Rush Tickets - Waiting for Godot/No man's land

Jessail
Swing
joined:1/7/14
Greetings! I live in Montréal, so I'm fairly new to the whole "rush tickets" system. I'm visiting New York just to see Waiting for Godot/No man's land so I have a couple of questions regarding the rush system to make sure I understand it correctly.

As there is 2 plays, am I allowed to rush for one play one day and rush for the other play the day after (or sometimes during the same week)? Or are you allowed to only buy one rush ticket for a production as a whole?

If I rush on a wednesday (2 shows that day), and I'm alone, can I buy one ticket for Waiting for Godot and one for No man's land, or I have to choose one play only? Or one play, go back at the end of the line and have a shot at the 2nd play if all the tickets arent sold by the time it's my turn again?

Is there many tickets? Are they available each day (even if the number varies) or is it possible to one day, no rush ticket are available? Are the seats always the one on the front row? If I rush on a tuesday/wednesday/thursday (next week), do you think that being there 2 hours in advance (around 8 am) should be enough?

Thanks a lot for your answers!

~Jessail
hollisst2
Swing
joined:5/15/11
This production does not have a limit on the number of times you can rush. If you are by yourself, you can certainly get 1 ticket for each production that day. In my experience, they have had a decent amount of tickets. They sell the boxes first and then the sides of the mezz. Keep in mind, both are partial view and the sides of the mezz stink since the boxes actually block about 1/3-1/2 the stage. We were lucky in that we were in the mezz & able to move and, therefore, could see the entire stage.
You should check broadwayforbrokepeople.com for rush policies for all shows & the Rush Report at broadwayspotted.com to determine what time to get in line for each show.
I got to the Cort around 9:30 and ended up with split seats, 1 in the box & 1 in the mezz. But, like I said, we moved and were both able to sit in the mezz in decent seats. Good luck!
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
So there are absolutely no more rush seats in the first and second rows?
rorschach37
Broadway Star
joined:4/3/10
There actually ARE rush seats in the first and second rows! I rushed this past Saturday 1/4, and got Row AA 103 and 104!
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
That's great---what time did you get there?
rorschach37
Broadway Star
joined:4/3/10
To be safe I got there at 7:15and was first in line, but I waited for about 45 minutes before anybody else showed up. I'd say you'd be fine around 8, but not much later than that, as the line grew quickly.
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Thanks very much.
James2
Broadway Star
joined:5/30/05
Has anyone noticed whether the line is bigger, smaller, or the same on NML days vs. WFD days?
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flinger072
Swing
joined:6/25/10
@james2 I havent done it yet, but last week the box office told me WFG is much more popular for rush than NML
Play Esq.
Broadway Star
joined:7/10/09
Bumping this...

I was hoping to pick up TKTS tickets for tonight...but it's not on the boards! I'm swinging by the theater tonight to see what's available if it doesn't pop up on TKTS, but provided nothing is available, how early should one show for WFG on a Saturday?

Thanks in advance!
April Saul
Broadway Legend
joined:2/17/06
Waiting for Godot is really tough to rush. Last Sunday, I got there at 8:20 AM and waited until noon for the box office to open in the freezing cold. (And I heard that Saturday had been worse.) After 3 hours and 40 minutes, I was able to score the last of the front row seats, people behind me got the box, and I don't know what else was left. I mentioned to the ticketseller at the window that I figured it was better NOT to wait until the last weekend of the performance and she said, "Yeah, I don't even know if we'll be selling rush tickets next weekend." Honestly, I'd check with them between now and Saturday to make sure they're really going to do it...and if they say yes, I'd go at some ungodly hour.
Play Esq.
Broadway Star
joined:7/10/09
Thank you VERY much for the head's up...I'll basically take whatever the box office has at this point.
PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
rushed it yesterday first person got on line at 2:30am, were about 130 people on line when the box office opened at 10am