TDF To Document Historic New Year's Preparations With TKTS Booth Photo on Dec. 29

News   TDF To Document Historic New Year's Preparations With TKTS Booth Photo on Dec. 29 The Theatre Development Fund (TDF) will be photographing the historic, if bizarre, scaffolding and other preparations now being constructed surrounding the famous TKTS booth located at Duffy Square, on Dec. 29 from 11 AM - 12 Noon. Patrons on line from 11 AM to Noon can expect to be photographed.
The TKTS booth (and line) as it looked Dec. 29.
The TKTS booth (and line) as it looked Dec. 29. (Photo by Photo by David LeShay)

The Theatre Development Fund (TDF) will be photographing the historic, if bizarre, scaffolding and other preparations now being constructed surrounding the famous TKTS booth located at Duffy Square, on Dec. 29 from 11 AM - 12 Noon. Patrons on line from 11 AM to Noon can expect to be photographed. Part of the historic value of the TDF photograph will be to document the nature of the millennial preparations, but TDF communications director David LeShay told Playbill On-Line that the patrons on line at the TKTS ticket booth will be an important element to the historic snapshot.

In the past few days, the TKTS booth staff has been rerouting patrons in snake-ribbon lines to avoid having to line people up north across 47th Street whenever possible. The rerouting of the line is necessary because a millennial media tower is being constructed around the booth, thus limiting standing room for ticket buyers.

"We've opened a little earlier," LeShay told Playbill On-Line, as he described TDF's response to the incursion by temporary construction. "We've been snaking them back and forth, which has kept the line moving faster."

TDF expects larger than normal crowds on Dec. 29 for the post-holiday matinee rush.

"It's usually busiest between 11 AM and 12 Noon," Le Shay said, "so that's when we'll be taking the photograph."

-- By Murdoch McBride