Hundreds of participating kids will dress as their favorite Broadway characters for a pre-theatre costume party at Madame Tussauds New York on West 42nd Street. After Sunday's matinee performances, a dozen Broadway theatres will open their doors to receive trick-or-treaters and their parents for a new Broadway Halloween tradition.
As is the case with Kids' Night on Broadway at other times of the year, the Oct. 31 event allows kids ages 6-18 to attend a Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult.
As an added element this fall, The Broadway League's Kids' Night on Broadway Halloween Fan Festival at Madame Tussauds will give kids the chance to interact with Broadway folk, including Kids' Night on Broadway Halloween National Ambassador Adam Riegler ("Pugsley Addams" in The Addams Family on Broadway).
The Madame Tussauds event, 11 AM-2 PM, prior to 3 PM matinees, includes a tour of the famed wax attraction (featuring Broadway and Halloween wax figures including Nathan Lane, Rafiki, Matthew Broderick, Frankenstein, Dracula and more), plus participation in a "Broadway dance studio" with cast members from Broadway shows; face painting; Broadway costume activities; "Autograph Alley"; UNICEF box station for distribution of UNICEF donation boxes; games; information about Camp Broadway, Broadway Kids Care, Broadway Green Alliance and more.
Among the participants will be Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League; Philip Birsh, president and publisher of Playbill; and Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF. This is the 60th year of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program. Madame Tussauds New York is at 234 West 42nd Street (between 7th & 8th Aves.) in Manhattan.
Following Sunday matinees, Kids' Night kids will trick-or-treat at the stage doors of participating Broadway (and Off-Broadway) theatres.
A Kids' Night ticket includes the Madame Tussauds pre-theatre party, restaurant and parking discounts, special kids' souvenir program provided by Playbill and Theatre Development Fund, and stage-door trick-or-treating.
For more information, visit www.KidsNightonBroadway.com.
The shows that will participate in post-performance trick-or-treating include:
New World Stages. Stage door located at 434 West 49th Street.
The Lion King
Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street. Stage door is directly opposite the theatre, across the breezeway.
Circle in the Square, 235 West 50th Street. Meet inside the lobby by the box office.
Next to Normal
Booth Theatre, 222 West 45th Street. Stage door is around the corner from the theatre in Shubert Alley.
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway
Neil Simon Theatre, 250 West 52nd Street. Make a left upon exiting the theatre.
Shubert Theatre, 225 West 45th Street. Stage door is around the corner from the theatre in Shubert Alley.
Winter Garden Theatre. Stage door is located at 770 7th Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets.
Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 West 49th Street
Gershwin Theatre. Stage door is located at 242 West 51st Street.
New Amsterdam Theatre. Stage door is located at 219 West 41st Street.
Billy Elliot the Musical
Imperial Theatre. Stage door is located on 46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.