New York City is known for many things: shopping, dining, hotels, entertainment, Central Park, celebrity sightings, sports and theater. Broadway is a city staple, as Manhattan boasts 40 professional theatres with 500 or more seats.
A majority of the theaters are located in the Theater District — West 40th Street to West 54th Street and Sixth Avenue to Eighth Avenue. The district is a popular tourist attraction, drawing in approximately 13 million people to its shows each year.
Head to NYC and check out five must see Broadway shows.
If you don’t know someone who knows someone who knows someone in this hip-hop musical, good luck scoring tickets — unless you are willing to pay big bucks. Prices for regular seats start at $139 and premium at $549. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rare Broadway phenomenon captivates the theater traditionalist and the young trendy individual. Hamilton is housed at the Richard Rogers Theatre. This masterpiece tells the tale of founding father Alexander Hamilton, through his triumphs and tribulations.
Housed at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Tony winner Jessie Mueller returns to Broadway with another spectacular performance. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s film Waitress, the musical celebrates life, motherhood, friendship and pie. Find out if Mueller, who is Jenna, can bake herself a new life. The musical’s score is by five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles.
Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical with the book, lyrics and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The musical follows two Mormon missionaries as they share their scriptures with those of a Ugandan village. The two young men endure many troubles along their journey. The Tony- and Grammy-winning musical is housed at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.
Discover a whole new world as Aladdin and his friends take you on an unforgettable magic carpet ride in the New Amsterdam Theatre. The musical is based on the 1992 timeless Disney animated film about how a poor young man discovers a genie lamp and uses his wishes to marry Princess Jasmine.
Go behind the music and dive into the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the real-life musical phenomenon. Witness four guys from Jersey transform into international sensations. Oh what a night, it’s just too good to be true.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Hours spent staring at itineraries or looking through online guidebooks can wreak havoc on your eyes. It’s important to take steps to care for your vision — travel won’t be quite as fun if you can’t take in the sights! That’s why the Barner 2.0 Computer Glasses are a great piece of gear for travelers.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
The mystifying city of Marrakech, Morocco, is a delight to the traveler’s senses. As a fast-growing tourist destination, the largest city in Morocco welcomed a record-breaking 2 million visitors in 2017. Marrakech’s Medina dates to the 10th century when it was a Berber walled city, and its souks sell everything from fabrics to carpets to household goods, for negotiable prices.