Will BIG FISH Offer Gen. Rush or Lottery?

mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Has anyone inquired at the Simon box office as to whether BIG FISH will offer a general rush or a lottery?
AirJewels
Chorus Member
joined:7/11/13
I haven't heard anything about Rush/Lottery but it is currently available on TDF.

Updated On: 9/4/13 at 06:29 PM
ohjustjake
Featured Actor
joined:4/18/06
I tweeted them about it a little while ago and they said they haven't announced anything but they will tweet it once they do.

It seems a lot of people have been asking them on twitter lately. I was hoping to go tomorrow night too.
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RoadGypsy2010
Swing
joined:7/3/10
I asked the gentleman in the Box Office at 7PM tonight and he said they should be hearing in the morning what the decision is, but he seemed to think it would be some sort of Student Rush.

The Neil Simon also has room for Standing Room, but no word on if/when that would be offered at this point.

Hopefully a morning announcement..
NicoleMWright2
Swing
joined:12/13/11
"A limited number of student rush tickets will be available when the box office opens (10am Monday through Saturday) for that day's performance(s). Tickets are $27 (inclusive of a $2 facility fee) and are only available in person at the Neil Simon box office. You must present a valid student ID. Limit two tickets per person."

From this morning's announcement article.
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
"TWO TICKETS PER PERSON! Thank god!"
-The person in the thread bitching about the current shows limited rush to one per person.
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DRSisLove
Broadway Legend
joined:5/24/06
Went by about an hour ago and was told they were not offering rush for tonight.
chuckydisc
Swing
joined:7/28/13
Meaning they had none left by 1:00PM or they aren't giving our student rush tickets for every performance?
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Thanks for the info; good to know. Wish it were general rush, but there you go.
winston89
Broadway Legend
joined:6/18/06
chuckydisc


I don't know where DRS got his information. But, I did indeed get a student rush ticket for the first preview. I called at around 11:30 or so, and they said that they didn't know if they were going to be selling them for the first preview and to call back at 1:30. I did, and they said that they were in fact selling them, I went over to the theatre and got one.

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DressedInYourPajamas
Chorus Member
joined:7/7/12
Where was your seat located?
Kbradstein
Stand-by
joined:7/6/12
any news on locations of the rush seats?
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Instead of having a ton of threads about this let's try and keep it to one.

Do people have any info on how early to get there and where the seats are?
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TamzBway
Swing
joined:11/8/12
I haven't seen more than one other thread on this. Bumping - does anyone know where the seat locations are for rush?
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
I was at the show Saturday night in a TDF seat, and at intermission I walked down to the stage to peek at the special effects. I chatted with a nice young woman who said she had done rush. She was seated in the first row. She said the view was fine, except for some moments downstage, where the view was somewhat obscured.
DRSisLove
Broadway Legend
joined:5/24/06
"
I don't know where DRS got his information"

From going to the box office myself. Man told me they weren't doing it and to come back at 5. Thank god I didn't because I ended up winning the Book of Mormon lotto on my way back over.
linus84
Swing
joined:2/19/04
For those curious:
Rush today:
1st person in line at 7:45
5 people in line by 8:30
20/22 people in line by 9:30-45
Not sure how many tickets they gave out
VotePeron
Featured Actor
joined:5/2/13
Where is your seat/did all 22 people in line get seats?
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
Any idea where these seats are located/if 8:30 is still a pretty safe arrival time?
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ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
The seats seem to be extreme sides of the front orchestra. I got the box office at 12:30 on Wed and scored a ticket for the matinee no problem.
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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Thanks, Clyde! How was the view?
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ohjustjake
Featured Actor
joined:4/18/06
I was in B 13 or something like that - it was just "ok". I missed a ton upstage actually, but not to the extent where I couldn't figure out what was happening. There was a couple times that I didn't even realize someone had entered the stage until I heard them talking and then they walked downstage.
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hanabana
Stand-by
joined:5/12/12
I went on Saturday and got row D on the right, three seats in from the aisle. The two seats next to me were also offered as rush tickets. My seat was not bad, I didn't miss much, but sometimes when the cast are on extreme sides of the stage it would be hard to see them. And since the rows are not really elevated in the orchestra I was blocked at times by the people sitting in front of me, but that can happen in any other seat too. Generally, I think the seats are great for their price. I was there at 7:45 on Saturday, and by 8 AM I would say there were at least 16 people in line, and the line grew pretty fast after that. If anyone is planning to rush on the weekends, I'd say get there about 2 hours before the box office opens to be safe.
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Where I was seated was pretty bad since it was the last seat closest to the wall. You don't get the full effect of the dance numbers and miss a lot of action stage right.

You do have to come to expect that since you basically get what you pay for. The girl in front of me did not understand that and she proceeded to sit on her feet further obstructing my view and then craning her neck so far over into the person's seat next to her that she was basically on top of him. I understand wanting to see things that are going on but if you have a rush seat you can't do it at the expense of those around you. Definitely one of the rudest people I've seen in awhile.
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WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
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For what it's worth I got to the theater at around 9:00 today and was able to get two tickets. Excited to see the show and hope my view isn't too obstructed.
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