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No Tricks, Just Treats! 10 Scary Good Halloween Deals You Can’t Miss

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Halloween fun has already begun! Celebrate with all the ghouls, ghosts and goblins with great savings from TicketsatWork.com. We’re featuring Spooktacular Savings up to 50% off fantastic Halloween attractions and events coast to coast. Here’s a few of our extra-special Halloween deals:

Ghosts and Gravestones Tour of Savannah
Savannah’s dark past is unveiled on this spooky tour. Your voyage takes you throughout Savannah’s historic district, focusing on haunted sites, eerie legends and frightening residents. Your Ghost Host will entertain you with expert storytelling and knowledge of all things “shadowy and sinister.” Save 25%

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
The friendly-not-frightening annual Halloween party for kids returns, featuring trick-or-treating along the Brick or Treat Trail, huge LEGO models, build activities, scavenger hunt and Halloween-themed fireworks show. Dates: October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27. Save up to 40%

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Looking for scary fun in Gatlinburg, TN? Step inside this multi-million dollar haunted house featuring live actors, animatronics and bone chilling special effects. Save up to 20%

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort
The annual celebration of terror and fun returns! The 2019 edition of the ultimate scare fest is epic, featuring 10 terrifying haunted houses, 5 pulse-pounding scare zones and outrageous live entertainment. Select Nights until November 2. Save up to 50%

Biltmore Estate
This autumn escape from everyday life to George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, NC. Explore the Biltmore House and beautiful Gardens, then enjoy Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, a celebration of the global hit TV series, offering interactive elements that connect you to your favorite characters, as well as the fashions, locations, and historic events of the time period. Save up to 30% 

The Popcorn Factory
Jazz up your Halloween party with delicious popcorn! Grab super savings for this impressive collection of crowd-pleasing gifts and great-tasting snacks. The Popcorn Factory pops over 1 million pounds of popcorn per year in many great tasting gourmet flavors including a premium chef-inspired collection. Save 20% sitewide

Criss Angel Mindfreak
Criss Angel presents his mesmerizing arsenal of magic feats at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas where he delivers a fully immersive, revolutionary illusion experience. The 90-minute show integrates sophisticated, cutting-edge technology and boasts more than 75 of Criss’ iconic illusions. Save now!

International Spy Museum
Please your inner-James Bond by exploring the world of spy games in Washington D.C. The Museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts, plus seven exhibits. Receive an undercover mission and test your sleuthing skills through state-of-the-art interactive and immersive technology. Save up to 20%

Beetlejuice
The ghost-with-the-most makes his Broadway debut in this new musical comedy based on Tim Burton’s beloved film. Playing at the famed Winter Garden Theatre, Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. Get tickets now for this hilarious new musical! Save over 30%

Movie Tickets
IT 2 looks pretty creepy — a perfect flick for Halloween! Grab tickets and go for a good scare at the movies. TicketsatWork.com has movie tickets savings for 15 theatre chains across the U.S. — from AMC, Cinépolis and Regal to Angelika Film Centers, CineMark and United Artists Theatres. Save up to 55%

Bonus:
Alcatraz East Crime Museum
In Pigeon Forge, TN, this family-friendly crime museum features a behind-the-scenes look at crime history in America. The museum has interactive exhibits, plus five galleries to explore: History of Crime, Crime Scene Investigation, The Consequence of Crime, Crime Fighting and Pop Culture. Save up to 20%

By Jeff Hyatt

Q&A: Tom Sturridge of ‘Sea Wall/A Life’


A prolific Tony and Olivier Award-nominated actor, Tom Sturridge has appeared on Broadway in 1984Orphans and American Buffalo. On screen, he has starred in Mary ShelleyJourney’s EndOn the Road, Far From the Madding CrowdSong to Song and Pirate Radio. He also appeared alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Dame Judi Dench in The Hollow Crown on the BBC. In his Netflix film, Velvet Buzzsaw, he starred with Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, John Malkovich, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Billy Magnussen and Daveed Diggs. Sturridge recently returned to Broadway to perform a quietly powerful monologue in Sea Wall, which was written by Simon Stephens. (Gyllenhaal performs a separate monologue, A Life, by Nick Payne.) Directed by Carrie Cracknell, Sturridge plays a photographer named Alex who recounts a deeply personal story about going on vacation with his family in the South of France.

How did you come to do Sea Wall?
Tom Sturridge:
Sea Wall was written by Simon Stephens. He actually came to see me in the play 1984 at this theater two years ago. Afterwards, he gave me the text to Sea Wall, and said “We should do this together.” It was one of the most beautiful pieces of writing that I’ve ever read. I became obsessed by it. Me and Jake (Gyllenhaal) share an agent, John Buzzetti. 50 minutes didn’t quite seem to justify an evening of theater. So John brought us together. Jake had a play written by his friend Nick (Payne), and found this thematic connection.

What was really weird was, when I first read this, it was kind of terrifying. It was something I had never experienced before. As an actor, my personal preference is to hide within the role. I like to find people who are as far from me as possible. I find I’m not very good at telling the truth when I am myself. What I found very frightening was how similar he was to me. When I first read it, and this is a tiny thing, but it said, “Sea Wall.” And when you turn the page, it said, “Characters: Alex, 31.” And when I read it, I had just turned 31. I have a daughter who is a similar age to Lucy (Alex’s daughter). These people are very much in my life.

What do you adore about the experience?
TS: Obviously, some difficult things happen in in Sea Wall. But for me it’s a celebration of love. It’s so exciting to be able to do a piece in which every day you’d go out and express how wonderful it is to be a father, and to love an extraordinary creature.

Is it hard to describe how the experience has changed you?
TS: What has been so unusual about this experience is how important it was to bring as much of ourselves into these characters. This really is because of our extraordinary director, Carrie Cracknel. The experience hasn’t changed me, because I tried to make it me. Every day when I walk into the theater and come up on the stage to start, I try as hard as I can to be the person that I am that day. I try to have the performance be afflicted by whatever has happened to me. I think it’s very different at each time. And that has been incredibly thrilling.

Have you ever considered switching monologues?
TS: We definitely talked about it. The truth is that we joke about Nick taking a long time to be comfortable with this happening. And that was because A Life is almost a true story. It’s about his family and people in his life. And it was important to him that his friend (Jake) did it. And suddenly to start swapping them around becomes a kind of actor-ly game as opposed to us taking on the responsibility of what these words meant.

By Jeryl Brunner

Game On! Score Big NFL Savings this Season

Score Big NFL Savings this Season

Are you ready for some football? There’s nothing like seeing NFL action live in a stadium surrounded by tens of thousands of fans cheering along. The 2019 NFL season is quickly heating up as the best teams battle it out to stay on top of the standings. Every game counts as the playoffs grow closer with weekly matchups to see who will be in Miami for Super Bowl LIV. Right now, you can save up to 40% with TicketsatWork on select games including the New York Jets vs. the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins vs. the Cincinnati Bengals. Get your NFL Tickets now!

Miami Dolphins
Boasting some of the most passionate fans in the NFL, the Dolphins are one of the storied franchises in the league. With up-and-coming quarterback Josh Rosen leading the way, the Dolphins are looking to climb their way back into the playoff race. The AFC East is packed with competition, and the Dolphins have a number of must-win games coming up. Mark your calendar for a classic matchup when the Buffalo Bills travel to Miami on November 17 and the Philadelphia Eagles on December 1. See the Dolphins take the field at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the 2020 Super Bowl. Save up to 40%

New York Jets
The New York Jets have a loyal fan base that follow them through thick and thin in MetLife Stadium, one of the top venues in the league. Star running back Le’Veon Bell leads the pack, and the New York Jets have a number of other young players looking to break out this season. Pick out your seats to watch NFC powerhouse, the Dallas Cowboys, take on the Jets on October 13 and Super Bowl champions and archrival, the New England Patriots, on October 21. Save up to 40%

Tennessee Titans
Tight end and three-time Pro Bowler Delanie Walker joins forces with running back Derrick Henry who is having his best season yet. Be there for an exciting matchup against their AFC South rivals Jacksonville Jaguars on November 24 and the New Orleans Saints on December 22.

Dallas Cowboys
Known as “America’s Team” since the 1970s, the Dallas Cowboys are making another dramatic run at the Super Bowl this season. With a state-of-the-art stadium that can hold over 100,000 fans, a Dallas Cowboys game is like nothing else on earth. Don’t miss your chance to see what many analysts – and fans – are calling the best team in the NFC for 2019. The Cowboys have started hot out of the gate with Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott at the helm. Catch them take on rivals like the Green Bay Packers on October 6 and the Philadelphia Eagles on October 20 at AT&T Stadium. Get your tickets today

Los Angeles Rams
After going all the way to the 2019 Super Bowl against the Patriots, the Rams have huge expectations coming into this season. Coming off two Pro Bowl season in a row, quarterback Jared Goff is teamed up once again with Todd Gurley, one of the top running backs in the league. Mark your calendar for big home games against the 49ers (October 13) and Chicago Bears (November 17). This is your last chance to see the Rams play in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before they move to their new stadium in 2020. Get your tickets today

By Craig Nelson

The 10 Best Broadway Shows to Catch This Fall

Fall has officially arrived, and with colder weather on the horizon in the Big Apple, there’s no better way to spend your time than by enjoying an incredible show indoors. New York City’s theater district is full of stellar plays and musicals, both old and new, for you to see in the coming months, so we’ve put together a list of ten productions, both Broadway and Off-Broadway, that you must check out this season!

Jagged Little Pill
If you have fond memories of the ‘90s, Jagged Little Pill is absolutely the show for you. This long-awaited Broadway production comes straight from its out-of-town tryout at the American Repertory Theater, where it was directed by Diane Paulus (Pippin, Waitress). Jagged Little Pill, which has its first preview scheduled for Nov. 3, is based on pop singer-songwriter Alanis Morisette’s 1995 Grammy Award-winning album of the same name. Described by the New York Times as what “may just be the most woke musical since Hair,” Jagged Little Pill is the story of a suburban family that appears perfect and put-together from the outside but is forced to confront pressing and important issues such as drug addiction, changing gender and sexual identities and sexual assault.

Derren Brown: Secret
Broadway is a home for more than just traditional theatre, as it has proven in recent years past through shows and engagements such as In Residence on Broadway, The New One, and Oh, Hello on Broadway. From now until Jan. 4, you can head over to the Cort Theater and check out Derren Brown: Secret. After a sold-out Off-Broadway run at the Atlantic Theater Company, the English illusionist and two-time Olivier Award-winner brings “his unique brand of mind reading, persuasion and psychological illusion” to Broadway. Be warned, though; you might leave Derren Brown: Secret with more questions than answers.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
After almost five years on Broadway, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will be ending its tenure at the Stephen Sondheim Theater this fall, on Oct. 27, a run that will make it the 27th longest-running musical in Broadway history. As the title suggests, Beautiful: The Carole King musical is the biographical jukebox musical of pop singer-songwriter Carole King, whose journey is told from her days as a plucky high school student and is bookended by her 1971 Carnegie Hall concert. With a score featuring King hits such as “(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “The Locomotion” and “Some Kind of Wonderful” and supplemented by other music that colored her early years, you are going to want to see Beautiful before it takes its final Broadway bow next month.

Betrayal
Harold Pinter’s Betrayal is back on Broadway this autumn, with a limited engagement at the Jacobs Theater that closes Dec. 8. Starring the show-stopping trio of Tom Hiddleston (Loki in the Marvel Universe film), Zawe Ashton (British television shows Not Safe For Work and Fresh Heat) and Charlie Cox (Daredevil, Boardwalk Empire), Betrayal comes straight from its standing room-only run from the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre. Betrayal is told in reverse (a strategy perhaps best known to American audiences as being employed in the Kaufman and Hart play and subsequent Sondheim musical adaptation Merrily We Roll Along), and, regarded as one of Pinter’s greatest works, is the story of a scandalous extramarital affair that brings new meaning to what it means to betray someone you love.

Oklahoma!
Audiences just “cain’t say no” to Oklahoma!, and neither will you. Oklahoma!, the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece that is often cited the first book musical (where every aspect of the production – script, music, lyrics, and dance – contributes to telling the story), has been reinvented completely for this seventy-fifth anniversary production. While Oklahoma! is considered by many to be the epitome of the classic book musical, this production strips its source material down to its barebones, reinventing the score by transforming the music into genres associated with Oklahoma and the South: rock, folk and country. And even better, complimentary chili and cornbread are served at intermission. Come experience this classic musical as you never expected it to be.

The Sound Inside
If you’re looking for something dramatic, psychologically thrilling and starring Mary-Louise Parker of Showtime’s Weeds, then The Sound Inside is the show for you this fall. The Broadway writing debut of Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, The Sound Inside is the story of Bella Baird, a confident, alone-by-choice creative writing professor at Yale, who is strangely drawn to her student, the brilliant yet guarded Christopher Dunn (Will Hochman in his Broadway debut). The play explores this palpably and increasingly tense teacher-student relationship, while “driv(ing) forward to a stunning conclusion.” The Sound Inside, currently in previews, runs at Studio 54 until Jan. 12.

David Byrne’s American Utopia
Between Derren Brown: Secret, Freestyle Love Supreme (a freestyle rapping experience featuring many of the people connected to Hamilton) and David Byrne’s American Utopia, you can experience a wide range of alternative theatrical experiences on the Great White Way this season. The Broadway bow of David Byrne, a Scottish-American singer-songwriter, will be the New York leg of his hit American Utopia tour, and he’ll be stationed at the Hudson Theater from Oct. 4, to Jan. 19. You’ll be able to savor songs from Byrne’s album of the same name, while he is joined onstage by an incredible group of musicians from all around the globe.

Come From Away
If your idea of a great musical is something heartwarming and inspiring, then Come from Away is where you want to be this fall. It’s a common misconception that Come from Away is about Sept. 11, 2001 – anyone who’s seen it would happily tell you that it’s about Sept. 12, as well as several days that followed. The musical, which won a Tony for its direction, brings us to the tiny town of Gander in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, where 38 planes were ordered to land in response to the terrorist attacks of eighteen years ago. Come from Away is not about tragedy; instead, it’s about what happens when people come together to ensure the safety and security of those unexpectedly affected by it and the unconditional kindness that can and does exist in this world.

The Play That Goes Wrong
You don’t need to go see a Broadway show to enjoy the magic of live theatre in New York City this fall! The Play That Goes Wrong, which did have a run of almost two years on Broadway, is an off-Broadway show currently playing at New World Stages. If your idea of an incredible time at the theater is defined by uproarious laughter and comically nonsensical farce, then The Play That Goes Wrong is absolutely for you. It’s a play about putting on a play – a 1920s murdery mystery, in fact – and everything that can go wrong does go wrong. That’s really about it.

Wicked
There’s nothing like enjoying a Broadway mainstay, and with Halloween around the corner, Wicked is the perfect musical to attend this fall with those you love. Based on Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, the musical explains to us how exactly the Wicked Witch of the West, actually named Elphaba, became known as such and how and why she and Glinda the Good were actually friends before Dorothy dropped in. Featuring a score from Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin), many of Wicked’s musical numbers, including “Popular,” “Defying Gravity” and “For Good” have become musical theater classics. It may not be easy being green, as Elphaba could surely tell you, but it’s definitely easy to love this musical, which just surpassed its 16-year mark on the Great White Way.

By Mikey Miller
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

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