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Drood seating

wickedlyfantine
Swing
joined:11/5/12
Drood seating
Posted: 11/5/12 at 01:18am
Hi! I'm a newbie here and I was just wondering what the seating is like for Drood at Studio 54. From what I can tell from the limited amount of pictures I can find, the stage isn't very high. Would sitting in the second row be okay or would it seem too close?

Generally I prefer sitting in the orchestra as close as possible without having to look up at the stage so I can feel immersed in the show. I hate not being able to see the actor's facial expressions (and my eyesight isn't that good). But I'm wary of sitting too close because of an experience where I sat in the fourth row of a theater and craned my neck the entire performance.

Can anyone help? Is row AX good for seating? Thanks!
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uncageg
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/04
Drood seating
Posted: 11/5/12 at 01:25am
Front mezz is good. I sat there for this production and you can take in the decorations around the theater as well as the orchestra in their "costumes". As far as immersion is concerned, make sure you are in whatever seat you get 15 minutes before curtain. You can clearly see expressions from the front mezz.
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broadwayboy101
Broadway Star
joined:3/20/08
Drood seating
Posted: 11/5/12 at 01:31am
I sat third row center for Drood and felt like it was the perfect spot - this show needs to be experienced up close to catch every little mannerism the stellar cast brings to their respective characters.
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henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Drood seating
Posted: 11/5/12 at 08:03am
I sat fourth orch. row all the way right and was very pleased.
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Broadway Bob*
Broadway Star
joined:9/21/05
Drood seating
Posted: 11/5/12 at 08:10am
I also prefer sitting as close to front row center as possible and the close up seats at DROOD are exceptional. The stage is the lowest I've ever seen at a Broadway show. In fact I don't remember the stage at Studio 54 being that low in the past and wonder if it wasn't lowered for this production.
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sadephram
Stand-by
joined:7/27/09
Drood seating
Posted: 11/5/12 at 10:55am
Has anyone sat in seat A-5 in the orchestra ? How was the view ?
THANKS

Updated On: 11/5/12 at 10:55 AM
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Mildred Plotka
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/08
Drood seating
Posted: 11/5/12 at 01:37pm
sadephram, I sat there for Sondheim on Sondheim. Great seat. Sure will be good for Drood, too.
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Updated On: 11/5/12 at 01:37 PM
sadephram
Stand-by
joined:7/27/09
Drood seating
Posted: 11/5/12 at 02:56pm
Thanks Mildred ! I wondered because of the two extra rows added in the center orchestra section, but the stage is supposedly very low.
wickedlyfantine
Swing
joined:11/5/12
Drood seating
Posted: 11/6/12 at 12:48am
Thanks! Anyone else have any experience with this theater?
ssbutterfly
Swing
joined:7/30/10
Drood seating
Posted: 11/6/12 at 11:23am
I have front row tickets in January and I am wondering what the legroom is like. Does anyone know? Has anyone sat in row BX? Also, I've heard that the seats are quite small in Studio 54. Is that true? How would the seats compare to other theatres?
Elder Katt
Swing
joined:6/23/11
Drood seating
Posted: 11/6/12 at 01:42pm
I sat the 9th row (and I am a close-up seat fanatic) and found it perfect. I think you could sit anywhere within the first 10 rows and still see really well.
wickedlyfantine
Swing
joined:11/5/12
Drood seating
Posted: 11/6/12 at 07:12pm
Thanks everyone! If I go I think I'll go with the second or third row in the orchestra. I'd sit farther back but every date I look at seems to have the entire middle section of the orchestra already taken

Thanks again :)
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LimelightMike
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Drood seating
Posted: 11/7/12 at 01:29am
Tickets have been on-sale since July.

As word-of-mouth builds amidst the preview period and into opening next week, I trust it'll be all the more difficult to secure seats.
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