Thanks to my dad I was able to watch a lot of ballets and broadways. The first thing he said to me on the first day that I got there was. “It wont be a new york experience you do not watch any broadways or ballet shows, so if I were you I would go and buy all the tickets you want to get today already”. So on that day my mom and I rushed to times square and the Met to get some tickets for me to watch.
Unfortunately for me though, I came during the summer when the tickets skyrocket up to $160 when originally they would cost a lot cheaper. So a suggestion for me would be to either line up in the TKTS lines that is IF you have a lot of time on your hands, which I didn’t. Or you could go on the day itself and watch alone, you might actually score some great tickets. But a lot of the tickets I actually just had to get full price, it was so worth it.
The best ticket i got was probably the one for An american in Paris, i spent $22 for a standing room which was behind the orchestra section. If you are not so particular about seats the standing room is actually not such a bad idea. You get your own place to stand and number so it was a pretty cool experience. I got the same view as the people in orchestra center so It was not so bad compared to the $220 that the lady paid in front of me for an orchestra seat.
On my very last day I lined up with everyone else just to meet Darren Criss. Hedwig the Angry inch was an amazing show. Everything I watched I felt was amazing, but nothing will top my Wicked experience. I watched wicked once in Manila and I paid around $300-400 for a ticket back in Manila, but the show was 100 times better in New York! And the quality and everything was so different. I remember during the last few lines I was already in tears. Tickets were also a lot cheaper in New York even if it was summertime.
I will never forget this New York experience of mine. If ever you are in New York, I would suggest that you do what I did and book a broadway show every night or twice a day even sometimes. You will not regret it, watching broadway shows is a great way to enjoy New York. If I lived in New York I probably would watch some every weekend if I could afford it. Many New Yorkers say that its a love hate relationship with the city, but even with the many weird people lurking around or the annoying train break downs during the weekend. I really will not forget the city and what it had to offer to an artists heart like mine. I just felt so at home ❤️