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NYC’s Michelangelo Hotel has new ‘Best of Broadway’ Getaway that includes show tickets

May 4, 2011

Enjoy the "Best of Broadway" with new package deal from the Michelangelo Hotel, located amidst the bright lights of Manhattan's Theater District © 2011 Karen Rubin/

Every year, spring brings an increased buzz to Manhattan’s White Way with the announcement of the Tony nominees.  This year, The Michelangelo hotel is offering a way for guests to join in the excitement as theater aficionados across the country debate who should take home a coveted award on June 12, 2011.

Located in the heart of the Theater District steps from the Hirschfeld, Winter Garden, Gershwin and more, the hotel has become an ambassador to the performing arts for its guests.  This year, it augments its offerings with “The Best of Broadway” package. The new two-night getaway has been constructed to ensure the stage is the focus of the stay.  Components include:

•    Two tickets to a Broadway show of guest’s choice (you have to provide a selection in order of preference at time of booking; tickets are subject to availability)
•    Access to expert advice from a former stage veteran, Concierge James Jolis, in selecting the perfect play for the stay
•    Accommodations in one of The Michelangelo’s spacious guestrooms with Italian-inspired décor and Etro amenities
•    A sweet welcome treat of Godiva chocolates and nightly turndown service
•    Breakfast for two in-room, served at guests’ leisure

And for those keen to discover New York’s professional theater scene, but can’t make it to the Big Apple prior to the June awards, The Best of Broadway package will be available until November 30, 2011.  The extended availability offers travelers the chance to see if the award-winning productions truly deserved their trophies.

Rates for The Best of Broadway package begin at $550.00 per night, based on double occupancy, and exclusive of taxes and gratuities.  Two night minimum required.  Guests must call the hotel directly at (212) 765 – 1900 to book.

Located amidst the bright lights of Manhattan’s Theater District and steps from Rockefeller Center, the boutiques of Fifth and Madison Avenues, and the buzz of Times Square, The Michelangelo exudes the old world charm of an Italian Grande Dame hotel and features all the modern touches that today’s urban travelers have come to expect.  It is part of the Italian based Starhotels group and is the brand’s first luxury property in the United States.

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April 10, 2011

Times Square, New York City © 2011 Karen Rubin/

Theatergoers can now access group purchasing power for insider deals to top Broadway shows through  The leading resource for group theater ticket sales and Broadway experiences, is offering special group rates for some of the most celebrated Broadway shows this spring through the winter months.

To re-visit a favorite classic, or for those that have yet to see some of Broadway’s most acclaimed musicals, is offering ticket specials to see the Tony-award winning crooners from Jersey Boys, the unforgettably wild-world of The Lion King, and the pop-musical Mamma Mia!, featuring songs from ABBA, among others.

Current specials include:

  • Book the Early Bird special for The Addams Family with tickets starting as low as $52 at select performances May 10-October 30, paid in full by May 6, 2011 groups of 12 or more.  Additionally, this family-friendly musical will be debuting a Monday night curtain July 11-September 4, 2011.
  • For Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening performances, Mary Poppins offers groups of 15 or more prices starting at $42 for rear Mezzanine and balcony seats, $52 for mid Mezzanine seats and $62 for Orchestra & Front Mezzanine seats.  Offer is available for shows August 23-November 20, paid 30 days prior to performance date.  In addition, receive one complimentary ticket for the first 20 paid tickets, or three complimentary tickets for 51 tickets purchased (Max. 3).
  • Rear Mezzanine seats start at $67, with all other seats starting at $87 for The Lion King.  Offer available for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and Sunday matinee performances August 27-November 20.  Group minimum starts at 15 and payment is due 45 days prior to performance.  In addition, receive one complimentary ticket for the first 20 paid tickets, or three complimentary tickets for 51 tickets purchased (Max. 3).
  • From September 5-December 18, Orchestra & Front Mezzanine seats start at $76.50 with rear Mezzanine starting at $42 for the scandalously delightful Chicago. Specials are available for groups of 10 or more for any performance, except Saturday evenings.
  • Mega-hit musical Jersey Boys offers groups of 15 or more incredible discounts with tickets available for as low as $56 for most performances, select Orchestra seats as low as $62 and $43 for student groups this fall.  This Fall Sale is available for weekday performances September 6-October 30 and must be paid in full by July 31, 2011.
  • Sing and dance to ABBA at Mamma Mia! with tickets starting at $57 for rear Mezzanine seats and $75 for Orchestra & Front Mezzanine seats.  Offer available for groups of 15 or more, Monday-Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday matinees throughout 2011.

These and other shows are also featured on the group sales booking widget for travel buyers to promote and sell the most popular Broadway shows directly on their own website.

Additionally, for any last-minute planners, recently introduced their “Last Minute Stock” page featuring inventory of some of the hottest Broadway shows only a few days or weeks in advance of the show date.  Visit for current “Last Minute Stock” being offered.  In order to purchase tickets, the buyer must adhere to group minimums as set by each show.  To determine a show’s group minimum, please visit the shows page and see the “Minimum # of Tickets” column.

For more information on show information and to book these exclusive offers, visit  Restrictions and black-out dates may apply. advises to book early to ensure availability for these special offers.



August 7, 2010

Lights on Broadway

Want to see your name in lights on Broadway? Broadway Inside and Out, presented by Broadway Classroom, offers the opportunity to study with current Broadway performers, learn music and choreography and see a Broadway show. © 2010 Karen Rubin/

For young people who grew up watching “High School Musical,” and have graduated to “Glee,” and dream of a musical theatre career – or those who just want to have fun learning a song and dance routine – performing on Broadway is one step closer to reality.  Broadway Inside and Out, presented by Broadway Classroom, is an innovative program that allows promising young artists at every skill level an opportunity to study with current Broadway performers, learn music and choreography and see a Broadway show.

Broadway Inside and Out’s fall workshop and theatre schedule begins on Saturday, September 25, 2010, featuring the Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot; followed by the Broadway classic, West Side Story, on Saturday, October 9, and the Tony Award-winning In the Heights on Saturday, November 13.  (December workshop to be announced shortly.)

Each Broadway Inside and Out theatre workshop is priced at $165 per person and begins with the three-hour workshop with a Broadway professional at 9 a.m., followed by lunch at Planet Hollywood and a ticket to see the featured musical.  Students, ideal for ages 10 and up, will learn music and choreography from the show, talk one-on-one with Broadway professionals about careers in theatre and have an opportunity for photos and autographs.

Over the course of the three-hour workshop, participants will be challenged by working theatre professionals to surpass the level at which they are currently performing by developing skills to learn music and choreography not just quickly, but simultaneously.  Team work, listening skills, self-expression, self-esteem and confidence are just some of what students will learn in this high-energy, nurturing and rewarding experience.

“The new Broadway Inside and Out program directly addresses the explosion of interest in musical theatre among young people,” said Carl Prince, executive vice president of   “As a result, we’re seeing highly interested ‘students’ at every talent level who love the opportunity to learn and be challenged by a real Broadway insider and, most importantly, to have fun while they’re doing it.”

The deadline for applications for the September 25 Billy Elliot workshop is August 15; for the October 9 West Side Story workshop, applications are due September 1; and October 6 for the November 13 In The Heights workshop.   Schedules, information and applications are available at  Workshops are held at Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor, New York City.

About Broadway Classroom – Since 1998, more than 300,000 students and adults have experienced Broadway Classroom, a series of private workshops for both individuals and groups designed to enhance the Broadway experience.  As the leader in educational Broadway workshops, Broadway Classroom’s goal is to inspire students to bring the performing arts to life not only during the workshop, but also in their daily lives.  Broadway Classroom is a division of  For more information visit