10/28/11

AWESOME GIVEAWAY: 4 Tickets to Lysistrata Jones

What happens when you mix a classic Greek play with high school, some flashy musical numbers and sex (or lack thereof)? Well, you get Lysistrata Jones of course. The new Broadway comedy that received rave reviews off-Broadway earlier this year begins previews November 12 and shows that even Aristophanes can be hip for the modern age.


The premise of the show revolves around an Athenian University basketball team that hasn't won in 30 years and the cheerleaders who come up with a plan to withhold any and all bow-chicka-bow-wow until the team wins. College boys can do without a lot in life (clean underwear?) but these boys, as you can imagine, are not to thrilled with the plan Lyssie J. has concocted. Could this mean an end to the legendary winning streak? You'll just have to see the show to find out what comedy ensues. 


All of my awesome readers are in luck! I'm giving away 2 pairs of tickets to see Lysistrata Jones on Broadway! Tickets are good for Mon.-Thurs. performances through December 8th and winners will pick up their tickets from the box office. There are 5 easy ways to win, and each comment counts as an entry. Be sure to include your email in each comment so that I can easily contact you if you win.


  1. REQUIRED - Subscribe to Awesome in New York by email using the submission box in the right panel and leave a comment letting me know you did so.
  2. REQUIRED - Leave a comment below telling me about your favorite piece of Greek or Roman classical literature and how you could imagine it as a modern Broadway show.
  3. Follow me on Twitter @yaelleah and leave a comment letting me know you did so.
  4. Follow Awesome in New York using Networked Blogs or Google Friend Connect and leave a comment letting me know you did so.
  5. Tweet or blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with a link to your tweet or blog below.
You have until Thursday 11/3 at 5 pm EST to enter this contest. Winners will be announced soon after. Best of luck!



Congratulations to Sarah W. and Stephanie M.! They have each won two tickets to see Lysistrata Jones on Broadway! Thanks to everyone for playing and for those awesome Broadway show suggestions. Maybe some of you should become playwrights? Just sayin...

Can't wait to buy tickets? Lysistrata Jones is offering a special discount to Awesome in New York readers. The first 12 performances are only $50 (regular $130)! To purchase these tickets visit BroadwayOffers.com and enter the code LJPVW50. You could also call 212.947.8844 or visit the box office at the Walter Kerr Theater (219 W. 48th Street between Broadway and 8th) using the same code to purchase tickets. 

25 comments:

  1. I subscribe, and I would have to say the Odyssey, so I actually understnad what is going on.

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  2. I'm already a blog subscriber. :)

    Email: lady_stardust25@yahoo.com

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  3. I imagine Oedipus could make a pretty interesting Broadway musical, albeit one on the dark side! (Maybe a rock musical?)

    Email: lady_stardust25@yahoo.com

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  4. I already follow ya on Twitter (I'm @ladystardust25).

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  5. I also already follow your blog.

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  6. Just retweeted about the contest:

    http://twitter.com/#!/ladystardust25/status/130413505038909441

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  7. I subscribe to your blog!

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  8. The Iliad would be great on Broadway. The show could give a brief introduction about the Trojan war, and then give bits and pieces of what happened between Agamemnon and Achilles.

    MIMIBUNNY11@aol.com

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  9. I follow you on Twitter(@IMIS19)

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  10. I follow you via Google Friend Connect.

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  11. Tweeted!
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  12. I am an e mail subscriber

    SIMSHABS at aol dot com

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  13. I would love to see my favorite, the Odyssey, on Broadway. The show would follow Odysseus on his long journey home after the fall of Troy. We would also see the hardships his wife faces while everyone thinks he is dead.

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  15. I follow you via GFC (Sarah Weiss)

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  16. I have tweeted the giveaway: https://twitter.com/bitsybitsybitsy/status/130808383568748545

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  17. I already subscribe to your blog via email!

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  18. I enjoyed reading Antigone in high school and wonder how that would do as a modern broadway play - I imagine it would be very powerful!

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  19. I already follow you on twitter! Have for a long time now :)

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  20. I tweeted about the giveaway here! http://twitter.com/#!/stephmanas

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  21. I just followed you on twitter @ corinne.l.rosen@gmail.com

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  22. I follow you on Twitter! (@lameburgers)

    Although not my favorite, Women of Troy might bode well in a contemporary revival. However, I'd like to spin it as Real Housewives of Troy (if it's not already by Bravo), where the prison setting would be ironically appropriate. And imagine the tap numbers!

    officematt731@sbcglobal.net

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  23. I've always really enjoyed Oedipus! There could probably be some really great power ballads written for the broadway show - just don't get U2 to write it (heyyyyy!!!)

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  24. and i followed you on twitter! yay!

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