Monday, January 23, 2012

20at20 Discounts Run from January 18 to February 6

On Wednesday, 20at20 began. Simply roll up to the box office 20 minutes before any of the 38 participating Off Broadway shows and pay only $20 per ticket, subject to availability (of course). 

There are some wonderful shows on the list this winter. Must sees (if you haven't already) include Dancing at Lughnasa, Freud's Last Session, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Silence! The Musical, and Traces. If you want to see 7 shows in order to get a free dinner, then throw in the musicals Million Dollar Quartet and Rent.

Now, most frequent theatergoers have probably seen many of these already. However, there are a few new shows that I will be checking out if my schedule allows:

How the World Began
Catherine Trieschmann's How the World Began about a teacher who offends a deeply religious student after remarking that non-scientific theories of life are "gobbledygook" is a Time Out New York critic pick. Check out their favorable review here.  

Gabe McKinley's CQ/CX shows up on Time Out New York's 20 theater shows to see this winter. The play is inspired by the scandal from a few years ago where Jayson Blair was forced to resign from The New York Times after fabricating a bunch of news stories. Should be interesting.

Russian Transport
Erika Sheffer's suspenseful family drama Russian Transport does not open until the end of the month. However, I'm already seeing very positive reactions to this play on theater chat boards.

Rutherford and Son
Githa Sowerby's Rutherford and Son about a tyrannical father determined to do whatever it takes to ensure the success of the family glassworks business begins performances on February 4th at the Mint Theater. This theater company, which revives neglected works, is so amazing that I would see any production mounted by them.

So what are you doing reading this. Snuggle up at the closest theater and support Off Broadway!!!

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