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Discount Broadway Tickets - Vendor Comparison
Discount Broadway Ticket Vendor Comparison and Review


New web sites keep popping up that purport to offer cheap tickets to Broadway shows. The field of offerings is now so over-populated that you can find web sites run by Publishing companies, Advertising companies, Marketing agencies, Broadway Theatre owners, Human Resource Companies, Charities, and even grocery stores. Daily deal websites are now offering discounts to Broadway tickets.
Some of these web sites operate in a clandestine manner (i.e. they don't make it clear who owns them and where their alliances lie). Some of the web sites are in fact run by Ticket Brokers and do not actually offer any discounts on the face value of the ticket. Most of the discount services below offer advance Broadway ticket sales at a discount, unless identified. This guide shows you which are the top web sites for cheap Broadway Tickets and which ones should be avoided.

Vendor
Cost
Value Proposition
Specialized Discount Broadway Ticket Web sites

nytix.com

$4.00

nytix was highly rated by the Wall Street Journal 2007 Discount Broadway Ticket article see article
Offers 1-Month access subscription that does not auto-renew
Covers Broadway discount codes and 13 other methods of getting discounts to Broadway shows
Your email address is not sold or spammed, only occasional emails of your indicated interest are sent.
Click Here For the current Discount Broadway Ticket Offers

broadwaybox.com

FREE

broadwaybox has limited offers, you get what you pay for and this site claims it is free.
Low rating by the Wall Street Journal Feb. 2007 see article
Not focused on Broadway Shows in New York City
Your email inbox can be inundated with bargain and cheap offers - Many of them irrelevant or inappropriate.
broadwaybox.com email is often marked as spam by Yahoo.com
Pretends to be a "Free" site, but charges the Broadway shows thus makes Broadway tickets cost more overall

entertainment-link.com

$39.00
Minimum 6-Month subscription
Limited offers and discounts
Discounts are not clear - confused by the savings amount and high subscription cost
hitshowclub.com

FREE
Established in the 1960's, The Hit Show Club focuses on restaurant and Broadway ticket packages. Provides AAA members with discounts. Not the best Broadway ticket deals and limited availability. Appears to be defunct, but occasionally shows signs of life.
Non-Web Based Discount Tickets

tdf.org
(Theatre Development Fund)
Operates the Times Square Half Price Ticket Booth located in Times Square

$4.00 per ticket fee
The TDF ticket stand in Times Square only offers "Day of Performance" discount tickets, not advance sales like the above web sites. The advantage they have is that blackout dates don't apply.
It's necessary, however, to stand outside in line for a couple of hours, at the mercy of the New York weather. You may also be pestered by a multitude of street salesman hawking everything from Bus Tours to fake handbags. TDF also offers a ticket papering service for $27.50 a year, but each ticket will still cost $30. The choice and window of opportunity is quite narrow.
Corporate Access Web sites

corporateoffers.com
corporatespecials.com

CORP
ACCOUNT
CorporateOffers.com in an online marketing company that promotes entertainment events and shows to an untapped corporate audience. This is the best corporate benefit web site around with a huge list of Broadway show discounts as well as travel, flowers and entertainment discounts - The caveat is that you must work for a Fortune 500 company or large institution and be able to access the internet from your organizations infrastructure, but you you don't have you circumnavigate your own HR department, as no account with them is necessary to get access to the discounts. This weeks featured offers are at: corporateoffers.com/offers.php ,but many more Broadway show discount tickets are available on the sub page that is linked from that main offer page.
plumbenefits.com
AKA SVM Corp
CORP
ACCOUNT
Plum Benefits is another online marketing company that promotes entertainment events to an untapped corporate audience. The Company is a subsidiary of Broadway Inbound, a division of The Shubert Organization.
You must work for a Fortune 500 company and your HR department must have an account with them.
Their Broadway offers can be limited with short availability dates and small windows of opportunity to buy tickets. Offers change once-a-month and some offers are for shows that have already closed. This company is not focused on New York City or Broadway Tickets and charges the Broadway producers a steep fee to be featured in their guide, thus making the offers less compelling.
workingadvantage.com
CORP
ACCOUNT
You must work for a Fortune 500 company and your HR department must have an account with them.
Limited offers, short availability dates, small windows of opportunity to buy tickets
Not focused on New York City or Broadway Tickets.
goldstar.com
CORP
ACCOUNT
Less corporate approach, but poor Broadway theatre offers - They insist on selling the tickets themselves for the shows rather than promoting the Broadway shows.
Broadway Show Web Sites Offering Discounts As A Sideline Business

playbill.com

FREE
Playbill.com offers excellent Broadway show coverage, but less discounts to Broadway shows than other sites. When they do offer discounts to Broadway shows, the discounts are comparable with others.
Once you sign up, significant amounts of offer emails are sent to you, not necessarily in the relevant subject areas.

theatremania.com

FREE
Limited discount offers
Not focused on New York City or Broadway
Offers a gold service @ $99 a year for a Broadway papering service
Advertising and Marketing Companies
seasonofsavings.com
FREE
Operated by Serino Coyne Inc.(Broadway show advertising and marketing agency) on behalf of The Broadway League. Limited discount offers. Only operates at certain times of the year, when Broadway audiences are thin.
absolutebroadway.com
FREE
Operated by Situation Marketing, an interactive and general marketing company. Basic email gathering site. No details on quality of offers.
broadwayinsider.com
FREE
Operated by Hugh Hysell at HHC Marketing Inc - a New York based marketing company

onstagesavings.com

FREE
Operated by About.com - They fail to disclose their conflict of interest when they recommend it in their articles.
Weak offers and limited offer choice
Broadway Theatre Owners

givenik.com

FREE
Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns five Broadway theatres
Weak Broadway Tickets offers
Limited offer choice
Gives a percentage back to non-profit organizations

audiencerewards.com

FREE

Operated by Nederlander Theaters under the guise of "Broadway Fan Club"
Weak Broadway Tickets offers
Limited offer choice and poor windows of opportunity
Can earn points by buying Broadway tickets through their web site. Points can be redeemed for Broadway shows and paraphernalia - much like American Express membership rewards

hiptix.com

FREE
Operated by the Roundabout Theatre Company, focused towards the 35 and under crowd
Offers limited to one Broadway Theatre
lct.org/studentix/
FREE
Operated by the Lincoln Center
Offers discount student tickets
Papering Services
audienceextras.com
$85.00
Broadway ticket papering service - fills up empty theatres to keep dying shows alive or drum up support/press
Minimum 1 Year subscription
Limited Offers
Free tickets to some less popular shows (Must pay $3 handling charge per ticket)
play-by-play.com
$99.00
Broadway ticket papering service - fills up empty theatres to keep dying shows alive or drum up support/press
Minimum 1 Year subscription
Limited Offers
Free tickets to some less popular shows (Must pay $3 handling charge per ticket)
theaterextras.com
$99.00
Broadway ticket papering service - fills up empty theatres to keep dying shows alive or drum up support/press
Minimum 1 Year subscription. Limited Offers
Fines you $20 if you don't turn up when you say you will
School Programs
schooltix.com

FREE
Operated by David Risley. School Theatre ticket program that features a few discount codes for Broadway shows. Limited Offers, poor availability
Daily Deal Websites
Groupon.com
FREE
Very few Broadway show offers, any offers are lost in the myriad of other offers
Livingsocial.com
FREE
No Broadway show tickets offers
Google Offers
FREE
Limited Broadway show ticket offers
travelzoo.com
FREE
A variety of offers, very few of which are for Broadway shows, is available from this email promotional and marketing web site
theater-offers.com
FREE
Operated by David Risley. Weak and limited offers
It appears that most of their discount Broadway codes are currently sourced from other web sites
 
 
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