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Broadway Week

Published on: Nov 6, 2022
Last Updated on: Mar 16, 2024
By: Kathryn Willingham
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Broadway Week is an annual tradition for locals and visitors alike, a chance to get 2-for-1 tickets to even the most popular Broadway shows. In this article, we’ll tell you how Broadway Week works and other ways to get cheap tickets, as well as information about programs like NYC Restaurant Week and NYC Must-See Week, which offers discounts to museums and other attractions.

NYC Broadway Week

Broadway Week runs twice a year in New York City and offers 2 for 1 ticket deals for many Broadway shows. There is also an off-Broadway week, which gives discounts for off-Broadway shows. The names are a bit of a happy misnomer as the discounts actually last for several weeks. There were 23 participating shows this winter, including Six, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Hadestown, Wicked, Moulin Rouge, Spamalot, and more - and both Broadway Week NYC Off-Broadway Week are back this fall, so check back soon for more information.

NYC Restaurant Week

Another popular biannual program is Restaurant Week (which also runs for longer than a week), when participating restaurants – including many in the theater district – offer special menus at a discount price. Specific dates vary each year. 

NYC Must-See Week 

NYC Must-See Week offers 2-for-1 tickets to museums and attractions like Madame Tussauds, the Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, One World Observatory, Empire State Building, and many many more. Specific dates vary each year. 

Cheap Tickets

If you’re not lucky enough to visit New York when the NYC Broadway Week program is being offered, don’t despair! There are many other ways for audiences to get discounted Broadway tickets. Here’s a few of them:

TKTS: TKTS booths are located in the heart of Times Square and in Lincoln Center and offer same-day discount tickets. Depending on the time of year, even Tony Award winning shows like Moulin Rouge and The Book of Mormon offer discounted seats. In Times Square, the TKTS booth is located beneath the giant red steps at 7th Avenue and 47th Street. You can’t miss it.  

TodayTix: The TodayTix app sells tickets for Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway and other live performance shows. It also offers exclusive discounts and flash sales. 

Theatermania: Theatermania sells tickets to live theater on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway, and it also offers discount theater tickets to certain shows.  

Playbill Discounts: Playbill is a popular website for theater entertainment news, show information, merchandise, and job postings. It also offers discount tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway shows. 

BroadwayBox: BroadwayBox offers discount codes to buy cheap Broadway and off-Broadway tickets and allows guests to search by genre or categories like Tony Award winners. 

Rush and Lottery tickets: Many Broadway shows offer rush and lottery tickets at a discounted price, and many of these lotteries can be entered digitally. Check out our Broadway Lottery article to see which shows offer these discounted seats.  

Standing Room Only: Some shows offer Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets at a discount on days when the performance is sold out. Usually these spots are located at the back of the orchestra. & Juliet, Chicago, and Six: The Musical are currently offering SRO tickets. 

Student and Young People’s Discounts: Many off-Broadway nonprofit theaters offer discounts to students and young people. Second Stage, MTC, Roundabout, Atlantic Theatre Company, and Lincoln Center all have these programs.  

Broadway Roulette: If you’re not sure what to see, Broadway Roulette lets you spin a wheel to get discount tickets to a great play or musical. Just say whether you want to see a play or musical, cross off any shows you don’t want to see, and spin the virtual wheel to get tickets. 

TDF: TDF requires a $40 yearly membership fee, but offers serious discounts to many Broadway and off-Broadway shows for those who qualify. To join, you must belong to any of the following groups: students, teachers/faculty, 30 and younger, 62 and older, union members, retirees, individuals on federal disability, government employees/civil servants, staff members of not-for-profit organizations, non-exempt employees, artists/arts professionals, members of the armed forces, veterans, freelancers/self-employed, clergy, or Times Square Alliance Crossroads subscribers. 

American Express: While you may not get discounted tickets through this service, card members of American Express are often offered early pre-sale opportunities or preferred seating for hit shows. 

Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows

Want to know what’s playing on the Great White Way right now? Check out our articles on the Top Broadway Shows and Best Off-Broadway Shows to find the perfect Broadway show for you – there’s everything from beloved classics like The Lion King to magic shows and musical parodies!

Kathryn Willingham

Head of Creative Development at Jean Doumanian Productions

Kathryn Willingham has worked in entertainment for over ten years, and recent credits include: Co-producer of SHRINK currently streaming on Peacock, Associate Producer of the independent film UNA, and Creative Executive on multiple theatrical productions including HANGMEN by Martin McDonagh on Broadway, NASSIM by Nassim Soleimanpour Off-broadway and Associate on productions EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe and THE EFFECT by Lucy Prebble. She was Producer of Todd Almond’s musical travelogue “Wyoming and Parts of Kansas” and Production Coordinator for Karen O and KK Barrett's “Stop the Virgens.”


Education: B.A. in English, Literature & Creative Writing from Rhodes College
Knowledge: Theatrical Production


Nov 6, 2022

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