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Rush, Lottery, and Standing Room …. How To Navigate Tickets To Broadway

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Tickets to shows are expensive, however there are cheeper ways to see a show if you are willing to get up early and brave the cold.

Here is a listing of rush, lottery, standing room, and student and young professional discounts:

& Juliet (Stephen Sondheim Theatre – 124 W. 43nd St. betw. 6th & 7th Aves.)
Digital Rush
Price: $47
How: Available through the TodayTix app
Where: todaytix.com
Time: 9 AM
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Valid photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to availability.

Standing Room
Price: $45
How: Available at the box office on the day of the performance only if the show is sold out
Where: Stephen Sondheim Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
Payment Method: Cash and credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Standing positions at the back of the orchestra
Special Policies: Subject to availability. Available when the show is sold out.

ALADDIN (New Amsterdam Theatre – 214 W. 42nd St. betw. 7th & 8th Aves.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $35
How: AladdinTheMusical.com/lottery
Time: Lottery opens 7 PM day prior to desired performance. Lottery closes 8:30 AM day of performance.
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office; may be partial view
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Tickets are non-transferable. Tickets must be purchased via credit card within allotted 60-minute window or may be released for general sale. Tickets may be retrieved at the box office 30-90 minutes before the performance time. Multiple entries for a single performance by a single guest will result in disqualification. See website for full details.

APPROPRIATE (Helen Hayes Theatre – 240 W. 44th St. betw. 7th & 8th Aves.)
Digital Rush
Price: $43
How: Available through the TodayTix app
Where: todaytix.com
Time: 9 AM
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Valid photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to availability.

BACK TO THE FUTURE (Winter Garden Theatre – 1634 Broadway, at 50th St.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $45
How: Submit online form
Where: rush.telecharge.com
Time: The lottery will open at 12 AM on the day before the performance closing at 3 PM the day before the performance. Winners are drawn at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Payment method: Credit card
ID: Credit card used for purchase
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Seats may be located in any section of the theater. While every effort will be made to seat pairs together with a full view, there is a chance that pairs may be split up and that your seat may have a partial view of the stage.
Number of tickets available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have six hours to claim and purchase tickets online. Tickets will be emailed.

General Rush
Price: $40
How: Available on the day of the performance.
Where: Winter Garden Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday-Saturday, 12 PM Sunday
ID: N/A
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability.

A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL (Broadhurst Theatre – 235 W. 44th st., between 7th and 8th Aves.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $55
How: Submit online form
Where: rush.telecharge.com
Time: The lottery will open at 12 AM on the day before the performance closing at 3 PM the day before the performance. Winners are drawn at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Payment method: Credit card
ID: Credit card used for purchase
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Seats may be located in any section of the theater. While every effort will be made to seat pairs together with a full view, there is a chance that pairs may be split up and that your seat may have a partial view of the stage.
Number of tickets available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have six hours to claim and purchase tickets online. Tickets will be emailed.

THE BOOK OF MORMON (Eugene O’Neill Theatre – 230 W. 49th St. betw. Broadway and 8th Ave.)

Price: $45
How: www.luckyseat.com/shows/thebookofmormon-newyork
Time: Lottery entries accepted until 10 AM on the day before the performance. Winners will be drawn at 11 AM the day before the performance. Winners must purchase their tickets by 3 PM the day before the performance.
Payment Method: Credit card online
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Subject to daily availability, may be partial view and pairs may be split up.
Number of Lottery Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office.
Special Policies: Tickets must be purchased by 3 PM the day prior to the performance. Tickets are non-transferable. See website for full details.

CHICAGO (Ambassador Theatre – 219 W. 49th St. betw. Broadway and 8th Ave.)
General Rush
Price: $49
How: On sale when the box office opens on a first-come, first-served basis
Where: Ambassador Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
Payment Method: Cash and credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: 25
Special Policies: Subject to availability.

Standing Room
Price: $39
How: Available at the box office on the day of the performance only if the show is sold out
Where: Ambassador Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
Payment Method: Cash and credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Standing positions at the back of the orchestra
Special Policies: Subject to availability. Available when the show is sold out.

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (Studio 54 – 254 W. 54th St. betw. Broadway & 8th Ave.)
Digital Rush
Price: $49
How: Available through the TodayTix app
Where: todaytix.com
Time: 9 AM
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Valid photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to availability.

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! (James Earl Jones Theatre – 138 W. 48th st., between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $45
How: Submit online form
Where: rush.telecharge.com
Time: The lottery will open at 12 AM on the day before the performance closing at 3 PM the day before the performance. Winners are drawn at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Payment method: Credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Seats may be located in any section of the theater. While every effort will be made to seat pairs together with a full view, there is a chance that pairs may be split up and that your seat may have a partial view of the stage.
Number of tickets available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have five hours to claim and purchase tickets online. Tickets will be emailed.

General Rush
Price: $40
How: Available on the day of the performance.
Where: James Earl Jones Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday-Saturday, 12 PM Sunday
ID: N/A
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability.

Standing Room
Price: $40
How: Available at the box office on the day of the performance only if the show is sold out
Where: James Earl Jones Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
Payment Method: Cash and credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Standing positions at the back of the orchestra
Special Policies: Subject to availability. Available when the show is sold out.

HADESTOWN (Walter Kerr Theatre- 219 West 48th Street, between Broadway and 8th Ave.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $47.50 (including fees)
How: Submit online form
Where: LuckySeat.com
Time: Lottery entries accepted until 10 AM on the day before the performance. Winners will be drawn at 11:15 AM the day before the performance.
Payment Method: Credit card online
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office. Pairs may be split up.
Special Policies: Fans who have been selected will be notified daily via email or SMS message. The lottery will then continue on a rolling basis for every performance of Hadestown. The digital lottery is limited to one entry per person and tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 3 PM ET the day before the performance. Tickets may be picked up at the Walter Kerr box office (219 West 48th Street) starting two hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID required. The name on your account must match the name on your photo ID. Winners who require accessible seating or other special accommodations should contact help@luckyseat.com for assistance.

Standing Room
Price: $39
How: Available at the box office on the day of the performance only if the show is sold out
Where: Walter Kerr Theatre box office
Time: 12 PM for matinees, 5 PM for evening performances
Payment Method: Cash and credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 1 per person
Seat Locations: Standing positions at the back of the orchestra
Special Policies: Subject to availability. Available when the show is sold out.

HAMILTON (Richard Rodgers Theatre – 226 W. 46th St. between Broadway and 8th Ave.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $10
How: Enter a lottery for the upcoming week’s performances.
Where: HamiltonMusical.com or download the Hamilton App.
Time: Opens Friday at 10 AM ET through the following Thursday at Noon. Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent between 1 PM and 4 PM every Thursday. Winners will have two hours to claim and pay for their tickets.
Payment Method: Credit card online
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Front row orchestra
Number of Tickets Available: 46
Special Policies: Limit one entry per person per performance and each winner can purchase two tickets. Unclaimed tickets will be forfeited and used as the box-office sees fit. Winners must pick up their tickets at the box office with a valid photo ID that matches the name drawn. Seats may be partial view and pairs may be split up.

HARMONY (Ethel Barrymore Theatre – 243 W. 47th st., between Broadway and 8th Ave.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $49
How: Submit online form
Where: rush.telecharge.com
Time: The lottery will open at 12 AM on the day before the performance closing at 3 PM the day before the performance. Winners are drawn at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Payment method: Credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Seats may be located in any section of the theater. While every effort will be made to seat pairs together with a full view, there is a chance that pairs may be split up and that your seat may have a partial view of the stage.
Number of tickets available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have five hours to claim and purchase tickets online. Tickets will be emailed.

18@18 Single Ticket Rush
Price: $18
How: For each performance, the first 18 in-person rush tickets will be sold for $18
Where: Ethel Barrymore Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday-Saturday, 12 PM Sunday
ID: N/A
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 1
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (Lyric Theatre – 214 W. 43rd St. between 7th and 8th Aves.)
The Friday Forty
Price: $40
How: Download the TodayTix app to purchase.
Where: TodayTix.com
Time: Entries accepted from 12:01am each Monday to 1pm each Friday for every performance for the following week.
Payment Method: Credit card online
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: 40
Special Policies: Winners notified between 1pm and 5pm on Friday and will have one hour to claim tickets from time of notifications.

General Rush
Price: $49
How: Available on the day of the performance.
Where: Lyric Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday-Saturday, 12 PM Sunday
ID: N/A
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability.

Cancellation Line
For last minute ticket releases and cancellations (at full price), patrons may join the cancellation line at the box office at 214 W. 43rd St. on the day of each performance.

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO (Belasco Theatre – 111 W. 44th St., betw. 6th and 7th Aves.)
Digital Lottery

Price: $35
How: Submit online form
Where: rush.telecharge.com
Time: The lottery will open at 12 AM on the day before the performance closing at 3 PM the day before the performance. Winners are drawn at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Payment method: Credit card
ID: Credit card used for purchase
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Seats may be located in any section of the theater. While every effort will be made to seat pairs together with a full view, there is a chance that pairs may be split up and that your seat may have a partial view of the stage.
Number of tickets available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have five hours to claim and purchase tickets online. Tickets will be emailed.

$50 to 50K
Price: $50
How: Through the end of 2023, a majority of unsold seats for each performance will be sold for $50 at the box office.
Where: Belasco Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday-Saturday, 12 PM Sunday
ID: N/A
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO (Booth Theatre – 222 W. 45th st., between 7th and 8th Aves.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $45
How: Submit online form
Where: rush.telecharge.com
Time: The lottery will open at 12 AM on the day before the performance closing at 3 PM the day before the performance. Winners are drawn at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Payment method: Credit card
ID: Credit card used for purchase
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Seats may be located in any section of the theater. While every effort will be made to seat pairs together with a full view, there is a chance that pairs may be split up and that your seat may have a partial view of the stage.
Number of tickets available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have six hours to claim and purchase tickets online. Tickets will be emailed.

General Rush
Price: $40
How: Available on the day of the performance.
Where: Booth Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday-Saturday, 12 PM Sunday
ID: N/A
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability.

THE LION KING (Minskoff Theatre – 1515 Broadway betw. 44th and 45th Sts.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $35
How: Submit online form
Where: Lottery.BroadwayDirect.com/Show/The-Lion-King
Time: Lottery opens when the previous performance begins, closes 9 AM day of performance.
Payment method: Credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of tickets available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Winners will be notified via email, and have 60 minutes to pay for tickets via credit card. Tickets are non-transferable. After you pay and receive your payment confirmation, you can pick up your tickets at the box office no sooner than 30 minutes before show time with a valid photo ID. See website for full details.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Hudson Theatre – 139-141 W. 44th st., between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $39
How: Submit online form
Where: TodayTix.com
Time: The lottery opens for entries every Sunday at midnight for the following week’s performances, and the lottery will close for entries the day prior to the performance at 12pm. Winners are drawn the day prior to the performance from 1pm-4pm.
Payment method: Credit card
ID: Credit card used for purchase
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Seats may be located in any section of the theater. While every effort will be made to seat pairs together with a full view, there is a chance that pairs may be split up and that your seat may have a partial view of the stage.
Number of tickets available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Winners will have thirty minutes to claim and purchase their tickets through the TodayTix app.

MJ THE MUSICAL (Neil Simon Theatre – 250 W. 52nd St., between Broadway and 8th Ave.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $49
How: Submit online form
Where: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/mj-ny/
Time: Lottery opens the day before the performance at 9:00AM and closes at 3:00PM. Winners will have 60 minutes to pay for tickets online with a credit card.
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office. May be partial view.

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL (Al Hirschfeld Theatre – 302 W. 45th Street between Broadway and 8th Ave.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $47.50
How: Submit online form
Where: www.luckyseat.com/shows/moulinrouge!themusical-newyork
Time: Digital lotteries entries will open each Monday at 10:00 AM ET and close the day prior to the performance at 9:59 AM ET for weekday performances and Fridays at 9:59 AM ET for all weekend performances.
Payment method: Credit card
ID: Government-issued ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office. May be partial view and there is a chance pairs may be split up.
Number of tickets available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Wins cannot be transferred to other performances or other people. The name on the account must match the name on your photo ID. Winners who require accessible seating should contact help@luckyseat.com for assistance.

PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC (Samuel J. Friedman Theatre – 261 W. 47th St. betw. 7th & 8th Aves.)
Digital Rush
Price: $47
How: Available through the TodayTix app
Where: todaytix.com
Time: 9 AM
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Valid photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to availability.

PURLIE VICTORIOUS (Music Box Theatre – 239 W. 45th st., between 7th and 8th Aves.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $40
How: Submit online form
Where: rush.telecharge.com
Time: The lottery will open at 12 AM on the day before the performance closing at 3 PM the day before the performance. Winners are drawn at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Payment method: Credit card
ID: Credit card used for purchase
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Seats may be located in any section of the theater. While every effort will be made to seat pairs together with a full view, there is a chance that pairs may be split up and that your seat may have a partial view of the stage.
Number of tickets available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have six hours to claim and purchase tickets online. Tickets will be emailed.

SHUCKED (Nederlander Theatre – 208 W. 41st St., between 7th and 8th Ave.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $40
How: Submit online form
Where: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/shucked-ny/
Time: Lottery opens the day before the performance at 8:00AM and closes at 2:00PM. Winners will have 60 minutes to pay for tickets online with a credit card.
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office. May be partial view.

General Rush
Price: $35
How: Available on the day of the performance.
Where: Nederlander Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday-Saturday; (Beginning March 27: 10 AM Tuesday-Saturday, 12 PM Sunday)
ID: N/A
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability.

SIX: THE MUSICAL (Lena Horne Theatre – 256 W. 47th Street, between 7th and 8th Aves.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $45
How: A limited number of $55 tickets will be sold via a digital lottery.
Where: lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/six-ny/
Time: Entries will be accepted starting at 9:00am the day prior to the performance. The cutoff is 6:00pm the day prior to the performance. Winners will be notified by email and have 60 minutes to claim and pay for their tickets online. Lottery tickets are limited to one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Digital tickets will be emailed to winners one hour prior to the performance.
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Valid photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office

Standing Room
Price: $49
How: Available at the box office on the day of the performance only if the show is sold out
Where: Brooks Atkinson Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
Payment Method: Cash and credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Standing positions at the back of the orchestra
Special Policies: Subject to availability. Available when the show is sold out.

SPAMALOT (St. James Theatre – 246 W. 44th Street between 7th and 8th Ave.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $44
How: Submit online form
Where: www.luckyseat.com/shows/montypythonsspamalot-newyork-2023Aug
Time: Digital lotteries entries will open each Monday at 10:00 AM ET and close the day prior to the performance at 10:30 AM ET for weekday performances and Fridays at 10:30 AM ET for all weekend performances.
Payment method: Credit card
ID: Government-issued ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office. May be partial view and there is a chance pairs may be split up.
Number of tickets available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Wins cannot be transferred to other performances or other people. The name on the account must match the name on your photo ID. Winners who require accessible seating should contact help@luckyseat.com for assistance.

General Rush
Price: $39
How: Available on the day of the performance.
Where: St. James Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday-Saturday, 12 PM Sunday
ID: N/A
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability.

SWEENEY TODD (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre – 205 W. 46th St., between Broadway and 8th Ave.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $30
How: Submit online form
Where: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/sweeney-todd-ny/
Time: Lottery opens the day before the performance at 9:00AM and closes at 3:00PM. Winners will have 60 minutes to pay for tickets online with a credit card.
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office. May be partial view.

General Rush
Price: $49
How: Available on the day of the performance.
Where: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday-Saturday, 12 PM Sunday
ID: N/A
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability.

Standing Room
Price: $40
How: Available at the box office on the day of the performance only if the show is sold out
Where: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
Payment Method: Cash and credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Standing positions at the back of the orchestra
Special Policies: Subject to availability. Available when the show is sold out.

WICKED (Gershwin Theatre – 222 W. 51st St. between Broadway and 8th Ave.)
Digital Lottery
Price: $54-$64
How: A limited number of tickets will be sold via a digital lottery. Tickets will be $59 for Friday evening, Saturday matinee & evening and Sunday matinee performances. All other performances will be $49.
Where: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/wicked/
Time: For matinee performances, the lottery will open the day before at 10am and close the day before at 4PM. For evening performances, the lottery will open the day before at 8PM and close the day of the performance at 11AM. Winners will then be notified and will have 1 hour to purchase the tickets by credit card online. The e-ticket will then be emailed to the winner’s email address.
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Valid photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office

In-Person Lottery
Price: $40
How: A limited number of tickets will be sold via an in-person lottery.
Where: In the Gershwin Theatre breezeway
Time: Lottery opens two and a half hours before each performance begins. Winners will be announced two hours before the performance.
Payment Method: Cash
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Number of Tickets Available: 26

Student Tickets

Price: $69
How: Discounted tickets for students available in advance at select performances at certain times of the year.
Where: Gershwin Theatre box-office
Time: Available dates listed at wickedthemusical.com
Payment Method: Cash or Credit Card
ID: Valid student ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to availability.
Special Policies: See website for details.

Military Tickets
Price: $79
How: Discounted tickets for active military available in advance at select performances at certain times of the year.
Where: Gershwin Theatre box-office
Time: Available dates listed at wickedthemusical.com
Payment Method: Cash or Credit Card
ID: Valid military ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to availability.
Special Policies: See website for details.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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Chita Rivera Awards Part 2 The Interviews

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T2C was at the 2024 Chita Rivera Awards at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. We got to interview some of the best in dance and look forward to sharing this with you.

On this video watch Michael-Demby Cain, Joe Lanteri, Bernadette Peters, Debbie Allen, Justin Peck, Norm Lewis, Rick and Jeff Kuperman, Chita’s daughter Lisa Mordente, Kenny Ortega, Serge Trujillo,  winners for Water For Elephants Jesse Robb and Shana Carroll, winner Camille A Brown Hell’s Kitchen, Marina Tamayo, Lorin Latarro, David Petersen, Bruce Robert Harris, Ali Louis Bourgzgui, Huey Lewis, Phil LaDuca, Riki Kane Larimer, Grant Plotkin and highlights from the show with Ali Louis Bourgzgui, Kristin ZChenoweth, Norm Lewis, Wayne Brady and more.

This was one spectacular night.

Video by Magda Katz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Theatre News: The Drama League, Once Upon A Mattress , Swept Away, Chita Rivera Awards and Moulin Rouge!

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The Drama League announced the winners of the 2024 Drama League Awards. The event hosted by NY1 reporter Frank DiLella, was held at The Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 W 54th St, New York, NY). Sarah Paulson wins Distinguished Performance Award. Hell’s Kitchen wins Outstanding Production of a Musical. Stereophonic wins Outstanding Production of a Play. Merrily We Roll Along wins Outstanding Revival of a Musical. Appropriate wins Outstanding Revival of a Play. In the directing categories, Daniel Aukin took home the Outstanding Direction of a Play award for Stereophonic and Maria Friedman took home Outstanding Direction of a Musical for Merrily We Roll Along.

The competitive awards were presented by Lear DeBessonet, Alfred Molina, Bebe Neuwirth and Ben Platt.  LaTanya Richardson Jackson presented The Gratitude Award to Kandi Burress; Thomas Schumacher presented The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing to Schele Williams; Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez presented The Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award to Jonathan Groff; and Jim Parsons presented the Contribution to Theatre Award to Jessica Lange.

Tony Award-winning producers Seaview and Creative Partners Productions have announced that, on the heels of its record-breaking, sold-out run at New York City Center’s Encores! earlier this year, Once Upon A Mattress will open on Broadway this summer at The Hudson Theatre (141 W 44th St). Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, The Music Man) will lead the Broadway cast, reprising her acclaimed performance as Winnifred the Woebegone, hailed by The New York Times as “perfectly goofy, and imprinted with an ebullient, joyful relish in the very act of performance.” The beloved musical returns to Broadway in a new adaptation by Emmy Award winner Amy Sherman-Palladino (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “Gilmore Girls”), directed by Tony Award nominee and Drama League Award winner Lear deBessonet (Into The Woods). Previews begin Wednesday, July 31, 2024, with an Opening Night set for Monday, August 12, 2024, for the limited engagement through November 30, 2024.

Following its Broadway engagement, Foster will headline the production in Los Angeles for a four-week engagement at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre from December 10, 2024 – January 5, 2025.

An uproarious update of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea,” Once Upon A Mattress sets an unapologetic free spirit loose in a repressed kingdom, reveling in Winnifred’s ability to charm and transform with willpower, honesty, and a little bit of help from her friends.  Full of gloriously catchy melodies like “Shy” and “In a Little While,” the musical first premiered in 1959, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer.

The Broadway production will feature Choreography by Drama Desk Award nominee Lorin Latarro (The Who’s Tommy), Scenic Design by Tony Award winner David Zinn (Fun Home, SpongeBob SquarePants), Lighting Design by Tony Award winner Justin Townsend (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Costume Design by Andrea Hood (Into the Woods), Sound Design by Tony Award winner Kai Harada (Days of Wine and RosesMerrily We Roll Along), and Hair and Wig Design by J. Jared Janas (Sweeney Todd, &Juliet). General Management is by Wagner Johnson Productions. Casting is by The Telsey Office (Bernard Telsey, CSA; Craig Burns, CSA). Orchestrations are by Tony Award winner Bruce Coughlin (The Light in the Piazza), and Drama Desk Award winner Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Company) will serve as Music Supervisor, Annbritt duChateau as Music Director, and Cody Renard Richard as Production Stage Manager.

A special fan pre-sale will begin on Tuesday, May 28, at 10:00AM ET – sign up atOnceUponAMattress.com for early access to tickets. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, May 29 at 10:00AM ET.

Further casting and creative team will be announced at a later date.

The Avett Brothers announced that their new musical Swept Away will begin previews on Broadway this fall at a Shubert theater to-be-announced. An odyssey of “mythic proportions” (San Francisco Chronicle), Swept Away features a book by Tony Award winner John Logan (Red, Moulin Rouge! The Musical), direction by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) and choreography by Tony Award nominee David Neumann (Hadestown).

After sold out runs from coast to coast, Swept Away storms Broadway this fall.

The Swept Away creative team includes music arranger & orchestrator Chris Miller, music arranger & orchestrator/music supervisor Brian Usifer, music director Will Van Dyke, Tony Award-winning set designer Rachel Hauck, Tony Award-winning costume designer Susan Hilferty, four-time Tony Award-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams and Tony Award-winning sound designer John Shivers.For ticketing updates and more information, visit SweptAwayMusical.com.

Jared Grimes (Funny Girl) will host the Chita Rivera Awards, it was announced today. The 2024 Chita Rivera Awards will be presented on May 20 at 7:30pm at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place off Washington Square Park), and are produced by Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc. in conjunction with Patricia Watt.

Presenters include: Debbie Allen (Fame), Shoshana Bean (Hell’s Kitchen), Corbin Bleu (High School Musical, Little Shop…), Anthony Crivello (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Joel Grey(Cabaret), Huey Lewis (The Heart of Rock and Roll), and Joe Morton (Scandal, ART), Bebe Neuwirth (Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, Chicago), Kenny Ortega (High School Musical), David Hyde Pierce (Here We Are, Spamalot), Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan; The Adams Family), Ben Vereen (Pippin), and more.

The evening will feature performances by: Wayne Brady (The Wiz), Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked), Norm Lewis (Phantom of the Opera; Porgy and Bess), and Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon; Old Friends).

There will also be performances from the casts of Suffs, The Heart of Rock and Roll, and The Who’s Tommy.

At the May 20 Awards, Bernadette Peters will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, Phil LaDuca will receive the Vanguard Award, for his outstanding contribution to the international dance community, and Mayte Natalio (Suffs; How to Dance in Ohio) will receive the Douglas and Ethel Watt Critics’ Choice Award.

The Douglas and Ethel Watt Critics’ Choice Award is bestowed by the journalists of the Chita Rivera Awards’ Broadway judging committee, to recognize outstanding work that falls outside the framework of the original categories. It is named for the longtime Daily News theater critic Douglas Watt and his wife Ethel, an original cast member of Carousel and Kiss Me, Kate who later became a producer.

Tickets to the Chita Rivera Awards are available to the general public atwww.ChitaRiveraAwards.com.

Pop the champagne! The Museum of Broadway will celebrate its newest special exhibit celebrating the 10-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical, presented in partnership with Chase Freedom and created exclusively for The Museum of Broadway. The exhibit, Moulin Rouge! The Musical: Spectacular, Spectacular, invites fans to step into the world of Belle Époque Paris and experience the splendor, eye-popping excess, and glittering extravagance of the hit show.

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TDF partnership sends 1400 service members to Broadway and Off Broadway during Fleet Week

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For the second year in a row, TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, has partnered with the Community Foundation of New Jersey to help obtain and distribute 1400 tickets to 11 Broadway and two Off-Broadway shows. These tickets will be given at no cost to members of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Blue Star Families, who will be in New York City during this year’s Fleet Week, May 22 to May 28, 2024.

The 13 shows that service members will see for free are Back to the Future: The Musical, The Book of Mormon, The Great Gatsby, Hamilton, Hell’s Kitchen, The Lion King, MJ, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Outsiders, The Play That Goes Wrong, SIX, Titanique, and Water for Elephants.

“This is the second year of our partnership with the Community Foundation of New Jersey, and we are honored once again to facilitate tickets to Broadway and Off Broadway for our service members during Fleet Week,” said TDF Executive Director Deeksha Gaur. “We know from our companion program for veterans that attending the theatre can support healing and help build community.  But most of all, we are thrilled that service members will get to experience the magic and joy of New York theatre at no cost to them.”

The Community Foundation of New Jersey serves approximately 1,160 fundholders—individuals, families, and businesses with philanthropic funds, which they use to recommend grants to worthy causes and communities.

“Funds at the Community Foundation of New Jersey may be used to directly improve people’s lives beyond the usual grantmaking, and this is a great example of that,” said Madeline Rivera, Program Officer at the Community Foundation. “Unique philanthropic ideas like these enable us to have broad impact in areas important to our fundholders.”

Those wishing to donate so that service members can attend future performances should contact Madeline Rivera at the Community Foundation of New Jersey atmrivera@cfnj.org or (973) 267-5533.

The Community Foundation of New Jersey creates and scales custom solutions for purpose-driven individuals, families, and businesses. From creative projects that tackle critical societal or policy issues, to scholarship funds, corporate philanthropy, legacy funds, and donor-advised funds, CFNJ manages nearly every kind of giving vehicle and tailors solutions to meet critical needs. CFNJ’s specialists understand the unique contours of communities and manage the scope of CFNJ investment and grantmaking capabilities with precision. With $790 million in assets, the CFNJ grants tens of millions of dollars each year through its more than 1,100 funds. In 2023, CFNJ granted more than $70 million to nonprofits in New Jersey and beyond.

Founded in 1968, TDF (formerly known as Theatre Development Fund) is a not-for-profit service organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone. TDF’s mission is to sustain live theatre and dance by engaging a broad and diverse audience and eliminating barriers to attendance. We fulfill our mission with a variety of programs that expand access, cultivate communities, and support the makers of the performing arts.

We are known for our theatregoing programs, including the TKTS by TDF Discount Booths (which celebrated 50 years in Times Square in 2023) and the TDF Membership Program; TDF Accessibility Programs (including open captioning, audio description, Autism Friendly Performances and the Veterans Theatregoing Program); Education programs (serving more than 10,000 NYC public school students annually), and Community programs (serving 18,000 people in the tristate area); as well as the TDF Costume Collection Rental and Research Programs. TDF envisions a world where the transformative experience of attending live theatre and dance is essential, relevant, accessible, and inspirational. To learn more about TDF, go to tdf.org; Facebook/Instagram/Threads: @tdfnyc.

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Summer Listening: Here We Are, Water for Elephants, Days of Wine and Roses, Harmony, How to Dance in Ohio, The Great Gatsby, Lempicka, The Outsiders, Stereophonic and Suffs  

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Today Concord Theatricals Recordings released the original cast recording of Here We Are, on CD and digital platforms worldwide. The album will be available on 2-LP, 180g baby blue vinyl on Friday, September 6. Here We Are (Original Cast Recording) has music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, and music supervision and additional arrangements by Alexander Gemignani, conducting a 14-piece orchestra. The album was recorded and mixed by Ian Kagey and mastered by Oscar Zambrano. The album packaging was designed by Derek Bishop. Complete production credits can be found in the album booklet available for free download HERE.

Stream, download or purchase the album HERE.

The album features the cast of Joe Mantello’s celebrated world premiere production: Francois Battiste, Tracie Bennett, Bobby Cannaval

Ghostlight Records has announced that Water for Elephants: Original Broadway Cast Recording, which preserves the show’s soaring score by the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co., is available in streaming and digital formats today, Friday, May 17. A CD is being planned for this summer. The show has been nominated for seven 2024 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical.” Produced by Peter Schneider, Jennifer Costello, Grove Entertainment, Frank Marshall, Isaac Robert Hurwitz, and Seth A. Goldstein, Water for Elephants is currently running at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Water for Elephants is based on the critically acclaimed and New York Times-bestselling novel by Sara Gruen. The new musical has a book by four-time Tony Award nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher) and is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jessica Stone (Kimberly Akimbo). The album is produced by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Ian Kagey. Stream or download the album at ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/WaterForElephants

Water for Elephants is currently running at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). The cast stars Grant Gustin (“The Flash,” “Glee”) in his Broadway debut, Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Shucked), four-time Tony Award nominee Gregg Edelman (City of Angels), Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Award nominee Paul Alexander Nolan (Slave Play), Stan Brown (“Homicide: Life in the Streets”), Joe De Paul (Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion), Sara Gettelfinger (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), and Wade McCollum (Wicked), and features Brandon Block, Antoine Boissereau, Rachael Boyd, Paul Castree, Ken Wulf Clark, Taylor Colleton, Gabriel Olivera de Paula Costa, Isabella Luisa Diaz, Samantha Gershman, Keaton Hentoff-Killian, Nicolas Jelmoni, Caroline Kane, Harley McLeish, Michael Mendez, Samuel Renaud, Marissa Rosen, Alexandra Gaelle Royer, Asa Somers, Charles South, Sean Stack, Matthew Varvar, and Michelle West.

Days of Wine and Roses written by Adam Guettel, features powerful songs like “Forgiveness” and “There Go I”, performed by Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James. Stream the Tony Award-nominated score here.

Harmony has a score by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman. The cast recording was released last August. You can still stream the cast recording here.

How to Dance in Ohio released an original Broadway cast recording on January 19, 2024. To stream the album, which features “Building Momentum,” click here.

The Great Gatsby has a new score by Jason Howland and Nathan Tysen, they will release a cast album digitally on June 21, 2024. Ahead of the album’s release, hear a sneak preview of tunes “For Her” and “My Green Light”performed by Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada.

Lempicka has songs that were fabulously sung by Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman, Andrew Samonsky, George Abud, Natalie Joy Johnson and Beth Leavel. The new score from Matt Gould and Carson Kreitzer will be available to stream on May 29, 2024.

The Outsiders new score by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay & Zach Chance) and Justin Levine will be available to stream on May 22, 2024. The songs were written by Academy Award nominee and Grammy Award winner Will Butler. You can get a sneak preview of the song “Masquerade” here.


Well Suffs is the show that will win the Tony for Best Musical and Score. The book, composer, lyricist, and star is Broadway darling Shaina Taub. The cast recording, produced by Atlantic Records, will be available to stream on June 14, 2024.

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“The Heart of Rock and Roll” Does Exactly What It Needs To Do Joyfully 80s Style on Broadway

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Hey, Bobby!” she calls to snap him out of his constant, adorable daydreaming. But it’s a different Bobby than the one who’s having a birthday over at Company, and it’s a whole different beast of a show, to be honest, as The Heart of Rock and Roll, the new jukebox musical comedy, inspired by the iconic songs of Huey Lewis and The News, drives forward with appealing delight. It’s a feast of fun and frivolity, setting itself up in 1987, as this Bobby, played charmingly by the wonderfully gifted Corey Cott (Broadway’s Bandstand), has his musical mind wandering all over the place about the future. He’s forever daydreaming of a way to climb that corporate ladder and make a name for himself after giving up his nighttime dreams of being a rock and roll star.

The man has traded in his family heirloom, an electric guitar, for a seat at the corporate table. But first, he has to navigate himself off of the conveyor belt line, working for a cardboard box company struggling to make ends meet. Bobby has some big ideas that he wants to deliver to his boss, the “Hip to Be Square” Stone, playing lovingly by John Dossett (Broadway’s War Paint), and his tense corporate daughter, Cassandra, who’s as tightly wound as one could be. Played adoringly by the wonderful and talented McKenzie Kurtz (Broadway’s Wicked; Frozen), Cassandra is one unique creation. She has given up her independent dreams of making it big on her own in the big city to return home after the death of her mother and help out her grieving father and the family business. And to no audience members’ surprise, these two opposites are as blindly attracted to each other as two souls can be, and they can’t seem to fight “The Power of Love.” And we know right from the get-go that we don’t want them to.

Corey Cott, McKenzie Kurtz, and the Company of Broadway’s The Heart of Rock and Roll. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The Heart of Rock and Roll is exactly what you would imagine a musical comedy inspired by the songs of Huey Lewis and The News would be. It’s not breaking any new ground here, nor is it reformating or reinventing jukebox musicals. Many have called it the ‘first AI-invented musical’ as it checks all the boxes, moving like a well-timed machine through the framework of a well-intentioned musical. And I get why they say that, but as tenderly directed by Gordon Greenberg (RTC’s Holiday Inn) and inventively choreographed by profoundly good Lorin Latarro (Broadway’s Tommy), the show is definitely a whole lot more fun and enjoyable than many others who have tried and failed in the same format. It has a tender heart and a great comic backbone that never disappoints. The songs are as engagingly head-bopping as you remember, and performed with enthusiasm and love by a cast of pros that never let the piece falter or stall. The story is a rom-com joyride, fulfilling all the requirements of a feel-good jukebox show, but dressed up in the 80s, with costumes designed perfectly by Jen Caprio (Broadway’s Spamalot), a solidly functional set by Derek McLane (Broadway’s Purlie Victorious), well-formated lighting by Japhy Weideman (Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen), a solid sound design by John Shivers (Broadway’s Shucked), and layered with a few other popular themes around dreams, fulfillment, and family. That’s what gives it the Heart that they all keep singing about.

It’s a magnificent cardboard dance and ride on a well-tuned conveyor belt that soars into your heart and soul like your favorite soda pop, thanks to the music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Brian Usifer (Broadway’s Book of Mormon) led by musical director Will Van Dyke (Off-Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors). The book and story by Jonathan A. Abrams (“Juror No. 2“) with an assist from producer Tyler Mitchell (“Lucky Number Slevin“) is as charming as it is fun, filled with so many musical moments that make you sit up and take notice, especially when Bobby’s best gal pal, Roz, played to the heavens by the miraculous Tamika Lawrence (TNG’s Black No More), strides onto the stage. She’s one of the best things in this show filled with many best things.

Corey Cott, Raymond J. Lee, John Michael Lyles, and F. Michael Haynie in Broadway’s The Heart of Rock and Roll. Photo by Matthew Murphy

The Heart of Rock and Roll isn’t reinventing any kinda wheel, but there is enough playful energy flying forward from the cast that even though we see the ending pretty early on, we also want to enjoy the ride like that roller coaster we keep going on over and over again. Cause it’s just a whole heap of fun. The side kicks; Bobby’s former band mates: F. Michael Haynie (Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Glenn, Raymond J. Lee (Public’s Soft Power) as JJ, John-Michael Lyles (Broadway’s A Strange Loop) as Eli; and Casandra’s old school friends: Zoe Jensen (Broadway’s Six) as Paige and Josh Breckenridge (Broadway’s Come From Away) as Wyatt, all perform fabulously playing their parts with a wink and smile as they systematically deliver all the goods required. Orville Mendoza (CSC’s Pacific Overtures) as businessman Fjord, is a riot and delivers the ridiculous with the biggest Swedish wink you could give, and Billy Harrington Tighe (Broadway’s Pippin) as Tucker does a fantastic job playing the old boyfriend from Cassandra’s past who represents everything we don’t want for her. As written, it’s the perfect balance of sleaze and charm that makes us understand why she would have dated him before when she was at school, but also makes us want her to forget all about him and focus her eyes on Cott’s Bobby, cause that the ending we truly want.

The Heart of Rock and Roll does not disappoint, not in the slightest. It’s warm-hearted, well-played, beautifully performed, fantastically charming, and full of fun, without ever trying to be of a higher frame than it needs to be. I’m not surprised it didn’t garner a ton of nominations this award season. It’s not that kind of show, but don’t be fooled by this. It’s pretty much one of the funniest fun musical rides on Broadway. It doesn’t pretend to be ‘high art’ but doesn’t really need to be for us to laugh and cheer for these two to finally give it all up for Love.

Corey Cott, McKenzie Kurtz, and the Company of Broadway’s The Heart of Rock and Roll. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

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