THEATER IN NEW YORK
York Theater falls into general categories:
Broadway; off Broadway, which includes the regional theaters
in New York; off off Broadway; local groups; dinner theater
and movies. While there is some crossover between the groups
and the lines can be blurry, these terms will let you know
what kind of production you'll see when you're buying tickets.
shows on Broadway are the big budget extravaganzas that
are the top of the New York theater experience...and carry
the biggest ticket prices.
Broadway shows are professional, but not conceived for big
theater staging - or perhaps not working with a big enough
Off Broadway combines professional shows breaking into the
public's attention with avant garde or experimental theater
that will never attract a huge general audience, but can
be an amazing experience for those who do catch them...
you have the local groups that present works at college
spaces and other smaller venues around town and a few dinner
theaters scattered in the outer boroughs and suburbs. Movies
are shown all around town, but there isn't much difference
between movie houses in New York and anywhere else. The
fun of movies in New York is finding out if any are shooting
while you're around - you may even get to be an extra in
a movie ot TV show that's being filmed in NYC!
are looking for some good entertainment any of these can
fit the bill, but for that once in a lifetime experience
or as a memorable tourist experience - you really do need
to see a Broadway hit while you're in town...