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Reasons to Love New York

2. Because Broadway Is Back

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Kevin Kline, November 29, preparing for the first performance of Cyrano de Bergerac after the strike.   

Because even though tickets for Young Frankenstein can cost $450, Mamma Mia! outsells Tom Stoppard’s Rock ’n’ Roll by almost two to one, the 8 million tourists who flock to the neighborhood annually make it virtually uninhabitable eight times a week, and the stagehands’ strike kept hundreds of people out of work and cost the city an estimated $38 million  in the nineteen days Broadway was dark, we realized something: We missed it, and we’re glad to have it back.


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