For those within striking distance of Broadway, early September is the best time to snag discount tickets. Broadway Week returns (September 7 – 20) and some of favorite shows are still available. Here are our top picks and excerpts from our original reviews reminding you why you should kick it into high gear and head to the Great White Way.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is one of those rare evenings of theater that is both joyous as well as heartbreaking. Christopher is the unlikeliest of heroes, but one you can’t help rooting for. And when the final bow is taken (be sure to stay for the “encore”), perhaps those in the audience will carry with them a tad more compassion, empathy and love for those who are considered “different.”
Finding Neverland is a Technicolor celebration of the imagination. Brought to life by director Diane Paulus and a stellar creative team, you can’t help but leave with a smile on your face—well earned after shedding a few tears throughout.
Hand To God
Broadway has gone to hell and a hand puppet—and that’s a good thing. Hand to God, the alarmingly visceral new American play by Robert Askins is a jolt of theater that the Great White Way has been waiting for.
Cyndi Lauper, a formidable force who has been on the music charts for more than 25 years, has written a score that bristles with pop flair but also stays true to the musical theater form. Inspired by icons like androgynous disco and soul singer Sylvester and 90s alternative rock band Weezer, she is equally comfortable penning rousing dance numbers like “Sex Is in the Heel” as she is heartfelt ballads like “I’m Not My Father’s Son.” I predict a Tony award for Cyndi Lauper! (You heard it hear first.)