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Posted: 10/29/19 at 9:54pm
So I'm coming to NYC tomorrow. It's rare that I make it there.

Unfortunately, I'm on a budget. I'm thinking I will either see two TKTS shows, or one Moulin Rouge.

So, if you were me, a boy on a budget who gets to Broadway once every to years do I

A. See like Rose Tattoo and Oklahoma! or MacBeth. I would pick two of those.

Or

B. Just get a ticket to Moulin Rouge.

Thanks in advance for your opinions.
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Posted: 10/29/19 at 10:00pm

My best advice is for you is to avoid The Rose Tattoo at all costs. Oklahoma! is great, but I would honestly just go with Moulin Rouge!.

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Posted: 10/29/19 at 10:02pm
Thanks Phreak. I'm leaning towards that. Anyone know- s there any advantage to buying a ticket to Moulin Rouge at the box office vs through ticketron?
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Posted: 10/30/19 at 5:12am
Ticketron? I havent heard that word in a billion years! Didnt even know it still existed. But be aware, they are a resale operation. Ticketmaster is the official provider.

At the box office you will pay no fees, HOWEVER, they dont handle any of the ticket re sales.

So you have to consider which tix you are interested in buying.

Also...the box office night not have what few seats they show right now still available.
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Posted: 10/30/19 at 7:22am
Really? Ticketmaster has different seats than the box office? I entered the lottery for Thursday. If I don't win,I figured I'd just go directly to the Hirshfeld box office and see what they have for tomorrow.

Thanks for your help!
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Posted: 10/30/19 at 7:22am

Agree with D-Mama:  Box office will save you fees, but they could well be sold out or only have premium seats left.  Buy ASAP online while you have options.

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Posted: 10/30/19 at 7:51am

lovebwy said: "Really? Ticketmaster has different seats than the box office? I entered the lottery for Thursday. If I don't win,I figured I'd just go directly to the Hirshfeld box office and see what they have for tomorrow.

Thanks for your help!
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They don't handle the RE-SALE tickets, that is strictly something that Ticketmaster handles.   Once a ticket is officially sold, the box office is (under most circumstance) hands off.

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Posted: 10/30/19 at 2:33pm
Ok, got a ticket to ML for tomorrow night. Orchestra. Obstructed, but whatever. $169. Can't wait!
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Posted: 11/4/19 at 12:23pm
Need your guys help again.

Tomorrow is my last night in NYC. I doubt I'll get back any time soon. I can swing one more show.

Saw Moulin Rouge. Enjoyed it. I love the movie, and something was lost I. The translation to stage for me. I was missing some of the songs they cut. However, I liked act 2 a whole lot better than act 1. I cried. Aaron is swoonable.

What should I see tomorrow? Just for a point of reference, I loved Anything Goes with Patti years ago. Loved Gypsy with her. Loved A Chorus Line, and the recent Pippin revival. As far as str8 plays I loved Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner. And Who's afraid with her.

What should I see tomorrow (Tuesday?)
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Posted: 11/4/19 at 12:30pm

Have you seen Come From Away? It's probably the best musical running right now and you should be able to get in without spending an arm and a leg.

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Posted: 11/4/19 at 12:32pm
I've heard that's great. Thank you! How is Hadestown?
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Posted: 11/4/19 at 12:33pm
Moulin Rouge is great but the back of the balcony seats kind of suck - uncomfortable and feels quite far away from the action.

If you can stretch your budget to buy in the orchestra or the front of the balcony, I would recommend that
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Posted: 11/4/19 at 1:04pm
Carobie- thanks for the advice! I did wind up seeing it last week. I liked it ok. I was looking for another good recommendation.

Come from Away seems to be the biggest contender.
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Posted: 11/4/19 at 1:09pm
See Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish off broadway before it closes. It's a great experience.
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Posted: 11/4/19 at 1:51pm
Great idea! Thanks Uncle Charlie!
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Posted: 11/4/19 at 1:59pm

I haven't seen any of the straight plays this year so I can't comment on those, but I have heard The Sound Inside and Slave Play are quite good. Unique pieces of theatre you may not ever get to see outside of NYC. 

Besides the plays, as others have mentioned another one here for Come From Away. One of, truly, my favorite shows of all time. I know you don't know me and I don't know you and our tastes, but Come From Away is THE show I recmmoened to everyone who is going to NYC to catch a show. If you've never seen Hamilton and can grab a ticket the cast is quite good right now, but that show isn't going anywhere for another 2 decades most likely. Again, my pick is Come From Away. I have not seen Hadestown although everyone on here glows about it, I chose other musicals to see last season instead. Both will and are on tour however. Not sure if that plays a factor in your decision making. 

But ya, Come From Away! You'll come from it feeling happy, relieved, hopeful, and maybe even have a few tears in a good way. Enjoy whichever show you choose! 

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Posted: 11/4/19 at 2:03pm

Jumping in to say that I quite enjoyed The Rose Tattoo. It certainly could've been improved upon, but I found it to be an extremely pleasant and enjoyable evening. I didn't feel the length at all.

I haven't seen Macbeth yet, but I consider Oklahoma unmissable.

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Posted: 11/4/19 at 2:07pm

Another reason for Oklahoma is that its playing in the round, something that cannot be replicated on tour. Since you're in NYC, makes for a more unique showing of the production which may peak your interest. Most other shows that tour are likely the same as Broadway minus a few technical aspects. Just another thought! 

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Posted: 11/4/19 at 2:17pm
I’m in the minority in that I think CFA is overpraised. Hadestown is great.

As far as straight plays one can see on a budget I haven’t seen them, but I’m hoping to see The Sound Inside and Slave Play if I make it back for a work trip before they close. Of the two, The Sound Inside has more positive reports on here. I’ll miss The Height of the Storm, but wish I could see it. It’s gotten mixed review though.

As far as musicals, you could see Hadestown (probably not budget-friendly), Waitress, Tina, or Jagged Little Pill. The last two are in previews so that could be exciting, but I think ticket availability is limited. I do echo Uncle Charlie. Fiddler is fantastic. I also loved Tootsie, but many on here did not.
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Posted: 11/4/19 at 3:44pm

Having recently seen The Sound Inside, Slave Play, and To Kill A Mockingbird, I'd say it's a shame there's not a good straight play I could send you to at the moment.

But I would cosign Yiddish Fiddler if you're a Fiddler fan and not that interested in Come From Away.

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Posted: 11/4/19 at 4:20pm
Sorry, I missed that! Come from Away is great!
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Posted: 11/4/19 at 5:05pm
I actually liked TKAM, but wasn’t sure how budget-friendly it is with the new cast.
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Posted: 11/4/19 at 5:12pm

Come From Away >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hadestown x

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Posted: 11/4/19 at 5:14pm

Miles2Go2 said: "I’m in the minority in that I think CFA is overpraised. Hadestown is great.
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I think you need to give CFA another chance...

I remember we both had pretty similar thoughts on it on our initial viewing, but I got dragged along to it by a friend again in London and I absolutely loved it the 2nd time.

I've now seen it 5 times and it's my go show for visitors over here.

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Posted: 11/4/19 at 5:25pm
It’s touring here early next year so I might take a chance on it again.