A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy

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A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#1
Posted: 12/26/09 at 3:07pm
Rush Tickets: $26.50 - Available at the Box Office only starting at 10am the day of the performance. Limit two per customer.


Sounds like general rush, but for some reason I doubt it.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#2
Posted: 12/26/09 at 6:07pm
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#2
Posted: 12/28/09 at 3:10pm
Just confirmed with the box office. It is in fact a general rush, cash or credit card accepted, subject to availability.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#3
Posted: 12/28/09 at 3:29pm
Thank you for checking. I think I know what I'm doing tomorrow night.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#4
Posted: 12/28/09 at 10:13pm
The show's facebook page said that the rush was for the front row, but now does "subject to availability" mean that it can be anywhere or anything that's left basically?

Anyone who goes please let us know what are good times to get there. I never want shows to sell badly, but it's nice when rushes are pretty easy and you don't have to wait in the cold for too long. I can't see it being too crazy though. If Jude Law's Hamlet and even A Steady Rain's rushes weren't too bad, I can't see this being that difficult especially now in the slower months.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#5
Posted: 12/28/09 at 10:18pm
I don't know where the tickets are, but the box office guy made a point of telling me it was subject to availability.

Maybe it's front row and then whatever's left? Maybe it's only front row on the extreme sides (four or six seats)?
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#6
Posted: 12/29/09 at 1:26pm
Went this morning, got there at 9:15. By 10:00, only 2 other people had shown up. When we got inside, the box office guy told us they weren't offering it today because they were "expecting to sell out." He sold me standing room tickets instead.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#7
Posted: 12/29/09 at 1:27pm
Damn it. I wish they had a set section of seats.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#8
Posted: 12/29/09 at 1:33pm
Damn it, indeed! I guess I'll be standing for this one.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#9
Posted: 12/29/09 at 1:33pm
He also mentioned something to someone behind me about not having 'student rush yet' or something along those lines, so maybe something more designated/organized/student-specific is coming.

For a show that'll potentially be selling out, it seems kind of silly to be having 'General Rush,' especially if it'll never actually go into fruition if the show's a hit.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#10
Posted: 12/29/09 at 1:37pm
I imagine that after this week it might be easier to get. This is the busiest week of the year, after all.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#11
Posted: 12/30/09 at 12:29am
Miracle, was the standing room price the same as rush? And did you eventually get to sit down?
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#12
Posted: 12/30/09 at 5:32am
How was the play?
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#13
Posted: 12/30/09 at 5:34am
Did Brittany Murphy play the role that now Johansson is playing?

Is there any singing at all in this play?

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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#14
Posted: 12/30/09 at 8:01am
"Is there any singing at all in this play? "

No, that is why it's called a play.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#15
Posted: 12/30/09 at 8:12am
While it's a play, Santino Fontana's character does a bit of singing.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#16
Posted: 12/30/09 at 8:38am
"I imagine that after this week it might be easier to get. This is the busiest week of the year, after all."

True, but they're also doing a piss-poor job marketing the show, and it STILL is managing to sell out, so who knows.



"Miracle, was the standing room price the same as rush? And did you eventually get to sit down?"

Yes, $26.50. And no, it really did appear to be sold out.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#17
Posted: 12/30/09 at 8:38am
Oh, I thought they were asking if it was a musical.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#18
Posted: 12/30/09 at 8:51am
That's weird, when I asked the box office about rush, I also asked if they were doing standing room, and he said, "No. No standing room."
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#19
Posted: 12/30/09 at 8:53am
Sounds like there is a lack of clear communication between parties in the box office.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#20
Posted: 12/30/09 at 9:01am
I didn't realizer that standing room tickets were available at the Cort Theater. Where did you stand? Did you enjoy the show?
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#21
Posted: 12/30/09 at 9:11am
Standing room at the Cort is at the back of the mezzanine. The mezz at the Cort is pretty fantastic, as mezzanines go. Probably preferable to sitting in rear orchestra in that theatre.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#22
Posted: 12/30/09 at 9:25am
Thanks, Smaxie. Good to know.

I saw A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE from row N of the center orchestra and the view was excellent. There is a bit of an overhang, but my view was unobstructed.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#23
Posted: 12/30/09 at 10:42am
Yeah, stood rear of the mezzanine, and the view was perfect.
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re: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Rush Policy#24
Posted: 12/30/09 at 11:22am
How about a little love for the Cort, while we're at it? I always love going there. Because it's all by itself, it feels so welcoming. It used to be surrounded by four other theatres (Playhouse, Windsor/48th Street, Vanderbilt, Belmont), so as the last survivor, I also root for it.

Even though like most of the Shubert theatres, the interior got slathered with all-purpose industrial oatmeal colored paint sometime in the 1960s or 1970s, it still is an attractive theatre, with detailing like something out of a Fragonard painting. I think it's next on the list of Shubert theatres to be renovated (after the Belasco), and one hopes that the original color scheme, which I understand had lots of shades of blue, pink, peach and gold, will also be reinstated. It also has a unique proscenium, with tinted glass that used to be illuminated behind the terra cotta lattice work. (Some of the glass is still visible if you are sitting close up in the orchestra).

It's one of the few two balcony houses where the views from the mezzanine and balcony are not disastrous. It has a great house staff and crew as well.

And though it has seemingly earned the mantle of "last one picked" of Broadway theatres formerly held by the Nederlander and it has housed some dire tenants over the last 20 years, on the occasions when it has had a star attraction, like The Blue Room with Nicole Kidman, You're Welcome America with Will Farrell, or apparently, the current A View from the Bridge, people have found the theatre without a problem.
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Updated On: 12/30/09 at 11:22 AM