Why pay full price for anything in NYC when there are so many discounts, including 2-for-1 tickets to Broadway shows during Broadway Week, which returns in September.
Here are some top choices for the best cheap theater tickets available now, for $20 or less, so you can enjoy NYC on the cheap at one of these musicals entertaining audiences at Off-Broadway shows.
The Marvelous Wondrettes – If you love the music of the ’50s and ’60s, you’ll love this delightful musical filled with its songs. Be transported to Springfield High School’s 1958 prom and introduces you to the Wonderettes — four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, with amazing voices to match.
Each one wants to make it big, and by the second act’s 10-year high school reunion you’ll find out which of them did. The leading ladies keep this nostalgic romp rocking with their versions of jukebox classics like “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “It’s My Party” and many more. Discover for yourself why The New York Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes “an utter charm bomb” at this production on NYC’s famed Theatre Row.
- Discount tickets $20 and up, through Labor Day only.
In the Heights – This is the award-winning musical Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote before he wrote the award-winning blockbuster musical Hamilton, and it’s performed here with a cast of 20 filling four performance areas and getting up-close-and-personal with the audience.
Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it captures the hopes and hustle of a tight-knit Dominican-American community in the Upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, where Miranda grew up. Book by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Miranda’s infectious score of vibrant hip-hop, pop and Latin music.
- Discount tickets start at $12.50 (to $25) for dates through November.
Me the People: The Trump America Musical – It’s been said that comedy is tragedy plus time. After more than 100 days of Trump, the creators of 2006’s acclaimed musical revue Bush Wars declare that, it’s time.
Nobody is spared in this uproarious entertainment that takes aim at the topsy-turvy presidency of Comrade Donald J. Trump. From his Crony Cabinet, to his Supremely Radical Court, White House grifters Ivanka and Jared and the Trumpcare debacle, everyone involved gets skewered, including a tour de force earful from Hillary Clinton.
- Discount tickets are just $17.50 for dates through Election Day in November.
A Raisin in the Sun – The first Broadway play written by an African-American woman, this is a classic masterpiece credited with changing American theater forever. First produced in 1959 and adapted two years later into a now-classic film starring Sidney Poitier, this searing look at dreams that live or perhaps die remains as powerful today as it was 50 years ago.
The story follows the Youngers, an African-American family attempting to move from a crowded two-bedroom apartment into a “white” neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. But a new house is just one of the Youngers’ many dreams. Three generations each yearn for different versions of a better life — whether it’s a business, or a spouse, or the right to live with long-denied dignity.
- At the Harlem Repertory Theater, tickets are $7.50 to $15 for dates in October including for next weekend, August 18.
Fake news got you down? Real news making you crazy? No one in the news is safe in this hit show, now in its sixth smash year and the winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical. Composer-lyricist Rick Crom’s topical musical comedy tackles all the news that’s fit to spoof in this long-running popular romp. From politicians to celebrities, scandals to trends, headlines to gossip, songs and material is constantly updated to stay up-to-the-minute.
See why The Associated Press described NEWSical the Musical as “The Daily Show set to music.”
Get discount tickets $20 to $39 for dates though October.
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