Every fourth Wednesday of the month, the “VIP Access” column will serve up advice on how to make your theater-going experiences cheaper, easier and more fulfilling with inside scoop from the experts. This month, we’re going to bring Broadway to you…
They say that home isn’t a place; it’s a state of mind. Well, the same thing can be said of Broadway.
It’s not just a few select theaters along a boulevard in New York City. Broadway can represent the best of live theater performed by top tier talent — wherever that may be. But for those of you outside the Big Apple, how do you find out about the latest shows near you?
The Broadway League has just relaunched an updated (and might I say, quite snazzy) version of their Touring Broadway website, featuring all that you might need to know to get your curtain call fix. It features profiles of Broadway tours, video previews and news designed specifically for the theater lover who lives beyond 42nd street but still wants to see a production of 42nd Street.
Best of all, there’s a simple, user friendly search tool. Enter your zip code and they’ll tell you the affiliated theaters and touring shows that are within a 150 mile radius of your home. (Come on, a Broadway show is worth a two and a half hour drive, isn’t it?) Say you enter “Des Moines, IA;” in the next year you’ll be treated to tours of The Book of Mormon, Les Miserables, War Horse, and Jersey Boys as well as the Broadway bound Jeckyl and Hyde. Click the links and you can access tickets and more info.