Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Off Broadway






What: Off Broadway Theater

Where: Various Locations New York City

Who: Ages vary depending
iLuminate
Disenchanted

Our view: If you want something that is not as expensive as Broadway theater or not as big as Broadway theater but still a step up from your local community theater, try Off-Broadway. Off-Broadway by definition is a theater that has a seating capacity of 100 to 499. However, often the caliber of the show is just as good as Broadway. Many times shows that premiere Off-Broadway go on to run in Broadway theaters or vice versa.  The types of shows that play Off-Broadway are just as varied as the type of shows that play Broadway, maybe even more varied. In addition to the typical dramas, comedies and musicals, there are shows that don't really seem to fit into any particular category such as Blue Man GroupiLuminate and Stomp. There are Off-Broadway shows for all different ages and tastes. Off-Broadway shows make great first shows for young children or anyone who might be overwhelmed by the size of a Broadway theater. Keep in mind, that while there are some Off-Broadway shows that run a long time like the ones listed above and , a lot of Off-Broadway The Fantasticks shows have limited runs so if you hear about one you are interested in, you should probably go sooner rather than later. For more information about Off-Broadway shows see the above links or see many of our previous Where-To-Go Wednesday posts including the following DisenchantedA Christmas CarolThe Bardy Bunch and Pinkalicious. See also Broadway.com which also covers off-Broadway as well as Theatermania/Off-broadway. We will also continue to cover Off-Broadway shows in future Where-To-Go Wednesday posts.
Pinkalicious
Blue Man Group

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topics post.


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