Going to BAM is always an experience, as they attract productions that just don't make it to the big Broadway houses. Sometimes for $20 you can see major Broadway and Hollywood stars. I saw Kevin Spacey last year and Kate Blanchett the year before.
The Opera House is a vast space (2200 seats I think) but has amazing acoustics, so you can always hear whatever the performance is. I prefer the Mezzanine, as the view of the stage is great, even from end of the row seats, as they curve around and are not parallel with the stage. I saw The Nutcracker performed by ABT just before Christmas and it was great.
But the Harvey is THE theater. If you have not been before, be prepared to be wowed and after their annual closure last summer, they have now replaced the seats in the orchestra with much better padded ones and arm rests ... finally you can comfortable ! I saw The Suit, which was just fabulous - only 75 minutes and each one was perfect. No wonder it received a standing ovation, with many patrons mopping up a tear or two. And it's so easy to reach from Manhattan .. the 2 3 4 5 lines are literally around the corner from the Harvey and you can add on the Q R N D at Atlantic Avenue for the Opera House. There is no excuse not to go.
And there is something called the BAMBus which runs only FROM there after the performance, with a published route up the east side and down the west side of Manhattan. My friends swear by it and feel it rounds off the evening well.
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