Saturday, July 3, 2010

"Play Express" at TKTS

TKTS sells day-of-show tickets for Broadway and Off-Broadway theater events at discounts of 25% to 50%. For Broadway play fans, the TKTS booth in Times Square offers the "PLAY EXPRESS" window to make it easy for theatergoers to purchase tickets to non-musical and Off-Broadway productions. Victoria Bailey, the executive director of the Theatre Development Fund (TDF), which maintains the discount booth, said in a statement, “We have found that having a dedicated window to sell same day tickets to non-musical productions has been of great service to New Yorkers and tourists who enjoy seeing the newest plays on and Off Broadway, but are sometimes daunted by the lines at TKTS when we first open in the afternoon. With the old name, ‘Play Only,’ many customers thought that they couldn’t purchase tickets to plays at the other eleven TKTS windows. The fact is that tickets to plays may be purchased at any ticket window – but using the ‘Play Express’ window will shorten their wait time considerably. We feel this new name helps to clarify that.”

The Times Square TKTS is located at Broadway and 47th Street. Hours are 3-8 PM for 8 PM performances, Monday-Saturday (2-8 PM on Tuesdays for 7 PM performances); 10 AM–2 PM Wednesday and Saturday for 2 PM matinees; 11 AM-3 PM Sundays for matinees; and 3 PM-7 PM Sundays for evening performances. TKTS booths are also located in Lower Manhattan at South Street Seaport (corner of Front and John Streets), and in Brooklyn at 1 MetroTech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue Promenade.

1 comment:

Sarah B. Roberts said...

The two best improvements with the new, remodeled TKTS booth - the play window and that they accept credit cards.