Broadway's Guide to Super Bowl XLVIII: Tickets, Dining, Schedules and More

By Jared Clough
24 Jan 2014

Tickets

With all of Broadway being open for business on Super Bowl weekend, there are many options for purchasing your tickets to Broadway shows, many of which can get you tickets at a discounted price.

TDF’s TKTS



• Up to 50 percent off, three locations (Duffy Square, South Street Seaport, at the corner of Front and John Streets, or TKTS Downtown Brooklyn, at One MetroTech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Ave).  The TKTS in Duffy Square will likely be crowded being right in the heart of Times Square and Super Bowl Boulevard, so traveling to Downtown Brooklyn or South Street Seaport will mean less time waiting in line and more time enjoying the Super Bowl Weekend festivities.

• "Play Only" window at the Times Square booth under the red steps. All booths accept credit cards.

• Day of tickets: evening performances open at 3 PM (Tuesdays at 2PM), matinees 10AM-2 PM (only matinee tickets, not evening tickets).

• For full information on TKTS, click here.

Broadway Week

The Broadway Week 2-for-1 ticket promotion will be available from Jan. 21-Feb. 6. Wicked, Kinky Boots, Matilda The Musical, Pippin and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical are among the shows participating. Tickets to participating shows are on sale at nycgo.com/broadwayweek.

Concierge and Premium Tickets

• Many sold-out or in-demand shows may still have limited seating available at premium prices. If you're willing to spend the additional money to see some of Broadway's hottest shows, this may be the way to go. Premium tickets are available via Telecharge.com and Ticketmaster.com, depending on the respective production.

•Don't forget to also take advantage of the great concierges at New York City hotels, many of whom have access to great seats.

Unpaid Memberships

• Signing up for Playbill Club will allow you to to get great discounts on tickets immediatley.  Just go to Playbillclub.com and register to start saving!

Rush/Lotter and SRO

• Don’t feel like waiting in line at the TKTS booth? Many shows do a rush/lottery option for discounted tickets. These are usually cash-only greatly discounted seats. The policy differs from show to show (some only offer student rush tickets while others have general rush policies where everyone, regardless of age, is eligible).

• Usually great seats, sometimes in the first two rows of the house, up to a pair of tickets.

• Lotteries are free to enter: Show up at the box office (or designated spot) at the scheduled time to write down your name and how many tickets you want. At half-hour after turning in your name, enteries are drawn at random. Most shows have about 25 tickets in their lottery pool. Cash only, bring ID, $25-$40 most start at 5:30 PM and draw winners around 6:30 PM for an 8 PM show.

• Rush: Rush tickets are normally available either when the box office opens or a few hours before the show begins.

• Check out our article on Broadway Rush, Lottery, and Standing Room Only Policies to learn the best way for you to purchase your discounted tickets.

TodayTix

•TodayTix is a brand-new ticket-purchasing mobile app that is easy-to-use and caters to last minute ticket-buyers. TodayTix is Broadway's first mobile-only ticketing platform, allows users to purchase tickets up to a week in advance, and offers an concierge service. With the concierge service, uniformed TodayTix concierge agents will meet ticket buyers outside the theatre to deliver the tickets. You can download TodayTix app free of charge from the App Store.

Online

• Givenik.com is also great because you can purchase discount tickets and 5 percent of the ticket price goes to a charity of your choosing (including BC/EFA, big Brothers Big Sisters, Center Against Domestic Violence).

Hit the Streets

• Great full-priced seats are available at the box office the day of the performance (releasing of their house seats).

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