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Dear Evan Hansen - Cancellation Line/Lottery

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Is Ben Platt back at it tonight?

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Ben is in tonight, per an intermission report on Twitter. 

Updated On: 4/11/17 at 09:27 PM
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Dear Evan Hansen - Cancellation Line/Lottery#78
Posted: 4/18/17 at 10:26pm

How is the view from the extreme sides, Rows M-O?  Most of the tickets opening up on Telecharge these days are in these areas. Also, any reports recently in obtaining cancellation tickets?  Wondering if I should wait for a better seat from cancellation or get these seats for a sure thing once they open up. 

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Shannonigans said: "Thanks for the advice LJ! I also saw this on another thread and have been constantly checking the telecharge website in addition to StubHub. The only issue is that as a tourist in NYC I wouldn't have anywhere to print a super last minute ticket buy... here's hoping I get lucky before I leave on Friday."

In the exact same boat as you.  Trying for Fri Apr 28th as coming from out of town for weekend and already have a show booked for Saturday.  Have never tried StubHub but it looks like there is a pickup spot for tickets around 40th and 6th.  Has anyone ever tried the last minute StubHub option with pickup option?  I do have to wonder what happens to all of StubHubs tickets as they seem to hold onto a  lot of them.

 

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I have picked up tickets from the StubHub last minute service center in the Courtyard Marriott and it was really easy. The whole process took maybe 5 minutes. I bought the tickets on the app and then went there and told them the information about my order. They brought out my tickets immediately. Great experience!

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There's only 12 people in line right now, which isn't bad for a 2 show day. Most didn't start arriving until just before 7.

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ccbroadway13 said: "I have picked up tickets from the StubHub last minute service center in the Courtyard Marriott and it was really easy. The whole process took maybe 5 minutes. I bought the tickets on the app and then went there and told them the information about my order. They brought out my tickets immediately. Great experience!"

Thank you.  Great to hear from someone who has tried it that it's simple and quick.  I just downloaded the app.  I assume when you purchase from StubHub it gives you the option for pick up (or maybe no option if its less than 1hr before?)

 

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I assume when you purchase from StubHub it gives you the option for pick up (or maybe no option if its less than 1hr before?)

Actually, be careful with that because it depends on the ticket.  Most are "Pickup at StubHub Last Minute Service Center," but some say "Instant Download."  If you're using the app and are hanging out in midtown, printing your tickets won't be an easy option. So make sure you choose to buy the right type.

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dwwst12 said: "I assume when you purchase from StubHub it gives you the option for pick up (or maybe no option if its less than 1hr before?)

Actually, be careful with that because it depends on the ticket.  Most are "Pickup at StubHub Last Minute Service Center," but some say "Instant Download."  If you're using the app and are hanging out in midtown, printing your tickets won't be an easy option. So make sure you choose to buy the right type.
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Thank you. As long as it gives you the option for pick up centre.

 

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So the StubHub Last Minute Service Centers don't have printers for you to print "Instant Download" tickets?  Are there places in Times Square where you could go to print out "Instant Download" tickets?

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I purchased four tickets through StubHub and two of them were instant download and two were pickup. However, I went to the StubHub LMS Center and picked up two and asked to print out the other two and it was really easy and quick. I would recommend to go to the StubHub center if the tickets are instant download or pickup. 

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Dear Evan Hansen - Cancellation Line/Lottery#87
Posted: 4/19/17 at 11:21am

Thank you, ccbroadway13!

To add my 2 cents regarding the DEH lottery and cancellation line....after entering the digital lottery almost daily since the beginning of the year and never winning, I decided to try the cancellation line last Saturday, 4/15.  I was going to see the 3pm matinee of Paramour anyway, so got to the Music Box Theater a little before 2pm, right before the matinee for DEH that day.  Because the show was about to start, the box office was closed to future sales and open only to people picking up tickets for the matinee.  I was told to come back at 2:15pm if I wanted to purchase tickets for a future performance.  I wandered across the street to see if there were any rush tickets available for Come From Away, but they also had a 2pm matinee performance and have the same policy about futures sales right before a show; I was told to wait with 2 or 3 other people who had formed a line already.  I decided to go back over to DEH, and was about the 3rd or 4th person in line there.  At almost exactly 2:15pm, they started letting us in one by one to purchase tickets. When I went in, I inquired about rush and SRO tickets.  I was told that there were no rush tickets for DEH (I didn't think there were, but thought I'd ask anyway!), and that all the SRO tickets for the evening performance were already sold.  Then I inquired about cancellation tickets for the evening show and was told that they aren't released until about 2 hours before the performance.  So I went to Paramour and after the show ended, went right back to DEH at around 5:30pm.  There was one woman standing outside the theater, but I wasn't sure if she was in a line or not, so I proceeded into the box office and asked about rush/SRO (just in case!) and cancellations again.  Again, was told that SRO tickets were all sold and that they start releasing cancellation tickets around 6pm.  The box office person told me there was already a line outside, so I went back out and fortunately, there was only still the one woman standing there.  I asked if she was in the cancellation line and got a yes.  After about 10-15 mins, I believe around 5 more people joined the line.  No more joined by 6pm.  Right after 6pm, a man comes out and goes directly to the front of the line and asks the lady how many tickets she needs.  After she said one, he said he had a ticket for her that was $189 and to go into the box office.  Then he asked me and I also replied one, and he gave me the same response, and told me to go into the box office. The woman in front of me got Orch L Row F Seat 1 and I got Orch L Row F Seat 3.  Only 2 more people behind me also got tickets I believe, and they sat next to me.  These were excellent seats; believe that they were house seats that were unclaimed by friends/family of the cast and crew.  Definitely a great deal because seats a row or two further back from these and also further to the sides are listed as Premium on Telecharge and go for $399!

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Dear Evan Hansen - Cancellation Line/Lottery#88
Posted: 4/19/17 at 12:44pm

Thanks for sharing, Caye2.  My trip is not until a few weeks but stories like yours make me just want to take that chance at the cancellation line instead of buying the tickets that are in the extreme sides of orchestra.  But having a ticket before I get there would give me peace of mind.  I'll just have to wait and see...

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I'm going tomorrow and picked up two of those extreme side seats.  Can report back on how they are. 

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Don't worry about the extrme side seats, as long as you're far enough back. (I might be skittish about the first three rows.) But I went last Wednesday night, sat in Row N, one seat in from the right side, and had no problem. The action is almost all in the center of the stage.
Updated On: 4/19/17 at 01:17 PM
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Why are the exact same seats considered premium one night (Sat at $399) and non-premium another night (Wed at $189 - J 113/114).  Currently seeing same seats available at different prices on telecharge.

PS - Grab them for tonight for anyone that is looking.

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mmFan said: "Why are the exact same seats considered premium one night (Sat at $399) and non-premium another night (Wed at $189 - J 113/114).  Currently seeing same seats available at different prices on telecharge.

PS - Grab them for tonight for anyone that is looking.


 

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The demand is higher, especially for a Saturday night show vs any weeknight show. 

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bear88 said: "Don't worry about the extrme side seats, as long as you're far enough back. (I might be skittish about the first three rows.) But I went last Wednesday night, sat in Row N, one seat in from the right side, and had no problem. The action is almost all in the center of the stage."

Thank you!  Saw it last night and we were in K20 and K22.  The view was great and we were very happy we got those seats!

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We were there last night too.  Walked up to the BO at  5PM only 3 people in line.  I waited only about 5 minutes and got two single seats.  2nd row center aisle and 5th row left 3 in.  I took the 2nd row (I'm taller, first row is probably worse) and my husband took the other seat.  He ended up sitting next to a cast member from Hamilton but he didn't know who he was.  Everyone around knew who it was.

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So were your tickets $189 each?  How was the 2nd row?  Does your husband happen to remember the name of the Hamilton cast member (current cast?)?

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Caye2 said: "So were your tickets $189 each?  How was the 2nd row?  Does your husband happen to remember the name of the Hamilton cast member (current cast?)?

 

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Yes they were 189.  I was lucky to get a ticket so I was fine with 2nd row.  Wouldn't be my first choice but you could see the lace front on the wigs on the women.  4-5 rows back would be ideal.  The high is kinda high.

No, he didn't know who it was but the guy was taking notes on a steno pad through the show. 

 

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For whatever reason DEH non-premium seats often pop up the morning of performance or day before the performance. Not sure if they are premium seats that have been devalued or house seats. That's how I found mine a few days ago, but I had seen non-premium seats show up on telecharge that same day on other occasions, I just couldn't fit it into my schedule. 

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poisonivy2 said: "For whatever reason DEH non-premium seats often pop up the morning of performance or day before the performance. Not sure if they are premium seats that have been devalued or house seats. That's how I found mine a few days ago, but I had seen non-premium seats show up on telecharge that same day on other occasions, I just couldn't fit it into my schedule.

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I've been watching this week as i'm looking for tickets for next Friday (so trying to get an idea). "Cheap" tickets at $189 have been showing off and on but that's been for Tuesday and Wednesday shows. Think it was Thursday that only had the$399 seats. For 2 that is over $800 (and much higher for us as we're Canadian). Friday and into weekend there is nothing at all.

Am tempted to try StubHub . The $200 to $250 seats are a deal. Never done StubHub before though so am a bit worried if it'll work out.

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Several $189 and under tickets are on Telecharge right now for Wednesday's matinee, 4/26, singles and pairs, and some singles for Tuesday, 4/25.

Updated On: 4/21/17 at 04:22 PM
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Wow. Two tickets left for tonight's show on StubHub for $4500 each. Orchestra extreme sides. Good luck with that.