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Theater tickets in NYC are always in great demand. The reason for this is that watching theatre is a common pastime in New York. In New York, most of the theatres are located near Times Square, roughly along the West 41st Street up to West 53rd Street. The theatres here can be classified as Broadway and off-Broadway depending on their size. Broadway theatres refer to the performances given in theatres with a seating capacity of over 500 persons. Off-Broadway theatres are smaller.
Broadway has a long and rich history. Its productions are known to be extravagant, with lavish sets and countless artistes working in unison to produce memorable performances. Theatre at Broadway epitomizes professionalism and excellence. Thus, it is not surprising that theater tickets in NYC are difficult to obtain. The “Antoinette Perry Awards”, or the “Tony Awards”, are the most prestigious of awards, given each year to the best artistes and technicians of Broadway. These awards are given in June and the ceremony is telecast on television.
Watching Broadway shows is a big draw for most tourists. Just the word “Broadway” conjures up vivid images and transports one into a whole new world of magical music and colorful costumes. The plays could be musicals, political satires, comedies or dramas. The longest running show, till date, is the Phantom of the Opera. Shows at Broadway cater to all age groups with some shows, like the Little Mermaid and Mamma Mia, being hits with the children.
However, obtaining theater tickets in NYC at the last moment is not easy. The tickets of the more successful productions are sold months in advance. You could obtain the tickets of shows that are not sold out, from the TKTS booth in Duffy’s Square and Brooklyn. These booths sell same day tickets at a discounted rate. Some theatres also sell student tickets and lottery tickets at concessional prices. Nevertheless for all these options you would have to queue up for long hours. You also run the risk of being disappointed as the tickets may get sold out before you reach the counter.
The shows in New York theatres are usually held at night from Tuesday to Saturday at 8 pm. The matinee or afternoon shows are held on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 pm and on Sunday at 3 pm. The theater tickets in NYC for weekday performances are generally less expensive than the weekend performances.
An alternative to the above would be to get the theater tickets in NYC from the website of an authorized ticket broker. Authorized ticket brokers usually have a range of tickets of even sold out plays. All you have to do is to visit their website and choose the tickets for the play of your choice. The websites are encrypted so you can make the payment through your credit card without fear of identity theft. The tickets are delivered to you in a day’s time at the address that you specify. You would have to pay a small premium when you book from an authorized ticket broker. However, most find the extra price justified for all the convenience that is made available.
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