Adventures of Link: Forget Broadway
The Broadway stagehand's strike is still on, and no one knows when the stare down might end. Judging by the interviews with tourists in the local New York media, you'd think there's not a damn thing to do in the city except see a big-ticket show.
But to us Broadway shows aren't usually worth it anyway. All you'll find in the Theater District are triple digit prices, swarms of clueless tourists clogging the streets and tired shows. (Honestly, Mamma Mia?!) Elsewhere in the city, the art of theater is moving forward with smaller, better productions with equivalent talent says noted producer Ken Davenport:
Spring Awakening, Avenue Q, Rent. All of those shows began their life off Broadway... Work stoppages aren't good for anyone, but for the moment the little brother is getting some attention.
So get out there and try something new. That's why you're traveling in the first place, isn't it?
· Off-Broadway Shows Buoyed by Strike [NPR]
· Off-Broadway Biz Booms During Stalemate [AP, via Google]
· Broadway Strike Survival Guide [NYT's ArtsBeat]
· Ask Your Concierge for Theater Alternatives [HotelChatter]
· New York Travel coverage [Jaunted]