This article is from the Theatre FAQ, by aku@leland.Stanford.EDU (Andrew Chia-Tso Ku) with numerous contributions by others.
TELECHARGE sells tickets to shows playing at Shubert and Jujamcyn
houses (PHANTOM, THE TEMPEST, LES MISERABLES, MOON OVER BUFFALO, etc.)
as well as Lincoln Center Theater (THE HEIRESS), Circle in the Square,
and selected off-Broadway theatres. Telecharge now gives out seat
locations over the phone, but usually only during daytime hours. For
books that contain floor plans to Broadway theatres, see section 9.6
of the FAQ.
(800) 432-7250 outside NY/NJ/CT
The 800 number is a relatively recent addition, and only gets
advertised with some shows, notably the more tourist-friendly shows
like CRAZY FOR YOU. If you are out of town and the show you are
interested in lists the 239-6200 number, try the 800 number instead if
you want to save on long distance charges.
TELECHARGE has a service charge of $4.75/ticket
TICKETMASTER sells tickets to shows playing at Nederlander houses
(SUNSET BOULEVARD, SHOW BOAT, VICTOR/VICTORIA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST,
etc.) as well as selected off-Broadway theatres. Ticketmaster now
gives out seat locations over the phone.
(800) 755-4000 outside NY/NJ/CT
TICKETMASTER has a charge of $5.50/ticket plus an overall transaction
fee of $2.50 for the order.