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THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7

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mjohnson2
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THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/7/14 at 06:54pm
Opening night on December 7, runs till Feb 15
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Updated On: 7/7/14 at 06:54 PM
Luv2goToShows
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/09
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/8/14 at 09:27am
Delayed and I see they increased the post opening ticket price by $20. Guess that is pure economics, supply and demand.
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Mr Roxy
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joined:5/17/03
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/8/14 at 09:53am
How about 1 performance @ $500 a ticket.
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mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/8/14 at 10:19am
I just want it to be sold out so standing room will be offered.
kbrough24
Swing
joined:7/8/14
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/8/14 at 10:24am
I have a question about this:
I bought tickets for November 16th, which originally was supposed to be an actual performance and not a preview. Now that the show has been delayed, the November 16th show is at the same time, but is now considered a preview. Do I get a refund for my tickets or am I just forced to see the show as a preview now?
Thanks in advance!
neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/8/14 at 10:25am
^ You're forced to see a preview. Though if it really bothers you to see a preview I would call Telecharge and ask. Worth a shot.

A preview is an "actual performance", btw. No difference.
Updated On: 7/8/14 at 10:25 AM
kbrough24
Swing
joined:7/8/14
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/8/14 at 10:30am
Ok, thanks for your help! Is a preview pretty much like a dress rehearsal then? Sorry, I'm not a seasoned theater-goer, so I'm not really familiar with the lingo :)
neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/8/14 at 10:37am
Nope, not at all. A preview performance is an actual, paid, audience attended performance, not a rehearsal. The only difference is that it's before "opening night", so changes can be made and the reviews from critics haven't been published yet. Though considering this is not a new play, I don't imagine many changes will be made.
Luv2goToShows
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/09
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/8/14 at 01:03pm
kbrough24, Telecharge will allow an exchange, I've done it in the past, they cancel your original order and then place the new order. As long as your tickets were purchased thru Telecharge and not a broker. They'll do it over the phone for you. I am in the same boat as you, bought a post opening ticket and now it is a preview. I am not going to exchange mine because I like my seat and there is not another comparable one available on the dates I was looking to go. Plus it would cost me another 20 bucks since the price went up.


Mr Roxy, Wow,$500! I hope that price includes a Bradley Cooper lap dance : )
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FindingNamo
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joined:7/22/03
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/8/14 at 01:12pm
Wow. Neon, I guess you've never seen a preview with stops, starts, or not worked out technical issues involving sets… and paid full price for it even though they call it a preview.

You're lucky.
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Hairspray0901
Stand-by
joined:12/29/08
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/8/14 at 01:15pm
i am in the same boar as both kbrough24 and luv2go2shows.

I have tickets for November 18th which was originally post-opening but is now a preview performance. I've been to many previews of shows and have learned that I much prefer to go after opening (the whole reason I got them for the 18th) so I'll be calling telecharge. Hopefully they'll make an exchange!
Luv2goToShows
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/09
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/8/14 at 02:33pm
They should, if you get a customer service rep who gives you a hard time ask for a supervisor.

I was tempted to do the same, but like I said when I looked at availability and the increased ticket price I decided to keep my fairly decent seat.
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AHLiebross
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joined:10/22/13
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/8/14 at 11:05pm
When I saw If/Then as a preview, the script was changing just about every performance.

Question: Will Bradley Cooper pull it off? I know he's done fine work, but will he master the accent?
Audrey, the Phantom Phanatic, who nonetheless would rather be Jean Valjean, who knew how to make lemonade out of lemons.
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mikem
Broadway Legend
joined:8/5/04
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/8/14 at 11:08pm
I am in the same boat. I think I am going to keep my now-preview ticket, though. One thing that is true here that isn't true for most revivals is that the leads have already played the roles (in Williamstown in 2012), so they probably have a better handle on their roles than you might see otherwise.
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Hairspray0901
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joined:12/29/08
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 7/9/14 at 03:01pm
I ended up exchanging. Had 3rd row center mezzanine and was able to get orchestra row L on a center aisle for a date in December. Just crossing my fingers now that it won't snow! The telecharge woman was very nice and spoke with someone about the extra $20. She asked if they could void it but her superior said yesterday they had the same "problem" yesterday when someone asked about it and nothing could be done, which is understandable. Nice of her to ask, though.
pathman2
Chorus Member
joined:2/12/13
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:52am
? about the Sunday opening night (or Sunday opening nights in general): will the show time still be the usual matinee time of 3 pm?
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:47pm
Saw the original and no desire to see this version.

By delaying the opening they can raise the prices a few more times.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
bfreak
Stand-by
joined:5/6/11
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 8/24/14 at 11:03am
Is this show going to be sold out?
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dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 8/24/14 at 12:27pm
What a ridiculous statement, Roxy. They need NO reason to raise prices. If sales are going well, they will. Supply and demand.
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rjm516
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/09
THE ELEPHANT MAN delayed to Nov 7
Posted: 8/24/14 at 03:11pm
This show is making me angry.

 
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