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Growing up in New York City, I went to see Broadway shows frequently with my family. And while full-price tickets were certainly much more affordable last century, we still took advantage of the Times Square TKTS Booth. Standing in line with our fellow theatre-loving bargain hunters was always an incredible bonding experience, and I have many wonderful memories of singing show tunes with other fans as my dad and I waited to get tickets to West Side Story (the 1980 revival), Lena Horne's autobiographical show (I was 10 and positive she was singing directly to me), and Sophisticated Ladies (that white fur coat!!).
This year, we're celebrating TDF's half-century anniversary while our iconic Times Square TKTS Booth turns 45. So we're asking everyone we know to share their favorite TKTS memories. Do you remember the first show you bought at the Booth? Have you ever made any friends while in line? Did your life totally change when we debuted our red steps or opened our indoor Lincoln Center location? Have you ever seen celebrities hawking their shows at the Booth (oh, sometimes they do!), or maybe they dropped by to get inexpensive tickets, just like you. We want to hear all your stories. Just leave a comment on this post or email email@example.com. For inspiration, check out the cast of Kinky Boots sharing their TKTS tales in the video below. Hey, even Broadway babies need cheap seats.