Traveling to NYC next week and curious if theaters will give you playbills to shows that you’re not seeing or allow you to buy them? I’m a collector and have seen several shows on tour but have not gotten official playbills for them. Thanks in advance for the help!
Last month I went to pick my tickets at the box office of the Palace Theatre (SpongeBob Squarepants) and right before me, 2 teens were in line. When it was their turn, they asked the man in the Box Office if he had any extra playbills and the man gave them 2 playbills. This was a Saturday morning 3 hours before the first show. I suppose it depends on the theatre / show as I have read some comments of theaters where they do not give playbills unless you see the show.
When I was at Broadway flea, I was by the broadhurst and went in and asked for a playbill, the guy at the box office went to get one from behind the stage door I believe and I was in and out within 5 minutes.
I've never had an issue asking for playbills from any theater. And now when I see shows I grab a few extra and typically give them out since I always find someone outside or on one of the boards that wants one. Ushers and people at the BO are always fine with giving them away in my experience
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