Yes, Kids’ Night on Broadway® the annual New York City event that allows kids ages 18 and under to attend a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult, sells out fast. But be sure to check for last minute tickets this month as there are a few left. Don’t miss this chance to introduce your children to live Broadway theater for free.
President of The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry, Charlotte St. Martin says this year there’s an amazing selection of shows ideal for all ages. She is especially excited that there are good choices for what she calls the “teenies and tweenies” crowd.
While blockbuster shows such as The Lion King or Wicked are instantly recognizable to most parents, St. Martin encourages parents to consider other, perhaps less well-known, productions.
She was hard pressed to single out any show because they are all wonderful, but parents might like to consider Come From Away, a new musical at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. “This is an uplifting story about how the people of Newfoundland opened their hearts and homes when 6,579 plane passengers were suddenly and unexpectedly stranded there on Sept. 11, 2001,” says St. Martin. She also noted that, “Kinky Boots featuring Todrick Hall is another heartwarming story of how two very different people come to embrace their differences.” The League’s website, broadwayleague.com, offers the story line and other information on all the shows currently on Broadway.
Many Times Square area eateries are offering specials for Kids’ Night on Broadway ticket-holders, including free entrees for kids. There’s also study guides available for individual shows and a free Kids’ Night on Broadway Activity Book distributed on the day of the event to all ticket holders. See kidsnighto