Why spend hundreds of dollars to see Off-Broadway shows and superstar concerts when you can get tickets for $20 or less? Some of these cheap tickets are for performances this week, including the Lionel Richie concert with special guest Mariah Carey, so don’t delay.
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Multi-platinum-selling, multiple Grammy Award-winning music icons Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey are at Madison Square Garden this weekend for a concert filled with decade-spanning hits. Get ready to sing along as Richie works his way through the song catalog that made him a living legend. The All the Hits Tour features the yearning passion of “Hello,” the soaring sentimentality of “Truly” and the feel-good groove of “All Night Long.” He’ll share the New York stage with Carey, whose powerful pipes are set to belt out a string of untouchable, record-setting R&B and pop anthems — from her breakout ’90s singles to her latest track “I Don’t.”
Can’t afford to see Hamilton? Even Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created the blockbuster hit, claims he laughed his brains out seeing this theatrical parody. Now a hit musical in its own right, Spamilton celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the history-loving Broadway show. Written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini (Forbidden Broadway), it’s more than a send-up of its Tony-winning source material, since it also pokes fun at such Broadway icons as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Stephen Sondheim and more. This Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee features a young virtuoso cast.
Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector is a classic satire on human vanity and the corruption of elected officials — and it’s more relevant today than ever. These politicians behaving badly are the greedy, self-serving officials of a small town in Tsarist Russia who mistake a penniless clerk for a government inspector, and chaos, recrimination and retribution ensue. Will the villagers realize that they’re lavishing all this bribery on the wrong man? This cutting, tragic farce is a painful and hilarious investigation of the abandonment of character — with a good dose of soul.
Also set your radar screen for the 20 at 20 promotion each fall and spring, when you can get $20 tickets for Off-Broadway shows by showing up at the box office 20 minutes before curtain to score available seats.
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