The twinkling lights of the Theater District will get a little brighter today — the kickoff of New York City’s Broadway Week. Until Feb. 4, snatch up two-for-one ticket deals to some of the best new and longstanding shows on nycgo.com. Once you get your tickets, it’s time to give your regards to Broadway — here’s an inside look at where to stay, what to eat and which plays to see.
Stay: In the heart of the Theater District (between Broadway and Sixth Avenue), The Muse Hotel is named for the nine Greek mythological Muses, known for their ability to inspire artists of different disciplines. In fact, along with goose-down feather beds outfitted with Frette linens and Etro spa-inspired bath amenities, rooms have Greek-inspired stone busts. When it’s time to catch a Broadway show, you’re just steps away from the stages scattered throughout the area.
Eat: To ward off hunger pangs, head to db Bistro Moderne from renowned French chef Daniel Boulud for the perfect pre-theater meal. The three-course prix-fixe meal — from 5 to 6:30 p.m. — costs $45, with choices such as curried cauliflower soup with florets, cilantro oil, chervil and croutons, and pan-roasted grouper with broccoli rabe, tomato confit and bouillabaisse broth. Or, make a pit stop at the eatery post-show for the After Theater Dessert & Champagne Pairing after 9 nightly. Wrap up the evening with a seasonal dessert selection from pastry chef Ashley Church and a glass of Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec for $25.
See: Get schooled by Alan Rickman in the new comedy Seminar. The play, written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, focuses on four aspiring young novelists who sign up for private writing classes with noted author Leonard (Rickman). The instructor puts the students through unconventional but undeniably genius training. Other noteworthy mentions participating in Broadway Week’s two-for-one ticket deal include The Road to Mecca, a revival starring Carla Gugino; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the high-flying Bono production; and Chinglish, by Tony Award-winning writer David Henry Hwang.
Photos courtesy of Andrey Bayda (iStock), The Muse Hotel and G. Viteri