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I'm a young professional living in Astoria (formerly of Williamsburg, the UES and Murray Hill - I move a lot!). I'm always looking for something fun to do or the best place to grab a drink and dinner at an affordable price around the city. Have a suggestion? Email me at Laura AT 89thandbroke DOT com.

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After 26 Years, Phantom of the Opera Is Still a Classic

Last week, my fiance and I were invited to see Phantom of the Opera.  I had seen the show on Broadway once before, watched the movie, and grew up listening to the music as my parents are big musical fans. It still was a thrill to see the show – the music was great [...]

Watch The Tony Award Nominations This Morning!

Since we have had so many Broadway giveaways this year with SO many entries, figured with the upcoming Tony Awards, you might be interested in checking out who is nominated!

Launch the 2014 Tony Awards Live Video Console!


On Broadway: Beautiful, the Carole King Musical

A few weeks back, I was invited to see Beautiful, The Carole King Musical. Now I had seen A Night with Janis Joplin back in the fall, and was a little nervous going into the show. With Janis Joplin, I felt like I was at her concert – and literally only knew two songs. [...]

Deal Alert! $10 Tickets to the Musical Violet!

Just heard from reader Laurie that you can purchase $10 tickets to the new musical,  Violet.  If you call today (212.719.1300) and mention the code A10VLT you can purchase $10.00 tickets to this musical for performances from March 28-30. There are no service charge fees and a limit of 4 tickets per person. The tickets [...]

Coming Up! 20at20 is Back!

Mark your calendars! You can see an off-Broadway show for $20 start January 21 – February 9. How does it work? Arrive at the theater 20 minutes before show time at these select shows, and you’ll have the option to purchase tickets for $20. I’ve tried this promotion before and in definitely works, but keep [...]

Try This Trick! Season of Savings!

Created in response to the devastating effect that September 11th had on sales at Broadway shows and at businesses in and around the Times Square theatre district, Season of Savings is a bi-annual event where you can purchase tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway shows at a discount. Tickets start as low as $24.50 and [...]

20 Readers Get Free Theatre Tickets!


Normally we have a giveaway for one lucky reader to go with a friend to a theatre production….but this time, 20 of you are going to get to see this show – FOR FREE.

Award-winning theatre companies Rescue Agreement and CAP21 bring you If [or When] the Roof Falls [...]

Giveaway! Win Tickets to Different Animals!

One new show out this spring that looks funny is Different Animals. The show is about Jessica Tarver, a woman who believes in romantic comedy and happily-ever-after. But by her late twenties, she finds herself languishing in Spartanburg, South Carolina – reeling from the sting of a failed business venture, disappointed by her May-December marriage [...]

Thoughts from the Theater – The Nance, Jekyll and Hyde, and F#%king Up Everything

There’s so many shows on and off-broadway right now that I’m dying to see! I’ve been to a few the past several weeks, and here are some of my thoughts if looking for some recommendations!

I checked out The Nance two weeks ago, thanks to an invite from my friend Yael. I highly recommend [...]

Try This Trick! See Shows at Lincoln Center Theater for $30!

Want to see a show at a discount? I’ve told you all about Hiptix before – which anyone under 35 can get $20 tickets to Roundabout Theater Company’s shows – but I recently learned that Lincoln Center Theater has a similar program as well, called LincTix. Simply sign up online, and you can get [...]

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