Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Get $20 Tickets to Off-Broadway Shows 20 Minutes Before Curtain

The Off Broadway Alliance will again sponsor "20at20," the bi-annual celebration of Off Broadway, Jan. 22 through Feb. 10. $20 tickets for 40 Off-Broadway plays and musicals will be available to theatre-goers 20 minutes prior to curtain.

Now in its seventh year, 20at20 has become one of New York’s most eagerly-anticipated promotions for budget-conscious theatre-goers.

All 20at20 ticket sales are cash only. For a complete list of participating shows and venues see below or visit

If you see seven Off-Broadway shows during the 20at20 promotion, you can receive a voucher for free dinner for two at an area restaurant. Just mail your original ticket stubs (no photocopies accepted) for seven 20at20 shows to: 20at20 Dinner Special, 555 Eighth Avenue, Suite 905, NY, NY10018. All entries must be postmarked by Feb. 11 to be valid. Include your name, phone, email, and mailing address.

20at20 is presented by The Off Broadway Alliance (OBA), a non-profit corporation organized by theater professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting and encouraging the production of Off-Broadway theater and to making live theater increasingly accessible to new and diverse audiences. The Alliance holds monthly meetings and membership is open to everyone in the Off-Broadway theater community. Among its initiatives, The Off Broadway Alliance sponsors a free Seminar Series focusing on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway featuring major players from the Off Broadway scene. Its Off Broadway Economic Impact Report details Off Broadway's more than $500 million annual impact on the economy of the City of New York.

For complete info on 20at20 go to or address any question via email to

Off-Broadway shows participating in 20at20:

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche; Soho Playhouse;
Accidental Pervert; 13th Street Repertory Theater;
All in the Timing; 59E59 Theaters;
All the Rage; Peter Jay Sharp Theater;
AVENUE Q ; New World Stages;
BARE: The Musical; New World Stages;
Black Angels over Tuskegee; Actors Temple Theatre;
Bunnicula, The Musical; DR2 Kids Theatre;
Channeling Kevin Spacey; Roy Arias Theatre;
Cougar The Musical; St. Luke's Theatre;
Fancy Nancy The Musical; McGinn/Cazale Theatre;
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: Alive and Kicking!; 47th Street Theatre;
Forever Dusty: The Dusty Springfield Musical; New World Stages;
Fried Chicken and Latkes; Actors Temple Theatre;
Fuerza Bruta; Daryl Roth Theatre;
Gazillion Bubble Show; New World Stages;
Hollow the Musical; The Players Theatre;
How To Be A New Yorker; Sofia's Downstairs Theater;
Katie Roche; Mint Theater Company ;
My Big Gay Italian Wedding; St. Luke's Theatre;
Naked Boys Singing!; Theatre Row - Kirk Theater ;
NEWSical The Musical; Theatre Row - Kirk Theater;
Perfect Crime; Snapple Theater Center;
Sam Eaton’s THE QUANTUM EYE: Mentalism & Magic Show; Theatre 80;
Show Way; McGinn/Cazale Theatre;
SILENCE! The Musical; The Elektra Theatre;
Siren's Heart: The Marilyn Monroe Musical; Actors Temple Theatre;
Sistas the Musical; St. Luke's Theatre ;
STOMP; Orpheum Theatre;
The Awesome 80s Prom; Webster Hall;
The Berenstain Bears LIVE!; Manhattan Movement and Arts Center;
The Fantasticks; Snapple Theater Center;
THE JAMMER; Atlantic Theater Company;
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe; St. Luke's Theatre ;
The Man Under; 59E59 Theaters;
The Velveteen Rabbit; DR2 Kids Theatre;
The Wonderful Wizard of Song: The Music of Harold Arlen; St. Luke's Theatre;
Totally Tubular Time Machine; Culture Club;
Women of Will; The Gym at Judson;
Zelda on the Oasis; St. Luke's Theatre;

20at20 Terms and Conditions: All tickets subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Offer valid only at the box office on the day of the performance 20 minutes prior to curtain. Offer may be revoked at any time. Not valid on prior sale. Cannot be combined with other offers. Valid Jan. 22 – Feb. 10, 2013. Cash only at all venues. Additional restrictions may apply. Free dinner offer valid while supplies last. A limited number of dinner vouchers are available. No substitutions will be given. You will not be able to choose your restaurant. Voucher is subject to restaurant's restrictions.

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** Mature indicates that the show has posted an advisory because of content. Usually this means I would recommend no one under the age of 16 attend.

Theater Critic Lauren Yarger

Theater Critic Lauren Yarger

My Bio

Lauren Yarger has written, directed and produced numerous shows and special events for both secular and Christian audiences. She co-wrote a Christian musical version of “A Christmas Carol” which played to sold-out audiences of over 3,000 in Vermont and was awarded the 2000 Vermont Bessie (theater and film awards) for “People’s Choice for Theatre.” She also has written two other dinner theaters, sketches for church services and devotions for Christian artists.

Yarger trained for three years in the Broadway League’s Producer Development Program, completed the Commercial Theater Institute's Producing Three-Day Training and produced a one-woman musical about Mary Magdalene that toured nationally and closed with an off-Broadway run.

She was a Fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She writes reviews of Broadway and off-Broadway theater (the only ones you can find in the US with an added Christian perspective) at

She is editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection (, an award-winning website featuring theater and arts news for the state. She is a contributing editor for and is a theater reviewer for the Manchester Journal-Inquirer. She previously served as Connecticut theater editor for and as Connecticut and New York reviewer for American Theater Web.

Yarger is a book reviewer for Publishers Weekly and freelances for other sites. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

She is a freelance writer and playwright and member of The Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle, The American Theater Critics Association and The League of Professional Theatre Women. She served as a judge for the SDX Awards presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. She also is a member of the Connecticut Critics Circle and the CT Press Club.

A former newspaper editor and graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Yarger also worked in arts management for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and served for nine years as the Executive Director of Masterwork Productions, Inc. She lives with her husband in West Granby, CT. They have two adult children.


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Key to Content Notes:

God's name taken in vain -- means God or Jesus is used in dialogue without speaking directly to or about them.

Language -- means some curse words are used. "Minor" usually means the words are not too strong or that it only occurs once or twice throughout the show.

Strong Language -- means some of the more heavy duty curse words are used.

Nudity -- means a man or woman's backside, a man's lower front or a woman's front are revealed.

Scantily clad -- means actors' private areas are technically covered, but I can see a lot of them.

Sexual Language -- means the dialogue contains sexually explicit language but there's no action.

Sexual Activity -- means a man and woman are performing sexual acts.

Adultery -- Means a married man or woman is involved sexually with someone besides their spouse. If this is depicted with sexual acts on stage, the list would include "sexual activity" as well.

Sex Outside of Marriage -- means a man and woman are involved sexually without being married. If this is depicted sexually on stage, the list would include "sexual activity" as well.

Homosexuality -- means this is in the show, but not physically depicted.

Homosexual activity -- means two persons of the same sex are embracing/kissing. If they do more than that, the list would include "sexual activity" as well.

Cross Dresser -- Means someone is dressing as the opposite sex. If they do more than that on stage the listing would include the corresponding "sexual activity" and/or "homosexual activity" as well.

Cross Gender -- A man is playing a female part or a woman is playing a man's part.

Suggestive Dancing -- means dancing contains sexually suggestive moves.

Derogatory (category added Fall 2012) Language or circumstances where women are referred to or treated in a negative and demeaning manner.

Other content matters such as torture, suicide or rape will be noted, with details revealed only as necessary in the review itself.

The term "throughout" added to any of the above means it happens many times throughout the show.

Reviewing Policy

I receive free seats to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows made available to all voting members of the Outer Critics Circle and The Drama Desk, the two professional critics organizations with journalists covering NY theater. Journalistically, I provide an unbiased review and am under no obligation to make positive statements. Sometimes shows do not make tickets available to reviewers. If these are shows my readers want to know about (I review all Broadway shows and pertinent Off-Broadway shows), I will purchase a ticket. If a personal friend is involved in a production, I'll let you know, but it won't influence a review. If I feel there is a conflict, I won't review their portion of the production.

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