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New TKTS booth to open in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s getting a taste of the Great White Way.

Theatre Development Fund and MetroTech Business Improvement District announced this week that a new TKTS Discount Ticket Booth will open in the MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday, July 10.

The booth, the third to open in the city and the borough’s first, will offer Broadway, Off-Broadway, music, dance and Brooklyn performing arts events at discounted prices.

“Having a TKTS booth here in MetroTech will not only be hugely convenient for Broadway fans who visit, live and work here, but it clearly shows that Downtown Brooklyn is the place to be in New York City,” said MetroTech BID Board president Victoria Aviles.

TKTS Downtown Brooklyn will be located on the ground floor of 1 MetroTech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue.

TKTS offers same-day evening and next-day matinee tickets at discounts of up to 50 percent off full price.

“We’re thrilled to be able to serve the residents, workforce and visitors in Brooklyn with a new TKTS booth,” said Victoria Bailey, TDF’s Executive Director.

“The growth in Downtown Brooklyn has been tremendous in the past few years. We are confident that the convenience of the MetroTech location will encourage all of Brooklyn's theatre lovers to enjoy more plays, musicals and dance performances, as well as help create a new audience for live performances both in Manhattan and Brooklyn,” she added.

Borough President Marty Markowitz gave the news a standing ovation.

“I’m thrilled to see the curtain finally rise at the new Downtown Brooklyn TKTS booth. Brooklynites, as well as thousands of tourists, will now be able to purchase discounted tickets for Broadway shows and various other performances in Brooklyn.”

TKTS Downtown Brooklyn will be open Monday - Friday from 11am to 6pm. For more information, go to www.tdf.org.

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