From Variety's Frank Rizzo:
Five major Connecticut theater organizations have united for the first time to create a statewide system to offer reduced-priced tickets.
Hartford Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, Long Wharf and Yale Repertory in New Haven, Goodspeed Musical's Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam and Norma Terris theater in Chester have created the website CTheatreNow.com ("See Theater Now"), which offers 25 and 50 percent discounts on tickets the day of performance only.
The website, created by the theaters' marketing departments in association with TheaterMania.com, provides a listing of shows at the theaters and indicates if discounted tickets are available that day.
Imagine if, say, Playwrights Horizons, the Public, Atlantic, and MTC ever got together on a similar venture? True, they already send their xtra tix to TKTS...but I, for one, would much rather go online than wait on that line...
And, besides, how many people on average at TKTS are seeking seats for Off-Broadway nonprofit shows by new writers they've never heard of? I bet they would sell more this way.I myself am going to bookmark this site since a lot of these theatres are not too far away from NYC. One could log on in the morning then hop on MetroNorth!