When people think of theatre, Broadway often comes to mind but don’t discount Off and Off-Off-Broadway’s poignant plays and musicals. Just because a show doesn’t make its way to the Great White Way doesn’t mean it’s not worth checking out.
Off-Broadway’s ‘Best in Show’ has come out for its August edition. Those shows making the A grade are Channeling Kevin Spacey, The Greenwich Village Follies and The Unhappiness Plays. Make sure to tune in at the end of the article for discount options!
Channeling Kevin Spacey is a two-man show that has recently been extended Off-Broadway due to popularity. Theatermania praises the show as ‘A Creative Madcap’ while Backstage broadly states that it’s ‘Frantically Inventive.’ For those theatre fans who enjoy Kevin Spacey and Al Pacino this show is for you. (50% discount available)
The Greenwich Village Follies is an 80 minute musical ramp that exposes the history and culture of The Village while this farciful journey takes jabs at NYU and other mature audience situations. Backstage calls it a ‘Tuneful, literate, sassy and sharp’ production while The Village Voice speaks to its being ‘engaging and fun as the Village itself. (40% discount)
The Unhappiness Plays is from the 2001 Fringe Festival and theatre fans are invited to take part of the world-premiere at 45 Bleecker Street. Greg Kotis, one of the co-authors of the cult favorite Urinetown has created this production that will give audiences a new perspective on what being in Hell is all about. Is it a place or is it something in ourselves ready to eat us alive. This humorous take is reminiscent of Urinetown’s dark comedy and will have audiences roaring with laughter. ($15.00 tickets)
Have you found your August production, or are you captivated to see all three? If so it’s time to purchase tickets. How to do so, there are two ways to purchase, one way is online and the second right at the box office.
Here’s a helpful hint, if you head directly to the box office you’ll save all the handling charges and you’ll have enough for another show. If you prefer to save time and purchase online head to www.broadwayoffers.com and use the following codes: Channeling Kevin Spacey: CHDV29, and The Greenwich Village Follies: BOTB. The Unhappiness Plays as they are part of the Fringe Festival, are $15.00 at the Box Office and no code is required.
It’s time to head Off-Broadway for August’s acclaimed musical melodies. Make this summer your trip to the theatre.