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What to See During 2-for-1 Broadway Week

August 16, 2018 - by Alison Durkee
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Broadway is home to some of the highest quality productions in the world—and, unfortunately, also some of the highest ticket prices. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to save money on tickets to the Great White Way. Theatergoers who want to kick off their fall with a Broadway show can take advantage of Broadway Week, which will offer 2-for-1 tickets to top musicals and plays.

Broadway Week, a promotion offered through NYC & Company, will take place this fall from September 3-16, 2018. Ticket buyers can purchase 2-for-1 tickets using the code BWAYWK through the promotion, as well as upgrade their tickets for just $20 using code BWAYUP (subject to availability).

donna summer musical disco ariana debose

© Joan Marcus, 2018.

Twenty-four Broadway shows will be participating in Broadway Week this September, including both beloved favorites and new tenants on the Great White Way. New Yorkers and visitors alike can take advantage of the promotion to see some of the hottest new Broadway musicals, including the high-spirited Head Over Heels, which uses songs by The Go-Gos; original musical Gettin’ the Band Back Together; and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. This year’s top Tony Award winners, The Band’s Visit and the revival of Once on This Island, will also take part in this September’s Broadway Week, along with Disney’s new Frozen musical and the acclaimed revival of My Fair Lady.

Danny Skinner, Lilli Cooper, and Ethan Slater SpongeBob SquarePants

Danny Skinner, Lilli Cooper, and Ethan Slater sing under the sea in SpongeBob SquarePants. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Broadway Week also provides the perfect chance to catch some of Broadway’s hits before they leave the Great White Way. Catch SpongeBob SquarePants and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, which features Tony-winning choreography by New York City Ballet’s Justin Peck, before both shows play their final performances September 16.

cast of the play that goes wrong

Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

Playgoers, meanwhile, can get discounted tickets for hits from across the pond, as long-running farce The Play That Goes Wrong and Richard Bean’s comedy-thriller The Nap take part in Broadway Week. Playgoers can also support new works by female playwrights by making their way to Teresa Rebeck’s Bernhardt/Hamlet and Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men, which stars Armie Hammer and The Good Wife’s Josh Charles.

Ali Ewoldt phantom opera

Photo by Matthew Murphy

Of course, Broadway Week also offers the perfect chance to revisit some of Broadway’s beloved classics. The Broadway Week discount can be used for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Phantom of the Opera and newer hit School of Rock, as well as on such long-running shows as Wicked and Chicago. The promotion also includes shows from more recent Broadway seasons that are still going strong, including Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalCome From Away; Waitress; Anastasia; Kinky Boots; and Disney’s Aladdin.

In addition to Broadway Week, Off-Broadway theatergoers will also soon have a chance to save. NYC & Company will offer an Off-Broadway Week from September 24–October 7, and participating shows will be announced September 10.

For more information about Broadway Week and to purchase tickets, visit NYCgo.com.

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