Broadway is alive and kicking, but it still needs a little help.
Jacquelyn Piro from the Broadway musical "Les Misérables" made a visit to The Saturday Early Show to sing an appropriate "Dream a Dream" as the anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches.
Piro explained that after Sept. 11, the city and theater scene experienced a tourism and attendance drop-off. However, the state and The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. hope to stimulate New York's economic growth by attracting theatergoers and tourists with discounts to Broadway plays, restaurants and other leisure attractions through a program called "A Season of Savings."
Participating shows that will have discounts available include "Cabaret," "Chicago," "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," "Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida," "Flower Drum Song," "42nd Street," "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune," "I'm Not Rappaport," "Into the Woods," "Les Misérables," "Metamorphoses," "Noises Off," "Oklahoma," "Proof," "Rent," "Say Goodnight Gracie," "The Boys from Syracuse," "The Graduate," "The Phantom of the Opera," and "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife."
The first "Season of Savings" was launch in the winter of 2001 as a response to Broadway's post-Sept. 11 economic recovery campaign.
To obtain information, call 1-800-I-Love-NY. Computer-savvy consumers can also log onto www.ILoveNYTheater.com to access discounts. The promotion allows for advance tickets sales through October 13.
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