A couple rush/stage door questions

n2nbaby
Featured Actor
joined:10/22/10
A couple rush/stage door questions
Posted: 5/26/14 at 12:43pm
Hey guys. :) Coming down in less than a month with my best friend. She just graduated from Potsdam and we are going on a Broadway binge. I just have a few questions (sorry if they have been asked before but I look at the boards everywhere and can't remember seeing them).

I'm seeing a Tuesday night performance of Cabaret. So excited! I'm sitting in the rear mezz because I could only afford hiptix. Now obviously the stage door isn't the reason I'm going, so I hope somebody doesn't pull that card here, but is the stage door ridiculously crowded? Will I even have a chance getting a decent spot if I'm in the rear mezz? I thought maybe walking down the mezz during bows and clapping and after that just book it downstairs and out the theater or would that be looked down on? I've never done something like that.

Is Book of Mormon SRO still really crazy? We were thinking about doing it for the Friday matinee, but if I have to wait six hours I'm out. :P

Hedwig SRO... so not looking forward to this one. I'm going to be waiting for tickets while my friend goes to see the Thursday matinee of Phantom. I'm hoping if I get there around 11 or 12 I should be alright? And when my friend gets out of her show, would it be ok to switch out so I could grab something to eat, charge my phone a bit, etc? I didn't have any problem doing that with my friend when we did SRO for Book of Mormon but I've read here the Hedwig line is much more strict.

The Pippin rush line, there is only one ticket per ID right? We are seeing that on a Saturday matinee and then evening seeing The Cripple on Inishmaan, so there would be no way of us being able to rush that. So I'm assuming TKTS would be a good option, that's how I saw it in September during Andrea's last week.

That's really about it. I'm always paranoid about things like this and I get nervous, so I just wanted to make sure. Seeing 7 shows from Tuesday-Saturday and couldn't be more excited. I have the tickets for Cabaret and Heathers and the rest we're just doing SRO or rushing. Will be so nice to get out of my town for awhile. :)
Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
A couple rush/stage door questions
Posted: 5/26/14 at 02:58pm
I would skip Pippin, the new cast sucks. The magic has faded.
EMeraldNYC2
Chorus Member
joined:1/12/14
A couple rush/stage door questions
Posted: 5/26/14 at 03:14pm
I just got back from a weekend in NYC and we did SRO for both Hedwig and The Book of Mormon. We saw Hedwig on Friday and Mormon on Saturday. For the Hedwig 8pm show we got to the SRO line around 4:45 and my three friends and I were the very last ones to get tickets. We were able to switch off easily since each person can buy two tickets, so we took two shifts waiting in line. While my friend and I took a dinner break, the other two bought two tickets each. We had a great view from our standing room spots and loved the show! But like I said, we were the very last ones to get tickets, and it was only because someone in front of us won the lottery and got out of the SRO line. I'd suggest getting there earlier to be safe.

For the Saturday matinee of The Book of Mormon, we got there at 9:00 and were sixth in line. We got standing room spots 110 and 111, which were dead center and an excellent view. The line started to grow pretty quickly around 10, so if you're there between 9 and 10 you should be good. (This was also Memorial Day weekend so it was probably more crowded than usual). Total wait was about 4 hours and my friend and I switched off to do some shopping and get food, so the time went by quickly.
quizking101
Broadway Legend
joined:12/25/09
A couple rush/stage door questions
Posted: 5/26/14 at 04:59pm
Re: CABARET

I was in the Hiptix seats and you can leave after all bows and still be fine. There wasn't many people (maybe 40 at most on Weds night between both sides, one person deep). Everyone came out and couldn't be sweeter, including Alan and Michelle. Danny Burstein and Linda Emond are very chatty, humble, and sweet.

Also, get a poster at the Theatre. Its $15 and very well designed.
Updated On: 5/26/14 at 04:59 PM
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
A couple rush/stage door questions
Posted: 5/26/14 at 06:17pm
Is Book of Mormon SRO still really crazy? We were thinking about doing it for the Friday matinee, but if I have to wait six hours I'm out. :P


You'll be fine. It's definitely not six hours anymore. Also, they now sell SRO tix immediately following the last lotto sale, so the wait is slightly shorter.

"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
Updated On: 5/26/14 at 06:17 PM
GavestonPS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/12
A couple rush/stage door questions
Posted: 5/26/14 at 10:17pm
Nothing has ever made m feel older than the OP asking if he can "switch out" of the rush line to recharge his cell phone!

I remember when we used to "switch out" to fetch another bale of hay for the horses!

(Not blaming you, n2n; you are a polite young man to ask and good for you. I hope you and your friend have a lovely time!)

Updated On: 5/26/14 at 10:17 PM
musicman_bwayfan
Broadway Star
joined:6/5/05
A couple rush/stage door questions
Posted: 5/26/14 at 10:19pm
Sign up for tix4students.com - then you can get advance CRIPPLE tickets for $40ish in the mezz if closer seats aren't available for that day. Also, some balcony tickets are $27 if they aren't already sold out.
n2nbaby
Featured Actor
joined:10/22/10
A couple rush/stage door questions
Posted: 6/7/14 at 12:03pm
Thanks for all the input guys. :)

We are definitely going to see Pippin as long as the performance we want to go to (Saturday matinee) is on TKTS. My friend hasn't seen the show before and I said it is something she just has to see. Hopefully the magic hasn't totally faded, some of the comments have made me a little nervous. How is Annie Potts in the show? Also, does she usually stage door after matinees? Probably not but I figured I'd ask. :P

For Cripple my friend wants to be as close to the stage as possible, so I'm going to rush it because I heard if you are the first few people in line you score front row tickets, so I'll just get there super early. Thanks for the tip though!!

Is Ben Platt still in BOM? I know Pitch Perfect 2 is still filming but I wasn't sure if he was in it/is working around his schedule to film it. Also, have the Friday matinees already started? Trying to figure out when I should go to get in the SRO line for it.

Ahh! I am so excited! I haven't had a legit trip to NYC in a few years. I went last year but was only there overnight and saw Pippin and Big Fish. I am SO excited.

Oh and about the phone thing... You need something to do while standing in hella long lines. :) haha I'm planning on just getting in line around 11AM or so. I don't want to risk not getting tickets.