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Family Friendly Broadway Shows

New York is the best place to see a live theater act. These performances are unlike the filtered and water down presentations that you are used from your television. Get swept up in the excitement of seeing actors, musicians and performers on stage right in front of you. Producers have created several of the best Broadway shows for families that are playing throughout the year.

Sifting through the clutter of Broadway shows tickets and information can be a daunting task, and not every performance is appropriate for your children. Here are some of the most successful shows that are intended for whole families to enjoy.

Aladdin
Disney is famous for its family entertainment, and has adapted its popular animated film for the stage. This show has received some of the best reviews. Taking your children to this performance gives them the chance to see their favorite characters sing and dance live before their very eyes.

Wicked
This is the stage version of a clever new tale that chronicles the Wicked Witch of the West’s rise to villainy. Although the book is very dark, the stage version of this alternative take on the classic Wizard of Oz story is an excellent show for your children. It has won a number of prestigious trophies including a Grammy and three Tony Awards

The Lion King
Another Disney adaptation, this performance features one of the most colorful arrays of costumes, lively dance performances, and original music. If your children are already fans of this story, they won’t want to miss this theatrical presentation of Simba’s transformation from a lion cub to a king.

The Blue Man Group
Unlike other performances, this is not a musical nor does it follow a traditional storyline. Instead, mimes painted in blue work together in a hilarious combination of acts that will keep you guessing throughout the show. Combining humor with percussive music and choreography, the Blue Man Group serves up excitement and creates a multisensory experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

BROADWAY SHOW TIPS & TRICKS!

In addition to just selecting the right show, you need to plan your trip out carefully. This may be your first time at the theater, and although the experience can be unforgettable, it can also be overwhelming if you are unprepared.

Keep the following tips in mind:
• Read reviews and purchase tickets ahead of time online
• Avoid bringing children younger than six years old
• Arrive early to get settled in your seats on time
• Turn off cell phones and other portable electronics during the performance.

Don’t miss out on the live theater. Talk it over with the rest of your clan, and decide on a show you will all enjoy. Complete your visit to New York by watching one the best Broadway shows for families.

See New York City on a Budget

See New York City on a Budget

See New York City on a Budget

New York City is definitely one destination that must be on every traveler’s bucket list. However, far too many are scared away from the prospect of visiting the Big Apple by the costs. They hear horror stories about hundred-dollar cab rides and paying $5 for a hot dog, and immediately write their dreams of visiting NYC off. The sad part about all of this is that it doesn’t have to be this way. From finding discounted tickets to Broadway shows or utilizing the NYC Share Ride Shuttle, taking in New York City on a budget isn’t much of a challenge at all.

Tips to Save a Few Bucks on Your Travels

Now, if you’re like many of those wanting to visit NYC, than you’ve convinced yourself into thinking that the only way to get the full experience is to splurge. Yet if you truly want to experience New York as a New Yorker would, then you’ll look for ways to save a buck and avoid the traditional tourist traps. With that in mind, here are some tips from the locals on how to enjoy New York without needing to take out a second mortgage:

  • Save on your accommodations: If you’re looking to spend $300+ per night on a hotel room, than New York can certainly accommodate you. However, any resident will be quick to point out that the view of Central Park you get from the ground level is just as good as the one available from some of the city’s swankier hotel rooms. Thus, they recommend saving on your lodging when you can. Hit the Internet and look for travel sites that offer discount rooms. Avoid traveling during the holiday season and at other times when you know hotel costs will be outrageous. You may even want to look into a hosting service where actual residents are willing to let you crash on their couches.
  • Know how to get around: Some may say that no trip to New York is complete without hailing one of the city’s famous yellow cabs. Just know that a ride is going to cost you, especially if you happen to get stuck in midday traffic. New York City has the one of the most famous subway systems in the world; don’t be afraid to use it. Or, if you prefer, try any of the city’s ride share shuttle services. They get you to where you need to go just as quick as a cab, and for only $5-$10 per ride, sharing your journey with others is well worth it.
  • Use your sightseeing budget wisely: There are, of course, certain landmarks that must be seen in the city, each of which charges admission. However, with a prepaid New York City Pass, you’re granted access to more than 50 of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Radio City Music Hall, and Madison Square Garden. Want to see a show? Get up early one morning and head to any of the TKTS booths in Times Square. They sell tickets for day-of performances for up to a 25-50 percent discount.

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that the only way you’ll ever be able to visit New York City is to blow your kid’s college fund. There are ways to enjoy all of the sights and the sounds of The City That Never Sleeps on virtually any budget. So stop worrying about breaking the bank; your dream vacation is much more attainable than you think.

The Semiannual NY Broadway Week is here and better than ever!

“Send My Regards to Broadway” – Broadway Week 2014

The Semiannual NY Broadway Week is here and better than ever!

No one visits New York City without seeing at least one Broadway show and now’s the perfect time! The semi-annual Broadway Week is here and the lineup is incredible. Best thing about it? You can get two-for-one theater tickets for some of the most critically-acclaimed shows. According to the Broadway League, the average price of Broadway tickets this year was over $100, so the upcoming week (technically two weeks) of discounted shows is sure to be a hit!

Beginning Sept. 1 through Sept. 14, theatergoers can choose from 21 Broadway shows including all-time favorites “Lion King” and “the Phantom of the Opera”, and newcomers “This Is Our Youth” (featuring Michael Cera) and “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”.

Tickets can be purchased at a “Two-for-One” price and with a “Buy With Upgrade” ($20 more) option. Get all of the details and purchase tickets here. Check out the list below for a quick view of the highlighted shows during this year’s Fall Broadway Week!

  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love& Murder
  • Aladdin
  • Cabaret
  • Chicago
  • Cinderella
  • The Country House
  • If/Then
  • Jersey Boys
  • Kinky Boots
  • Les Misérables
  • The Lion King
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Matilda the Musical
  • Motown the Musical
  • Once
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Pippin
  • Rock of Ages
  • This Is Our Youth
  • Wicked
  • You Can’t Take It With You

All shows are subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Don’t forget to use GO Airlink for all of your transportation needs in between shows—you wouldn’t want to be late for show time!