I know you're allowed to pass on the premium, however, if you're looking for the mezz seats, but are first offered the $199 orchestra seats, are you allowed to pass on them and wait?
I also want to add for people reading that the price of cancellation line will probably drop down to $177 next week since $199 was the price that regular priced tickets were going for the holidays.
Do you have a greater chance of getting cancellation tix if you are by yourself or do they try to keep the pairs together?
For lottery if you are by yourself is it easy/preferable to find someone to pair up with while you are in line?
SamHoffman523 said: "I know you're allowed to pass on the premium, however, if you're looking for the mezz seats, but are first offered the $199 orchestra seats, are you allowed to pass on them and wait?
The cancellation is usually house seats/premium seats, so I doubt there is any mezz seat cancellation.
mcsquared said: "Do you have a greater chance of getting cancellation tix if you are by yourself or do they try to keep the pairs together?
I think all that matters is where you are in line. So if they only have two tickets, and you are first in line alone, you could buy a single ticket and only one ticket would remain for people behind you.
For lotteries if you are alone, definitely try to team up with someone. If you both enter for two tickets, you double your odds of seeing Hamilton. And yes it is very easy, I went a few weeks ago and found someone who was also alone and we teamed up.
I'll be interested to hear what comes of this. I don't think I have it in me to wait in line for hours and hours but if they end up selling SRO when the BO opens, who knows. Though I'm not sure how often they have SRO.(sorry, can't figure out how to embed tweets)
https://twitter.com/kafine/status/684125420430725124"@kafine @HamiltonMusical do you know how standing room will work?" --> "I do! If we have any SRO tix available, they'll be sold day-of to the cancellation line at the theater. #ham4ham "
https://twitter.com/kafine/status/684128222125158404"SRO availability is so varied and limited that I don't think there will be consistency on timing. Tbd!"
Would they sell the SRO tickets for the same price as they did during the lottery? Or is that too early to say?
I would.t expect any change to the.price.
uncaged on the thread about the digital lottery said they went to the box office to inquire about SR tickets and they were informed they wouldn't be selling any.
Cancellation line success yesterday! I'll share what I experienced.
My plan was (along with my husband) to rush on Wednesday morning and arrive by 7am with hopes for matinee tickets. However, we just happened to be passing by the Richard Rodgers yesterday afternoon (Tues) and I noticed that there were only three people in the cancellation line. It was around 3:15 in the afternoon, and with the show at 7pm, I thought it might be a good risk to take to try for tickets THEN, rather than wait 7 hours the following day. So we joined the line. About an hour later, the guy in front of us (who wanted two tickets) bailed. I think he was freezing and couldn't do it anymore. That left two people (four tickets) in front of us.
While we waited, the lottery winners from the digital fiasco began to show up and we sadly had to watch as they explained to each excited individual that they had not in fact actually won and would not be getting tickets. I felt so bad for them. To compensate each person with a printout (there were LOTS, apparently 70 emails went out erroneously) each person was offered two tickets to see On Your Feet and a free piece of Hamilton merchandise that they were escorted inside to select. As you can imagine, the cancellation line grew HUGE. Apparently word got out that the lottery tickets might go to the line (they did not), so people showed up in droves. It wrapped around into underpass of the Marquis.
At 5pm, four regular priced tickets became available and went to the first two people waiting in line, great seats in Row J, I believe. So now we were next up and feeling hopeful, but also frozen. I couldn't feel my extremities (but then again, I live in Texas and might be a lightweight). At 6:30pm, we were called inside and sold two seats in Row F, center orchestra for $177 each. At 6:55, five minutes before curtain, another five seats went out to those waiting behind us and they sat in Row G, center aisle. I'm not sure if it went further than that, but a minimum of 11 tickets went out last night.
We were very lucky to not have to wait seven hours in the cold the next morning and did 3 hours and fifteen minutes in the afternoon instead! I'm so happy we walked by. The show was amazing and everything everyone told us it would be. Well worth it! Thanks for the help, everyone and for posting the stories that let me know what to expect.
FrontRowFirst said: "Cancellation line success yesterday! I'll share what I experienced.
Well worth it! Thanks for the help, everyone and for posting the stories that let me know what to expect.
That is awesome! Congratulations! How was Alysha Deslorieux as Eliza?
I'm actually the opposite. I was one of the people who showed up in the mass crowd after the lottery went haywire. At 5pm the line was already 40 people long for cancellation, so I just left and decided to stick to my original plan of getting there early for the Wednesday matinee. Got there at 8:15 this morning and was 6th in line for a ticket. First person got there at 5:30. I froze my butt off considerably, but got my ticket by 11:30 since I was a single ticket and 4 people before me were in pairs. Word of warning: we all think about jackets and socks, but my knees were actually the body part that made the cold uncomfortable. I got row H, which is the last row before the orchestra breaks. Seat 7 on the left for 166 bucks. Amazing seat! Alysha was truly fantastic. Her voice wasn't as powerful as Phillipa's, but she had an aura of innocence and sweetness that I didn't quite get from Phillipa when I saw the show for the first time a few months back. In truth, I liked Alysha more. I'd love to see her interpretation of Angelica. She's so small but I imagine her to be so feisty in that role.
Are the people waiting in cancellation line standing or sitting?
Coming into town next weekend and I might be willing to try in the morning for couple hours to see if anything gets released early.
Alysha Deslorieux was totally fine as Eliza. I was there on the 5th. I thought her Helpless was really weak, but from there she only got stronger. Burn was excellent.
I wonder if any of the Eliza u/s will get a show during Philipa's vacation.
Madela2: I did not see anyone sitting in line, only standing.
Some people stand the whole time, some people sit. Older people seemed to not want to sit. I'm young, so I sat most of the time. Most of the people seemed to stand though. Don't know why. I don't care if the ground is dirty and gross, there is no way in hell I'm standing for 6 hours straight.
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Thanks for the responses, all. I'm thinking maybe a small blanket or towel since this time of year the ground would be quite cold. Just as long as it fits in my purse if I don't have time to run to the hotel before the show.
When ever i queue for tickets and want to sit on the floor, i usually pick up a free newspaper at the nearest subway station and sit on that lol
Good luck! I did the cancellation line for Hamilton twice (back in November and again this past Saturday.) Two completely different experiences. Back in November, it was still possible to wait inside the box office so no one froze. Last Saturday, no one was allowed inside but if going with a friend, you can take turns waiting while the other goes to Starbucks or at the Edison Hotel lobby across the street.
In November, we went on a Wednesday and arrived at 3pm and managed to get tix (we were 3rd in line at the time) for $167 each.
Last Saturday, we arrived at 9am but were 14th in line! Seven tickets were given for the matinee (6 regular seats for $177 and one Standing Room for $40) and seven tickets for the evening (all regular priced at $177). We got the last ticket for the evening show at 8:02pm and I gave it to my friend who hadn't seen it yet so yeah, I waited in line all day with my friend without seeing the show (but that's ok since I saw it back in November and my friend was visiting.)
Some tips: Be prepared for the weather since you'll be standing outside (or if you bring a camp chair, then you'd be sitting.) At the very least, bring a newspaper so you can sit on the ground without your bum freezing. Check Stubhub and TM+. Also throughout the day, one or two people normally willl try to resell their ticket to the cancellation line (since, oddly enough, the box office doesn't give refunds to as average joe's. ) Most resell them at face value but a few greedy folks do try to scalp them so be careful and make sure to have some cash on you or have paypal. There's a restroom and lobby/couch area in the Edison Hotel. Good luck everyone! I'd probably do this again but later in the spring or summer when the weather is a lot nicer. I highly doubt I would have been able to wait outside at below freezing temperatures.
A question about reselling... I have a ticket for a Wednesday show in a few weeks but I'm still going to enter the lottery. If by some crazy chance I win, could I get in trouble for selling my other ticket?
Thanks everyone for your stories! I'm coming to NYC Feb 6-10 and plan on heading to the cancellation line Saturday morning as soon as I land at Newark. I do have one question, does the theatre have a coat check or anything? I'm planning on bringing a blanket so I don't freeze to death but don't think I'll have time to check it at the luggage storage place if I end up getting a ticket right as the show is starting. Has anyone had experience with this? I'm so hoping because it'll be freezing outside that no one will be in line by the time I get there around 8 am.
Thanks for your info, Wick! Question: for your line experience on the Saturday, at what time did they start distributing tickets?
Question. I have 3 extra tickets for Hamilton in April (we were supposed to be joined by some friends, who can't make it for work engagements out of town). If I bring the extra tickets back to the box office for the cancellation line, do I just lose all my money, or will they refund me? I don't mean to sell them for a profit, but I wouldn't hate to get my money back. I'm sorry if this has already been asked.
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