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89th And Broke

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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Deal Alert! $25 Balcony Seats to The Realistic Joneses!

A few months back I got to go see The Realistic Joneses.  I’ll be honest – I’m more of a musical person than a play person, but it was awesome seeing Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and Tracy Letts on stage – these folks have been on my TV for years and now […]

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. […]

Giveaway! Win Tickets to The Dress Rehearsal of The Realistic Joneses!

What do you really know about your neighbors? I’ll be honest, I know very little about mine! A new Broadway, THE REALISTIC JONESES, starring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei asks this very question. Hailed by The New York Times as “tender, funny, terrific and featuring this spring’s most enticing cast,” THE […]

Giveaway! Win Tickets to A Time to Kill!

Tony® Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes’ stage adaptation of A Time to Kill, John Grisham’s best-selling novel, will open on Broadway on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). This new Broadway play holds the distinction of being the first-ever John Grisham property to be adapted for the stage. Ethan McSweeny […]

Giveaway! Win Tickets to Forever Tango on Broadway!

We have a new Broadway giveaway just for you!

Luis Bravo’s internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon Forever Tango, will return to the Walter Kerr Theatre, its original Broadway home, for ten weeks only with performances beginning Tuesday, July 9, 2013 through Sunday, September 15, 2013. Five-time Grammy Award-winner Gilberto Santa Rosa will appear as the first […]

Giveaway! Win Tickets to Broadway’s Orphans!


It is snowy and gross out today, so let’s do a giveaway!

This spring, Alec Baldwin (Emmy® Award winner 30 Rock, Oscar® nominee The Cooler, Tony® nominee A Streetcar Named Desire) and Ben Foster (Emmy® and SAG Award winner, The Messenger, 3:10 to Yuma, 360, Contraband, Here and The Mechanic) are joined […]

Giveaway! Win Tickets to The Heiress!


Want to be one of the first to see the new Broadway show, The Heiress? I’m dying to see it, especially because Jessica Chastain – you know, the actress from the Help and Lawless – is starring in it.

The Heiress is the story of Catherine Sloper, the shy and […]

Deal Alert! Free Hot Dogs and Cheap Booze at Rudy’s!

We’ve had a ton of Broadway giveaways lately (shameless reminder to enter our Leap of Faith giveaway here) but where’s a cheap place to grab a quick bite?

Sometimes, I don’t have a time to eat before the show, and am just looking for a place where I can grab a few drinks and […]

Giveaway! Win Tickets to Broadway’s Leap of Faith!

Remember a few months back when I told you about getting $29 tickets to see Broadway’s Leap of Faith? Well, I saw the show and it was fantastic!  Four-time Tony Award® nominee Raúl Esparza stars in this show as Jonas Nightingale, who is a “religious” performer who comes to a small town, ready to take the town’s […]

Deal Alert! Under 30? Get $31.50 Tickets to Broadway’s ONCE!

ONCE, which is in previews on Broadway, has a fabulous deal going on for next Wednesday, March 21’s performance at 8pm.  ONCE  tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music.  If you are under 30 like me, you can score $31.50 tickets to this musical to the March […]

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