Positively Philadelphia: It's Broadway season! New Yorkers flock to Philly

Lauren Lipton
June 23, 2019 - 10:36 am

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Broadway Philadelphia season is underway and many theater fans have already got their season tickets like Lorianne Lowy and Diane Hennessy who come from Long Beach Island. 

"We started out, we wanted Hamilton tickets and then there were other shows we wanted to see so we ended up getting the whole Magilla, so to speak," Lowy said.

Since they come from Long Beach Island, they sometimes stay overnight.

"We look forward to it. It's like a mini vacation.  We pack our bags, we pack the dog up, the dog goes to camp," Hennessy said.

And why Broadway Philadelphia not Broadway New York?

"Because we live so far away it's about the same distance to go to New York as it is to come to Philadelphia, but I'm a South Jersey, Philly girl, so I'd much rather come to Philadelphia," Lowy said. 

"And don't think that because it isn't New York that the shows are not as good," Hennessy added.