Subscribers to the 2012-2013 Broadway Series get four shows, including "Wicked" and "Billy Elliot," and their choice of two or three more, among them "American Idiot" and "Million Dollar Quartet." Prices for six-show packages range from $181.75 to $887. There are three subscription levels, all including such enticements as no-fee ticket exchanges, lost-ticket assistance, a patron services window at the theater, and access to ticket purchase and exchanges at any of the other theaters in the Broadway Across America network. "And all of our subscribers get first choice when we add a concert, like Neil Young or Kristin Chenoweth," Daniel said. The "traditional" subscription offers the option of prepaid passes. The "inner circle" level includes parking. Splurging for the "Grand Suite" level means the largest, plushiest seats in the house; a "private concierge hotline"; and access to the Lexus lounge, which has its own restroom, coat check and bar on the second level of the theater. Subscriptions are on sale now. Call 800-343-3103 or go to the Hippodrome's website.
Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun