King Lear - SITP

HighFlyingAdored97
Understudy
joined:3/17/14
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 7/22/14 at 12:16pm
Is anyone going tonight? I'm excited to hear early reports.
Being the unlucky person I am, I lost the online ticket lottery... but I'll keep trying.
"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Play Esq.
Broadway Star
joined:7/10/09
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 7/22/14 at 12:34pm
What was the line like this morning?
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 7/22/14 at 12:35pm
Filled with line sitters from craigslist if all those listings are any indication...
formerly oasisjeff on here.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 7/22/14 at 12:46pm
The first person in line got there at 4:45am.
Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
SomethingPeculiar
Swing
joined:6/15/14
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 7/22/14 at 11:51pm
Anyone go tonight? Really interested to hear how Lithgow, Bening, and co. are in this.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 7/23/14 at 12:10am
This is a Majestic LEAR. Just hot home, it was Three and a half hours tonight. Three and a half hours of the best Acting I've seen in a while. Lithgow is tremendous, kingly, funny, mad and ultimately heartbreaking. Bening is terrific but Jessica Hecht steals all the Sister scenes. Go see it. The cutest spear carriers in town, to boot. Bravo to all.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 7/23/14 at 12:54am
Did you wait in line or do the virtual lottery?
Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 7/23/14 at 01:20am
Senoir Citizen Line.
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 7/28/14 at 12:38pm
Anyone done the line lately? I don't mind sitting but what time have people been getting there? Don't want to get there at some incredibly early hour of the morning only to sit at the entrance alone for 3 hours.
fenwic
Swing
joined:9/2/13
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/3/14 at 09:51pm
Bump -- hoping for the latest on how the line is? For Much Ado, we got there at 6:30AM and had no problem getting tickets, but this sounds like a hotter ticket. We're going this Saturday, and were thinking 5AM...
The Josh
Leading Actor
joined:10/7/10
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/3/14 at 10:20pm
I, too, am wondering what the line is like. For both Into the Woods and Much Ado, I got there at 6 AM and had no trouble, but I went very early in the run for both. I'm planning on going Tuesday morning.
HogansHero
Featured Actor
joined:2/26/12
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/3/14 at 11:27pm
tues is the opening so there will be no ticket distribution
MusicAndPassion
Broadway Star
joined:9/14/05
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/4/14 at 12:20am
I saw tonight's performance. Won tickets through the virtual lottery after losing it almost daily this summer.

This is a fantastic production of King Lear. Fantastic. John Lithgow loses himself in the role and spirals into madness and heartbreak that is unbelievable to watch. Every word and movement was crafted so well, proving Lithgow to be a true legend of the stage. I found the three sisters to be excellent and thought that Jessica Hecht was particularly a stand out. The supporting cast was extremely strong, which fueled Lithgow's Lear into the masterpiece it was.

A major shout out to Daniel Sullivan's directing. I've liked his work in the past, but fell in love with that he did at the Delacorte tonight.

Side note -- two raccoons made an appearance in the first act by running upstage and waddling around the doors of the set. Very entertaining.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/4/14 at 12:29am
I'm interested in the line.
'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.' -- RW Emerson
AntV
Featured Actor
joined:12/23/12
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/4/14 at 01:03am
I got on the standby line tonight at 7 and got a ticket at 8:02. It was front row center. Never sat there at the Delacorte. Amazing seat.
Play Esq.
Broadway Star
joined:7/10/09
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/4/14 at 10:17am
Anyone in line this weekend and want to report on the line?
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/4/14 at 12:54pm
Did line last week. It's pretty easy. I went on Tuesday. By 830 900 am they stopped taking people in the line.
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/4/14 at 01:04pm
Keep in mind it opens tomorrow, and once the reviews get out the line may get more difficult.
PianoMann
Leading Actor
joined:5/12/11
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/5/14 at 01:20pm
Anybody else enter the Virtual Lotto this morning (Tuesday, August 5) and submit the form, but go to check at 12:00 and find that they are no longer offering it today? It makes sense since this is their opening night, but when I entered at 9:00 it was clear that they were going to offer it, but perhaps changed their minds / no longer had available tickets.
HBP
Broadway Star
joined:6/2/05
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/5/14 at 01:47pm
I read the other day that they were not going to offer virtual lotto... I won on Sunday, however, and loved the production. John Lithgow did a great job of balancing out the drama with some subtle comedy. Jessica Hecht as Regan was also a standout for me. I sat fairly close and was so impressed by the way she stood absolutely still when she wasn't delivering a line. The rest of the cast was pretty great, as well.
Play Esq.
Broadway Star
joined:7/10/09
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/7/14 at 10:22pm
Getting in line Saturday...thoughts on how early to get in line to secure tickets? Considering the reviews, I can't imagine it's going to be much worse the previous weekends.
jawjuhh
Understudy
joined:5/29/11
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/7/14 at 11:20pm
Got in line today at 8:15, didn't get tix. I would say they stopped maybe 10 people in front of me.
Play Esq.
Broadway Star
joined:7/10/09
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/7/14 at 11:33pm
Jaw: sorry to hear that. Did you at least get standby?
Lavieboheme3090
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/04
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/8/14 at 04:04pm
Planning on going on Saturday sounds like being at the park by 6 is a safe bet.
HogansHero
Featured Actor
joined:2/26/12
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/8/14 at 05:18pm
there are no safe bets but 6 on a weekend with no rain in the forecast certainly isn't inherently safe.
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
King Lear - SITP
Posted: 8/8/14 at 06:22pm
How's the stanby line? Any chance of getting there after 6pm?

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