You know those women who spent $400 on a purse?  I am NOT one of them.  What I do spend my money on are experiences like concerts and theatrical performances.  I'm on a bit of a Broadway kick lately so wanted to share with you some reasons why you might want to see a show.  And how you might be able to do it at a discounted price.

Whatever your tastes, you can find a show that suits you.  Right now in NYC there are dramas, musicals, comedies, and family-oriented shows that you can choose from.

There are old classics such as "Cats" and "Phantom of the Opera," and modern works such as "Hamilton" and "Dear Evan Hansen."

You can see some of your favorite movies brought to life on stage in "School of Rock" or  "Groundhog Day."

You can see stars.  Some famous TV stars are in plays this season:  Allison Janney, Danny DeVito, Cynthia Nixon, Cobie Smulders (Robin from "How I Met Your Mother").  You can even see Josh Groban in a show!

Photos: Matthew Murphy

I just caught Jake Gyllenhaal in "Sunday In The Park With George" and he was excellent!  His on-screen acting talents translated beautifully to the stage and I really enjoyed hearing him sing!  Gyllenhall plays the post-Impressionist painter George Seurat.

Now I know tickets can be expensive so I want to suggest you get on the email lists for www.BroadwayBox.com and www.Theatermania.com.  You'll see notices about available discounts.  There's also the TKTS booth which can help you cut costs on same day ticket purchases.  https://www.tdf.org/nyc/7/TKTS-ticket-booths

The NJ Transit bus from Toms River takes you right to Port Authority so you won't have far to walk to get to the theatre.

Seeing a Broadway show makes a great day trip.  I hope you go and enjoy.

Have you seen any good plays lately?