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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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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 [...]

20 Readers Get Free Theatre Tickets!

NOTE ALL TICKETS ARE CLAIMED.

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 [...]

Coming Up! 20at20 is Back!

Want to see an off-Broadway show for cheap? Well 20at20 is back, starting Tuesday, January 22 and going through February 10. 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. You may recall that I tried this promotion a few [...]

Deal Alert! Lots of Broadway Discounts!

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, as well as get discounted tickets to other Times Square [...]

Deal Alert! Under 30? Get $31.50 Tickets to Broadway’s ONCE!

ONCE, which is in previews on Broadway, has a fabulous deal going on for next Wednesday, March 21′s performance at 8pm.  ONCE  tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music.  If you are under 30 like me, you can score $31.50 tickets to this musical to the March [...]

Deal Alert! 20at20 is Back with $20 Tickets!

It’s Restaurant Week time of year, which means that 20at20 is back through February 6.  Arrive at the theater 20 minutes before showtime at these participating theaters, and you’ll get $20 tickets to an off-Broadway show.  We tried this promotion a few years back (and we’ve detailed the worst audience member we’ve ever encountered in this review) and [...]

20at20 – Not a Myth

Since living in New York, I’ve always come across the 20at20 Off Broadway deal and wondered if it was really true.  Well, I tried the deal twice this week.  The basic premise is that you show up in-person to the theatre’s box office 20 minutes before the show and if there are tickets available, [...]

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