On-hand to join in the festivities were Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, NYC Councilmembers Leticia James and David Yassky, NYC Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kate D. Levin and star of the Broadway hit Xanadu Kerry Butler. Of course, the ribbon-cutting ceremony would not have been complete without a live performance from the cast of Forbidden Broadway.
The Theatre Development Fund is a non-profit organization dedicating to ensuring that millions of New Yorkers and tourists who may not otherwise be able to afford tickets to a live performance can do so through its TKTS program. TKTS Downtown Brooklyn will be open Monday- Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM, selling discount tickets for same-day evening and next-day matinee Broadway, Off Broadway, music, dance and events at Brooklyn venues, such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).
“Today’s announcement is the culmination of a great deal of hard work and represents a true collaborative effort between the business community and government,” said Millman. “When the BID’s Mike Weiss and I began this quest many years ago, we were confident that we could help bring Broadway just a little closer for residents and visitors to Brooklyn. Now that it’s finally here, I have no doubt that this TKTS booth is going to be an extremely successful addition to our Downtown Brooklyn community.”