“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!
They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway. But many Off Broadway shows are equally dazzling.
When you think of New York City theatre, most likely the first word that comes to mind is Broadway. And yes, with 40 theatres, the Big Apple’s Great White Way is justifiably regarded as the theatre capital of the world. But if you haven’t explored the exciting world of Off Broadway, you’re missing out on some terrific theatrical experiences.
DISGRACEDLyceum Theatre 149 W. 45th Street Between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue Aspiration, Assimilation, and the American Dream
Lead Cast: Hari Dhillon (Amir), Gretchen Mol (Emily), Danny Ashok (Abe), Josh Radnor (Isaac), Karen Pittman (Jory)
Playwright: Ayad Akhtar
Director: Kimberly Senior
In a nutshell: Ever since the Pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock, a steady wave of immigrants have left the familiar surroundings of their homelands for a better life in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” Some are determined to forget their lives in the old country and to assimilate as quickly as possible to their adopted American homeland. Others cling fiercely to their traditions.
While you are here in New York City, wouldn’t you like to experience an emotional play with a story that takes place in New York City? Along with our Library Hotel Collection Concierge team, our own, Theater Critic in Residence, Shari on the Aisle is here to provide her expert insights which will help you choose the best shows for your personal enjoyment on your next visit to NYC.
This Is Our Youth is playing at : Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St.
Themes: Sex, Drugs, and ’80s Teenage Angst
Lead Cast: Michael Cera (Warren Straub), Kieran Culkin (Dennis Ziegler), Tavi Gevinson (Jessica Goldman).
Writer: Kenneth Lonergan, Director: Anna D. Shapiro
Background: Although Kenneth Lonergan’s play was first produced in 1996, this Steppenwolf production marks its Broadway debut. The original Off Broadway production, by The New Group, starred Josh Hamilton, Mark Ruffalo, and Missy Yager
Lady Day had such a profound influence on music that her presence is still very much a part of our lives today. At the Library Hotel Collection we love Billie Holiday so much much, we are honoring her both at the ARIA Hotel Prague with an amazing suite and at the Lady Day Bar at the Aria Hotel Budapest, opening early 2015.
As of the day of this post, there are only 37 performances left, so please book your tickets now! Here is a review by our own Theater Critic in Residence, Shari on the Aisle!
Background: According to the Playbill, the play is based on an actual performance by Billie Holiday in a dive bar in Philadelphia witnessed by a boyfriend of the playwright: “She stumbled in obviously ‘quite high,’ carrying her little Chihuahua Pepi, whom she introduced to her audience. A water glass was kept filled with booze atop the piano for her. She and a piano player performed 10 or 12 of her songs for an audience of seven patrons. Then, she staggered out.”