For the next two days (February 13th and 14th), the following productions are offering free tickets for certain seats at various future performances, courtesy of Goldstar’s Comp Train, an annual promotion. *Goldstar does charge a service fee for each ticket, but even with the fees it’s still a deep discount.
Click on the link in each title to find out more and get the tickets.
Also check out the regular Goldstar ticket deals.
The Marvelous Wonderettes
This musical revue that the NY Times called “an utter charm bomb” offers 50s and 60s jukebox classics (“Lipstick on Your Collar,” “It’s My Party” etc.) in the story of four girls at Springfield High School’s 1958 prom and ten year’s later at their high school reunion.
Harlem Repertory Theater
A revival of the musical by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen (the team that also wrote the songs in The Wizard of Oz.) A simple island community fights to stave off the overreach of American commercialism
Harlem Repertory Theatre
Neil Simon’s Tony-winning musical comedy comes to vibrant life, when Harlem Rep’s Black Box Theater becomes a strip club called The Fandango Ballroom. Grab a table and order a drink while catching the misadventures of dancer-for-hire Charity Hope Valentine — a girl who wants to find love so much that she loses sight of who she is. Familiar songs include “Big Spender,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.”
NEWSical The Musical
No one in the news is safe in composer-lyricist Rick Crom’s topical musical comedy, now in its sixth year and constantly updated to tackle all the news that’s fit to spoof. The Associated Press described “NEWSical the Musical” as “”The Daily Show” set to music.”
The Day I Became Black
Huron Club at the SoHo Playhouse
Biracial comedian Bill Posley grew up happily identifying as both black and white. But at age 10, he learned the world does, in fact, judge a book by its color and, even though he’s half white, he’s labeled 100% black. Does a young comedian have to get rid of his whiteness in order to be the color he’s “supposed” to be? Hear Posley weigh in on the modern-day conversation about race.
Rap Guide to Consciousness
“Peer-reviewed rapper” Baba Brinkman explores the scientific study of the self in the return of his acclaimed hip-hop comedy — the first of three subjects the Canadian takes on in separate solo shows with precision and glee.
Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Climate Chaos
Rap artist Baba Brinkman breaks down the science and politics of global warming, tracking its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the energy economy. “Climate Chaos” confronts both the scale of the challenge and also the failings of human psychology that make it such an easy problem to ignore.
Rap Guide to Evolution
Baba Brinkman combines the skills and charisma of a rapper with the precision of a scientist, offering deep insights into human nature and the origins of all living things. The NY Times dubbed this show “astonishing” and “brilliant”
Red State Blue State
Minetta Lane Theater
Saturday Night Live alumnus Colin Quinn riffs on the political divide.
This One’s For The Girls
St. Luke’s Theater
The musical celebrates women’s lives over the past hundred years through beloved popular songs, from sad laments (“A Bird in a Gilded Cage”) to the angry anthems (“I Am Woman” and “You Don’t Own Me”)
Paul Mecurios Permission to Speak
Actors’ Temple Theatre
Emmy and Peabody Award winner from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Daily Show” stars in this one-man comedy show with a twist — it stars Mecurio “and” the audience. This is an unscripted, interactive theater experience. Mecurio improvises with audience members, talking with them about their lives and personal experiences, drawing out eye-opening and fun stories.
Addy and Uno: A Family Musical About Disabilities
The Kirk @ Theatre Row
“What if goodness ruled the world?” That’s the poignant question at the core of this new musical. As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school’s math competition, his friends with varying disabilities — ADHD, visual, hearing and physical impairment — rally to give him all the support he needs.
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
New World Stages
Mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale takes you on a booze-fueled, musical journey through the history of spirits and cocktails, which includes three cocktails for you to imbibe.
The Imbible: Day Drinking
New World Stages
The Imbible’s new edition, called “Day Drinking: The Brunch Musical”, explores the quintessential New York brunch experience. Watch as four friends battle today’s always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time for brunch together in this comedic off-Broadway musical. As they prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself. Your ticket includes three cocktails
Shakespeare’s definitive parable of war and warriors, re-imagined by director and Broadway veteran Mary Lou Rosato, presented in modern dress with period-style weaponry.
The Fifth Dentist
The PIT Loft
Mike King tells his life story as a dentist, a stand-up comedian and the son of Sid King, “The Sultan of Sleaze.”
The Golden Girls Live: Terms of Estrangement
When Ellen DeGeneres asked Betty White about the hit drag show “Golden Girls LIVE! On Stage”, she said, “They play them better than we did!” Now, the original cast of “Golden Girls LIVE!” are back with an all-new episode, complete with musical numbers! In this latest “lost” episode of “The Golden Girls”, Dorothy and Sophia try to find time for some mother-daughter bonding away from Rose and Blanche
Disney’s going all a-cappella, with its latest live show, created by Deke Sharon (“Pitch Perfect, The Sing Off”), which puts a cool new spin on such Disney tunes as “Under the Sea” and “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”.
Complete listing of New York Comp Train offers