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Final Performance rush tips?

WickedLittleRentHead
Swing
joined:8/4/14
Final Performance rush tips?
Posted: 8/4/14 at 03:35pm
Hi everyone,

I want to try and get SRO tickets for Hedwig on the 17th, the 7 o'clock show. I know I will have to get there EARLY, really early. Do you know what time theaters are usually willing to allow people to camp out? Will I have to wait until after the 10PM performance is over?

Also, obviously I want to see the 7 o'clock show and not the 3 o'clock. Do I just make that known and hope people use the honor system?

Thanks for you help!

Updated On: 8/4/14 at 03:35 PM
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LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Final Performance rush tips?
Posted: 8/4/14 at 03:41pm
I've camped out overnight for a last show, but not at the Belasco. We arrived as the show was letting out the night before and no one bugged us.
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emilyfaye48
Broadway Star
joined:3/19/09
Final Performance rush tips?
Posted: 8/4/14 at 03:53pm
For the closing night of Gypsy in 2009 I know people lined up before the show the night before and I think they had to move to the side while people were entering the theatre but otherwise were there from around 6pm Saturday night until rush was sold at 12 when the box office opened.
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Littleshopofcarrie
Broadway Star
joined:12/9/12
Final Performance rush tips?
Posted: 8/4/14 at 04:44pm
I was thinking of rushing for Bullets' last. Anybody think that there will be a huge crowd?
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dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Final Performance rush tips?
Posted: 8/4/14 at 04:50pm
Not that large.
ArtMan
Broadway Legend
joined:9/10/08
Final Performance rush tips?
Posted: 8/4/14 at 05:39pm
I was going to rush (really stand in line for standing room) for the final performance of Lady Day. I went ahead and purchased a ticket. More than I wanted to spend, but at least I know I am getting in. My trip in September will be a first,in that, I am seeing a 1st preview (On the Town) for the first time and seeing the last performance of a show (Lady Day) for the first time.
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Broadway Joe
Broadway Star
joined:6/15/10
Final Performance rush tips?
Posted: 8/4/14 at 05:44pm
There's no guarantee hedwig will even offer standing room tickets. Each show varies as it is. There was 13 tickets for the 3pm show and 9 tickets for the 7pm show yesterday.
WickedLittleRentHead
Swing
joined:8/4/14
Final Performance rush tips?
Posted: 8/4/14 at 05:48pm
Yeah I know, I was there yesterday trying to get tickets. I got tickets for the 7 PM Saturday show and they gave out 16 tickets then.

I know the amount varies per day but they do SRO as long as the show is sold out.
musicman_bwayfan
Broadway Star
joined:6/5/05
Final Performance rush tips?
Posted: 8/4/14 at 09:54pm
Why not try to go before NPH's last show? That way if you get in, then you will see him. If you don't get in, you can always try again & not lose out entirely. Or why not buy one of the few remaining tickets that pop up online occasionally?
WickedLittleRentHead
Swing
joined:8/4/14
Final Performance rush tips?
Posted: 8/4/14 at 10:10pm
I did already. I did standing room on Saturday and was second in line and saw the show. It was incredible and I went the next morning and the line was really long at 10 AM.

I want to see his last show.
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Cupid Boy2
Stand-by
joined:1/5/13
Final Performance rush tips?
Posted: 8/4/14 at 10:14pm
What time did you get in line for standing room on Saturday?
WickedLittleRentHead
Swing
joined:8/4/14
Final Performance rush tips?
Posted: 8/4/14 at 10:20pm
6 AM. It was surprisingly not too bad on Saturday; I could've easily gotten there at noon and been guaranteed tickets. Then I went on Sunday at 10 AM and was all the way at the back of the line, the first person got there at 4 AM.

It really all depends on the day and the people.
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Cupid Boy2
Stand-by
joined:1/5/13
Final Performance rush tips?
Posted: 8/4/14 at 10:41pm
Oh that's not too bad. I was thinking of going around 7:30 am, and now I really wish I had.

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