Industry Press / 09.12.18
TodayTix to Celebrate Five-Year Anniversary With Concert Benefitting Dramatists Guild Foundation
Actor and Musician Darren Criss to Host
Performances from Matthew Morrison, Mark Ballas, Ariana DeBose,
Erich Bergen, Lesli Margherita, Ethan Slater, and Kathryn Gallagher
September 24 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn
New York, NY (September 12, 2018) – TodayTix, the international ticketing platform on a mission to redefine the way people see theater, will celebrate its five-year anniversary with a concert to benefit Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) New Voices program, on September 24th at 7:30pm at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The evening will bring together the elements that have helped bring TodayTix to its five-year anniversary -- the artists, the performances and the audiences. Hosted by Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), the concert will feature stripped down musical sessions, in an intimate setting, by Mark Ballas (currently starring in “Kinky Boots” on Broadway, “Dancing with the Stars”) with his wife and other half of music duo Alexander Jean, BC Jean, Erich Bergen (“Madam Secretary”), Ariana DeBose (Tony Nominee, “The Donna Summer Musical”), Kathryn Gallagher (Lifetime’s “You,” “Spring Awakening”), Lesli Margherita (Olivier Award winner), Matthew Morrison (Tony and Emmy Nominee) and Ethan Slater (Tony Nominee, “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical”). Benjamin Rauhala will serve as Music Director.
“In celebration of five years of TodayTix making theater more accessible for new audiences, we will bring together a few of our favorite artists to put together an unforgettable night that not only pushes the boundaries of how and why we keep coming back to the theater, but also supports the next generation of creators who build it,” Brian Fenty, TodayTix Co-Founder and CEO, said.
“We are so honored that TodayTix has chosen to benefit Dramatists Guild Foundation with this event. We are deeply committed to supporting writers at all stages of their careers and applaud TodayTix for making plays and musicals more accessible to the next generation,” Andrew Lippa, President of Dramatists Guild Foundation, said.
The concert will kick off at 7:30pm EST at National Sawdust, a dynamic home for artists and new music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tickets are available now exclusively on the TodayTix app and website. General Admission tickets are $55 for standing room or $149 for VIP Lounge tickets, which includes access to the reserved VIP Lounge, a pre-concert cocktail reception and autographed commemorative poster from the show’s cast.
Profits from ticket sales will directly benefit DGF’s New Voices program. In alignment with TodayTix’s mission to make theater more accessible, the New Voices program brings trained teaching artists into classrooms, where they lead students in the collaborative creation of their own plays. This empowers students to discover the power of their own voices, helping theater to thrive for years to come.
To learn more about TodayTix, visit www.todaytix.com or download TodayTix for iOS or Android.
TodayTix is an international ticketing platform on a mission to redefine the way people see theater. Through effortless access to the best shows, insightful guidance to the world of theater, and thoughtful service at each moment along the way, TodayTix enables people to discover the best that their city has to offer.
Operating in the world’s most iconic theater markets, TodayTix secures the best discounted and premium-priced tickets available for the shows everyone is talking about in New York City, London’s West End, Toronto, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, and Dallas-Fort Worth.
Since launching TodayTix in New York City in December 2013 by life-long friends and Broadway producers Merritt Baer and Brian Fenty, the company has welcomed more than 4.5 million users, sold more than 3 million tickets, and assembled one of the largest networks of performing arts organizations in the world, partnering with more than 1,100 arts institutions globally. These include, but are not limited to: SHN, Curran, American Conservatory Theatre, The Public Theater, MSG Entertainment, Roundabout Theatre Company, Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, The Metropolitan Opera, BAM, English National Opera, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, Really Useful Theatres, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Young Vic, National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Opera Company, Goodman Theatre, Lyric Opera, The Second City, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Signature Theatre, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera, the LA Philharmonic, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Kimmel Center, American Repertory Theater, and AT&T Performing Arts Center.
To learn more, visit www.todaytix.com or download TodayTix for iOS or Android.
About Dramatists Guild Foundation
Dramatists Guild Foundation is a national charity that fuels the future of American theater by supporting the writers who create it. DGF fosters playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers at all stages of their careers. DGF sponsors educational programs; provides awards, grants, and stipends; offers free space to create new works; and gives emergency aid to writers in need. By supporting and nurturing the creators of today, we protect the stories of tomorrow.