I have front row tickets on December 29th (8:00PM) to see Once the Musical that won the Tony award for Best Musical 2012 (winning 8 Tony awards including Best Actor - Steve Kazee). This was based on a 1997 movie "Once" in which the song Falling Slowly won the academy award for best song!!! I am looking forward to seeing this musical and hearing the song below:
From the Broadway Musical - Once
My wife wanted to go see Once for her 60th Birthday. We made the trip about a week ago. Stayed at the Newark Airport Marriott. Good rates and easy transportation using Air Link and NJ Trains into the city. The Newark Airport Marriott doesn't have the lounge open on weekends and this is one hotel that doesn't do a weekend breakfast for even Platinum members. Staff was nice and shuttle drivers very pleasant and helpful. You can actually walk from B terminal to the hotel if you don't mind climbing over the barrier next to the road.
We walked up to Dolly's Bakery on 305 49th? some of the best hot chocolate and coffee in the area and reasonable. Biscuits looked really good, but couldn't eat anything else. Walked from there to the theater and got in line for the matinee
I'm not a big play person, but I enjoyed the show. Get up on stage for a drink and stay until they run you off.
I had checked the JW Marquis on times square, but rooms were $600+ and wrote that off. Went by there and asked about upgrades, lounge hours, and breakfast. No lounge on weekends, no breakfast either. The lobby was on the eighth floor and the place was pretty much loud an noisy. Waiting time on the elevators, noise, etc. alone would eliminate me wanting to stay here.
Have fun. Take comfortable shoes. My wife walked me 11 miles the first day and about 7 the second. (got to sit down for the play. )