Billy Porter, Lindsay Mendez, Harvey Fierstein, Marin Mazzie and More Share TKTS Memories

By Playbill Staff
04 Jul 2013



Christopher Sieber

Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber

I moved to NYC in 1988. I was an 18-year-old boy from Minnesota. I had no money, of course, but I wanted to see the shows I came to New York to do. When I heard there was a place you could buy tickets for Broadway plays and musicals at a very discounted price in Times Square – I ran down there – because subways were expensive then ($1!). You could see a show or play for $10-25! Can you imagine?! I saw sometimes 3-4 shows a week and occasionally I would go back and see them again. It is such a great thing to have TKTS in NYC. I was able to learn by watching the amazing performances I was lucky enough to see – to feel the atmosphere and magic of the theatre made me want it even more! I still go back every now and then - hey, ya never know what might be "up on the board!"