theatreWeek Offers Discounts to Inspire Patrons Old and New
theatreWashington and TodayTix Turn Spotlight on Area Stages
theatreWashington offers its annual shopping spree of ticketing discounts during theatreWeek 2016, a celebration that encompasses more than 30 participating theatres presenting work from September 21 to October 2. Included are musicals, dramas, comedies, and theatre for young audiences. Discount details will be posted at theatreWashington.org beginning at 10 a.m. on September 5. Beginning September 14, all discounts will also be available through the TodayTix ticketing app.
TodayTix joins theatreWashington and theatreWeek 2016 as part of a growing partnership that began with sponsorship of this year’s Helen Hayes Awards . Audiences will be able to use the TodayTix app to purchase tickets from all participating theatreWeek theatres, gaining access to more than 30 discounted productions on their mobile devices.
Amy Austin, theatreWashington’s President and CEO, commented, “We’ve got two goals this year. First, we want to see a lot of new faces in our theatres, people who have never tried a live performance, or who aren’t aware of all that Washington has to offer. Second, we want to see our dedicated theatregoers trying something new. We want to see folks who love The Shakespeare Theatre Company venturing over to Woolly Mammoth. We want to see folks who love musicals try a serious drama. There are literally no limits to what’s available in this theatre community.”
"We couldn't be happier to partner with theatreWashington to support Washington, D.C.'s flourishing theater scene," added Brian Fenty, Chairman and co-founder of TodayTix. "We are proud to leverage our technology to help connect audiences to the diverse and exciting shows happening all over town."
Theatres participating in theatreWeek 2016 are 1st Stage, Adventure Theatre MTC, Arena Stage, Arts on the Horizon, Brave Spirits Theatre, Constellation Theatre Company, Creative Cauldron, Faction of Fools Theatre Company, Flying V, Folger Theatre, Forum Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre, The In-Series, The Keegan Theatre, LiveArtDC, Monumental Theatre Company, Mosaic Theater Company of DC, NextStop Theatre Company, NuSass Productions, Olney Theatre Center, Peter's Alley Theatre Productions, Pointless Theatre, Red Branch Theatre Company, Rorschach Theatre, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Synetic Theater, the Puppet Co., Theater Alliance, Theater J, Unexpected Stage Company, The Welders, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company,and WSC Avant Bard.
Together with the region’s dynamic professional theatre community, theatreWashington creates and invigorates audiences, strengthens the regions theatrical workforce, and celebrates excellence on Washington stages to build and even more vibrant community for all.
TodayTix is the first and only free mobile app for iOS and Android that provides access to the best prices on last minute theater tickets, booked same-day or within a week’s time. Operating in the world’s most iconic theater markets, TodayTix secures the best discounted and full price tickets available for the hottest shows in the DC Metro Area, New York City, London’s West End, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Connecticut. Life-long friends and Broadway producers Merritt Baer and Brian Fenty launched TodayTix in New York City in December 2013. The company now has partnerships with more than 250 theater institutions globally including (but are not limited to:) Arena Stage, Studio Theatre Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, the Strathmore, The Public Theater, MSG Entertainment, Roundabout Theatre Company, Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Metropolitan Opera, BAM, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, Royal Court, Goodman Theatre, Lyric Opera, SHN, American Conservatory Theater, Geffen Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, LA Opera, A.R.T., Hartford Stage and Goodspeed Musicals. TodayTix has also launched daily mobile lotteries with highly acclaimed shows including Broadway’s Fun Home, The Public Theater’s Hamilton, Shakespeare in the Park, and The West End’s Kinky Boots, and is hosting a Free First Preview lottery for Ford’s Theatre’s 2016/2017 season. TodayTix has most recently partnered with institutions including Second Stage, St. Ann's Warehouse, SHN, Mosaic Theater Company and American Conservatory Theatre on their newest technology feature, daily mobile rush. To learn more, please visit www.todaytix.com or download TodayTix for iOS, Android and Amazon devices.