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We’re Not Kiddin’ Around: Take a Kid to Broadway

January 10th, 2013

The year is 1981. My parents have a subscription to the Broadway series in Cleveland, Ohio.

The first show we see? “Annie,” of course. For the next three months I can be found singing “Tomorrow” in the stairwell of our split-level suburban home. Several months later they take me to see the second show in the series, “La Cage Aux Folles.” Seriously. I spend the rest of the summer belting out “I Am What I Am” with a towel wrapped around my head like Tallulah Bankhead.

Clearly ahead of their time, my parents will be happy to know that The Broadway League (with The New York Times as presenting sponsor) will enable children to see a Broadway show for free from Monday, February 25 through Sunday, March 3.
A Kids’ Night on Broadway ticket includes free pre-theatre parties, restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs, and more.

Participating shows (to date) include:

Broadway: Ann, Annie, Cinderella, Chicago, Hands on a Hardbody, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Newsies, Once, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, Wicked.

OFF-BROADWAY: Avenue Q, Forever Dusty, The Gazillion Bubble Show, Stomp

The fine print…

Participating shows are subject to change. Some shows may be sold out. Show schedules, available performances, and curtain times may vary. Shows may participate on different nights.

Adults purchasing a full-priced ticket will receive one free ticket for a child age 6-18 to the same show. Complimentary tickets MUST be used by children 6-18. Tickets must be purchased in multiples of two; each ticket prints at half-price. Theatre personnel may ask to see identification of child at the door. Every individual attending must have a ticket. Some shows may not be appropriate for all ages. See individual show pages for details. Parents should use their discretion based on the maturity levels of their children.

Offer subject to availability and prior sale; not valid on prior purchase; cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions; some shows may not discount all seats.This offer can be revoked at any time without notice. Limit 8 tickets per order. No refunds or exchanges. All tickets subject to standard service fees and theatre restoration charges. Void where prohibited. Some additional restrictions may apply. Performance prices, dates, and times subject to change without notice. All Sales Final.


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