Theatre Thursday: The Nederlander

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The Nederlander Theatre – 208 W 41st Street

The Nederlander wasn’t always called that, it had several different names including the Nation, the Billy Rose and the Trafalgar up until 1980 when James and Joseph Nederlander bought the theatre and named it their namesake.  In May of the next year, the theatre had one of its most distinguished shows to date, Lena Horne in Lena Horn: The Lady and Her Music.

Over the next few years the Nederlander housed many shows including Raggedy Ann in 1986 and Our Country’s Good in 1989. On April 29, 1996 the show that called the Nederlander its home for 12 years opened, Rent. Rent was a rock opera that dealt with strong subject matters and this theatre couldn’t be more perfect. The Nederlander at the time sat away from the rest of the big Broadway shows, creating this grungy off-beat area for what would soon be the hottest ticket in town.

On September 8, 2008 the cast of Rent closed the curtain one more time and the Nederlander started looking for another play to call them home. They started to vamp up the appearance of the theatre around this time with plush seats and carved wood panels to make way for Guys and Dolls.

After a few plays opening and closing their doors at the theatre, Newsies found their home there in 2012. Originally only opening for limited engagement, that spark that found its way between the Nederlander and Rent was now lit up again five years later.

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Not your average Broadway theatre but much more.

Rent took the Nederlander stage for 12 years.

Today, Newsies called the Nederlander their home.

Broadway Week is Back in NYC

2-for-1 Broadway Tickets in NYC

Broadway Week is back, NYC! All year long we hunt for cheap Broadway tickets and often come up empty handed, but NYC Broadway Week is always sure to provide the best Broadway discounts around. Buy one, get one tickets to Broadway shows. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Broadway Week begins on Tuesday, January 21 and continues until Friday, February 6, so there’s plenty of time to get in your Broadway fill. This year, some of the best shows on stage are taking part in the promotion including:

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the comedy about a man seeking out a family inheritance by murdering everyone in his path.

Bronx Bombers, a drama about the greatest baseball team in the city, the New York Yankees.

Cinderella, the adaptation of the classic Disney tale staring Carly Rae Jepsen.

Kinky Boots, written by Cyndi Lauper, it’s the tale of a man who tries to save his family’s shoe business by producing sexy footwear.

Two Plays in Rep, featuring No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot, staring Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen.

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And many more!

Tickets are on sale now, and you can order through nycgo.com.

NYC Off-Broadway Week 2013

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It’s showtime in NYC! As you may know, NYC Broadway Week began this past Monday. Well, if Off-Broadway is more of your thing, than pay attention. Off-Broadway Week, which begins on September 23, now has tickets on sale. It’s the same deal as Broadway Week – 2-for-1 tickets – and has some of the best shows that are Off-Broadway, including:

Avenue Q
Avi Hoffman’s Still Jewish After All These Years
The Awesome 80s Prom
Bad Jews
Bayside! The Musical!
The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters, the Musical
Black Angels Over Tuskegee
Blue Man Group
Breakfast With Mugabe
Buyer and Cellar
Cougar the Musical
Cuff Me: The Unauthorized Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody!
Dona Flor y Sus Dos Maridos
En el Tiempo de los Mariposas
The Fantasticks
Fetch Clay, Make Man
Final Analysis
Fuerza Bruta
Gazallion Bubble Show
iLuminare: The Art of Light
It’s Just Sex
La Gringa
La Nena Se Casa
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Me and Jezebel
The Model Apartment
My Big Gay Italian Funeral
My Big Gay Italian Wedding
NYC Dueling Pianos
Perfect Crime
Peter and the Starcatcher
Philip Goes Forth
Piggy Nation The Musical!
Romeo & Juliet
Sistas: The Musical
Tennessee Williams’ Two-Character Play”
THOKOZA in I sing For Freedom
Unbrokwn Circle
Women or Nothing
The wonderful Wizard of Song: The Music of Harold Arlen
You Never Can Tell

So if you in the mood to see even more theater in New York City, you can buy your Off-Broadway Week tickets here.

Fall 2013 Broadway Week in NYC

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Great news! Tickets are now on sale for Fall Broadway Week here in NYC!

Here’s the lowdown: All tickets for Broadway Week are 2-for-1 from September 2-September 15. Tickets are only available for select shows, but they’re some of the best including Once, Newsies, Mamma Mia!, Wicked, The Lion King, Jersey Boys, and many more. Hurry up and get your tickets fast, though, because they will be selling out soon.

You can purchase Broadway Week tickets here for shows between 9/2 and 9/15.

image via Flickr / Broadway Tour

Off Broadway Week begins this Monday!

On Monday, January 28, Off Broadway shows will begin a week of their own, celebrating some of the best theater in NYC with a special 2-for-1 ticket package. Buy one ticket to an Off Broadway show from 1/28-2/10, receive a second ticket for free!

Off Broadway Week specials are on sale now for these 37 different shows:

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Off Broadway Week includes Avenue Q

All in the Timing
All the Rage
Avenue Q
The Awesome 80s Prom
BARE: The Musical
The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters: The Musical
Bethany
Black Angels Over Tuskegee
Blue Man Group
Channeling Kevin Spacey
CLIVE
Cougar the Musical
Cronica de Una Muerte Anunciada
Dona Flor y Sus Dos Maridos
En el Tiempo de los Mariposas
The Fantasticks
Forbidden Broadway
Forever Dusty
Gazallion Bubble Show
How to be a New Yorker
In Acting Shakespeare
Katie Roche
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Much Ado About Nothing
My Name Is Asher Lev
Old Jews Telling Jokes
Perfect Crime
The Quantum Eye
Rain Pryor’s Fried Chicken and Latkes
Really Really
SILENCE! The Musical
Siren’s Heart: The Marilyn Monroe Musical
Sistas: The Musical
STOMP
Water by the Spoonful
Women of WWII
Zelda at the Oasis

Visit the official Off Broadway Week website to purchase discounted tickets for the show that you want to see.

Broadway Week Back in NYC

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It is once again that time of year.  The time when we get to see our favorite Broadway stars for just a discount of the price.  That’s right, on January 22, Broadway Week returns to the great city of New York!

Seeing a Broadway show is as essential to your New York experience as climbing the Empire State Building or riding a double-decker bus tour.  Well, you can now buy two tickets for the price of one on shows taking place between January 22 and February 7.  Shows include classics like Wicked and The Lion King as well as the Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Once.

To get tickets, head over to the official Broadway Week website before they sell out for your show.  If you’re too late for Broadway Week tickets, you can always buy Broadway Tickets here.

Photo Credit: Flickr / Gary’

Tim Tebow Takes Manhattan

In case you missed it, yesterday professional football player Tim Tebow was traded from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets.  The NFL quarterback is known for many things: his unique running ability, his larger than life size and strength, his uncanny ability to win football games when all hope is lost… And of course, his devout religious beliefs.  Luckily for Tim, New York City has more than its fair share of churches to choose from.  So in honor of Tim’s upcoming arrival in New York, let’s take a look some of the best places of worship that we have to offer:

St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Located right across the street from 30 Rockefeller Center, more than 5 million people walk through the doors of St. Patrick’s Cathedral each year.  The Cathedral opened in 1879 and more than 150 years later, is now one of the most popular attraction in New York City.  Despite its popularity and tourism draw, St. Patrick’s still holds mass every day of the week.  Hop-off at the Downtown Tour Stop #18 and walk over to 5th Ave to find St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Riverside Church – Riverside Church opened its doors in 1930 from the funding of John D. Rockefeller Jr.  Located on Riverside Drive in Harlem, the church’s gothic style architecture makes it a focal point of the community.  Riverside Church is also the only interdenominational church on our list.  Hop-off at stop #30 on the Uptown Tour for access to the Riverside Church.

Trinity Church – Sitting at Broadway and Wall Street, Trinity Church was built in 1846 and is listed in the National Register of Historical Places.  The church is the third Trinity Church to sit in this location and was designed by architect Richard Upjohn.  Trinity Church has a beautiful green courtyard and is the resting place of forefather Alexander Hamilton.  Hop-off at Downtown stop #12 and the church is just a few short blocks uptown.

Grace Church – Architect James Renwick Jr. finished this gothic revival style church in 1846.  Located on Broadway at 10th Street (Where Broadway begins to bend) Grace Church has become a New York City landmark.  In fact, in 1977, Grace was officially designated as a National Historic Landmark.  To visit, you can Hop-off the Downtown Tour at Stop #7 and head up Broadway until you hit the church.

Photo via stjohndivine.org

Cathedral Church of St. John The Divine – Hop-off at stop #29 on the Uptown Tour to see The Cathedral Church of St. John The Devine, the largest church in the United States.  The cathedral is open 7 days a week and the beautiful grounds and gardens are open during the daylight hours.  Construction of the Cathedral began in 1892 and to this day has yet to finish.

St. Paul’s Chapel – Known as “The little chapel that could” after surviving the 9/11 terrorist attacks without a scratch, St. Paul’s is one of the most beautiful chapels that New York City has to offer.  It was built in 1766 and is located right across the street from the World Trade Center site, on Broadway.  St. Paul’s is the Chapel that George Washington worshiped at after his inauguration and hosts a beautiful memorial to the victims of 9/11.  Hop-off the Downtown Tour at location #11 and the Chapel is just a few blocks downtown on Broadway.

To book a tour that will bring you past all six of these churches, check out our website now.  Welcome to New York, Tim!