I was first on line Sunday got there at 11:30a. They definitely aren't selling rush anymore and the show was totally sold out that day. No way was I going to pay at least $169 for tickets to the show so I bought a $47 ticket for last row mezz for a date in June. I think that's the way to go for this show if you want to see it at a relatively cheap price. I'm surprised at how well it's selling. It makes me regret not doing rush in previews or buying tickets when they were on td
I tried rushing last week at about 6p and they had $75 orchestra seats and $30 balcony seats left. I wasn't going to pay that much for orchestra rush and I didn't want to sit in the balcony so I decided to take my chances with TDF in January.
I'm definitely waiting till the holiday season is over. It's going to be freezing in January so I'm hoping not many will want to stand in the cold. I love in-person lottery and am so happy this show is doing it. You're competing against 50-70 people instead of thousands. Circle In The Square shows have always done lottery after Wicked to get the Wicked lottery losers.
It looks like they might be pulling an OSLO and trying it in the smaller Lincoln Center theatre first. If it's a smash there like OSLO, and it's looking like it will be because it's selling out there, It will probably move to the bigger Broadway venue. Depending on how Harry Potter is received here it could also give it a run for its money for Best Play.
The show was kind of boring, but it wasn't too bad. It's a much better show than most award shows on TV. I was very happy with the winners since almost all my favorites won and I got most of them right. Onto next year with The Band's Visit sweeping the Tonys!
The NY Times poll is the best fore-teller of the winners every year. I would go with it more than any of the pre-Tony awards. However, they didn't help us this year with the top two races. Still going with DEH and Oslo.
Dear Evan Hansen will win. Just because it wasn't eligible at the Drama Desks doesn't all of a sudden mean CFA is the frontrunner. But you can predict CFA and look dumb while I'll pick DEH and look like a Tonys scholar.
I remembered Hairspray's performance on the Tonys where it had to be restaged on a much bigger stage. All of the actors seemed to be out of breath with the singing not even close to what it was in the actual show. I don't see Rudin's request as that big of a deal. I blame the Tony producers.