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Feb 20th blackout?

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Feb 20th blackout?#1
Posted: 1/24/19 at 5:01am

Why are matinees on Feb 20th black outs? I was planning a short 3 day trip that week and hoping to fit in as much as I can. I suppose Fiddler would be open?

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Feb 20th blackout?#2
Posted: 1/24/19 at 5:51am
What shows are you talking about? Could be whatever ones you happen to look into never offer a weds matinee. About 10 shows are always dark for yhe mat.

I have Harry Potter tix for that date, mat and eve.
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Feb 20th blackout?#3
Posted: 1/24/19 at 8:30am

Not sure what you are referring to. I have tickets to the Anastasia 2pm show and The Prom 8pm show on 2/20.

Definitely not blacked out.

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Feb 20th blackout?#4
Posted: 1/24/19 at 8:58am
Not every show offers a Weds matinee but that is also a holiday week with many schools out. So schedule changes are possible but I would think more matinees rather than less.
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Feb 20th blackout?#5
Posted: 1/24/19 at 9:01am

It could also be that this is the Wednesday matinee of a popular week off from school so many shows are already sold out / close to selling out. Historically, shows sell VERY well that performance as parents bring their kids in to see a show.

Growing up, I always saw a Wednesday matinee performance that week with my family - we would also swing by TKTS at 1:30 PM to see it say "NO MORE AVAILABLE TICKETS."

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Feb 20th blackout?#6
Posted: 1/24/19 at 9:40am

HBBrock said: "Not sure what you are referring to. I have tickets to the Anastasia 2pm show and The Prom 8pm show on 2/20.

Definitely not blacked out.
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Kiss Me Kate and the Ferryman do not offer tix for the matinee on that wed, but every other wed they offer matinees.  Those are the 2 I was looking at. There might be more. 

I travel to NY 2x a yr and have never seen this before.

 

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Feb 20th blackout?#7
Posted: 1/24/19 at 9:49am

brdwybuff said: Kiss Me Kate and the Ferryman do not offer tix for the matinee on thatwed,but every other wed they offermatinees. Those are the 2 I was looking at. There might be more.

I travel to NY 2x a yr and have never seen this before.
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Many shows adjust their playing schedule, for whatever reason. It's completely normal, especially for those two situations: Kiss Ke Kate will have just started previews the week before and they have a modified 7-show week, common for shows in early previews to implement changes and ease into the schedule. For The Ferryman, the new cast will have just had their first preview the night before, and it would be a lot to ask of the actors to do put-ins on top of an 8-show week for a 3.5 hour show.

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Feb 20th blackout?#8
Posted: 1/24/19 at 9:57am

That explains it! I didn’t realize the cast was changing. Not sure about that one now....

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Feb 20th blackout?#9
Posted: 1/24/19 at 10:10am
In general, weeks that include either holiday weekends or school breaks (Presidents weekend, winter break) often have different show schedules than other weeks. Depending on the show, the producers may feel varying the schedule will help sales based on when they feel the audiences are most likely to come.

Coincidentally Waitress which frequently has Wednesday as their day OFF this time of year will have two shows that Wednesday. Go figure.