One-Stop Shopping for Broadway Tickets

Visitors to New York City now have one-stop shopping for advance as well as same-day tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway shows.

The Broadway Ticket Center, at the new Times Square Visitors Center on the east side of Broadway between 46th and 47th streets, is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. It has descriptions and video excerpts from shows and theater location maps, as well as a sales office that currently handles all Broadway shows (except "The Lion King"), plus six off-Broadway shows. Tickets are generally full price, plus a $4.50 handling charge per ticket.

The League of American Theatres and Producers, which operates the ticket center, also runs a toll-free sales and information service called The Broadway Line, tel. (888) 411-BWAY. Besides shows in New York, it added listings earlier this month for touring Broadway shows in 50 cities.

Discount Broadway tickets, for same-day performances only, continue to be available at the TKTS outlet at Broadway and 47th, across the street from the Times Square Visitors Center, which also has cash machines, Internet computer terminals, a newsstand and a transit information booth.

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