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The Big Apple offers visitors a wide variety of activities and attractions to keep them occupied during their stay. There's shopping along Fifth Avenue and the trendy boutiques in SoHo, plus visits to popular tourist venues like the Empire State Building, or ice skating on CitiPond in Bryant Park. Watching a Broadway musical is another must-do item on most vacationers' itinerary.
Mary Poppins at the New Amsterdam Theatre - 214 West 42nd Street
While regular ticket prices dissuade some folks from attending a show, those heading to Manhattan from Tuesday, January 17 to Saturday, February 4, 2012 are in luck. Take advantage of the money-saving event during this period. In association with iloveny.com—the official New York State Tourism website, NYC & Company is offering tickets for selected Broadway shows at steep discounts. What a sweet deal—two tickets for the price of one.
Go online and buy enough for the whole family. Once you click on the link for the show you wish to see, you'll automatically be taken to Ticketmaster.com, where you can select the date, time and seats you desire.
So go ahead and treat the kids to a Mary Poppins show at the New Amsterdam Theatre, and watch the adventures that take place at 17 Cherry Tree Lane.
Inside the New Amsterdam Theatre - illustration of the Banks's home on Cherry Tree Lane
Or check out the other shows that are also part of this offering, such as Anything Goes, Chicago the Musical, Chinglish, the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Godspell, Jersey Boys, the Lion King, Memphis, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Phantom of the Opera, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Relatively Speaking, the Road to Mecca, Rock of Ages, Seminar, Sister Act, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Stick Fly, Wicked and Wit.
For ABBA fans, get ready to dance, clap and sway in time to those classic hits when you're part of the Mamma Mia audience.
Mama Mia at the Winter Garden Theatre - 1634 Broadway
Keep in mind that each ticket will be issued at the 50% off price. Plus, each ticket will accrue a $1.50 or $2.00 facilities fee (price varies) and a convenience charge of about $7.50. Tickets are sold in batches of two; restrictions on the maximum number of tickets that can be purchased vary by shows. Use the promo code – BW2012. Remember that all sales are final, and blackout dates may apply.
Don't wait too long, though. With prices this good, discount tickets may sell out quickly.