New York could arguably be called the Theatre Capital of the World! Between Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and the street performers dominating most central squares, there’s just so much to see. Indeed, it can get overwhelming just deciding what to go to, let alone finding the best deals on tickets.
Are you wondering what show you should see tonight (or the next time you are staying with us)? Here’s Shari on the Aisle’s guide to help you decide which Broadway musical(s) to see right now, based on your personal preferences. Read the “YOU” descriptions below, choose the one that best represents you, then go see a show!
Keep in mind: this list is far from exhaustive. With the Broadway Spring season well under way, there are abundant choices for both the occasional and frequent theatregoer. The following suggestions are culled from some of the newest shows. You should also consider productions that have been around for a while—those oldies but goodies like “Matilda,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “Aladdin,” and “Kinky Boots.” (Also keep in mind that Shari on the Aisle hasn’t yet seen all of the new shows, including “Finding Neverland” and “An American in Paris.”
Shari, our Theatre Critic in Residence, has given us the skinny on the upcoming Spring Musicals and it is enough to warm any theatre lover’s heart: Warmer weather and the new Spring Broadway season will be here before you know it, with some shows already beginning previews.
Here are a few musicals that are coming up soon—two revivals and one new work. (Keep in mind that dates are subject to change). For a look at the season’s upcoming plays, read my previous post, Broadway Spring Preview Part I: Plays.Continue Reading
“New York, New York! It’s a helluva town!” New York City is known for many different things, but I would say New York is most famous for their amazing Broadway musicals and plays. Whether you are looking to see a New York Classic such as On the Town and the Lion King, or you would rather an ‘adults only show’ like Cabaret or Kinky Boots, there are many different ways to purchase these tickets. Library Hotel Collection would love to help you find the best ways to get tickets to the show!
By Shari on the Aisle
If you’re a guest at any of our Library Hotel Collection properties in New York City (especially The Casablanca Hotel), a visit to famous Times Square is a must. Here are 5 reasons why. Once you learn about the richness of the neighborhood, we think you’ll love it as much as we do!
- There’s No Business Like Show Business. You gotta love a place where the local Catholic Church is called “The Actors’ Chapel.” That’s St. Malachy’s on West 49th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue—right across the street from “The Book of Mormon.” But wait—that’s not even the best part. Every Wednesday at 1:45 p.m., just before matinee curtains rise throughout the neighborhood, St. Malachy’s church bells chime Irving Berlin’s “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” (With a reprise at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays). It brings a smile to my face every time I hear it.
P.S.: Douglas Fairbanks married Joan Crawford at St. Malachy’s on June 3, 1929. And thousands of fans jammed West 49th Street to pay final tribute to Rudolph Valentino, whose funeral mass was held at the church.
P.P.S.: You can also visit The Actors’ Temple on West 47th Street, “A place where spirituality meets creativity,” according to their Website. Many Jews in show business have been members, including Sophie Tucker and two of the Three Stooges (Moe and Curly).