Broadway: Immediate Seating

One durable canon of American folklore is that Broadway tickets are all but impossible to come by, that playgoers have to write for tickets months in advance, know influential people or pay scalpers' prices.

The truth is that most Broadway shows have long been as easy to attend as a movie; playgoers who merely drift up to the box office at curtain time can generally plunk down their money and walk right in. One night last week, for example, only three of Broadway's 29 shows were sold out by 5 130: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The...

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