See Taylor for Five Bucks
Heads up, guys: Paul Taylor Dance Company is going to be selling $5 tickets to its March 6 Lincoln Center performance, which honors the 25th birthdays of Taylor's Brandenburgs and Speaking in Tongues.
Great, right? But there's a (cute) catch.
Last year, the company tried something similar, selling $7.50 tickets to a performance celebrating Aureole's 75th anniversary. The problem? They sold out in 45 minutes.
So this time around, the company has decided to offer the discounted tickets at little pop-up locations around Manhattan on four different days, giving Taylor fans all over the city a better shot at scoring them. Here's a rundown of the dates/locations:
Tuesday, January 22, Noon - 2 p.m.
Chacott by Freed of London
20 East 20th Street
Between Park Avenue and Broadway
Friday, January 25, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
19 Cleveland Place
Between Spring and Kenmare Streets
Sunday, January 27, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Paul Taylor Dance Company Studios
551 Grand Street
Between Jackson and Lewis Streets
Monday, January 28, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Dancers Responding to AIDS’ Dance from the Heart
Cedar Lake Theater
547 West 26thStreet
Between 10th and 11th Streets
Happy ticket tracking!
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