Football on Broadway


Super Bowl 48 is right around the corner and the teams aren't the only ones preparing to take center stage.

This year's Super Bowl is being held in New Jersey with New York right across the river. And to welcome the big game Broadway is preparing for a big show. The Jersey Boys and Rock of Ages will perform special outdoor concerts and a discount ticket deal on Broadway tickets has been launched offering fans two shows for the price of one.

Broadway is also taking advantage of all the sports fans swarming into the city by altering schedules to offer more matinee performances. The only day the marquees will remain dark is after kick off on Super Bowl Sunday. Organizers say the theaters know that competing with the big game means empty seats and lost revenue.

And if all that is not enough a stretch of Broadway from 34th Street to 47th will be closed to traffic, renamed Super Bowl Boulevard and converted into a theme park. Looks like the city that never sleeps is staying up later.