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On Sale Now: Kids' Night on Broadway

Are you a Broadway fanatic but think the tickets are oftentimes too pricey to ask your parents? Or are they too expensive to bring the whole family? Well act fast: Beginning today, kids (up to age 18) can get free tickets to select Broadway musicals between February 24 and March 2 with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket.


Sponsored by The Broadway League, "Kids' Night on Broadway" has aimed to inspire youth and introduce them to musical theater since 1996. This year, 22 Broadway (and Off-Broadway) shows are participating, including many we've raved about: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Chicago, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda the Musical, Motown the Musical, Newsies, The Phantom of the Opera, Pippin, Rock of Ages, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Stomp and Wicked.


Can't make it to New York? Shows on national tours across the US host their own versions of Kids' Night on Broadway. Visit the website for all information and details, and to purchase tickets.



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