Does anyone remember when TKTS was a great deal?!

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Gosh, those were the days. When you could be poor and want to see a Broadway show, so you'd get in that long line on a hot day and pay a great price for a show.

How I long for the old days.
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Maybe, but now there are so many ways to get tickets for about half of half price. Not to mention programs like TDF.
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Remember twofers?

As long as regular ticket prices cintinue to go up, so will TKTS prices. It is not their fault.
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Half price is what I'm talking about! $70 is way too much to pay for a half price ticket. Just being nostalgic tonight. :)
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Does TKTS charge a service charge on each ticket?
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Bottom line is $ 70 is better than $ 130 & above

Until the price of regular ticket prices stabilizes, TKTS will continue to reflect the higher prices.It is beyond their control.
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TKTS is often not even the best discount available. I rarely go there anymore.
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I've never used TKTS.
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pushdabutton, TKTS has a $4 service charge per ticket. Shows produced by members of the Broadway League have another $1 added as well.
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I'm confused. Is it still half price?
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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It is still half price. Well, sometimes it's 30 or 40 percent off during the busier months, but the majority of the time shows keep it at 50 percent off.
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Broadway is much dearer than the West End, for a top price seat in London it is about $100,so a ticket a TKTS works out to be about $50.

My annual jaunt to Broadway is very expensive, but hell sometimes you have to hang the price.
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I have used it twice in the past 5 years. Both times I left a slot open just so I could go and stand in the line.
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I've only used it twice, just recently for Ruined. It was cheaper than the discount code online, but I wish they had a sign saying they only accepted cash for those tickets.
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Look at Mr Roxy making excuses for high prices! Back when the top ticket price hit $75 he was predicting the imminent death of Broadway and all of New York City.
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It was cash only for JUST Ruined tickets? That doesn't make sense. (It wasn't all that long ago that TKTS ONLY accepted cash for all shows.)
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I used to go all the time - pay 50 bucks for a ticket and thought it was great. For two of us to get to a show, even using TKTS, including transportation, is 200 bucks EASY. Yes, it's better than full price, but no way is that cheap!
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Getting a discount code from online and going directly to the box office is the best deal nowadays I've come to learn. You avoid a lot of the extra fees and mainly get the best discount. There's also rushes, but those seem to be disappearing more and more...
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I'm sorry you don't enjoy theater enough to pay for it. I hear there is a lot of good stuff on TV and that is free.
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TV is only free until the end of the month!
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Ive never used TKTS. The discount codes are better and Im choosing my seats. :) Waiting in those long cattle lines does not appeal to me either...
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And why isn't it called TCKTS?
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It was cash only for JUST Ruined tickets? That doesn't make sense. (It wasn't all that long ago that TKTS ONLY accepted cash for all shows.)

Yes, this actually happened to me once, too. It's something to do with the ticketing service that handles Ruined. I was all set to buy a ticket to Ruined until the man told me it was $41.50 cash only.

With regards to the TKTS prices in general, as someone pointed out, for the most part, the discounts are no less than they were before, but because the ticket prices themselves have gone up, a 50% off ticket will cost a lot more than it did just ten years ago!
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Joe, I'm not sure if your statement was directed at me or not but I do pay for theater. I pay quite a bit. I was just reflecting today on when I was younger and it was fun to stand in that line with friends and pay not a lot of money to see a great show, that's all. Sadly it wasn't even all that long ago that I paid $35 to sit in the front mezz for TITANIC (which I think was the last time I used them)