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Posted: 11/18/18 at 7:21pm

I keep losing the today tix lottery for the Cursed Child, which is no shock, but recently I've gotten a couple offers to buy the 99$ tickets that they offer. 

I hesitated too long this week, but next week I think I might do it, as I'd like to go while they are still doing collections.

My question is - has anyone done this? Where have the seats ended up? It kind of annoys me that you can't see them beforehand. I understand with the actual lottery, but 99$ per part isn't really that much of a discount when, for some dates, you can get 95$ per part and know your seat.

Also, it says that a pair might not be seated together. Has this actually happened?? I was hoping to go with a friend who has never seen it before. So I feel like I'd hate to be separated.

 

Unfortunately the date that I'm after only has really expensive tickets, so the 99$ ones might be worth it if offered, but still want to know what everyone's experience has been. 

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Posted: 11/18/18 at 7:39pm
I think itís $99 for both parts rather than per part, no? Iíve also been offered the lottery loser seats but have yet to do it.
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Posted: 11/18/18 at 8:16pm
Unfortunately itís 99$ per part. 99$ Today Tix Offer
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Posted: 11/18/18 at 8:19pm
I always assumed they were unclaimed lottery seats. The winners only have an hour to claim. I think someone posted them getting one or two in orchestra. I know lottery is dress circle as well. Iíve been offered and was quick enough to get them in my cart, but I wonder why they have a service fee whereas regular lottery doesnít. Still not bad considering itís holiday season in nyc so there may not be a lot of cheaper seats.
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Posted: 11/18/18 at 8:56pm
Yeah, agreed. During off-peak times I wouldnít say itís worth it, as Iíve seen people get great 95$ seats. But for the date Iím looking at, I do think it would be worth it as long as itís not balcony (as StubHub has cheaper balcony seats).

I feel as though it canít be unclaimed lottery seats, as Iíve gotten the email too quickly and too consecutively. Most of the time Iíll get it before 2:00, which wouldnít give anyone the opportunity to have missed their window.

My biggest concern is not so much seat location at this point, but more so if weíll be seated together. For any other show Iíd probably care a little less, but Iíd love to see their reactions with this one
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Posted: 11/18/18 at 8:58pm

Are you going to TALK during the show?  If not, what difference does it make?  You'll find each other at intermission.

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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Posted: 11/18/18 at 9:03pm
Of course not. I just love to gauge reactions. Sheís a long time fan who hasnít so much as read the script, so Iíd love to be present when certain things are revealed.

For the actual lottery I wouldnít mind so much if our seats werenít together. But Iím buying both our tickets, so for 450$ (which isnít bad in itself, but for broke me, a splurge) Iím deciding if Itíd be more worth it to wait and secure seats together, at the risk of missing them collecting
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Posted: 11/18/18 at 10:37pm
This may be considered Off Topic, but when did it become official for the dollar sign ($), to be placed AFTER the number?
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Posted: 11/18/18 at 10:51pm

Dollypop said: "This may be considered Off Topic, but when did it become official for the dollar sign ($), to be placed AFTER the number?"

Not sure if this is meant to be snarky or not but if it's an honest question, I believe it's actually standard for the dollar sign to be placed before the number. In French it's after, and I just simply wasn't thinking to do the standard when I posted. My apologies!

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Posted: 11/18/18 at 11:31pm

The Harry Potter pricing thread has posts from people who have done this, including me. It's $99 per part, my seats were not together (orch B right, orch C left). 

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Posted: 11/18/18 at 11:48pm

Anakela said: "The Harry Potter pricing thread has posts from people who have done this, including me. It's $99 per part, my seats were not together (orch B right, orch C left)."

Thank you for the reply :) I did see/check out that post, but this was such a niche question I felt it would be easier to see on a thread of its own. When I searched, I mostly just found people who had won the lottery.

Was it front orchestra or rear? Would you overall say your view was good? 

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Posted: 11/19/18 at 12:08am

swingmode said: "Was it front orchestra or rear? Would you overall say your view was good?"

Orch lettering goes from A - Z (maybe there's an AA before the A?) so yes B and C in the front. Honestly I thought it was a smidge too close to the stage, I would have liked to have been a row or two back, you miss some small stuff, 

 
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you can't see the stage floor during the parents' grave bit, etc. 

but at the same time it was pretty cool to be *thatclose* to the magic, so to speak. 

But if you're not prepared to maybe not sit together, and to have no say over where you're even sitting, I wouldn't do the TodayTix offer. 

 

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Posted: 11/19/18 at 12:53am

Anakela said: "swingmode said: "Was it front orchestra or rear? Would you overall say your view was good?"

Orch letteringgoes from A - Z (maybe there's an AA before the A?) so yes B and Cin the front. Honestly I thought it was a smidge too close to the stage, I would have liked to have been a row or two back, you miss some small stuff,

 
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you can't see the stage floor during the parents' grave bit, etc.

 

 

but at the same time it was pretty cool to be *thatclose* to the magic, so to speak.

But if you're not prepared to maybe not sit together, and to have no say over where you're even sitting, I wouldn't do the TodayTix offer.
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Woops, I compeltely glossed over the seat letters in your original post. My bad!

 

I would love those seats for myself, as I love this current cast. I've sat in both dress circle and orchestra (I think my closest seat was row C), and I think both are good in their own right. But for the first time, I feel as thought dress circle is better, because you really get to see the magic in the way it was meant to be seen. So this definitely has given me a lot to think about, knowing that there's a possibility to get seats so close. I'll have to lurk the other thread more and see what others have gotten as well.

Thank you for helping :) 

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Posted: 11/19/18 at 1:45am
If you can as you say, get tickets for some dates for $95 per part and know your seat, why wouldn't you simply just do that? I'm no math whiz but $95 where you know your seat would seem a better bet than $99 where you don't.
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Posted: 11/19/18 at 1:53am

UncleCharlie said: "If you can as you say, get tickets for some dates for $95 per part and know your seat, why wouldn't you simply just do that? I'm no math whiz but $95 where you know your seat would seem a better bet than $99 where you don't."

Because as I said in my original post, I want to see the show while it's doing collections, which I believe end the last week of November. For those dates, the 95$ ticket range is sold out. So ultimately the purpose of this board was to gauge whether it was worth it to do the 99$ deal and see the show during this preferred week, or buy tickets in the future for 95$. There were pros and cons to each :) 

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Posted: 11/19/18 at 12:13pm

TodayTix just started selling Cursed Child tickets, although the prices start at $150/part.

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Posted: 11/19/18 at 12:15pm

Tito3 said: "TodayTix just started selling Cursed Child tickets, although the prices start at $150/part."

Actually, $165/part. Sorry...

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Posted: 11/19/18 at 12:33pm

Tito3 said: "Tito3 said: "TodayTix just started selling Cursed Child tickets, although the prices start at $150/part."

Actually, $165/part. Sorry...
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Just saw, thanks for the heads up!

wonder if this will affect the “loser lottery” at all

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Posted: 11/19/18 at 1:31pm

Are you local? If so, try going to the box office in person. Sometimes they have tickets that aren't available online. I recently got tickets for $95/part for a performance that only had $170/part+ online.

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Posted: 11/20/18 at 10:49am

swingmode said: "Dollypop said: "This may be considered Off Topic, but when did it become official for the dollar sign ($), to be placed AFTER the number?"

Not sure if this is meant to be snarky or not but if it's an honest question, I believe it's actually standard for the dollar sign to be placed before the number. In French it's after, and I just simply wasn't thinking to do the standard when I posted. My apologies!
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No, it wasn't meant to be snarky. Thank you for explaining what happened.

 

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Posted: 11/20/18 at 10:55pm

I went to the box office earlier this evening to purchase tickets for Nov 29-30. I asked for the best seats available at the $95/part price range (that was the lowest price available online). I was surprised when the guy at the box office said they have $40/part tickets available for balcony seats (I didn't take them as I thought the $95 orchestra seats were a better deal). Not sure why that price point was not showing up online, but they have it at the box office. Also asked for the first week of December for friends visiting, they had them for weekdays but not weekends, and I was able to purchase four tickets for Dec 5 for $40/part. Seats were not all together but was split into two an two. So OP, if you're willing to seat in the balcony, they have the $40 tix for the last week of November (at least Nov 29-30 for sure).

Edited to add: OP, there are Orchestra seats still available at the $95 price range for Nov 29-30.

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Posted: 11/21/18 at 12:49am

moira8 said: "I went to the box office earlier this evening to purchase tickets for Nov 29-30. I asked for the best seats available at the $95/part price range (that was the lowest price available online). I was surprised when the guy at the box office said they have $40/part tickets available for balcony seats (I didn't take them as I thought the $95 orchestra seats were a better deal).Not sure why that price point was not showing up online, but they have it at the box office. Also asked for the first week of December for friends visiting, they had them for weekdays but not weekends, and I was able to purchase four tickets for Dec 5 for $40/part. Seats were not all together but was split into two an two. So OP, if you're willing to seat in the balcony, they have the $40 tix for the last week of November (at least Nov 29-30 for sure).

Edited to add: OP, there are Orchestra seats still available at the $95 price range for Nov 29-30.
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Wow, thanks so much for this!!

I think I'll wait as far as my friend goes, as I want her to see the show from a more ideal spot. But I'm definitely going to get someone to pop by tomorrow and pick me up a pair for myself if they're (hopefully) still available. This way I can get my Christmas shopping done while they're doing collections, and find a more ideal time to go with my friend :) 

Fingers crossed!!

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Posted: 1/10/19 at 1:01am
I was not so lucky with the $99 TodayTix loser offer. The seats were in balcony (far right), row D, seats 22 & 24. It had a railing in front blocking most of the view of the stage. These seats are definitely not worth $435.98 (incl. fees) for both parts. TodayTix claims that they do not sell partial view tickets. Buyer beware.
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Posted: 1/10/19 at 2:23pm

^^^^ that totally sucks! thanks for sharing your experience. I always try and be on the lookout for empty seats to move into.

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Posted: 1/10/19 at 11:02pm
I took this boards advice and searched for random dates in the middle of the week and I ended up with a row R seat right in the center aisle for $99 a part.