Seeing music live is a great way to really feel the music, especially when you position yourself directly between the cymbals. Be at the center of it all with this GrouponLive deal.
- Admission to Don McLean and Judy Collins, Neil Sedaka, or Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody
- Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury
- Door time: one hour before each performance
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $30 for one G-Pass to Don McLean and Judy Collins on Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m. (up to a $62.50 value). Seating is in section C or F, rows S–V, or mezzanine section D or E, rows AA–FF.
- $30 for one G-Pass to Neil Sedaka on Saturday, July 20, at 8 p.m. (up to a $62.50 value). Seating is in sections C–F, rows M–R or M–V.
- $25 for one G-Pass to Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody on Sunday, August 4, at 7 p.m. (up to a $52 value). Seating is in Sections C–F, rows M–R or M–V.
- Click here to view the seating chart for the Don McLean & Judy Collins concert and Spank!. Click here to view the seating chart for the Neil Sedaka concert.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
####Don McLean and Judy Collins
Don McLean's "American Pie" is perhaps best described as the Citizen Kane of American folk music—clocking in at eight-and-a-half minutes, the epic has inspired endless interpretation of its cryptic lyrics. Centered around "The Day the Music Died," it captured a nation's grief over the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. The song, along with the van Gogh-inspired composition, "Vincent," skyrocketed the young McLean to a number 1 spot on the Billboard charts and brought him international fame. The musician has remained a prolific songwriter and performer ever since, his clear voice still carrying the of weight of generations lost in space. Grammy-winning folk singer and social activist Judy Collins joins him, strumming out the thoughtful strains of such compositions as "Both Sides Now" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
Sedaka sings “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2006
“Too clean cut,” “smiles too much,” and “doesn’t look like your typical rock ‘n’ roller.” According to a recent interview with the [Guardian](http://gr.pn/TsCAh5), that’s about as bad as the reviews have ever been for Neil Sedaka. In rock music’s infancy, while other artists wrapped themselves in leather and Brylcreem, Neil Sedaka more or less ignored his image in favor of his songwriting. After making a splash as a child-prodigy pianist, he became a powerhouse Brill Building composer while still a teenager. In the doo-wop-saturated early ‘60s, he released hit after hit both for his own crisp, versatile voice (“Breaking Up Is Hard to Do,” “Calendar Girl”) and for other teen-pop stars of the era such as Connie Francis (“Where the Boys Are”). All the while, he maintained a reputation as not only an inescapably catchy songwriter but also a master showman. He continues to showcase that spark today, performing with a voice that's sweetness implies he’s spent the last six decades without indulging in a single gravel donut. [The Honolulu Star-Advertiser](http://gr.pn/Twuwyv) praised a recent appearance as “a superb retrospective” from a man who “seemed genuinely happy to be performing”—still gladly open to the charge of smiling too much after more than 55 years in the music business.
####Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody A guilty pleasure of readers worldwide, the racy novel Fifty Shades of Grey sold 30 million copies in the United States between March and June of last year alone. The exceedingly popular story, which centers on the relationship between a naïve college graduate and a billionaire with a sadistic sexual appetite, inspires the spoof Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, a live-action musical interpretation of the acclaimed softcore novel. Making a local stop after leaving audiences across the U.S. and Canada blushing, the theatrical comedy—written and directed by Jim Millan, whose credits include Mythbusters Live and the documentary Kids in the Hall: Tour of Duty—thrills onlookers with the brawn of a Thunder from Down Under dance routine and the nonstop hilarity of a laugh track stuck on repeat. After the show, fans can meet and greet the entire cast, or attempt to keep their composure as they snag a photo with the beefcake leading man.
This show is not affiliated, nor authorized, by author E.L. James or Vintage Books.
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
More than half a century ago, three partners raised a vibrant, multicolored tent on an underdeveloped industrial site and established the Westbury Music Fair. It followed its first production, The King and I, with a decade of top-name talent and Broadway musicals. Then, recognizing its place on the theater scene was permanent, it planted its roots as a fully enclosed theater-in-the-round. Expanding its repertoire to match its new digs, the theater showcased performers such as The Who, Bruce Springsteen, and Julie Andrews. Today, past a lounge blazing in purple and red lights, guests find that same circular stage hosting equally great musical acts and musical theater.