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Best Discount sites for B'way and Off B'way:

www.Playbill.com
www.Theatermania.com
www.Broadwaybox.com
www.Todaytix.com

Others (usually duplicate other offers):
www.Goldstar.com

Members Only: www.TDF.com

www.highfivetix.org - tickets for young people at $5 each
membership to access discounts

HIPTIX - listserv for discounted tickets for Roundabout Theatre productions for people 18-35.

Rush Tickets (day of performance, lottery)
www.broadwayforbrokepeople.com/

Full price:
http://www.telecharge.com/ - unless its an Amex Gold advance sale, then it would be http://broadwayoffers.com/
Official Full Priced Tickets for B'way:
www.Telecharge.com
www.ticketmaster.com

Premium prices for premium seats:
Broadway show producers donate unneeded house seats (usually very good locations) to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, which re-sells them at a premium (the proceeds going to the cancer research activities of the Foundation). The cost above the full box office price is tax-deductible: - https://www.damonrunyon.org/get-involved/broadway

Resources:
http://broadwayworld.com/ - opening and buzz
www.talkinbroadway.com/allthatchat_new - student/general rush and lottery policies for various shows
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Old Jan 21, 05, 5:06 pm
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Helpful sites to search for Broadway and other NYC theatre tickets

For anyone looking for tickets to shows and theatre productions in NYC, here are some websites that may give you performance information and discounts:

www.playbill.com
www.broadwaybox.com
www.schooltix.com
www.broadway.com
www.seasonofsavings.com
www.nycvisit.com
www.tdf.org

The last site also gives information on the TKTS discount booths located in Times Square and at the South Street Seaport, and will tell you which shows have been available in the past week at TKTS.
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Here other.
www.highfivetix.org
http://www.broadwaybox.com/

Originally Posted by flyerwife
For anyone looking for tickets to shows and theatre productions in NYC, here are some websites that may give you performance information and discounts:

www.playbill.com
www.broadwaybox.com
www.schooltix.com
www.broadway.com
www.seasonofsavings.com
www.nycvisit.com
www.tdf.org

The last site also gives information on the TKTS discount booths located in Times Square and at the South Street Seaport, and will tell you which shows have been available in the past week at TKTS.
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Old Jan 21, 05, 8:44 pm
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Generally we use http://www.telecharge.com/ - unless its an Amex Gold advance sale, then it would be http://broadwayoffers.com/ These are not discount sites, but they are where the best seats are at house prices.

We keep track of openings and buzz here - http://broadwayworld.com/
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Openings, buzz, reviews, etc. at www.theatermania.com
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Broadway show producers donate unneeded house seats (usually very good locations) to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, which re-sells them at a premium (the proceeds going to the cancer research activities of the Foundation). The cost above the full box office price is tax-deductible:

http://www.cancerresearchfund.org/btHowItWorks.html
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The TKTS Booth on Broadway

Websites and such are all well and good for advance reading and planning.

But once actually in town, the TKTS booth is doing the selling for same day performances. Sales are only for Orchestra & First Mezzanine seats; no, they will not sell you a discount 3rd balcony seat.

The price is approximately one-half. If a show has its orchestra seats selling for $100, the TKTS booth sells leftovers the same day for about $50-55. The TKTS booth charges a $5 service fee, and accept NO credit cards. All purchases must be in cash, U.S. currency only. Stop reading, stop browsing, walk over and do purchasing.

The TKTS booth opens at about 5pm for evening shows, and at about 11am for matinees. Just look for all the people on the traffic island who are standing on line. The primary TKTS booth is located in Manhattan, on W. 47th Street at the intersection of Broadway/7th Avenue. There is an auxiliary booth also in Manhattan, downtown at the South Street Seaport. Look for it near the museum. This booth was formerly located in the World Trade Center. Enjoy the show! Curtain time!
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Originally Posted by Marysunshine
Openings, buzz, reviews, etc. at www.theatermania.com
Also discounts and online ordering at this site.
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Originally Posted by JohnWM
Websites and such are all well and good for advance reading and planning.
No, NOT just for advance reading and planning.

You can actually PURCHASE discounted theatre tickets through many of the websites listed on this thread. There are a number of advantages over the TKTS booth: 1) You don't have to stand in line; 2) In many cases, you can choose your seats online; 3) You can pay with a credit card (and earn miles/points ) rather than cash.

I've had pretty good luck with www.playbill.com (already listed above) and have managed to get quite good seats AND heavily discounted tickets to some performances; you have to register to get access to the discounts. Some of the portals, like www.broadwaybox.com, are a compendium of other websites' offers (such as the playbill and theatremania ones).

(And yan19454, in case you didn't realize this, http://www.broadwaybox.com/ and www.broadwaybox.com are one and the same website.)
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TKTS adds "Plays-only" window

With respect tot he TKTS program, there is now a "plays-only" line at the Tims Square booth. If you're going to something serious, you can avoid the hoards of tourists lining up for "Phantom of the Opera" and "The Lion King"
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I find

that Theatermania and Playbill are the best. You register for a fre eembership and can often get substantial discounts.
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TKTS downtown is more quicker and less waiting time than the uptown one.
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Once I discovered broadwaybox.com i never used tkts again. why would anyone want to stand on line all that time when you can get virtually the same discounts with the click of a mouse?
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SRO Tickets

Do any theatres still offer standing room only tickets? A few years back I would go to NY solo and would buy the inexpensive SRO tickets. Compared to crowded or uncomfortable seats I found standing wasn't too bad, also most theatres are not that big, and if I got bored I could easily leave.

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Craigslist

As a NYer who has been helped by others on FlyerTalk, we NYers use Craigslist (and sometimes ebay) to find last minute tickets. But since NY has tight ticket selling laws, you might be better trying to score tix before you come.
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Originally Posted by Non-NonRev View Post
Broadway show producers donate unneeded house seats (usually very good locations) to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, which re-sells them at a premium (the proceeds going to the cancer research activities of the Foundation). The cost above the full box office price is tax-deductible:

http://www.cancerresearchfund.org/btHowItWorks.html
Thanks for this heads-up. Just scored some great tix to Spamalot.
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