Excellent plays to watch this weekend in NYC?
April 18, 2013 9:46 AM   Subscribe

I need recommendations for an excellent play for which I can get tickets for a somewhat older couple this weekend in NYC. No musicals, please, and nothing too risque or avant-garde. Any ideas?
posted by shivohum to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

I've seen everything this season so far (we're seeing Assembled Parties this weekend, and The Big Knife) and nothing has come even close.

I have also heard great things about The Trip to Bountiful, but we don't go to that for another week.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 9:57 AM on April 18, 2013 [1 favorite]

Ann, it's about Ann Richards. You might be able to get tickets at TKTS.

Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy.

Orphans. Starring Alec Baldwin.

Personally, I'd recommend a risque, musical, Avenue Q. Because it's a great show. But no, not for you.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 10:03 AM on April 18, 2013

You can browse shows according to various themes and all sorts of other criteria using the show finder at TDF New Audiences. You might find it helpful for brainstorming.
posted by spilon at 10:19 AM on April 18, 2013 [1 favorite]

BAM's Julius Caesar (if they can make it out to Brooklyn) is very good.
posted by lmindful at 11:52 AM on April 18, 2013

Old Hats was lots of fun! Vaudeville style, so not your typical play (i.e. made up of short sequences). Great music, but not a musical...
posted by iamscott at 2:14 PM on April 18, 2013

I concur with roomthreeseventeen. I have seen both Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as well as Trip to the Bountiful. They are both excellent plays. Vanya, etc, is funny while Bountiful is more sentimental (although there are some very funny bits in it). I don't think you can go wrong with either although I slightly favor Vanya, just because it's a new play rather than a revival. But that's just me.
posted by AMyNameIs at 7:33 PM on April 19, 2013

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