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Three Ways To Support Charities While Enjoying A Broadway Show

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Going to a Broadway show is an excellent way to indulge in all the glitz and glamour of New York City while enjoying some of the best theatrical talent in the world. If you’re thinking about getting tickets to a Broadway performance during your next jaunt to the Big Apple, keep reading to learn how you can catch a show while also giving back to a worthy cause.

Grab Tickets on Givenik.com

On A Clear Day Broadway Show. Photo Credit: Givenik.com

On A Clear Day Broadway Show. Photo Credit: Givenik.com

In order to meet demands from tourists, many websites offer Broadway tickets at prices that are drastically less than the full retail price. Often, you’ll have the chance to use discount codes that are published online for free.

However, if you don’t mind paying full price for your ticket as long as the funds will go towards a good cause, visit a website called Givenik. It partners with various charities and five percent of each ticket purchase will support the organization of your choice. This website helpfully offers descriptions about each cause in case you’re not sure which one to pick.

The website will also remember the charity you supported during your first visit to Givenik so you can quickly donate to that charity again in the future. Alternatively, you have the option to choose a different charity each time you make a purchase.

Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Photo Credit: Broadway Cares

Photo Credit: Broadway Cares

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids is a theater-based organization that uses the performing arts to provide various forms of support for people with AIDS. In addition to hosting several special events throughout the year that give attendees the chance to see well-known Broadway stars, the organization also has access to blocks of tickets for popular shows.

These tickets fall into two categories: Regular Care-Tix and Premium Care-Tix. Regular Care-Tix cost twice the face value amount and may be available even when shows are listed as being sold out. The cost exceeding face value is tax-deductible.

Premium Care-Tix allow you to get seats from a personal shopper who will go to the box office on your behalf to get the best seats available for a desired performance. Premium versions of the tickets cost face value plus $150 but the extra amount is entirely tax deductible. What better way to see a great performance and know just how much of your funds are going to support the cause?

Attend a Broadway Gives Back Performance

Broadway Gives Back is a charity that takes a unique, musical-theater approach to making organizations more visible. It tasks award-winning composers with creating a song that describes the work specific charities are doing to help others. Some of the current causes include the ASPCA, GLAAD, Make-A-Wish and Seeds of Peace. After the songs are composed, established or up-and-coming Broadway stars perform them for the public.

Because Broadway Gives Back is well known throughout the theater community, these events are usually widely publicized, even though they only happen occasionally. Check them out if you want to see Broadway luminaries outside of their usual roles.

According to statistics from The Broadway League, more than 11 million people have seen Broadway productions in the 2012/2013 seasons. By using the information above, you can join your fellow Broadway enthusiasts and do something to help others at the same time.

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