How to get
asking how I manage to get tickets to so many great
plays. The answer is that for Broadway plays I usually
buy them the day they go on sale or as soon as I
Buying theater tickets on spec before the reviews is
almost as tricky as picking stocks. But if you wait until
the play opens to rave reviews, you won't be able to get
good seats. So the trick is to figure out in
advance what's likely to be good, and buy the
tickets the first day they go on sale. I order them by
phone and insist on knowing the exact seat location
before actually buying the tickets.
How do you figure out what's likely to be good? Here's
For Off-Broadway I usually wait for the reviews, and
then order tickets if it seems like a great show.
If you don't want to do all this research, another way
for you to get good tickets is simply to bookmark this
page and check frequently what I'm
buying tickets for (below)
Picks for Great Plays:
Here are some plays for which I would get tickets, (as
soon as they become available). Don't look for advice on
musicals, I mostly can't stand them.
Long Days Journey Into Night, Fifth of July
Subscribe to the Signature Theater; they're playing a whole season of
Lanford Wilson's plays.