“Will my child be able to see from there?” a mother asks as she picks up her tickets.
“Of course,” I assure her, “The New Victory is an intimate theater with under 500 seats, so there is really not a bad place to sit. If you are sitting in the orchestra we do have booster seats that you can use. Just find one of our ushers and they will happily bring one to you. Booster seats, however, are not allowed upstairs. The mezzanine and balcony have a step up between the rows, kind of like stadium seating, so everyone can see more easily.”
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At the next window a man asks Jennifer, one of the many helpful people who work in our box office, “Where is there a convenient place to park?”
“The closest garage to The New Victory,” she explains, “is Little Man Parking’s Times Square Garage on West 41st Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. There are two other Central Parking garages on 40th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues and 44th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.”
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“Certainly,” I respond. “You can leave the tickets at the box office under their name and they can join you inside when they get here. However, late seating is at the complete discretion of the house manager. If they arrive after the show starts they can view the show on the monitors in the lobby until the late seating cue arrives. Patrons are only admitted into the theater at an appropriate break in the action on stage as to minimize the disruption to the audience and performers.”
As I close the box office for the evening one last patron approaches me. "Do you have two tickets for Spider-Man?" he wants to know.
"Spider-Man is next door at the Foxwoods Theater," I tell him. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is just one of the many shows people ask me about when they come into the New Vic box office. They ask for directions to the movie theaters at the other end of the block, Mary Poppins at the New Amsterdam, and the American Airlines Theater. People even come to us looking for The Lion King. Times Square is a big place, and I don’t mind helping you get to your show on time or recommending a good place to eat. I want your trip to our neighborhood to be a memorable one.
Until next time…enjoy the show! Call or email any time: (646) 223-3010 or firstname.lastname@example.org