Evita Rush

Matteo
Stand-by
joined:4/4/09
Evita Rush
Posted: 10/15/12 at 07:04pm
Im looking to rush Evita this Saturday for the matinee... how many people normally come for Evita? Is it more worthwhile for me just to buy online (since I know this is the show I want to see) or will my chances be decent for this?
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
Evita Rush
Posted: 10/15/12 at 09:01pm
Ive rushed and I got there at 7am. One person came 2 seconds after. Then one a few minutes after. Then every few minutes someone new came basically until 9am, then everyone started coming to wait on line. The line had about 40 people at 10am. I got front row seats, and I believe about 20+ other people got good orchestra seats too. Id say if youre willing to wait for 3 hours, go at 7, but if not, 8-8:30 is the latest.
bklynBridge95
Swing
joined:1/15/12
Evita Rush
Posted: 10/15/12 at 09:33pm
I got there around 7:45-8 and was maybe 4th in line, and got second row orchestra seats for me and my friend. But by the time the box office opened the line was insane! Just saying you should probably bring a book. I like to talk to the people around me when I rush, but no one at all spoke English, so I stood there really bored for a couple of hours. But get there early.
showchoirguy
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/10
Evita Rush
Posted: 10/15/12 at 11:37pm
Has anyone been recently? Have they had any tickets available for the evening performance on Saturday?
mariodelagarza
Swing
joined:5/3/12
Evita Rush
Posted: 10/16/12 at 12:05pm
I rushed last week, on tuesday, 7 people by 8:53 am.
Matteo
Stand-by
joined:4/4/09
Evita Rush
Posted: 10/16/12 at 11:35pm
Where is the box office located? Is it down by the big signs in Times Square or is it in the hotel?
PositivelyEmerald
Stand-by
joined:7/24/11
Evita Rush
Posted: 10/17/12 at 12:56am
Its across the street from the Lunt Fontanne. Theres a big Evita Sign above it.
CJ N2N
Featured Actor
joined:7/8/11
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/5/13 at 07:09pm
Has anyone been recently? My friends and I were going to go next Saturday and rush for the matinee and I was wondering how it's been and when would be a good time to go. Has it picked up more because it's closing soon?
Phillytheatreguy10
Leading Actor
joined:7/22/12
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/8/13 at 09:53am
How has rush been for the Wed. matinee lately?
muscle23ftl
Broadway Legend
joined:12/19/04
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/9/13 at 04:51pm
Saturday matinee is the best time to see this show, since Christina DeCicco is in it.
"People have their opinions and that doesn't mean that their opinions are wrong or right. I just take it with a grain of salt because opinions are like as*holes, everyone has one". -Felicia Finley-
Cape Twirl of Doom
Broadway Legend
joined:11/2/05
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/12/13 at 07:57am
For those interested, I got here today Sat at 8am and there are ten people in front of me.

Eta: the doorman at the Marquis and whoever is in charge of the rush line are complete idiots. I was 11th on line, and then at ten am when he opened the doors, he suddenly lets ahead of all of us 50 people who had been inside the hotel!! Even though they got there at 8:30 and the box office guy said the outside line was the correct one. Total bullshlt!
"It's Phantom meets Hamlet... Phamlet!"
Updated On: 1/12/13 at 07:57 AM
CJ N2N
Featured Actor
joined:7/8/11
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/12/13 at 10:28am
I completely agree! I was the red head who was third in line and luckily I got in with the first group of people but they handled that TERRIBLY. I felt so bad for everyone there.
Cape Twirl of Doom
Broadway Legend
joined:11/2/05
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/12/13 at 11:32am
Ah, you were one of the lucky ones!

I really wanted to complain to a manager or something. Yeah, they are rush seats but that still means you have to follow the rules in selling them. That doorman was a complete dumbass. Basically, all of us (except for 7 or so people who were at the head of our line) who had been on the correct line, were told to get on the end of the inside line, which then caused a whole chaotic free-for-all as those on the very end realized they could run ahead and charge through the doors, instead of going in through an orderly fashion. So we all just wasted 2 hours, as it was no different then if we had just shown up right at 10am. All because of one rude asshole.

I can't believe they don't have this set up better. The show has been running for how long now? You'd think issues like this would have been figured out, oh I don't know, 2 days after first selling rush tickets?

The solution to this could have been really simple too. There were two box office windows open selling rush tickets. He could have easily just had each line use a separate window. Fair to all involved, no crush of people rushing the doors, etc.

"It's Phantom meets Hamlet... Phamlet!"
Updated On: 1/12/13 at 11:32 AM
bluetuna
Leading Actor
joined:11/15/07
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/15/13 at 08:02pm
I know the show's closing in a little over a week, but how has the rush been on recent weekdays? What time should one get there? Thanks.
wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
joined:10/14/08
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/15/13 at 09:03pm
8 o'clock seems like plenty of time. Maybe even 8:30. It still isn't as crowded until at least 9.
backwoodsbarbie
Broadway Star
joined:7/31/09
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/17/13 at 12:09am
The week before Xmas I got rush tix at about 4pm. I work days so I can't get there early-might take a stab at rush tickets tomorrow afternoon on the off chance it's a slow rush day. I really want to see this once more before it closes!
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tking001
Broadway Legend
joined:4/3/09
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/17/13 at 12:19am
Is it cash only?
abbagirl
Understudy
joined:6/16/08
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/17/13 at 12:59pm
Yup, cash only.
backwoodsbarbie
Broadway Star
joined:7/31/09
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/17/13 at 08:33pm
Tried today on a whim to go after school at 3:30 but rush was gone as expected. May try AM rush on Monday-has anybody seen the alternate Che as Ricky doesn't do Monday shows?
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Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/17/13 at 08:50pm
Everyone raves about Max Von Essen. I'm not sure if it's his turn though, they alternate the alternates. I've never heard a review of the other alternate.
bluetuna
Leading Actor
joined:11/15/07
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/17/13 at 09:31pm
I saw Daniel Torres in one of his first performances. He was noticeably nervous a couple of times and messed up a few lines in "Waltz for Eva and Che", but it's possible that people who weren't really familiar with the show may not have noticed. Nonetheless, he was a good vocalist and did a nice job.
flinger072
Swing
joined:6/25/10
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/18/13 at 04:06pm
anyone know about how many tickets they give out? is there a benefit to being in the front of the line - like, are the seat locations better?
WhatIWasBorn2Do
Stand-by
joined:11/10/12
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/18/13 at 04:24pm
I cant speak for recently, but I rushed in mid November, and was 2nd in line at 8:30am. I got orchestra left front row for $38, complete view. It was unbelievable. I think the locations vary. I didnt see anyone else in the rush line near me, so yes, getting their early DOES help.

Updated On: 1/18/13 at 04:24 PM
wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
joined:10/14/08
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/19/13 at 06:58am
Just to give a head's up there are no rush seats for the matinee today
wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
joined:10/14/08
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/19/13 at 06:58am
Just to give a head's up there are no rush seats for the matinee today
tking001
Broadway Legend
joined:4/3/09
Evita Rush
Posted: 1/19/13 at 07:18pm
Do you think I'd get rush if I stopped over at 5PM on Wednesday for the 8PM show?
Or should I just TDF

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