Posted by mamaleh 2012-08-24 11:05:30
Has anyone rushed CHAPLIN yet?
What time is optimal for arrival at box office, and where were the seats?
Posted by tomatlcm 2012-08-24 13:02:11
I rushed first preview getting there at 8am and there was one other person there, no one else arrived until 9.45 so unless theres been a dramtic change in the last day I'd say you don't need to be there till 9.30 at the latest though i'd reccomend 9.00 just to be safe.
Posted by mamaleh 2012-08-24 13:22:05
Thanks--that sounds wise.
Posted by supersam1026 2012-08-24 13:51:38
Just because I havent seen any releases about rush yet, is it student or general? How much are they? Where are the seats? Thanks for your help!
Posted by tomatlcm 2012-08-24 14:42:48
it's the 15 front row seats $35, 2 per person and it's general rush. The eye lines pretty good, you miss a tiny bit of action in places because of the raised stage but you can't have everything. It's a very good deal if you ask me!!
Posted by kyl3fong2 2012-08-29 16:27:10
For those wondering, I rushed Chaplin this morning. Got there at 9am and was 4th in line. There wasn't that many people. By the time the box office opened I'd say only about 10-15 people were in line.
Posted by broadway_show_fan 2012-08-29 16:28:31
Is the stage really high (like the Palace) or kind of moderate?
Posted by kyl3fong2 2012-08-30 01:21:10
The stage was moderately high. I didn't find it to be a problem at all. Saw the show perfectly fine in the front row.
Posted by Vagabond Anarchist 2012-09-07 10:43:50
Hi there! Any new updates from people who have gone recently?
Posted by Vellekoop 2012-09-07 13:47:34
Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?
Posted by ClydeBarrow 2012-09-07 13:49:48
Vellekoop, no need to Bueller it 3 hours after someone asked. I'm pretty sure you can go up there whenever and get tickets. Look at the grosses and see that it's not selling.
Posted by Vellekoop 2012-09-07 15:04:56
I didn't even know you could look up grosses. Thank you for that tip!
And it's always appropriate to Bueller it. As you may recall, Ben Stein Buellered within seconds!
Posted by whoiam13132 2012-09-08 12:24:12
Went this morning. I got there around 8:45. There were surprisingly at least 20 people ahead of me. I was able to get a second row seat for matinee (the evening was already sold out). It didn't seem like many people behind me would be getting tickets.
Posted by Vellekoop 2012-09-08 15:09:17
Thank you so much for that info! We're hoping to see it next week. This really helps.
Posted by wonkit 2012-09-08 15:11:37
It opens Monday night. If the reviews are good, ticket availability may get tougher.
Posted by MKunkel 2012-09-17 10:04:28
Just if anyone was curious, I went to pick up my tickets for yesterday's performance at around 12:20 PM. One person in front of me asked the box office employee if there were any rush tickets left and he said "We sell rush tickets as soon as we open the box office at 12. We help out the people who take the time and effort to wait in line and when the lines over we stop selling them."
Posted by KirbyCat 2012-09-20 00:55:42
Going on Saturday for the matinee, and I want to see how early I need to be there...
Posted by RippedMan 2012-09-20 01:18:47
That's rude. So... you want me to waste my time and sit out on the street? Great.
Posted by KirbyCat 2012-09-21 00:27:52
Anybody? It's not on the Broadway Spotted Rush Report, which is bizarre.
Posted by RippedMan 2012-09-28 00:05:10
Are they still being dicks, or can I go throughout the day and get a ticket?
Posted by PlayItAgain 2012-09-28 00:07:01
@MK wow what a snotty thing to say.
Posted by BwayLover 2012-09-28 08:57:03
I rushed last Saturday- got there at around 8 and had about 8 people in front of me in line. When the box office opened, they had two lines form, one for matinee tickets and one for evening, which made it much easier.
All the rush tickets for the evening show were in the rear mezz, but for this show, I actually preferred it.
Posted by Hairspray0901 2012-09-28 10:24:46
I rushed on Wednesday and I got to the theater at 7:50am (definitely too early)-i was first on line. The next person arrived around 8:05 and by the time the box office opened at 10, there were about 20 people on line, maybe more.
I got center orchestra row O for the night show, the person behind me got front row of the rear mezzanine for the matinee, the person behind her got for the evening and got the tickets next to mine. Person behind her got row P in the center orch. I'm pretty sure they just gave out whatever they had left. My seats were amazing--the theater is pretty small and row O was third from last row but I thought they were great seats (this is coming from someone who loves sitting close and typically HATES sitting anywhere past row K in the orch).
As for the box office people saying they give out their tickets to those who are there by 10am, I didn't get a snoody response but I was there Tuesday night around 5:30 and I asked the woman at the box office if there were any rush tickets left for that night and she responded by saying "We give those tickets out at 10am when the box office opens, so if you would like the $35 ones, come in the morning when we open"--which implies they don't give out rush tickets to those who arrive randomly throughout the day.
Posted by RippedMan 2012-09-28 11:04:14
I got row A this morning. On the side. I hope it's not too partial?
Posted by broadway_show_fan 2012-09-28 11:48:45
which side and how far over? What time did you get there?
Posted by mamaleh 2012-09-28 23:11:25
I thought rush seats were the first row. What happened? Was that policy officially discontinued?
Posted by RippedMan 2012-09-28 23:46:26
Looked like were all in the Rear Mezz. Fine seats.
The show was a bore. Not bad, not good. Just eh. It happened. The songs were okay to listen to, but the melody left you just as soon as it started. Rob McClure was great and brought a nice intensity to the show, but the others around him weren't as interesting. The women were giving you just by-the-books musical theater acting, and his brother was just AWFUL. So boring. And he did air quotes for the word "wow." Is that even period? What?
Posted by nasty_khakis 2012-10-05 19:49:58
I'm interested in rushing tomorrow or Sunday. Would I be ok getting there at 9am (or 11 Sunday)? I assume so, but want to make sure since I don't want to waste too much time. Thanks for any help.
Posted by tmbyru 2012-10-06 17:20:47
I went the other day to see the matinee show but was given the same line of only selling rush tickets in the morning.
Posted by TonyVincent 2012-10-20 13:38:17
Went this morning, 10-12 people in line for each performance (they split them up once they opened the box office.
As others have said, they sell rush until the line runs out, so at 10:10 they stopped selling rush and told a woman if she didn't buy tickets now, she'd have to pay full price "in 2 minutes," even though it appears there are plenty of seats left.
Posted by gstrus2 2012-10-20 14:20:17
Thinking of doing this tomorrow! Are they front row? If I get there at 10 will I be OK?
Posted by emilyfaye48 2012-11-27 20:28:23
Anyone been lately? Seems like there was some dispute about where seats are and how many and when to show up, any new details would be appreciated!
Posted by gstrus2 2012-11-27 20:48:33
Did a few Sundays ago. Arrived at 9:30 for a 12:00 box office opening. At like 10:00 a group of like 6 people came behind us, then at 11:00 more people started coming. I'd say 11:15 by the latest show up for best seats. Seats are in the Rear Mezz. I was 3rd Row Rear Mezz, but the view was fine, and I saw the show again (free Orchestra seats) and the view was the same, just was closer, don't miss anything. :) Hope this helps emilyfaye48, btw: huge fan of your videos!
Posted by emilyfaye48 2012-11-27 22:15:40
Thanks!!! I'm a little surprised it's rear mezz, ah well though.
Posted by ArtMan 2012-11-27 22:22:04
Emilyfaye48, I rushed two Wednesdays ago, and my seat was second row center. Great seat for the price. I loved the show. Wish it was doing better.
Posted by emilyfaye48 2012-12-29 14:18:02
Anyone tried in the last week? I wanna go sometime closing weekend but I have to work in the morning, not sure what the demand will be.
Posted by jacobtsf 2012-12-29 15:12:00
Stopped at the box office a little after one this afternoon and they had rush tickets for both shows, but not many. Overheard that most non-rush cheap tickets were sold out, so it seems like they are going out with good sales.
Posted by NewYorkPulse24 2013-01-02 19:14:27
Does anyone know what its been like this week?
I really want to see it before it closes!
Posted by BwayGeek2 2013-01-03 11:22:16
I saw it last night and was able to get $45 TDF tickets in the last row of the orchestra. They were great seats and Rob McClure is fantastic in the show, as is Jenn Colella. This was a show that I wasn't sure about, but I'm really glad I caught it before it closed!