Broadway Discount Update
Why pay full price to see Broadway shows? Sharon Isch, our former Post colleague and resident theater expert, just e-mailed with this update on discounted Broadway tickets:
Several companies offer discounts for Broadway shows, including Playbill.com, which requires signing up for a free online membership. Very simple. I joined long ago so I could check out their offers, and recommended it to readers. Just got an e-mail from them saying discount offers will now be available only to people who sign up for daily e-mails from them. Can't imagine many out-of-towners would want to put up with that level of e-box clutter when there are less annoying ways to discount shop. BroadwayBox.com and Theatermania.com still seem to have the widest selections among the discounters, and are easy to use.
Oh, and if you're a fan of New York's discount TKTS booths, they're into online discounting too. The Theater Development Fund, which runs TKTS, charges $25 a year to join and membership is restricted to teachers, students, union members, over 62s, civil servants, nonprofit types, arts professionals and members of the clergy and armed services . . . which encompasses quite a crowd. Check it out here.
Wondering what to see? "Frost/Nixon," hot from London's West End with Frank Langella and Michael (Tony Blair of "The Queen") Sheen, got fab reviews, and August Wilson's last play, "Radio Golf," got pretty good reviews. BroadwayBox and Theatermania are offering discounts for both. Some old faves from TV to be found in the discount bin areÂ "Deuce," whichÂ got panned in spite of AngelaÂ 'Murder She Wrote' Lansbury,Â as didÂ "Curtains," in spite of Niles from "Frazier." Coming soon, Jerry (The Beav of "Leave it to Beaver") MathersÂ joins the cast of "Hairspray" in June. Tickets for "Wicked," "Jersey Boys," "Spamalot" and "The Lion King" remain hard to come by at any price.Â
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