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Damon Runyon Broadway Tickets Service

Todd Brogan of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has brought our attention to the Damon Runyon Broadway Tickets service, which offers a limited selection of four to six seats for over two dozen Broadway performances. The service offers theatre-goers the opportunity to get the best seats in the house, while also supporting cancer research.


There's a catch of course. Tickets are sold for double their face value, but Brogan points out that this is still typically less expensive than buying the same tickets from a broker. More importantly, he says that the added fees go towards the foundation, rather than a broker's wallet.

"The Foundation pays the theaters the full box office price for the tickets," Brogan says, "and then sells them for double the ticket price. The amount in addition to the box office price is a fully tax deductible voluntary contribution.  These contributions fund our administrative costs, allowing us to guarantee that 100 percent of direct donations go to research programs."

Damon_runyon Damon Runyon was a New York journalist in the early 20th century, best known for his “Broadway Stories,” which were adapted into Guys and Dolls. Runyon died of cancer in 1946.  The Broadway Tickets service was created by Rodgers and Hammerstein shortly thereafter to aid the newly-established Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, with supporters including Bob Hope, Marlene Dietrich, and Milton Berle.

For more info, visit www.damonrunyon.org.

-- Daniel Lehman

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