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Due to popular demand, TDF adds a second "Play Only" window at TKTS 'under the red steps' in Times Square.

Date: Apr 14, 2009


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Due to the number of new plays just opened or currently in previews on Broadway, TDF has just added a second "Play Only" window at the new TKTS Booth "under the red steps" in Times Square at Broadway and 47th Street.

The "Play Only" windows at TKTS stimulate attendance at non-musical productions. At the “Play Only” windows (which are windows #11 and 12 at new TKTS Booth), there is rarely a wait for theatergoers to purchase same-day discount tickets for dramas and comedies playing on and Off Broadway during regular TKTS hours.

“The ‘Play Only’ window has been of great service to New Yorkers and tourists who enjoy seeing the newest plays on and Off Broadway, but are sometimes daunted by the lines at TKTS when we first open in the afternoon,” said Victoria Bailey, TDF’s executive director. "This spring's exciting new roster of plays has made the demand even greater and we are happy to dedicate a second "Play Only" window to accommodate New York's playlovers. Having ticket windows dedicated selling dramas and comedies has proven to be a win-win situation for both the customers and the productions."

The 15 Broadway plays available today at TKTS's "Play Only" windows in Times Square were:
33 Variations; Accent on Youth; August: Osage County; Blithe Spirit; Desire Under the Elms; Exit the King; Impressionism; Irena's Vow; Joe Turner's Come and Gone; Mary Stuart; Reasons to be Pretty; The 39 Steps; The Philanthropist; The Norman Conquests and Waiting for Godot.

TKTS accepts credit cards, cash and traveller's checks.

How to use the “Play Only” window at TKTS Times Square:
When you get to TKTS, check the board that displays what shows are on sale. Any show with a “P” next to the title is also available at the “Play Only” window. Walk up to one of the windows with the sign “Play Only” above it (window #11 or #12) and get your tickets! Of course, you can buy a play at any TKTS ticket window, but why wait if you don’t have to? (unless you want to chat with other TKTS patrons about what they’ve seen!)

TKTS Times Square hours: Monday – Saturday – 3pm – 8pm for 8pm performances (on Tuesdays open at 2pm for 7pm performances); Wednesday and Saturdays from 10am – 2pm for 2pm matinees; Sundays – 11am – 3pm for matinees performances; 3pm – 7pm for evening performances.

For a shorter wait for all shows, you may want to check out TDF’s other TKTS Booths: Lower Manhattan TKTS Booth at South Street Seaport (corner of Front and John Streets). Hours for this location are: Monday – Saturday from 11am – 6pm for evening performances; Sundays from 11am – 4pm for evening performances and TKTS Downtown Brooklyn at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue Promenade which is open Tuesday - Saturday –11am to 6pm. At these satellite TKTS booths, matinee performances are sold only on the day before the performance at this location (i.e., Wednesday matinees sold on Tuesday, Saturday matinees sold on Friday, Sunday matinees sold on Saturday).

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