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How to Save on Theater Tickets—and Dinner—in New York

Strip House Midtown celebrates NYC Restaurant Week

The Strip House Midtown is one of the hundreds of restaurants participating in New York's Restaurant Week.

(Courtesy NYC & Company)

Now is a great time to be in New York. The city is celebrating it's annual NYC Restaurant Week, Broadway Week, and, starting January 28th, Off-Broadway Week—and this year they're all overlapping. And don't worry, despite the names they actually last longer than just a week. Here's what you need to know to take advantage of the savings.

NYC RESTAURANT WEEK: Now thru Feb. 8th
With 317 participating restaurants located all over Manhattan plus two outer-burrough spots—The Greenhouse Cafe in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and the Water's Edge Restaurant in Long Island City, Queens—it's easy to take advantage of this deal. The website lets you search for your favorite restaurants by neighborhood or type of cuisine, download menus, and makes it easy for you to book reservations online. The only catch seems to be that Saturdays are excluded from the deal, and Sundays are optional depending on the restaurant. This year's pricing for three course meals is $25 at lunch time and $38 for dinner. 

BROADWAY WEEK: Now thru Feb. 7th
Two-for-one Broadway tickets are yours for the taking thanks to Broadway Week. Seats are typically located in the back and sides of the orchestra and mezzanine sections, and this year, an extra $20 per ticket lets you upgrade to a seat closer to the stage. As of this posting, deals were available for Annie, Chicago, The Heiress, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Newsies, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Once, The Other Place, The Phantom of the Opera, Picnic, Rock of Ages, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and WickedBook online and use promo code BWAYWEEK. Use promo code BWAYUP when purchasing the $20 upgraded seats.

OFF-BROADWAY WEEK: Jan. 28th thru Feb. 10th
Just like Broadway Week, Off-Broadway Week gets you two-for-one tickets to some great performances. Book through the website for popular shows like Avenue Q, The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters the Musical, Blue Man Group, Channeling Kevin Spacey, The Fantastiks, Forbidden Broadway, Much Ado About Nothing, Silence! The Musical, Stomp, and The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe, among others.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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