When you live in one of the no-fee apartments at ARO, you’re at the center of it all: just moments from Central Park, surrounded by world-class cuisine and a host of museums and cultural institutions. But perhaps the most exciting perk of living at ARO is that you’re in the Theater District itself, which means being able to see a Broadway show at your heart’s desire.
While millions of people pour into NYC from all around the world to see the latest and greatest musicals and plays, you’ll just take an elevator ride and a short trip down the street to see the best of what Broadway has to offer.
Whether you’re in the mood for a rousing revival, a modern classic, or one of Broadway’s longest-running and most iconic shows, grab a ticket and head out for a night at the theater.
The show that launched Barbra Streisand’s career recently made a return to the Great White Way, replete with behind-the-scenes intrigue and a redemption arc worthy of a musical itself. Now that theater and television star Lea Michele is in the role of Fanny Brice, “Funny Girl” is one of the hottest tickets in town. Michele’s performance has been hailed by the New York Times, which declared that she “lights up like a light” as Brice. The old-school musical is known by many, thanks to the 1968 film and its definitive songs like “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and “People.” But this production sheds new light on the book, lyrics, and music with an unparalleled cast.
When “The Book of Mormon” premiered in 2011, it was an instant hit, garnering nine Tony Awards, endless critical raves, and standing-room-only houses. Audiences are still packing the Eugene O’Neill Theatre over a decade later. And with an irreverent story, stellar performances, and endlessly hummable songs, it’s easy to see why. Developed by the team behind the animated hit “South Park,” it’s no shock that the show is a laugh a minute — and, surprisingly, a bit touching.
Get ready to see the chandelier fall one more time. After 25 years of delighting audiences with the story of a “phantom,” who lives in the bowels of the Paris Opera House, and his fixation with a chorus girl turned prima donna, “The Phantom of the Opera” is set to close on April 16, 2023. Take in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that’s just as fresh and poignant as it was over two decades ago. Although it’s ending soon, the show will hold its place in Broadway history as its longest-running show. Just watch out for that giant light fixture overhead.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then, indeed, a photographic memoir is worth an entire Broadway play. Based on the photo book of the same name, “Pictures From Home” takes photographer Larry Sultan’s haunting and humorous snaps and translates them into a hilarious stage show. Theater legends Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, and Zoë Wanamaker bring Sultan’s 2D world vividly to life in this emotional look back at a postwar upbringing.
No matter what type of theater you like, living at ARO’s no-fee rentals in NYC gives you unlimited access to the most extraordinary live theater in the world — just moments away from home.