Hurrican Sandy did a Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz as it left the Seaport TKTS location totally devastated. Today TDF posted on their Facebook fan page "After a long year following Hurricane Sandy, TKTS South Street Seaport is finally moving home on October 1, 2013." BroadwayGlobal and Theatre Chat agree "There's no place like Home!"
But to open, TKTS will need to be closed on Monday, September 30, 2013. So like the famous song take the A train to TKTS Brooklyn! Click here for easy to follow TKTS Brooklyn Directions.
TKTS is extremely grateful to the following funders whose generosity helped us rebuild TKTS Seaport: Fund for the City of New York, NYC Recovery Program, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and Time Warner Inc. - Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund. TKTS Southstreet Seaport.
With producers claiming the sky is falling, the sky is falling on Broadway ticket sales, the re-opening is a huge success for the future of Broadway and the arts. Many readers assume that as a critic I get free tickets to review the shows and many times I do. But becasue I make monies from you the reader on sharing the arts, there are plenty of times that I purchase a half price ticket from TKTS. Large families simpily can not afford the high cost of live theatre.
Many Broadway shows and thier producers have joined in on the one click, to one site, read the breaking broadwayGlobal story here: www.examiner.com/article/broadwayglobal-highlights-broadway-league-s-broadway-org-but-is-one-click-smart. Sure the site lets you purchase a ticket that you know is legit, but families are on a budget and TKTS and the Theatre Development Fund offer an option for same day show purchases at half price. This helps fill those empty seats while allowing all to enjoy the magic of live theatre.
Please note TKTS 7-Day Fast Pass allows TKTS patrons to return to the Times Square ticket booth within 7 days of their TKTS purchase and walk up to window #1 with their TKTS ticket stub, thereby avoiding the longer lines at peak hours.
On Monday, Sept 30, TKTS South Street will be closed in order to move back to its permanent home, but TKTS Times Square and Downtown Brooklyn will be open.
TKTS Times Square is Located "under the red steps" in Father Duffy Square on Broadway and 47th Street. Hours: For evening performances: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday*, Friday*, Saturday: 3pm - 8pm; Tuesday*: 2pm-8pm, Sunday: 3pm-7pm. For matinee performances: Wednesday and Saturday: 10am-2pm, Sunday: 11am-3pm. Public Transportation: By subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S to Times Square.
TKTS Dowtown Brroklyn is located in 1 MetroTech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue Promenade. Hours: For same-day evening and next-day matinee performances: Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm (closed for lunch) 3pm - 3:30 pm). * Matinee tickets are sold on the day before the performance at TKTS Downtown Brooklyn. Public Transportation:By subway: A, C, F, R to Jay Street-MetroTech. 2, 3, 4, 5 to Court Street-Borough Hall. By bus: B54, B57, B61 stop on Jay and Myrtle. The B67 and B75 stop at Jay and Willoughby, just down the block from the booth.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME TKTS South Street Seaport Opnes Monday, Sept 30, TKTS South Street will be closed in order to move back to its permanent home, but TKTS Times Square and Downtown Brooklyn will be open. TKTS South Street re-opens at the corner of Front and John Streets on Tuesday, October 1 at 11am. Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11am- 6pm, Sunday:11am - 4pm. Public Transportation:
Public Transportation: By subway: J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Fulton Street or A, C to Broadway-Nassau. By bus from Midtown: M15 downtown on 2nd Avenue to South Street Seaport.
BroadwayGlobal and Theatre Chat are happy to share the good news. "There's no place like home!" Please click the social media buttons provided by examiner above and post this to your Facebook walls, and don't forget your Twitter accounts. This is great news for Broadway. Share the news on over 30 city/state Theatre Chat groups that share the arts free daily. For more information on the Theatre Development Fund visit www.tdf.org. TKTS also offers a special smart phone app showing the listed shows tickets for that same day: Visit TKTS phone App info.