A collection of press pieces about Broadwaybox.
Scenes from the Class Struggle In Row J
- Published on May 14, 2013
- By Richard Zoglin
Whatever show gets the biggest boost from next month's Tonys, it likely won't match last year's juggernaut, The Book of Mormon, which grabbed nine awards and has sold out virtually every performance since. Just try finding a pair of tickets for the show online, at least at the standard rate--top price: $155, soon to be $175. There are exactly none for the rest of 2012. But you might luck out if you're willing to pay for premium seats--blocks of prime orchestra spots priced from $352 to $477. Add service charges, and that pair could set you back nearly $1,000, plus dinner...
The book in premium tickets has done little to subsidize folks at the other end of the economic spectrum. Discount tickets are still available at TKTS booths in Time Square and on sites like BroadwayBox.com.
USA TODAY Travel
- Published on February 3, 2012
- By Rapid Travel Chai
Broadway Week is wrapping up but BroadwayBox is an excellent source for discount codes year-round. Reader Alan L has been involved in NY’s theater scene since childhood and recommends the site for its comprehensive listings. It works like typical coupon websites, providing offer details and directing to each show’s website for booking.
BroadwayBox covers various other attractions, accommodation and dining in NY, plus London, Orlando and Las Vegas, as well as concerts and sports events in many markets, but The Rapid Traveler has not conducted a detailed investigation.
Huff Post Business
- Published on December 22, 2012
- By Eileen AJ Connelly
If you're still searching for low-cost gifts but dread the last-minute crowds in the stores, consider buying tickets online.[...]
Surprise someone heading to New York for a vacation with discounted theater tickets from sites like TheaterMania.com or BroadwayBox.com. [...]
It's worth comparing prices before making a purchase. The two theater-focused sites offer set discounts that are easier to calculate. TheaterMania is offering 35 percent discounts for "Memphis" on Broadway through early March, for example, while BroadwayBox has $70 off tickets to the musical version of Spider-Man for performances through late February. [...]
It's worth doing an online search for "discount theater tickets" and the name of the city you're interested in as well.
The NY Daily News
- Published on April 3, 2011
- By Joe Dziemianowicz
...CRACK THE DISCOUNT CODE There are lots of discounts out there, but who has time to look? Broadwaybox.com does the job for you, and compiles theater bargains...
- Published on February 15, 2011
- By Philip Boroff
Actors aren’t the only ones having their ups and downs at Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
At the Ticketmaster site linked to the Broadway musical, regular orchestra seats are $147.50. If you’re shrewd, though, you can pay as little as $89 for the same seat.
If you’re not, you can pay $200 and up.
…Applying free discount codes from BroadwayBox.com,[ ...}can reduce the $147.50 orchestra tickets charged for “Spider-Man” weekday performances by the box office and Ticketmaster to $89 this month and $109 next month.
BroadwayBox is also profitable, said Dan Geisler. Its discount codes were used to buy 1 million tickets last year, mostly on Broadway. The nine-year-old company also lists marked- up tickets to high-demand shows such as Jersey Boys.
The Record (NorthJersey.com)
- Published on January 16, 2011
- By Robert Feldberg
Year-round, my go-to recommendation is BroadwayBox.com. There's no membership fee, no restrictions.
Each Broadway and off-Broadway show offering discounts has a code. BroadwayBox has all the codes. You click the show you want, and you can check out availability for any performance, with exact seat locations, and then buy a ticket.
Around two-dozen Broadway shows are listed, along with nearly 60 off-Broadway.
Travel Tips on MSNBC.com: 25 Ways to Save in New York City
- Published on December 10, 2010
- By Sarah Schlichter
The Big Apple has a reputation as one of the most expensive cities in the world, and that's not entirely undeserved — the average price of a New York City hotel room is a whopping $242 a night — second only to Geneva and Monte Carlo.
But pricey hotels aside, New York is actually a surprisingly attractive destination for budget travelers, especially if you're willing to do a little advance planning. Read on to learn how to dine on the cheap, get discount tickets to Broadway shows, save on public transportation, and find the city's best free attractions and events.
Shows and entertainment:
Save on Broadway tickets. The popular TKTS booths are a great place to check for discounted Broadway tickets, but they're not your only option. There are often even better deals to be had on discount ticket Web sites like BroadwayBox.com.
Tips for Visiting Manhattan During the Christmas Shopping Season
- Published on May 15, 2010
- By Steven Meyer
You might already know where you want to stay and where you want to shop, but, what about the rest of your free time in New York and how about where to eat? The suggestions below are to assist you in finding the "best" of New York.
... BroadwayBox.com, I have used this site many, many times myself and have had good results. The nice thing about BroadwayBox.com is that you can order tickets and have them in your hand before you leave - I should also note this site gives you discount codes and then you are redirected back to Telecharge or Ticketmaster for the actual purpose - so that's one of the main ways you can rest assured it is legitimate and tickets can be up to 50% off. ....
Have a great time!!
Frommer’s New York City 2010
- Published in 2010
- By Brian Silverman, Kelsy Chauvin, Richard Goodman
BroadwayBox.com is a source for the all-important "discount codes" you can plug into ticket-selling sites, in some cases for significant discounts. ( Discount codes frequently expire , or get pulled or changed when a show begins to sell tickets, so don't count on being able to score a low priced seat to just any show.)
The New York Times
Cheap Seats: Holiday Shows
- Published on December 1, 2009
- By Erik Piepenburg
The cost of taking your family to a holiday show can deflate your holiday cheer faster than a blind date with Scrooge.
But going to a show doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are several ways to get discounts to some of the season’s most popular theatrical events. If you know of other holiday cheap seats, post them here.
Several Web sites offer lists of codes that can be used to purchase discounted Broadway and Off Broadway seats online. Some of the more popular ones are BroadwayBox.com; the frugal Theater Guide to Discounts and Givnik where every purchase includes a 5 percent donation to a charity of your choice.
The Wall Street Journal Market Watch
Five-Star Travel Secrets on a Three-Star Budget from Cheapflights.com
- Published on May 24, 2009
Travel deals search engine Cheapflights.com lets everyday travelers behind the velvet rope with these tips for five-star travel on a three-star budget.
Broadway shows and fancy meals - Take advantage of discount theater tickets on sites such as TheaterMania.com, where two-for-one deals to the hottest shows in Los Angeles can be found, or BroadwayBox.com, which offers show tickets in New York and Las Vegas, as well as concerts and sporting events across the U.S. Before the show, dine out at a restaurant which serves gourmet meals for less.
Time out New York
Things to Do: How to Get Cheap Tickets to New York Shows
- Published on February 12, 2009
BroadwayBox.com Broadwaybox.com lists discount codes for a number of Broadway and Off Broadway shows. Visit the website for event listings.
LunchTix.com An offshoot of BroadwayBox.com, LunchTix.com offers its members discounts that expire by 3pm for future performances. Sign up for free at the website.
Get a Great Deal on Anything: Leisure Strategies Theater on a Budget
- Published on February 12, 2009
Theater on a budget:
BroadwayBox.com is your best bet for scoring discounted tickets-up to 50 percent off-to some of the hottest shows on- and off-Broadway. You'll get discount access codes to dozens of shows. Front mezzanine tickets to August: Osage County go for $102.50, but they're a low $69.50 here. Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy is $66.50, a $30 savings. Select your dates and seat preferences, and note any expiration or blackout dates. To pay, click or call. (If you stop by the theater, you'll save the service fee charged by Ticketmaster and Telecharge.) Just remember to mention the code. This site is free (some sites charge for codes). In-demand shows, like Spamalot and Jersey Boys, often don't discount.
Travel Q & A
- Published on October 12, 2008
- By K.C. Summers
The Little Mermaid, based on the 1989 hit Disney movie about a young mermaid who wants to live on land, frequently sells out, and when a show is that popular, it's hard to find discounted tickets. But we found good deals through BroadwayBox.com ...a company that offer reviews, theater gossip and discounts -- and you don't have to pay to register, as some other discount sites require.
The New York Times
Seeing the Show Without Breaking the Bank
- Published on October 12, 2008
- By K.C. Summers
President Bush and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson have announced bold initiatives to calm the nation during these times of financial crisis, and Congress has weighed in. But no one has mentioned any relief whatsoever for one vital sector of Americans: theater fans planning a trip to New York City. One hundred and twenty dollars plus fees for an orchestra seat to see a Broadway show? In this economy? ...When the government fails to act, Weekend in New York must step into the void. There are plenty of ways to go to the theater — and even get great seats to Tony Award-winning Broadway shows — for under $50. If you’re intent on seeing a Broadway show, but don’t want to take your chances with lotteries or last-minute discounts, several shows have tickets for under $50, usually for seats in the back rows (not bad) or with obstructed views (kind of bad). Among them: Spamalot (excluding holiday periods) for $36.50; Phantom of the Opera for $26.50 if you go Monday through Thursday, and In The Heights for $41.50. As of recently, many performances had cheap seats available just a week in advance.
Off Broadway shows are cheaper, although not necessarily cheap. At New World Stages, a sort of multiplex of Off Broadway shows on West 50th Street, a few shows offer seats for $25 or under. Tickets for Altar Boys, the absurdly funny mock concert given by a Catholic boy band (with one accidental Jew), are $25, and all you need is a decent neck: the seats are on the far ends of the front row, and aren’t bad at all.
That’s the regular price, but there are also discounts available for many Off Broadway shows. That’s the regular price, but there are also discounts available for many Off Broadway shows. ..Web site offering discounts is BroadwayBox.com...
St. Petersburg Times/ TampaBay.com
Score the Ticket you Want on Broadway
- Published on June 8, 2008
- By Jane Engle, Los Angeles Time
You're headed to New York and, of course, you'd like to see a Broadway show. But which one, and how will you afford it? With orchestra seats averaging $115 for Broadway musicals, we're talking about a hefty investment.
How do I get discounts?
Try Web sites that have special relationships with theaters and ticket sellers. These might offer up to 50 percent off regular prices. Be sure you're dealing with a legitimate site. Well-regarded [one is ] www.BroadwayBox.com....
Crain’s New York Business
Orchestra Seats, Cheap: Discounting Gains a Following, Rewriting Broadway Script
- Published on July 31, 2006
- By Miriam Kreinin Souccar
The Web site--which offers reviews, and discount and regular-priced tickets to shows on and off Broadway….. is one of a number of such sites that are attracting customers in droves. Though the services--which also include the megasite BroadwayBox.com--began popping up about five years ago, they have become a major force in the past two years. About 33% of tickets were sold online during the 2005-06 Broadway season, versus a mere 7% in the 2003-04 season.
…In addition to discounting more aggressively, producers are pushing "premium" tickets--finally bringing Broadway into the kind of sophisticated pricing models the airline industry uses.
"Now, just like 10 people in a rental car line are paying a different thing, there are a lot more prices being paid in a Broadway theater," says Victoria Bailey, executive director of the Theatre Development Fund, which runs the TKTS booth. "Shows have gotten more innovative about pricing--and they should."
Finding Broadway Deals Online
- Published on November 20, 2005
- By Sharon Isch
Forget waiting in line. Forget not knowing what you're going to see till you get there and sacrificing fresh for cheap. Forget having to pay cash. Now you can pull out the plastic and shop for discounts online in advance. And there are lots of them. When last we looked, 23 of the 34 Broadway shows and 72 off-Broadway shows were selling seats at discounts ranging from 20 to 50 percent.
Where to find these deals? Start at BroadwayBox.com, which lists the most offers and doesn't charge to let you see them. This community Web site, the brainchild of an Internet entrepreneur who once paid too much for a ticket, is powered by theater fans who contribute discount codes they find in the mail, in ads, on posters and at show sites. Virtually every Broadway discount will show up at some point on BroadwayBox.com, along with dozens of off-Broadway deals.
- Published on March 21, 2005
- By Raina Kelley
…If you're trying to save money, go to Kansas City, because even we can't make New York seem like a bargain. But if you want to see great theater, avoid wasting your time and money, and maneuver the theater district like a native, take our advice.
Grab a seat: Get started at Telecharge or Ticketmaster, but remember that you'll pay full price plus at least $8 in fees. Check BroadwayBox for free discount codes that can save you up to 50 percent. Last time we looked, it offered 273 discount codes for 102 shows. Swing by TKTS at 47th and Broadway or the South Street Seaport for discount tickets to same-day performances, but expect limited choices and massive lines.
The Wall Street Journal
Desktop Traveler/Broadway Bound
- Published on August 3, 2004
- By Robert Cashill
The Great White Way brought in the green during the 2003-2004 season with $771 million in gross ticket sales, a 6.9% increase from the year before, according to the League of American Theatres and Producers. More than 11 million attendees hit the 40 theaters that make up Broadway -- more than half of them from outside the New York City area, the association notes. Whether you're a veteran theatergoer, new to the territory, or just looking to soak up some showbiz tidbits, these free Web sites will help you find the latest show information, discounts on theater tickets and deals on meals at Broadway bistros. (This compilation excludes paid sites, such as WSJ.com where subscribers can access ratings from The Wall Street Journal/Zagat Theater Survey.)
DESCRIPTION: A collection of discount codes for Broadway bargain-hunters.
EASE OF USE: Look for discount information posted by readers and follow the instructions for each show, or sign up for "discount alerts."
COMMENT: No points for pizzazz but the ticket prices are showstoppers, from 25% to 50% off
Strike Out on Your Own, Score Broadway Deals Online
- Published on August 22, 2003
- By Laura Bly
Seven ways to buy a Broadway ticket in the age of variable pricing: For years, New York's "I can get it for you wholesale" boast rarely applied to Broadway theater tickets. Apart from a few longstanding discount options, an out-of-towner's chances of scoring an orchestra seat at balcony prices were about as slim as a chorus girl's waistline.
But the Internet, helped by a floundering economy, a post-Sept. 11 tourism slump and a growing reluctance to plan vacations months in advance, is fueling a greater reliance on the airline model of demand-driven pricing -- and a growing number of theater discount sites aimed largely at bargain-hunting travelers ...
Among those generating the biggest buzz is BroadwayBox.com, a reader-driven effort that collects and posts advance-purchase discount codes of up to 50%. This week, the site listed 22 discounted Broadway shows and 22 off-Broadway shows, from Mamma Mia! (tickets for $75 at select performances in September, down from $98.75) to Forbidden Broadway: 20th Anniversary Celebration ($20 or $32 per seat through October, vs. a published price of $55 to $57.50).
The New York Times
Seven Avenues to a Ticket
- Published on July 20, 2003
- By David Leonhardt
Seven ways to buy a Broadway ticket in the age of variable pricing: An excellent place to begin is BroadwayBox.com. Dan ...created the site two years ago after finding a half-price coupon to The Music Man at his in-laws' house in New Jersey just a few hours after he had seen the show with full price tickets. "I was fairly upset," [he] recalled, "and said something had to be done."
The site collects discount codes that its users find on posters, mail fliers and other web sites. It then lists the codes show by show, allowing people to determine whether something they want to see has bargains available. The listing typically includes a phone number or a link to another web site where the tickets can be bought...
...On the other end, more theatergoers over time will become aware of sites like BroadwayBox.com, one of the places where fans post discount codes. Once ticket buyers pay $55 to buy orchestra seats two months in advance, they are likely to think twice before ever paying full price again. They also might be more likely to attend more plays.