Stage safety has progressed significantly since theater's inception, when the norm was lead-based makeup, wigs composed of live animals, and fire curtains made out of actual fire. Experience modern theater with today's Groupon to see La Bête at the Music Box Theatre on West 45th Street. Performances run through Sunday, January 9, 2011. Choose from the following ticket options:
$44 gets you a rear-mezzanine ticket to any show (an $82.50 value)
$68 gets you a front-mezzanine ticket for a weekday, weekend matinee or Sunday evening performance (a $127.50 value)
$71 gets you a front-mezzanine ticket to a Friday or Saturday evening performance (a $132.50 value)
To purchase, click on “buy,” and you’ll be directed to a special Broadway Offers page to buy tickets. Note on fees: $7.50 Telecharge fee is included in pricing. You will need to pay an additional $2.75 handling fee per purchase and a $1.50 ticketing fee per ticket.
La Bête is a riotous comedy starring Mark Rylance, Tony and four-time Emmy Award–winning Frasier actor David Hyde Pierce, and BBC's Absolutely Fabulous co-star Joanna Lumley. The plot circles like a hilarious carrion crow around a rivalry between two radically contrasting playwrights. Inspired by French satirist Molière and written by prize-winning playwright David Hirson, the story crescendos into an entertaining maelstrom of clashing philosophies. Designated a New York City landmark in 1987, the Music Box Theatre brings this delightful comedy to life just blocks from Times Square, itself a bastion of modern street theater and philosophically opposed advertisements.
- Director Matthew Warchus has clearly raised the bar on this production maintaining a pristine period gloss and sensibility. He makes the most of Mark Thompson‘s grandiose library setting, rising it seems, almost as high as the talents on that stage.. – Roma Torre, NY1