October 16 at 12:30pm, tourists and Broadway fans will finally be allowed into the new, revamped TKTS booth in Times Square. "The new booth, at 46th Street and the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, will feature a fiberglass design and an amphitheater-style staircase, made up of 27 slip-resistant steps that provide seating room for more than 500 hot-chocolate-sipping bargain hunters in search of half-price tickets to 'Mary Poppins' or 'Avenue Q.'" Slip-resistant steps? We really hope the opening ceremony involves a Busby Berkeley staircase number with showgirls in headdresses. [NYT]
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