In an earlier post Theater Advisor discussed the use of Tweet Seats. Tweet Seats are the implementation of Live Tweeting, which as described by Twitter, is “to engage on Twitter for a continuous period of time—anywhere from twenty minutes to a few hours—with a sequence of focused tweets.” Theaters across the country are turning toward the trend, but when we posed the question to our Twitter followers, the response what not especially favorable.
Well, the time has come. On Sunday evening, February 19, the first Broadway theater will house Tweet Seats. Godspell producer Ken Davenport announced yesterday that a special “Tweet Seat Performance” would be held with 15 of the show’s most vial Twitter fans each granted a free ticket to tweet live, during the performance. The Tweet Seats will be in a designated section of the theater so not to disrupt the other members of the audience.
“At Godspell, we have some of the most passionate Twitter users I’ve ever seen on a Broadway show, so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to reward them for the tweeting they’ve done, and also to test the concept of ‘Tweet Seats’ in a Broadway theater” said Ken Davenport. He is aware of the controversy around Tweet Seats and has done some test runs to hopefully ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone that attends the Godspell performance. “There’s only one way to really find out…so on Sunday evening, February 19, for one night only, we’re going to give it a tweet,” said Davenport.
A limited number of Tweet Seats will be available for purchase for $99 in addition to the 15 complimentary tickets. Tweet Seat tickets holders will also be invited to a special pre-show event on February 19 with members of the Godspell cast and creative team.
To purchase a “Tweet Seat” for the February 19 performance of Godspell, email email@example.com for more information. (“Tweet Seat” tickets are limited in quantity and subject to availability.)
Here’s a look at our Twitter Tweet Seat conversation from a couple weeks back:
Tell us what you think. How do you feel about Tweet Seats?