Savings in the City

As we experience the last few weeks of summer in the city, the emergence of fall brings with it a chance to save on some of this season’s hottest Broadway shows and attractions.  Thanks to Seasons of Savings, you can save up to 45% on new musicals like Chaplin the Musical, Broadway hits like Phantom of the Opera, Off-Broadway shows like Bullet for Adolf and famous Times Square attractions and restaurants like The Lambs Club and Madame Tussauds.     

The coupon filled, special edition Playbill was placed as an insert in local newspapers last Sunday, and on August 13 Tony’s Di Napoli hosted a dinner gala to preview the Playbill.  Tony’s Di Napoli is a staple in Times Square and a major supporter of the Broadway community.   They are famous for their scrumptious Italian cuisine and family style portions. 

If you haven’t picked up the Playbill, you can also view them online at http://www.seasonofsavings.com/.    And to kick start this fall’s savings, Season of Savings is hosting an Ultimate Theatre Weekend Contest.  You can enter the contest via Season of Savings’ Facebook page.  Multiple entries can be earned by “sharing” the contest with their friends and followers. All winners will be chosen at random.  Prizes include A Night out in New York City with tickets to a participating Season of Savings show and complimentary dinner for two at Tony’s Di Napoli.  The grand prize includes tickets to War Horse, Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins, complimentary dinner for two at Tony’s Di Napoli, accommodations at the Hilton Hotel for one evening and a Broadway Gift Bag.

To learn more about the Season of Savings contest on Facebook or Twitter, click http://www.facebook.com/SeasonofSavingsBway or http://twitter.com/SeasonofSavings.

New York Mouth, Indie Food in Your Neighborhood

 

On Broadway, the changes a neighborhood witnesses over time is cleverly explored through the Tony-award winning play Clybourne Park.  But while Clybourne Park touches on potential unsavory topics such as race, real estate and gentrification, a company in Brooklyn attempts to but a better taste in the mouths of New Yorkers. 

New York Mouth is a Brooklyn-based e- commerce company that specializes in bringing its customers the best boutique treats.   In my parents’ day, before huge supermarket chains became the standard, people purchased their food at butchers, bakeries and fruit and vegetable stands.  New York Mouth is seeking to return the personal relationship between the customer and retailer by featuring a select group of indie food producers, some of whom hail from Brooklyn, all of whom share a common ingredient – quality.

On August 7, New York Mouth and Serino Coyne, Broadway’s premiere advertising and branding agency, hosted an evening out on Times Square most provocative block – Clybourne Park.  As patrons left the play, now in the final weeks of its Tony-award winning run, they were received a bite-sized, chocolate sample of what New York Mouth has to offer.  The chocolate was like edible silk, dissolving in your mouth as soon as it touched your tongue.  I have also sampled other goodies from the makers profiled on New York Mouth and was delighted.  With every bite I was aware of the passion these makers have for their food.  I’ve heard that Twizzlers make mouths happy, well all I have to say to that is, watch out Twizzlers, you have some gourmet competition.

To see what products you may want to stock your fridge with, click http://www.newyorkmouth.com/.

To purchase tickets for Clybourne Park before it vacates on September 2, click http://clybournepark.com/.

Photos:  New York Mouth.com

This Fall, NYC Gets Screwy Again

 

The Screwtape Letters is one of C.S. Lewis’ most famous works and in November, the theatrical production of this provocative novel returns to Manhattan for a limited engagement run.  The Screwtape Letters rises from the pit of hell and onto the stage of NYU’s Skirball Center (566 LaGuardia Place) for five performances starting on November 16 and ending on November 18. 

The Screwtape Letters centers on His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape, brilliantly played by award-winning actor Max McLean, and his minion Toadpipe, as they mentor apprentice demon Wormwood on how to calculatingly damn a human soul. 

In 2010, The Screwtape Letters had a triumphant nine-month run at the Westside Theatre.  Check out what we had to say about this phenomenal production, http://famenycmagazine.com/2010/12/01/the-art-of-a-great-bamboozle/.    The Screwtape Letters is a searing slice of good theatre and should not be missed.  F.A.M.E NYC suggests securing your tickets today.