Theater & Shows in New York City

"Avenue Q" – Up to 34% Off

New World Stages

$105 $69

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Tony-winning musical recounts the tale of a recent college grad in the city with bawdy songs and salty-mouthed puppets

Up to 50% Off Concerts and Plays

The Wild Project

$30 $15

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Theater hosts such acts as singer-songwriters, an all-improv musical troupe, and new works from young playwrights

New York Comedy Club – Up to 81% Off Standup Class

New York Comedy Club

$310 $59

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Standup veteran who has appeared on Comedy Central and MTV teaches joke writing, set-ups, and timing during a five-hour workshop

Stand Up NY – Up to 78% Off

Upper West Side

$112 $26

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Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

Up to 53% Off Draft Beer and Specialty Burger at Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

$39 $19

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Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

Up to 59% Off Cabaret Show

Uncle Charlie's

$24 $11

Innovative artistic outfit thrills audiences with freewheeling cabarets that directly support the artists, singers, and filmmakers

Up to 58% Off Improv Comedy Show

Parkside Lounge

$48 $20

Comedians draw on training from locales such as the Upright Citizens Brigade to turn audience suggestions into short scenes

Up to 53% Off Dinner at Jekyll & Hyde Pub

West Village

$100.85 $49

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Horror-themed tavern features classic burgers, pasta, and pub fare served by a staff of costumed actors; animatronic monsters line the walls

Up to 50% Off Broadway Comedy Club

Clinton

$20 $10

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Brazilian Dinner at S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)

SoHo

$130 $65

Salsa on Friday evening and samba on Saturday evening at an intimate dinner club

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man- Up to 41% Off

The 777 Theatre

$96.90 $65

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Comedic show about advice for straight women hailed as “uproariously funny” and “saucy!”

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Sanai's

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Laughing Devil Comedy Club – Up to 70% Off

Hunters Point

$40 $12

Queens club stocks each show with three to six comics from TV and film

Up to 58% Off Comedy Show for One, Two, or Four

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

$15 $7

Some of New York City’s edgiest comedians perform uncensored material during unadulterated standup event

Jillian Michaels – Up to 69% Off

Beacon Theatre

$63.55 $20

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Personal trainer and fitness celebrity shares her tips for health and success in an interactive multimedia presentation

Up to 53% Off Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

Brick NYC

$46.50 $22

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Duo of bantering pianists leads a night-long, all-request party of rock sing-alongs and onstage games

Up to 78% Off Hot Mess Drag Revue

42WEST

$112 $29

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Bianca Del Rio of "RuPaul's Drag Race" emcees an evening of comedy, dancing, and lip syncing

Up to 59% Off Cabaret Night for Two or Four

Flatiron District

$79 $35

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Intimate concert venue voted Best Cabaret in 2008 byNew York magazine offers late-night bites with live jazz and comedy

60% Off Improv-Comedy Show

West New York

$40 $16

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Improv comedy by a troupe that's been around since 2003

Up to 54% Off Egypt-Themed Fashion Show

Midtown South Central

$21.49 $11

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Emerging Tri-State-area designers unveil their hottest spring fashions, which fans can purchase from the runway

"Rock of Ages" – Up to 43% Off Musical

Helen Hayes Theatre

$138 $79

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Jukebox musical repurposes the hair-metal hits of Twisted Sister, Journey, and Whitesnake into a light-hearted snobs vs. slobs tale

New York Comedy Club – Up to 63% Off Standup

New York Comedy Club

$40 $15

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Standup comedians deliver laughs every Wednesday in April

66% Off Cabaret Outing for Two at Duplex Piano Bar Cabaret

West Village

$86 $29

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Cabaret stages shows of all styles as talented bar staff sling suds & mix cocktails while belting out popular songs to live piano notes

"Point Break LIVE!" – Up to 42% Off

Littlefield

$30.82 $18

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Acclaimed parody of the '90s action classic features on-stage stunts and audience interaction

Dora The Explorer Live – Up to 46% Off

Master Theater

$49.95 $29

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Nick Jr.'s intrepid heroine and her pet monkey search for treasure and outwit a gang of pirates with the audience's help

Up to 74% Off Karaoke and Food at Shalyapin

Closed 1/20/14-3/7/14

$75 $29

Karaoke lounge has rentable tables and private VIP rooms; singers pick from 44,000 tracks and enjoy a full bar

Wondershow – Up to 40% Off Magic and Burlesque Show

Galapagos Art Space

$20 $12

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Underground and nationally known magicians astound during a variety show with a vaudeville twist

Up to 72% Off Standup Comedy

Clinton

$72 $20

Intimate space hosts nationally-touring comics

Chicago City Limits – Up to 53% Off Improv Show

Clinton

$40 $19

Improv troupe presents revues that may include game shows, musicals, and movie scenes, all created on the spot

Up to 66% Off at DROM

Downtown

$126 $45

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Eclectic shows, from rock concerts to burlesque performances, complement dinners of Mediterranean-inspired appetizers, sandwiches, and wine

50% Off Magic-and-Comedy Show

The Players Theatre

$66.50 $33

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Accomplished illusionists and performers delight captivated audiences with sleight of hand, mentalism, comedy, & dazzling shows of dexterity

Investigate a Murder While Enjoying Booze, Burlesque, and Jazz

Lower East Side

$55 $55

Investigate a real-life murder in an assiduously recreated speakeasy; drinks, jazz, burlesque, and cannoli round out the evening

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Though they hail from Brunei, Cuba, and the United States, the instructors at Bellyqueen are united by their passion for belly dance. Their dedication to the Middle Eastern art—and their eagerness to educate others about the empowering, often misunderstood dance form—led co-founder Kaeshi Chai to established their own bellydancing company and school in the East Village. Kaeshi's enthusiasm has caught on—since opening in 1998, Bellyqueen has gained acclaim for its unconventional workouts welcoming participants of all sizes and skill levels.

Today, the bustling studio continues to teach traditional bellydancing techniques while incorporating world-fusion styles. Experienced instructors guide guests through the sensual movements, encouraging them as they practice footwork, breath, and presentation. When they aren’t fine-tuning their routines to eyeball-enticing perfection, students can watch Bellyqueen’s professional dancers perform at special events.

440 Lafayette St
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Beer, wine and comedy at a cheap price? No wonder so many people pack Chelsea’s Magnet Theater daily. Shows here run the gamut from long form improv and scripted sketch comedy to storytelling and a variety of free performance opportunities for anyone willing to get on stage. Shows at the Magnet never seem to top $10, and are often free. The 70-odd seats don’t make for a very big venue, but that also means there isn't a bad spot in the house, and you’ll have a perfect sightline the next time some celebrity drops in to perform. Classes in improv, storytelling and comedy writing are also offered at the Training Center Studio, one block north. If you’re looking for a cheap laugh, or want to inspire it in others, the Magnet is a great place to start.

254 W 29th St
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Founded by philosopher, playwright, and actor Johannes Galli, the Galli Theater celebrates childhood and strives to help its actors and audiences reveal their true selves with modern adaptations of fairy tales. Each year the nonprofit organization produces more than eight family-friendly productions designed to "help participants gain self-confidence, learn new languages and cultures, improve acting skills, and increase health and wellness," according to its website. With performances of well-known and widely loved titles such as Aladdin, The Princess and the Pea, and Snow White, both audiences and actors leave each show having learned valuable life lessons and different clapping styles.

347 W 36th St
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Yoga and Pilates in Tribeca—formerly 'Do Yoga Do Pilates'—was founded in 2008 by Elisa Chen, who strived to create an eco-friendly space where students could further their mental and physical prowess. Though Chen has since left the studio, the same team of certified instructors helps each patron reach his or her fitness goals by offering a robust repertoire of yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and under-the-table bribes. The studio’s 35 weekly classes are designed at an open level, so that students of all skill levels and ability can keep up amid the studio's soothing lemongrass-hued walls and burnished hardwood floors.

220 E 86th St
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The Flying Karamazov Brothers explode with ramshackle percussion, frenetic footwork, and musically inspired jokery amidst myriad trademark juggling routines. The daffiness is dashed with danger as the kilt-sporting Brothers juggle an arsenal of hazardous objects in their signature act, "The Terror," while an element of impromptu excellence enters during "The Gamble," an act that involves the juggling of personal items procured from the obliging, applauding audience.

18 Minetta Ln
New York,
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Written by Warran Manzi, Perfect Crime has compelled and delighted audiences for 23 years with its thrilling plot and mysterious characters, earning the impressive distinction as the longest-running non-musical play in New York theater history. Actress Catherine Russell's juggernaut run in the lead role of Margaret Brent stretches back to the original performance in 1987, earning her the moniker “the Cal Ripken of Broadway.” Sit and spectate as she plays a Harvard-educated psychiatrist charged with killing her affluent British husband over and over for the last 23 years. The play also stars Saved by the Bell's George McDaniel as a deranged patient and All My Children's Richard Shoberg as the detective trying to figure out who committed murder and who stole his lip balm before the show.

210 W 50th St
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