PHOTO CALL: TKTS Booth Becomes Surprise Proposal Site Before Sunday Matinee

News   PHOTO CALL: TKTS Booth Becomes Surprise Proposal Site Before Sunday Matinee Like many people, Betty Levy checks the ticket board at the Theatre Development Fund's TKTS Booth in Times Square nearly every weekend to catch the latest Broadway hit. March 6 was like many other Sundays for her—until she looked closely at the electronic board and her life was changed forever.
Aaron Winnick and his new fiance' Betty Levy
Aaron Winnick and his new fiance' Betty Levy

Levy's boyfriend, Aaron Winnick, had previously contacted TDF communications director David LeShay about flashing a marriage proposal on the TKTS board just as frequent customer Levy was looking at the listing of that's day shows. LeShay was able to work out a plan with the TKTS booth workers that day and Winnick proposed to a stunned Levy in front of all the eager ticket-buyers. Levy accepted and was whisked away to a pre-planned engagement party, complete with a $100 TKTS gift certificate courtesy of TDF.

Above, Winnick and Levy are seen in front of the TKTS board just after the special moment. Below, Winnick's surprise proposal lingered on the board just long enough for a picture.

It was the first time in the 32 year history of the TKTS booth that it become the site for a marriage proposal.


The proposal on the TKTS board in Times Square
The proposal on the TKTS board in Times Square