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Broadway during the Jewish High Holidays

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Broadway during the Jewish High Holidays#1
Posted: 9/10/19 at 7:49pm

So I noticed that even Moulin Rouge has availability  ( but at those crazy prices.. but more availability than usual).   Is it a traditional slow period on Broadway?  I know Rosh Hashanah goes Sunday thru Tuesday night.  And Yom Kippur goes the 8th and 9.  But from one to the other there seems to be tickets for most things.  I even got a little shop single.  Oh and who will be out?   And have any shows changes their schedule?

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Broadway during the Jewish High Holidays#2
Posted: 9/10/19 at 8:52pm

I don't believe that the Broadway schedule changes just because of the Jewish High Holy Days. I know that they are altered for the week of July 4th, Thanksgiving week and the two week period consisting of both Christmas and New Years. But, other than that nothing has changed. 

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Broadway during the Jewish High Holidays#3
Posted: 9/10/19 at 9:17pm

I imagine Fiddlers schedule has some changes.   And I am sure a few performers will be out throughout some shows especially during Yom Kippur.   And yes.. attendance usually takes a dip. 

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Broadway during the Jewish High Holidays#4
Posted: 9/10/19 at 11:43pm

I am unaware of any production ever altering its schedule based on any Jewish holiday. I am sure there are actors here and there that might miss a show to go pray, but I can't think of any on Broadway right now. (Curious about Band's Visit cast attendance on these days). 

If attendance dips (which would surprise me but is totally possible), its not significant, especially for shows pulling in tourists. 

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Broadway during the Jewish High Holidays#5
Posted: 9/10/19 at 11:54pm

I recall my first visit to NY and I was able to get mezz tickets for a matinee of Rent original cast, a few months after winning the Tony. That day had more tickets and I was able to buy them - and later found out it was Yom Kippur. 

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Broadway during the Jewish High Holidays#6
Posted: 9/11/19 at 12:18am

alovingfan said: "I imagine Fiddlers schedule has some changes. And I am sure a few performers will be out throughout some shows especially during Yom Kippur. And yes.. attendance usually takes a dip."

 

Looks like Fiddler will be dark on the 8th and 9th but a shows are added on Monday the 8th, Thursday the 10th and Sunday the 13th.

 

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Broadway during the Jewish High Holidays#7
Posted: 9/11/19 at 2:41pm

There are always good seats available during the High Holy days. Don't forget, they start the night before, so you'll probably see availability for two nights for each holiday. It doesn't hurt that the fall is typically one of Broadway's slow periods to begin with. Shows usually don't alter their schedules but some actors might be out.

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Broadway during the Jewish High Holidays#8
Posted: 9/11/19 at 2:52pm

Always a good few days to try for if you aren't celebrating the holidays. Re: MR, the Jujamcyn theatres have dynamic pricing, so it's definitely possible prices will go down closer to curtain if the tickets you're seeing now don't sell. You'll probably also have more luck than usual grabbing a last-minute deal on StubHub, as demand is considerably down.

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Broadway during the Jewish High Holidays#9
Posted: 9/11/19 at 5:36pm

Pashacar said: "Always a good few days to try for if you aren't celebrating the holidays. Re: MR, the Jujamcyn theatres have dynamic pricing, so it's definitely possible prices will go down closer to curtain if the tickets you're seeing now don't sell. You'll probably also have more luck than usual grabbing a last-minute deal on StubHub, as demand is considerably down."

Already noticing that .

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Broadway during the Jewish High Holidays#10
Posted: 9/12/19 at 11:17pm

I taught with a multi-ethnic staff and we all agreed that the best time for Christians to scoop up good tickets were during the Jewish High Holy Days. My Jewish friends got good tickets on Holy Thursday and Good Friday

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Updated On: 9/13/19 at 11:17 PM
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Broadway during the Jewish High Holidays#11
Posted: 9/12/19 at 11:17pm
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