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I'm a young professional living in Astoria (formerly of Williamsburg, the UES and Murray Hill - I move a lot!). I'm always looking for something fun to do or the best place to grab a drink and dinner at an affordable price around the city. Have a suggestion? Email me at Laura AT 89thandbroke DOT com.

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Check out The Spoils, Now Through June 28

I’ll let you in on a little secret – I’m not a play person. I much rather would see a musical any day of the week. But when I got an invite to see The Spoils staring Jesse Eisenberg, I figured why not?

I loved it. It was one of the first plays I […]

Tonight’s Bill: Honeymoon in Vegas

Last week, I was invited to check out Honeymoon in Vegas, a new Broadway musical staring Tony Danza. I didn’t know going into it that Honeymoon in Vegas is actually a movie from the 90s, starring Nicholas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker, so I wasn’t familiar with the storyline. To be honest, it was […]

See a Little Culture at Home with The Last 5 Years

One of my favorite musicals hit the big screen last weekend – The Last 5 Years. A couple summers ago I saw the show at Second Stage Theater after hearing rave reviews about it from my friend Bradley, over at Amuse*Bouche.  What really sold it for me was that Bradley spilled the beans and said […]

20at20 is Back!

One of my favorite theater promotions, is 20at20 – show up 20 minutes before a show, and get tickets at the box office for $20. This year’s 20at20 runs from January 20 – February 8. Over 40 shows are participating (my pick is Avenue Q!), but note that it’s subject to availability and restrictions […]

In Love with Love Letters

I am not a play person by any means and I’m the first to admit that if offered a musical or a play, I’ll take the musical every single time. And then I got invited to Love Letters with my fiance.

The premise was simple – Carol Burnett on stage next to Brian Dennehy […]

Two-for-One Off Broadway Tickets, Plus Almost Home Review

Now through October 12, it is off-broadway week where you can get two-for-one tickets. There are some great deals and it’s the perfect time to see Avenue Q (one of my favorites listed) if you haven’t already!

Almost Home, a play I was invited to see recently, isn’t part of the promotion – but […]

See an Off-Broadway Show for $20

Head up to Broadway this month. You can see an off-Broadway show for $20 now through September 28. How does it work? Arrive at the theater 20 minutes before show time at these select shows, and you’ll have the option to purchase tickets for $20. I’ve tried this promotion before and in definitely works, but keep […]

After 26 Years, Phantom of the Opera Is Still a Classic

Last week, my fiance and I were invited to see Phantom of the Opera.  I had seen the show on Broadway once before, watched the movie, and grew up listening to the music as my parents are big musical fans. It still was a thrill to see the show – the music was great […]

Watch The Tony Award Nominations This Morning!

Since we have had so many Broadway giveaways this year with SO many entries, figured with the upcoming Tony Awards, you might be interested in checking out who is nominated!

Launch the 2014 Tony Awards Live Video Console!

 

On Broadway: Beautiful, the Carole King Musical

A few weeks back, I was invited to see Beautiful, The Carole King Musical. Now I had seen A Night with Janis Joplin back in the fall, and was a little nervous going into the show. With Janis Joplin, I felt like I was at her concert – and literally only knew two songs. […]

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