Thu Jan 1 2009
Rush tickets to Broadway and Off Broadway shows can sell for as little as $20 apiece. Go to the theater's box office on the day of the performance to check.
Discount tickets are available at the TKTS Booth in Duffy Square (47th Street and Broadway). Or try the TKTS South Street Seaport Booth, at the corner of Front and John Streets, or TKTS Downtown Brooklyn, at One MetroTech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Ave. Due to the number of plays on Broadway, TDF has added a "Play Only" window at the Times Square booth under the red steps. All booths accept credit cards. For hours and details, visit tdf.org.
An excellent Broadway-discount clearing house is nytix.com. There you can find tickets up to 45 percent off, as well as super buy-one-get-one-discounted deals.
Discount codes can be found at broadwaybox.com and at lunchtix.com. Half-price tickets can be purchased via Hit Show Club; call 212-581-4211 or visit hitshowclub.com. Group-rate discounts are available through Broadway Bucks. Call 800-223-7565 or visit bestofbroadway.com.
Students ages 13 to 18 can buy $5 tickets to many Off and Off-Off Broadway productions through High 5 Tickets to the Arts. Librarians, teachers and students can pick up vouchers for 30 to 50 percent off at the School Theatre Ticket Program. For more information, call 212-354-4722 or visit schooltix.com. Another solid discount site is StudentRush.org located at that address.
Producer Jordan Roth recently created a novel idea: discounted tickets that also give to charity. Five percent of your ticket price can go to a nonprofit organization of your choice. Find more details at Givenik.com.