Billy Porter, Lindsay Mendez, Harvey Fierstein, Marin Mazzie and More Share TKTS Memories

By Playbill Staff
04 Jul 2013

Rory O'Malley
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Tony Award nominee Rory O'Malley

During my college years I would fill up my old minivan with fellow Carnegie Mellon students and drive from Pittsburgh to New York for the weekend every few months. It was an expensive trip for seven broke college kids even when you split the gas and piled into one hotel room, so our first stop would always be to the TKTS booth. It was the only way we could get what we came for. Inspiration.

When you are in the middle of intense acting training, it's important to go see great theatre to remind yourself why you're working so hard. That TKTS booth made tickets affordable for a bunch of students to witness their dream in action. Without it, I would have missed many great performances.