Whether you prefer musicals or theater, New York’s famous Broadway district is packed with shows to meet every taste. And because new shows open every year, you’ll never run out of options! Students are also able to take advantage of rush ticket programs that provide deeply discounted tickets to select performances. Or buy reduced-cost tickets at the TKTS booths located in both Times Square and the South Street Seaport.
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Often times you can get discounted tickets through Pace to check out one of the great shows on, off, and off off Broadway. While many tickets to the Broadway shows cost $100+, take advantage of the big discount codes available at www.broadwaybox.com. You could save almost 50% on hit shows like In the Heights and Mamma Mia.
Check out the weekly longform improv that often includes guests from Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz have been known to stop by. Take a look at the calendar of upcoming shows, featuring comedians like Janeane Garofalo for just $5. If you’re interested UCB offers classes in specialized areas including writing in the style of Saturday Night Live!
Considered the bastion of African-American culture and achievement, the Apollo Theater launched the careers of some of the world’s greats. Check out (or audition for) Wednesday’s amateur nights, which included big names like Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, and James Brown as past contestants. Upcoming concerts also include John Legend and Cat Power.
An international sensation, Carnegie Hall is home to about 250 performances each season ranging from the New York Philharmonic to comedienne Chelsea Handler to Morrissey. Sign up to get student tickets to select events for $10: http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/box_office/students/index.html
Don’t wait until your Commencement ceremony to visit Rock Center’s famous Radio City Music Hall. The largest indoor theatre in the world, Radio City is the home of the world-famous Rockettes, a New York holiday tradition for all ages. Check out an upcoming concert or the second annual speaker series featuring political figures like Janet Reno, Ann Coulter, and Karl Robe, and much more!
Known as the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden is currently the home of the New York Knicks, Rangers, and Liberty. The Garden has hosted some of the greatest boxing matches in history with wonders like Muhammad Ali and on the stage, NCAA tournaments and games, and some of the most memorable concerts in history. John Lennon’s final concert before his murder was played at the Garden. The Concert for New York City, a benefit concert in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, brought greats like Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Adam Sandler, Woody Allen, and much more together to MSG.
A great NYC landmark restored, the Beacon Theatre has reopened its doors, and has an upcoming lineup that will knock your socks off: Check out Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King, the Dalai Lama, and much more in the coming months