Broadway Weathers Transit Strike

The New York City transit employees three-day strike that ended December 22nd gave potential theatre-goers hope of scoring tickets to sold-out Broadway shows through patron cancellations.

Sales at the Times Square TKTS ticket booth were said to be off by 20 percent the second day of the strike, but city residents and tourists had a shot at picking up tickets for performances including “Wicked” and “The Odd Couple” the day of show, according to Variety.

Ticketholders who weren’t able to get into Manhattan because of the strike were allowed to exchange their ducats at the point of purchase.

Members of the Transport Workers Union Local 100, the nation’s largest public transit system, walked off the job December 19th over a contract dispute.

Union members agreed to return to work while they and city officials work out their differences