Thursday, August 11, 2011

Broadway Buzz: Take a Break on Broadway

When it comes to picking a summer vacation destination, New York City should be at the top of your list. If you’re a Broadway fan, you owe it to yourself to see what all of the buzz is about. 

This Summer’s Biggest Shows 
Tickets may be hard to come by for The Book of Mormon, but there is a plethora of shows to help make your vacation memorable. From big Broadway blockbusters like Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark to Tony Award®-winning plays like War Horse and off-Broadway sensations that are on the brink of hitting it big, you will find a show that fits your tastes and interests. Websites like can help you find the right ticket with show information, great behind the scenes videos and interviews with the cast and creative teams. 

INSIDER TIP: Check out TKTS Discount Booths for day of performance tickets for Broadway and off-Broadway shows at up to a 50% discount! 

Broadway Hot Spots You Don’t Want to Miss 

Times Square There’s a reason people make reference to “the bright lights of Broadway, and that reason is Times Square. 

A tradition in the theater district, Sardi’s claim to fame includes caricatures of some of Broadway’s biggest stars with new ones being added every season. For tourists it is a great place to experience some preshow excitement. For Broadway actors, it’s a rite of passage.
The Stage Deli Celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year, The Stage Deli is a delightfully simple spot for lunch and maybe even some star sightings near the Broadway district. Starting way back in 1937, the owner invited some of his famous customers to design their perfect sandwich. You can munch on a Stephen Sondheim (chicken salad, bacon, lettuce and tomato), enjoy Hugh Jackman’s favorite (a hot open-faced turkey sandwich with gravy and french fries) or taste the newest star concoction. It’s not Broadway exclusive, but it is delicious. 

Lincoln Center Performing arts enthusiasts will be struck by the sheer scale of Lincoln Center. It’s over 16 acres of arts right in the heart of Manhattan. Within its buildings, you can find 12 resident organizations including Lincoln Center Theater, The Julliard School, The Metropolitan Opera and The New York City Ballet. Plus, right now, you can see the Tony Award-winning Best Play, War Horse

Even if you only have a few days, you can see a Broadway show, visit the local haunts and sample taste of big city life. Have you been to New York? Post some of your favorite places, things to see and do and, of course, Broadway shows that can’t be missed!

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