See the best Off-Broadway shows for just $20 including family-friendly musicals, and comedies, dramas and spoofs on current headlines for grown-ups only. Some of these $20 per ticket shows are closing soon, so don’t delay.
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Sonder is a critically-aclaimed drama about the parallel lives of a a couple in a specific NYC apartment, and the previous tenants. This look at lives present and past reveals what’s actually important in the world, and our notions of love and interpersonal connection The word “sonder” refers to the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.
Take the kids to Really Rosie, which combines the whimsical genius of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are with the musical genius of Carole King’s Tapestry This is a sweet musical about a little girl with a big imagination. With book and lyrics by Sendak and music by King, this sweet, sad and wonderful tale follows a precocious city girl who’s the undisputed leader of her gang of friends, the Nutshell Kids. One hot weekend, she dreams up a plan to cure her pals of their boredom — she’ll direct and star in a movie based on her (make-believe) life. Rosie makes her pals audition for various roles … and that’s when the real drama begins. Theatergoers of all ages will fall for songs like “Pierre,” “Alligators All Around” and “Chicken Soup with Rice”
No one in the news is safe in NEWSical the Musical. 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. 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.”
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.
This promotion is separate from 20 at 20 each spring and fall, 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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