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What to see on a Saturday in October?

playbill-love
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 09:22pm
Hi everyone!

I'm visiting NYC from Ocober 13-th-19th this fall. I already have tickets for PATSC, Book of Mormon, Glass Menagerie, Newsies, Little Miss Sunshine, Matilda, and First Date. I have a Saturday matinee slot open, and I had wanted to see Pippin but since its matinee is at 2:30 t puts the end of the show too late for me to get back to my hotel an to the airport for my early evening flight.

I have no interest in Kinky Boots, or any of the long running tourist-y shows (Phanom, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Wicked, Lion King, etc.) Does anyone have any suggestions for a show that is good & short enough that I could be done and back to my hotel (midtown, walking distance from theatre district) by 5:30?

Thanks!
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RW3
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 09:34pm
A Night with Janis Joplin(2 hrs and 15 mins)at 2:00 pm

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bwayboy22
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 09:35pm
Big Fish will open in early October and it has a Saturday matinee at 2. It looks awesome to me and it has great talent!
ARTc3
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 09:47pm
I am yet again completely baffled by some of the "code" used here. What show is, "PATSC"?
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ARTc3
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 09:48pm
got it. Starcatcher is one word, though.
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bwayboy22
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 09:48pm
Peter And The Starcatcher
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RW3
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 09:49pm
^I think Peter and the StarCatcher
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CapnHook
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 09:52pm
See if PIPPIN has a coat check. If it does, check out of your hotel before the show, check your luggage at coat check, enjoy one of the best shows running on Broadway right now, get your luggage and leave directly for the airport.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
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justincharacter
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 10:10pm
Cinderella is a fun show!

Motown? ...if you enjoy the music.

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Sutton Ross
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 10:49pm
See Big Fish. 2pm. It's incredible, has a great score, and Norbert Leo Butz is totally brilliant.
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Melissa25
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 11:25pm
Catch a preview performance of "After Midnight." This opened last year as "Cotton Club Parade" at Encores/City Center.

I loved it. Very entertaining.

I have tickets already for "Big Fish." That would be a good choice too.

Updated On: 8/11/13 at 11:25 PM
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jv92
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/11/13 at 11:37pm
If you like small, slightly ambitious, strange-ish theater pieces, and if it's playing during your visit, I would HIGHLY recommend THE LANDING by John Kander and Greg Pierce down at the Vineyard Theater (Off-B'way). I saw a "lab" production last summer and I thought it was really surprisingly brilliant. I'm a Kander fan, but I had no idea if he'd gel with someone other than Fred Ebb. He did. It was really terrific. I would imagine it'd be the same in a full production.

And no, I'd rather not give anymore details in a public forum other than it's REALLY good. I feel funny "reviewing" a true work-in-progress.

MENAGERIE and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE seem like good choices, too. I don't know how good BIG FISH will be, but I would think it'd be at least of a highly professional caliber with the people involved. And don't pooh-pooh KINKY BOOTS. It's a lot of joyful fun, particularly the first act. It's better than MAMMA MIA, I assure you.
playbill-love
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 01:09am
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!

I have nothing against Kinky Boots, it just doesn't appeal to me for some reason. I liked the performance on the Tony's ok, but it doesn't seem like something I want to pay Broadway prices and use one of my limited theatre seeing nights in New York for. Somewhat wary of First Date after booking tickets, but really wanted to see Krysta Rodriguez in it and got balcony seats for $35. The rest I'm very excited to see or see again.

I'm thinking about Big Fish, After Midnight, and Cinderella. Big Fish I saw and really enjoyed in Chicago this spring, After Midnight really intrigues me but I don't know much about it and am slightly nervous about seeing the second preview, and Cinderella seems really great but I'm just not sure between the three.

I obviously have some time to decide, but I think I've narrowed it down to those three. I was also looking at possibly seeing The Snow Geese, but I'd like to hear about casting, run time, etc. before I really consider it.
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bwayphreak234
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 01:13am
Big Fish is worth the price of the ticket just to hear Kate Baldwin and Norbert Leo Butz singing Time Stops.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
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jv92
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What to see on a Saturday in October?
Posted: 8/12/13 at 01:15am
I totally understand your hesitance towards KINKY BOOTS if you have to choose between it and something with a tad more substance. In fact, if you're thinking about CINDERELLA, I'd recommend THAT over KB.

 
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