I can't say that I am about to pull my hair out, but I have been entering for Othello. It's a hot ticket, I don't really expect to ever win it, as I have always had terrible luck with lottos (no joke, when I did Matilda in person, every single person who entered had their name pulled, even the people who had entered with friends that had already won, and I was literally the last piece of paper in the bag). I never really expect to win lotta, I get more frustrated when todaytix doe
Ha. I'm kind of surprised it hasn't popped up online yet. I'm getting the book for Christmas and looking forward to checking it out. As for Groban, yeah, that was one of the hardest parts of seeing the show for me. I am just so used to Dave Malloy's voice, which is a bit different than Groban's to say the least.
Try to get an aisle seat and be as close to the front of the rear mezz as you can. I felt a little left out when I saw it from the rear mezz (I had previously seen it from a much better seat, so I may be biased), but it felt like the actors only came up the aisle near me two or three times. It's all staged much more for the front mezz.
Actually if you can be near the platform in the middle section of the rear mezz, that would be a good spot too I think.
Yeah, it was discussed during the Ars Nova stuff was happening, they talked about scheduling the recording for the same day as the Ars Nova gala (Dec 5th I believe), also someone asked Dave Malloy on Twitter if there was going to be a new recording and his reply was something like "Yes, recording in December"...I will see if I can find it...
If you can go front mezz, I would suggest that over rear mezz. I think it is worth the difference. That being said, I can't imagine you would miss much by going for those cheaper seats off to the side.
I believe he did half the week, Wednesday evening through Saturday matinee, with Groban doing the first two shows and the last two shows of the week. It will be interesting to see how big of a hit the weekly gross took, sounds like it will be a relatively big one.