Current Book of Mormon Lottery and Cast

Cowboysfan84
Swing
joined:1/20/13
Hello everyone! Hope all is well. :) The wife and I enjoy going to the theater as often as possible. In the last few month we have seen "700 Sundays", "Cinderella", "Once", and "Newsies" and now are trying to see "Book of Mormon". We were going to try the lottery a few times first to see if we could save some money. I did a search and found some information, but did have some additional comments/questions.

I am assuming, and maybe I am being naive, but this time of year, on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening performance, you would have your best bet at winning the lottery (which is still a long shot, I know haha). With that being said...

1) How busy is the lottery during February?

2) Are the lottery seats still in the front row? Is the view decent from there even with such close proximity to the stage?

3) For a 7:00pm show time, do they accept entries from 4:30pm - 5:00pm with a drawing at 5:00pm? I would not be able to get to the theater till about 4:45pm due to work, but I am assuming that is O.K.

4) How is the current cast?

5) When we lose, who has any suggestions on a spot for a great Happy Hour? Maybe with live music? Haha!

Thanks!
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
1. Busier than January but not much smaller than most other months.
2. Front row and side boxes.
3. Yes. You'll be fine. They always draw 2 hours before curtain.
4. Excellent except for Syesha Mercado.
5. Good luck!
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
Cowboysfan84
Swing
joined:1/20/13
Thanks! :)
ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
The number of lottery seats has been varying as of late. A weekend or so ago, a friend of mine lottoed for us and was shocked when it was announced there was 42 seats available for the 7pm Sunday evening performance. My friend won, and we got seats on the right side of the orchestra, which were deemed "partial view", but I could see perfectly.

The other night, I lottoed, and the lotto seats (20 seats in number) were front row and seats at random thorough out the theater, with no mention of box. I know they've been doing the Twitter lottery where people can retweet and win, and from what I gather those seats have been front row and box.

I'm not sure if this helps, but I figured this little insight would be perhaps helpful. The current company is pretty fantastic (although as Lizzie mentioned, Syesha is an odd one), but Nic and Ben are really something special.

Updated On: 2/8/14 at 06:47 PM
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Yeah, Super Bowl week they were definitely lottoing off partial view orch seats. They didn't last night, though.
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
That makes a lot of sense in retrospect.

Also, Cowboy - I know standing room isn't everyone's favorite thing, but they do offer standing room for twenty-seven dollars to each performance. You can line up and still be considered for the lottery. Best of luck, and enjoy the show. It's a hoot!
Cowboysfan84
Swing
joined:1/20/13
Is the "twitter lottery" separate from the regular lottery? Do you have to enter the "twitter lottery" to be in the regular lottery? I don't have twitter, but I guess I could get it haha.
ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
The twitter lotto is only done on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays and is for New York residents only. The deal is the twitter tweets, people retweet, and they choose a few people from the retweets to receive tickets to that performance. To answer you question, it's separate from the lotto you can enter in person.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
One of the great things about standing room is that you also don't have to wait long to get to your position ("seat") and you can be first in the bathroom. It's nice to be able to stretch fairly easily too, without bothering anyone behind you. The first time I saw the show sitting down after doing standing room for probably a dozen times in a row, I felt strangely constricted.
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
I saw it today for the first time. I thought the cast was wonderful. I also really enjoyed Syesha Mercado.
"I know now that theatre saved my life." - Susan Stroman
ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
I think Syesha is fine, but she just plays it very differently than any of the other girls I've seen play Nabulungi. She has a very odd accent that she speaks in - which sounds like a cross between British and a Disney princess. I think she sings it very well, and her acting is fine (although she doesn't land some of the laughs as others did), but it's just a very odd departure from what I'm use to from the role.

Updated On: 2/10/14 at 01:13 AM
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
She plays the role like an airhead -- Nabulungi is naive, not a ditz. It REALLY bothers me.
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