pay top-dollar to watch Elphaba soar into the rafters of the Gershwin Theater in Wicked… or you can see a show that hasn’t been around for a decade and support the wildly eclectic theater season currently underway. Here are two options to score great seats at bottom dollar:

The cast of "Twelfth Night."  (photo: Joan Marcus)

The cast of “Twelfth Night.”
(photo: Joan Marcus)

Broadway Week: 2-For-1 Tickets Through February 6
Many of Broadway’s biggest hits are participating. Here are our picks:

PippinOne of our favorite shows from last season, you can still catch Tony winner Patina Miller as The Leading Player—a performance not to miss.

Twelfth Night — Direct from its sold-out run in London’s West End, this all-male retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tale is nothing short of spectacular.

Cinderella — Wait until February 4 and you’ll catch pop star Carly Rae Jepsen in the title role and TV star Fran Drescher as her evil stepmother.

Feeling lucky? Enter to win the ultimate Broadway experience, which includes dinner for six and tickets to a Broadway show.

The cast of "Disaster!" (photo: Jeremy Daniel)

The cast of “Disaster!”
(photo: Jeremy Daniel)

20at20: $20 Tickets Through February 9
Why should Broadway have all the fun? Take a few steps off the Great White Way and discover a more intimate theater experience. Simply go to the box office of one of the participating shows 20 minutes before curtain and request a $20 ticket. Here is our shortlist of not-to-miss productions:

Disaster! — We recently reviewed this hysterical mash-up of 70s disaster movies and gave it a thumbs up. Life jackets not included.

The Clearing — Are you looking for a modern family drama with plot twists and turns? One of the best new plays off Broadway this winter.

iLuminate — Sometimes you need a little bling, and this groundbreaking combination of storytelling, music and technology will be sure to get your heart racing.