by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
As a lover of live theater, shows in New York are top priority for me – we all know Broadway and many off-Broadway shows are the best of the best. However, these shows typically come with a hefty price tag and when you add kids and a husband…well, it just becomes a special-occasion treat.
TodayTix is a free app that gets you into Broadway and popular off-Broadway shows at a much more affordable price than most other vendors and it is quick and easy to use. Rather than wasting time figuring out charts and dates, this app does it all for you and you can even avoid waiting at will call to pick up your tickets. Here’s how it works:
You download the app on the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Apps. The app, as mentioned, is free and works with iPhone or Android. Once you open the app you will see a list of shows, prices and available dates for today or this coming week (it doesn’t work for more advanced dates). You can also do a search by date, type of show and price.
When you select a show you can read a short synopsis, length of show and age recommendation for kids. There’s also a video, address of theater and critics’ reviews. Most importantly, you get a list of available dates and prices. Once you click on a date you can then select the amount of tickets and which part of the theater you’d like to sit (i.e. balcony, orchestra, etc), with the appropriate price.
For some shows you can’t pick specific seats – you get best seats available for shows called Concierge Shows. But you always get seated together and you can also view the last three customers’ seats for that specific show, so it will kind of give you an idea of where you’ll sit.
Once you click on “checkout” you do a quick “sign up” – just put your name, email and password. Add credit card info and that’s it! All you have to do is show up and your tickets will be hand-delivered to you outside the theater 30 minutes before the show. I used the app for tickets to On the Town and it took me less than one minute for the entire process!
When I got to the theater I was greeted by a uniformed TodayTix concierge agent just outside the theater who handed me my tickets to On the Town. The show, a classic musical comedy, is a love note to New York set in the 40s’. It’s about three sailors who are on a 24-hour shore leave and experience the city, while searching for love. The catchy, fun music by Leonard Bernstein and the superb choreography sealed the deal for me; I found the show breathtakingly entertaining. And my seats, by the way, were amazing!
Here’s a video from the show:
Click here to learn more about TodayTix.
I was not compensated for this post. I received complimentary tickets.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for thirteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 8, 5 and 2) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.