Good thing for newcomers & travelers to NYC to know. Don’t miss catching a Broadway show if you can swing it – these tips might help make that possible.
The theater season kicks into gear a few weeks from now, with a rush of new productions on and off Broadway. But while you wait for the best fall shows to open, you can see some that are already running for much less money than usual, thanks to discount initiatives designed to boost sales during a traditionally soft time for theater box office. Broadway has Broadway Week, which actually last for two weeks (September 4–17) and provides two-for-one tickets to most shows on the Great White Way. Even cheaper seats are available to Off Broadway shows via the 20at20 program (September 5–24).
Full Story: September is the best month to score super cheap theater tickets in NYC
As “Hamilton” heads to London and “Harry Potter” comes to New York, the two plays are experimenting with measures to limit reselling of their tickets.
Source: ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Harry Potter’ Productions Try to Outwit Scalpers – The New York Times
Personally, I would love to see more well-known success stories in each industry making themselves available to our educational system for workshops and/or lectures. You can never underestimate the power of motivation and the power of experiencing the first-hand stories of success in a chosen field or topic.
Schools that don’t have a big enough budget to bring someone “famous” in could band together with other schools in their county – maybe hold a shared workshop or lecture hall.
This would be beneficial to almost all topics our youth follow and are maybe considering a career in – Sports, Science, The Arts, The Trades, etc. – bring those in who have succeeded in their chosen interest and have them explain how they did it – what it took – share their failures & successes to give the youth a leg up on what to expect and what it’s going to take to achieve their goals.
Education should be a community effort – involve all facets of a community. The school should simply be the centralized location from which it is organized and day-to-day instruction takes place. But everywhere in your community should be a “classroom” and each of us a “teacher”.
You can’t just love acting, said Broadway Actor Don Richard to the teens gathered at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School on Saturday. You have to know the business side, too.
Source: Broadway actor tells local students: Art pays off | Life | daily-journal.com