Cinderella, Mamma Mia! and The Phantom of the Opera Will Offer Thursday Matinees On Broadway

The Broadway musicals Cinderella, Mamma Mia! and The Phantom of the Opera have announced plans to offer Thursday matinee performances beginning spring 2014 in order to meet audience demand for flexibility in theatrical schedules.

Laura Osnes stars in the Broadway production
Laura Osnes stars in the Broadway production (Photo by Carol Rosegg)

The implementation of the 2 PM Thursday matinees will begin April 3, 2014. The matinee will replace another performance in the existing show schedule. Scheduling is still being determined for each show.

Representatives for Phantom confirmed that the Thursday matinees will replace the current Wednesday matinees.

"While London's West End has a long tradition of different weekday matinee schedules, Broadway has generally offered only Wednesdays until now," said general manager Aaron Lustbader in a statement. "We are confident that by joining forces, the Thursday matinee will become a popular choice for both individual theatergoers and groups who will be thrilled with less congestion on the sidewalks, more tables to be had at one of the many theatre district restaurants, and more available parking for cars and buses. It is exciting to make first-class live entertainment available to even more interested theatre-goers in New York especially as tourism levels reach new heights in the city."

A microsite for the new Thursday matinees will be launched in the coming months. Tickets for all three shows are currently available via