Review: Beautiful

Ticket Type: Balcony Viewing Angle:  Reasonably far back stage-left – could still see everything. Price: $110 from the box office Location: Stephen Sondheim Theatre Beautiful is a musical based on Carole King’s life and experiences in the music industry. Advertisements

Review: Book Of Mormon

Ticket Type: Balcony – Limited Leg Room (didn’t make much of a difference for us), Viewing Angle:  Reasonably far back stage-right – could still see everything. Price: $69 from the box office Location: Eugene O’Neill Theatre The Book of Mormon is the funniest show I saw on Broadway. Trey Parker, Matt Stone &

Review: Avenue Q

Ticket Type: Orchestra Viewing Angle:  Third Row, far stage right. Price: $49 from half Tkts Location: New World Stages Avenue Q is unlike any other show currently on Broadway. It plays uses puppet design similar to Jim Henson inspired shows like The Muppets and follows a story with more adult content and songs.

Review: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Ticket Type: Orchestra Viewing Angle:  Front Row, far stage right. Price: $35 Rush tickets Location: Walter Kerr Theatre A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Original Musical and it is totally deserving of this honour. Gentleman’s Guide is the story about Monty Navarro (Bryce Pinkham) who finds out he is a descendant…

Review: Chicago

Ticket Type: Standing, upgraded to Orchestra Viewing Angle:  7th Row Centre Price: $25 Standing Tickets Location: Ambassador Theatre One would think that the longest running show on Broadway would be so entertaining that it would be essential to see during a trip to the big white way. Unfortunately for Chicago “longest running” just means you get a stale cast…

Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Ticket Type: Standing Viewing Angle:  Orchestra Centre Price: $30 Location: Belasco Theatre Thanks to Neil Patrick Harris’ billing and announcement of his leaving the show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch had been sold out since I arrived to New York. So, to get tickets to this show I had to sit on the sidewalk for 8 hours in the…

Review: Heathers – The Musical

Ticket Type: Orchestra  Viewing Angle:  3rd Row from the back – full view. Price: $45 from Tkts Location: New World Stages Heathers The Musical is an off-Broadway production of the popular 1988 film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater of the same name. It actually takes the dark teen comedy and improves it by adding much more character development (first…

Review: Rock of Ages

Ticket Type: Orchestra  Viewing Angle:  Front Row and Centre.  Price: $30 from Student Rush Location: The Helen Hayes Theatre Do you like 80s Rock? Do you have a sense of humour? Do you like ambiguous degrees of nudity? Then Rock of Ages is for you. It uses a basic love story and 80s hits from Whitesnake, Journey and others…

Review: Cinderella

Ticket Type: Orchestra Viewing Angle:  Full View of the Stage. Price: $60 from Tkts Location: The Broadway Theatre Cinderella is a fresh take on Rogers & Hammerstein’s classic musical with no expense spared on set or costume. This is by far the most elaborate show I have seen here and a refresh of the book has made…

Review: Violet

Ticket Type: Box Seat Viewing Angle: Restricted view of Stage Left, Missed a few moments of dialogue, but not enough to spoil the show. Price: $40 – Student Rush Location: American Airlines Theatre The best way to describe Violet is that it’s a one-act musical starring Sutton Foster, as Violet who travels across America in order to see an evangelical…

Review: Bullets Over Broadway

Ticket Type: Orchestra Front Row Viewing Angle: Last seat on stage-right side of the row – missed a few entrances/exits. Price: $40 – General Rush Location: St James Theatre 44th Street. Bullets Over Broadway draws on many of the conventions of the gangster Broadway show where the head of a mafia family funds a show purely so his girlfriend can be…

Review: Cabaret

For a while I reserved a special place for Les Miserablès as the best dramatic retelling of a historical period by a musical, but that has all changed since I saw the Sam Mendes directed Cabaret in Studio 54 on 54th Street. All I knew of this show before I saw it was that it…