Lea Salonga, Christy Altomare, and Ethan Slater Named Ambassadors of Kids’ Night on Broadway

News   Lea Salonga, Christy Altomare, and Ethan Slater Named Ambassadors of Kids’ Night on Broadway
 
Kids under the age of 18 get to see a Broadway show for free when they accompany a full-paying adult as part of the annual event.
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Lea Salonga

The stars of Broadway’s Anastasia, Once on This Island, and SpongeBob SquarePants are spreading the word about the return of Kids’ Night on Broadway, which is set to take place February 27, 2018.

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The annual event allows kids 18 and under to attend participating Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A Kids’ Night on Broadway ticket also includes restaurant discounts and parking discounts. Select shows will offer in-theatre activities for kids, including talkbacks, activity books, and more. (The discount is applied as 50 percent off each full-priced ticket.)

This year’s ambassadors include Anastasia star Christy Altomare, Tony Award-winning Once on This Island star Lea Salonga, and SpongeBob star Ethan Slater.

“As someone who started her career in theatre at a young age, introducing my daughter to its magic was so exciting,” Salonga said in a statement. “She has been seeing musicals since she was around a year and a half old, and its allure hasn’t grown old. (She gets bored at concerts, though.) She’s my favorite theatre buddy, asking great questions about plot and characters, and continues discussions even long after the curtain has come down. This year, she began her own journey as a performer joining the Manila production of Matilda, playing the role of Alice. She’s having a blast and now understands the hard work that every musical actor has to undertake. Needless to say, we’re all very proud of her.”

Kids’ Night will also take place in multiple cities around the country, with different shows and venues putting their own spin on the event, on numerous dates throughout the year.

Tickets will be available for purchase in early December. Those interested can sign up for The Broadway Fan Club at KidsNightonBroadway to be the first to know when tickets go on sale.

The Broadway League is the national trade association for the Broadway industry.

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