Broadway Groupies: Rushing a Show
All this week WFUV News has been introducing you to people who can't get enough of Broadway. Groupies if you will. People who spend thousands of dollars to see their favorite shows again and again and again. But, some theater enthusiasts aren't about to empty their bank account to see a show. So they wait in long lines the day of a performance for discounted seats. These rush tickets cost much less than the regular price.
On a Friday morning, aspiring theater goers wait for hours out front of Foxwoods Theater near Times Square. The musical rendition of Spiderman is showing, and these rushers are hoping to snag a ticket when the box office opens at 10 A-M. Mike Smith stands near the front of the line, and he's hoping to take his nephew to the performance.