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Reasons to Love New York

2. Because Broadway Is Back


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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