August: Osage County, another new show delayed by the strike, finally opens on Broadway tonight. The dark dysfunctional family comedy is by Tracy Letts (Bug, Killer Joe) and has a daunting three hour running time. But word is that the play, which had an acclaimed summer run at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, is fantastic. So get your discounted tickets now!
The Farnsworth Invention opens on Broadway tonight at the Music Box Theatre. The Aaron Sorkin drama was originally scheduled to have its official opening on November 14, but was delayed due to the Broadway stagehands strike which began on the 10th. Farnsworth stars Hank Azaria and Jimmi Simpson as two men battling for the patent on that extraordinary invention known as the television.
No sooner had the Broadway stagehands’ strike ended and shows started offering up discounted tickets to entice audiences back to the theater. Although the hot ticket shows like The Lion King and Wicked are still charging full price, and discounts continue to be scarce during the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s weeks, most shows are offering terrific ticket discounts up until then. Broadway plays and musicals from August: Osage County to Xanadu are offering up cheap tickets, so get them while you can by checking out the Broadway Ticket Guide!