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act926
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#4201
Posted: 4/17/17 at 11:28pm

Hello everyone!

 

I'm planning to head up to NYC on a Wednesday (not sure when) but have no clue what time I should plan to get there for the cancellation line. I know that times vary depending on the day, but I'd hope to be one of the first few in line.

 

Last month I stood in line on a Saturday, arrived around 7:05 and was about 15th/16th in line. I ended up getting the last ticket for the matinee right at 2:00! I would assume that weekends are a bit more busy since most people aren't working and don't have school, so I'm not sure if I should get there around the same time I did before or a different time.

Boday
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#4202
Posted: 4/18/17 at 7:16am

act926 said: "Hello everyone!

 

I'm planning to head up to NYC on a Wednesday (not sure when) but have no clue what time I should plan to get there for the cancellation line. I know that times vary depending on the day, but I'd hope to be one of the first few in line.

 

Last month I stood in line on a Saturday, arrived around 7:05 and was about 15th/16th in line. I ended up getting the last ticket for the matinee right at 2:00! I would assume that weekends are a bit more busy since most people aren't working and don't have school, so I'm not sure if I should get there around the same time I did before or a different time.


 

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I was planning to do the line this past Friday, so I stopped by on Wednesday and Thursday morning to do research. On Wednesday, I stopped by at 6:15am. There were twenty people on line. Later in the day around 4pm, I asked the people at the front (they'd not gotten into the matinee but I think they said they'd arrived around 6am) what time the first matinee people had gotten there and they said around 2am.

One potential caveat is that it was spring break for many people last week. There were TONS of youths on line. Maybe this week will be a bit tamer.

Contrarily on Thursday when I stopped by, there was only a handful of people on line around 7am.

I hope this is helpful!

Travis Padilla
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#4203
Posted: 4/19/17 at 10:48am

I know I am a bit late, but any chance to get waitlist tickets today or am I too late?

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#4204
Posted: 4/19/17 at 10:50am

I did the cancellation line yesterday with a friend. We planned to get there at 9am, but I had insomnia and got there at 8am. We were, I think, 16/17 in line for tickets (not 16 or 17 people, accounting for single people in line buying two tix). If we'd gotten there at 9, we wouldn't have gotten seats, but could have gotten standing room.

The first people in line got there around 6am. The box office offered a single in early afternoon, which was taken by someone further back in the line, the only person who wanted a single. No more tickets were given out until 5pm (one pair), then 5:30 (another single), then 3 tickets at 6pm. Then everything else happened in the last 15 minutes. My friend and I got J101 and J102 at 7:01pm. It's very exciting. One more person behind us got the last seat, and then we heard there were a lot of standing room after that.

Almost everyone was in Rows H and J. There were some in Row A (unclaimed lotto) and one pair in Front Mezz. It's fun to get into the theater and see everyone you've been waiting with all day. My ticket was $220.

The wait wasn't bad at all. Everyone was friendly and excited, mostly people from out of town who'd never seen the show, two families with tweens. No professional line sitters, but one former line sitter who was waiting for himself. He knew where all the bathrooms and Starbucks and good pizza were. I brought a cushion, which I was very happy to have as the day wore on. It's much colder under that marquee than you'd expect from the weather forecast. I think it was in the 60's yesterday, but I wore my winter coat and definitely needed it.

Updated On: 4/19/17 at 10:50 AM
Julie5
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#4205
Posted: 4/20/17 at 1:19pm

[edit 4/26/17]

Hi all,

I study and work part-time so I have flexibility in the next month (from now until end of May) - willing to wait very early in line (1 person) in exchange for help in buying a ticket (not Tuesday or Thursday). Please pm if interested, thanks!

Updated On: 4/26/17 at 01:19 PM
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#4206
Posted: 4/21/17 at 10:35pm

Are cancellation tix now $220?

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#4207
Posted: 4/21/17 at 10:43pm

^ $229.

Premiums are still $849 (lol) and standing room is still $40

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#4208
Posted: 4/21/17 at 11:32pm

Wick3 said: "Are cancellation tix now $220?

 

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When I went last week, mine was $199 in Row H side orchestra (one of the unused wheelchair seats) but another line person who got in on the same day paid $229 for Row J center.

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#4209
Posted: 4/22/17 at 6:47am

I did the cancellation line on Easter Sunday and tickets for center orchestra row J were holiday price at $229

 

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#4210
Posted: 4/22/17 at 12:19pm

Hey everyone! I went and saw Hamilton last week and I thought I'd share my Cancellation Line experience.

I was in New York for spring break beginning on Monday April 10th. I visited the Richard Rogers theatre after exploring Times Square for a bit and the Usher there told me about the Cancellation Line. He said just get there around 10-12 and you'll probably get Hamilton tickets (which was not correct). I decided to wait a little while and the next day I just entered the lottery using two phones. Of course, I was unsuccessful and I decided I would go to the Cancellation Line the next day. I knew getting there between 10 to 12 would not secure me tickets to the show, so I arrived at 6:55. There were about 21 people in line, so I figured it was hopeless since historically only the first 10 people in line get tickets. It is worth noting that on that Wednesday, there was a matinee showing, which equals more people trying to see the show(s). Thursday was my last day in New York, and I was not going to leave without seeing Hamilton, so I arrived at the theatre with my mom at 3:30 AM. We were second in line and there was one girl in front of us (who arrived at 12:00 AM). Then began the waiting. We made friends with the girl in the front and I got coffee and donuts which was helpful to get through the morning and the next couple of people arrived between 5:30 and 6:00. Once they showed up it turned into the best experience. We all got to know each other and we were making friends with everyone in the line, also my mom and I periodically swapped places in line throughout the day so each of us could get lunch, take breaks, etc. I feel like if you're gonna do the Cancellation Line, it should always be with multiple people, cuz it really did make the day feel shorter. When the box office opened at 10:00 AM, they did come out and offer the premium seats, but no one wanted them (800$ seats). At around 6:00 PM, the girl at the front of the line got her tickets. They were two front row seats for 229$ because a person who won the lottery that day did not claim their tickets (WTF???). At around 6:25 PM, they called second in line and I got one ticket for myself, and mom got two tickets, one for my little brother and one for her (all were 229$ a piece). They were all 10th row seats and we had an incredible view. As I assumed, around the first 10 people got in once the show was starting. The show was incredible, as was the whole experience of waiting in the cancellation line. But remember, you  don't necessarily have to get there at 3:30 AM. That was just me and my mom being crazy (: The people we were in line with were incredibly nice, the wait did not feel like the 15 hours it was, and I ended up seeing Hamilton on April 13th 2017 at 7:00 PM in the 10th row. It was awesome and if you're trying to see this show, I highly recommend the Cancellation Line. It's a lot more enjoyable than what you'd probably expect, and I seriously think it's the best way to get Hamilton tickets.

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#4211
Posted: 4/26/17 at 8:54am

Hello! I am currently in line with a few friends and will ideally have some additional tickets to sell, for the Wednesday April 26th, night showing. Please let me know if you'd be interested. We can let you know as soon as possible what the outcome is when the box office opens. DM me! Thanks! 

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#4212
Posted: 4/26/17 at 9:50pm

My partner and I will be in line very early on Friday, 4/28, and would be willing to buy 2 tickets for folks in exchange for help in buying our tickets. PM me if interested!

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#4213
Posted: 4/26/17 at 11:02pm

Pm'd you!

 

also -- a general question for anyone who has done the line lately... this might seem silly but do they allow you to sit?  people are talking about waits of 12 hours or more so I assume you're not standing the entire time?  do they allow tailgating chairs or is it pretty much the ground or nothing?

 

thanks!

Updated On: 4/26/17 at 11:02 PM
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#4214
Posted: 4/26/17 at 11:25pm

I have the same question. Going tomorrow-thoughts? 

also -- a general question for anyone who has done the line lately... this might seem silly but do they allow you to sit?  people are talking about waits of 12 hours or more so I assume you're not standing the entire time?  do they allow tailgating chairs or is it pretty much the ground or nothing?

 

thanks!


 

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#4215
Posted: 4/26/17 at 11:34pm

cybermelli said: "Pm'd you!

 

also -- a general question for anyone who has done the line lately... this might seem silly but do they allow you to sit?  people are talking about waits of 12 hours or more so I assume you're not standing the entire time?  do they allow tailgating chairs or is it pretty much the ground or nothing?

 

thanks!


 

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As someone who waited the line for the second time Friday, yes, they do very much allow you to sit. Most folks sit in fact! In regards to folding chairs, those are supposedly not allowed anymore, as per rules on a sign outside the box office. Many people bring either cushions or blankets to sit on though.

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#4216
Posted: 4/27/17 at 11:56pm

Hey everyone!

Posted a couple of weeks back but I guess it was too early - my boyfriend and I are going to New York next week and are going to queue at the cancellation line on either Thursday (4 May), Friday (5 May) or Saturday (6 May) - if you're interested getting us our tickets in exchange for a pair of your own, do let me know! 

Thanks!

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#4217
Posted: 4/30/17 at 9:14am

A big THANK YOU  to everyone here  that provided invaluable information on the 'how to do it" process. I followed everything to a T, I did this last Thursday from 7.00am  with tickets secured at 3.30pm. Maybe it was just the day but the line of fellow  liners were fantastic and we all bonded. It was all happy families inside the theatre for the reunion several hours later. So thank you Vermont, New Orleans, Brooklyn, Sacramento  and London it was great and the time just flew by. Big shout out to Hamilton for the opportunity.  If anyone is in doubt doing the line - don't, it is SO worth it. 

 

 

 

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#4218
Posted: 4/30/17 at 9:53pm

My wife and I are hoping to get 2 tickets for May 5. We can definitely help with someone's tickets for help standing in line! Please PM if interested.

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#4219
Posted: 5/1/17 at 11:37am

Hello, a friend and I will be standing in line on Wednesday, May 3rd, matinee or night show. We should have at least 2 tickets we would be willing to sell. Please PM me if interested. 

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#4220
Posted: 5/1/17 at 11:46am

So, if you have two people, one of you can leave the line for bathroom breaks or a coffee run and come back and then send your buddy?  I definitely want to try the line this summer (I've seen the show once already last August with resale tickets, but I want to go again and try the line!) and I want to make sure I know the protocols!

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#4221
Posted: 5/1/17 at 5:00pm

labdogs42 said: "So, if you have two people, one of you can leave the line for bathroom breaks or a coffee run and come back and then send your buddy?  I definitely want to try the line this summer (I've seen the show once already last August with resale tickets, but I want to go again and try the line!) and I want to make sure I know the protocols!

 

"

Actually, if somebody could confirm how it's done for individuals as well, it would be great! I am planning to do the cancellation line the Saturday just before the Tony's and will be alone. I live in London and people here are pretty laid back about popping out of the line for a quick coffee run or bathroom break but wouldn't want to risk my chances for Hamilton.

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#4222
Posted: 5/1/17 at 5:20pm

doritxuuu said: "labdogs42 said: "So, if you have two people, one of you can leave the line for bathroom breaks or a coffee run and come back and then send your buddy?  I definitely want to try the line this summer (I've seen the show once already last August with resale tickets, buI want to go again and try the line!) and I want to make su

 

"

Actually, if somebody could confirm how it's done for individuals as well, it would be great! I am planning to do the cancellation line the Saturday just before the Tony's and will be alone. I live in London and people here are pretty laid back about popping out of the line for a quick coffee run or bathroom break but wouldn't want to risk my chances for Hamilton


 

So I went as a single back in March and really as long as you mention it to the person in front of you or behind you in line everyone is pretty cool about it. The hotel (I believe the Marriott) which is right beside the theatre is awesome about you using the washroom! Everyone in line is usually very friendly and accommodating! Just as long as you don't come back with extra people to join you in line then no one really gets bothered. 

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#4223
Posted: 5/1/17 at 5:20pm

doritxuuu said: "labdogs42 said: "So, if you have two people, one of you can leave the line for bathroom breaks or a coffee run and come back and then send your buddy?  I definitely want to try the line this summer (I've seen the show once already last August with resale tickets, buI want to go again and try the line!) and I want to make su

 

"

Actually, if somebody could confirm how it's done for individuals as well, it would be great! I am planning to do the cancellation line the Saturday just before the Tony's and will be alone. I live in London and people here are pretty laid back about popping out of the line for a quick coffee run or bathroom break but wouldn't want to risk my chances for Hamilton


 

So I went as a single back in March and really as long as you mention it to the person in front of you or behind you in line everyone is pretty cool about it. The hotel (I believe the Marriott) which is right beside the theatre is awesome about you using the washroom! Everyone in line is usually very friendly and accommodating! Just as long as you don't come back with extra people to join you in line then no one really gets bothered. 

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#4224
Posted: 5/1/17 at 5:20pm

doritxuuu said: "labdogs42 said: "So, if you have two people, one of you can leave the line for bathroom breaks or a coffee run and come back and then send your buddy?  I definitely want to try the line this summer (I've seen the show once already last August with resale tickets, buI want to go again and try the line!) and I want to make su

 

"

Actually, if somebody could confirm how it's done for individuals as well, it would be great! I am planning to do the cancellation line the Saturday just before the Tony's and will be alone. I live in London and people here are pretty laid back about popping out of the line for a quick coffee run or bathroom break but wouldn't want to risk my chances for Hamilton


 

So I went as a single back in March and really as long as you mention it to the person in front of you or behind you in line everyone is pretty cool about it. The hotel (I believe the Marriott) which is right beside the theatre is awesome about you using the washroom! Everyone in line is usually very friendly and accommodating! Just as long as you don't come back with extra people to join you in line then no one really gets bothered. 

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#4225
Posted: 5/1/17 at 8:57pm

I also went solo a few weeks ago, yes the Mariott is great. You'll make friends so as long as you don't abuse it and help others in line do the same your fine. 

Now I would recommend trying to limit yourself after the box office opens because the line could move fast (with unclaimed lottery tickets) and you want to be there so you don't miss your shot. 


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