The same-day discount theatre outlet began the celebration at 11 AM behind the TKTS booth on Broadway and 47th Street, where a proclamation from the City of New York was presented to Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and accepted on its behalf by "The Unofficial Mayor of Broadway," four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.
Following the presentation, the cast of Forbidden Broadway performed a tribute to TKTS written by Gerard Alessandrini, the show's creator.
Julie Halston, known as the "Unofficial Hostess of Broadway," introduced karaoke singers, who performed Broadway songs from the past 40 years. Halston also interviewed people in the TKTS line. The day also included TKTS Patron Service Representatives dressed in costumes from the TDF Costume Collection in the style of shows that have opened on Broadway or have had major revivals in the past 40 years.
TKTS has distributed over 58.5 million tickets to Broadway, Off-Broadway, music and dance events since it first opened for business.
More information about TKTS can be found by visiting tdf.org.