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Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth

On Thursday October 16th 2008, in honor of the opening of the revitalized Father Duffy Square and the new TKTS booth, the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and the Times Square Alliance (TSA) hosted the Inaugural lighting of the red steps under which the TKTS booth sits, in celebration of  the Broadway community. This marked the first time the newly designed glowing red staircase was lit for the public. 

The event was hosted by Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate), Tony winner Sutton Foster (Shrek The Musical), Broadway personality Julie Halston (Gypsy), and Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo (American Buffalo). They were joined by cast members from various other Broadway and Off-Broadway shows who all joined in with a chorus of "Give My
Regards to Broadway" after the stairs had been lit.

Theatre Development Fund (TDF)'s new TKTS booth is a state-of-the-art fiberglass shell encased by an all-glass structure, which sits under a glowing red glass staircase. The slip-resistant glass steps are lit from below with advanced LED technology, and utilize unique geothermal-based heating and cooling technology. From atop this amphitheatre-style staircase, 27 steps high, 16 feet above street level, visitors now have a unique vantage point to take in the excitement of Times Square as never before, making Duffy Square a new destination for New Yorkers and visitors alike.    

Photos by Pablo Pimienta

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
Julie Halston

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth

Julie Halston

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
Julie Halston

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
Tony Award winner Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
Tony Award winner Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
Tony Award winner Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
Tony Award winner Sutton Foster

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
Julie Halston and John Leguizamo

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
The new TKTS Staircase is lit up as everyone sings!

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
Julie Halston, John Leguizamo, Sutton Foster and Brian Stokes Mitchell


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