Atlantic Theater Company Launches Back20 Ticketing Initiative

by Jacob Coakley

The Atlantic Theater Company has started a new initiative to offer cheaper tickets. The Back20 initiative will offer $20 tickets for previews at Atlantic Theatre Company’s mainstage productions. Tickets will be for the back two rows of the theatre (hence Back20) and availability will vary per performance.


Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce a change to their ticketing structure with the introduction of their new Back20 initiative. For every preview performance of Atlantic Theater Company Mainstage productions, Atlantic now offers $20 tickets to the public. They are limited to two rows in the back of the theater, and availability may vary per performance. Back20 tickets may be purchased online at, by phone through OvationTix (866.811.4111), or at the Atlantic Stage 2 Box Office (330 West 16th Street, NYC), open Noon to 6pm weekdays. No code is necessary.

Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe and Managing Director Jeffory Lawson said of the new initiative, “At Atlantic, we have always been committed to affordable and accessible theater through our specially priced membership program, but now we’re taking it one step further with our new Back20 initiative. For all previews in our Mainstage season, we are offering $20 tickets in two rows in the back of the theater. Just go online, call or stop by the box office and select a Back20 ticket; there are no discount codes, signups or coupons needed. It’s that easy. With our newly renovated theater nestled in with the beautiful homes on 20th Street, we want our neighbors, community and theater goers all across town to feel welcome to experience live theater in our intimate home. We’re thrilled to offer these lower-priced tickets to make our productions even more accessible.”

Back20 tickets will be available for all four of Atlantic’s 2013-2014 season Mainstage productions, which will include the world premiere of Academy Award® winning filmmaker Ethan Coen’s first full-length play, Women or Nothing, as well as a revival of the original Marc Blitzenstein English adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, staged by acclaimed director and choreographer Martha Clarke, and the world premiere of Tony Award® nominated playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Between Riverside and Crazy….

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is the award winning off-Broadway theater that produces great plays simply and truthfully, utilizing an artistic ensemble. Atlantic believes that the story of a play and the intent of its playwright are at the core of the creative process. The plays in the Atlantic repertory, from both new and established playwrights, are boldly interpreted by today’s finest theater artists and resonate with contemporary audiences. Since its inception over 27 years ago, Atlantic has produced more than 150 plays including Tony Award-winning productions of Spring Awakening and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh); world premieres of Almost an Evening, Offices and Happy Hour (Ethan Coen); The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Martin McDonagh); Body Awareness (Annie Baker); Romance (David Mamet); Through a Glass Darkly (Bergman, adapted by Jenny Worton); Farragut North (Beau Willimon); Dreams  of Flying Dreams of Falling (Adam Rapp); Bluebird and Harper Regan (Simon Stephens); What Rhymes With America (Melissa James Gibson); The Lying Lesson (Craig Lucas); Storefront Church (John Patrick Shanley); Blue/Orange (Joe Penhall); Port Authority and Dublin Carol (Conor McPherson); Writer’s Block (Woody Allen); American Buffalo and Edmond (David Mamet); The Cider House Rules (adapted by Peter Parnell); Celebration & The Room, The Collection & A Kind of Alaska and The Hothouse (Harold Pinter); Gabriel (Moira Buffini); Oohrah! (Bekah Brunstetter); Mojo, Parlour Song (Jez Butterworth); Boys’ Life and The Lights (Howard Korder); Distant Fires (Kevin Heelan); Missing Persons (Craig Lucas).

Atlantic has garnered 12 Tony Awards®, 12 Lucille Lortel Awards, 15 Obie Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards, five Outer Critics Circle Awards and three Drama League Awards. Atlantic also operates The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, which has an undergraduate program in conjunction with NYU, as well as a two-year professional acting program and a six-week intensive workshop every summer. Atlantic for Kids and the Educational Outreach Program partners with schools and teachers throughout the greater metropolitan area coordinating in-school visits of teaching artists and post-theater talkbacks.

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY MAINSTAGE AT THE LINDA GROSS THEATER is located at 336 West 20th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).

ATLANTIC STAGE 2 is located at 330 West 16th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).

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