Rushed the show this morning, Saturday 1/18. There were 14 people in front of me when I arrived at 8:15 AM. Rush seats sold out but there were standing room tickets left for $40. Got one for the matinee! Hope that helps.
UncleCharlie said: "Bumping this to see if anyone has had any recent experiences with this after the holidays."I arrived Saturday 1/25 around 7:30 to rush, and we were the 11-13th people in line. The people in front had arrived at 6am. We got side orchestra, 1 in row J & 2 in N for the matinee and when we left the box office they were still selling rush. The show had been sold out the night before so we were nervous but it all worked out! I would advise arriving early though, the line really started to pick up around 8:30.
Also re: standing room I'm 5'3'' and I've never had a problem. Don't be scared to do it! You get a great view even with the mezzanine overhang.
I walked over to the Broadhurst on Sunday 1/19 around 11:30am or so. I had waited in line for in SRO ticket to the closing performance of Oklahoma and got one! I decided to see what the situation was for JLP since my friend had been interested and was surprised to find that the box office had already opened. I assumed they opened at 12pm, but I didn't realize the matinee was at 1pm, so they opened at 11am! Anyway, by the time I got to the front of the line, they had sold out of rush seats, but they were already selling SRO. I got two, I believe SR 6 and 8. I did hear people in front of me manage to get seats around $79-99 if that's helpful to anyone.I've done SRO for Come from Away, Oklahoma, and To Kill a Mockingbird (was lucky and got one of the first SRO tix at TKAM, so I didn't have a problem with the sloped floor) and have had no real issues seeing/being comfortable at either show. HOWEVER, I am only 5'3" and like the Shubert (TKAM), the floor does slope down at the Broadhurst AND the wall at the back of the orchestra is significantly taller than at the Schoenfeld (CFA).My friend and I were a couple people to the right of the house right aisle, and although I COULD see, I was pretty uncomfortable the whole time and it's not really ideal if you're around my height. My friend is a few inches taller than me (5'6" or 5'7", so she was a little better off, but I can't imagine the view if you're all the way left or right and you're a person of my height, not sure if you even CAN see from there if you're short. From my position, I did miss a little bit of the projection images because of the mezz overhang, but nothing major. Also, it gets VERY crowded back there at intermission, wow. And the last thing that's a little sucky is that the audience in the orchestra is elevated a step or two above the back of the theatre, which is why the wall is so high. But what that means is that when everyone inevitably gives a standing O during curtain call (or You Oughta know), you can't see ANYTHING since people are standing several inches above your level.tl;dr: I'm not mad about my experience vs. the price for SRO (I would say $40 is a little high for the setup considering other shows like Hadestown, CFA, and TKAM charge less and have better views, but hey, obviously people like me will buy), but if I were to see the show again, I definitely would try to opt for seats since I'm short. Hope this helps!
JBroadway said: "Our seats were side-orchestra row L. I missed a few small things here and there, but for the most part it was a very good view. "Did your tickets specifically state partial-view?
chuckydisc said: "JBroadway said: "Our seats were side-orchestra row L. I missed a few small things here and there, but for the most part it was a very good view. "Did your tickets specifically state partial-view?" I didn’t really pay close attention, and I threw away my ticket already. But I don’t recall seeing the partial view stamp on the ticket. I could be wrong though. Anyway it really was very little that I missed, mostly because of 1 of the speakers. Frankie’s face was briefly blocked at one point, and there were 1 or 2 protest signs that I couldn’t read. Probably the biggest thing I missed is during the number where...
Mary Jane is about to overdose
...Bella was standing upstage behind her, and I couldn’t tell which character was standing there until she finally stepped forward toward the end of the number. Also for the record, I was the last seat on the aisle, and I believe my friend sitting right next to me didn’t miss any of those things, because the blockage was that slight.
I won the lotto again last Thursday for the matinee. Seats were just OK. Left orch, 2 rows from the back. Only had trouble viewing some scenes where they were at home on the couch.Phoenix or whatever is name is ran directly past our row.
Rushed today, Tuesday 1/28/20. Arrived at 8:07 - ended up fourth in line.With a few more people joining about 8-8:15. Seat Location is Row H Seat 21, not marked as partial view so hoping for a good view! Looking forward to the show.
I don't have the ticket in front of me, so I can't say precisely where I was, but this was my lottery seat view from December...
Mine was the same seat but opposite side. So, I guess house left.
maurcon13 said: I arrived Saturday 1/25 around 7:30 to rush, and we were the 11-13th people in line. The people in front had arrived at 6am. We got side orchestra, 1 inrow J & 2 in N for the matinee and when we left the box office they were still selling rush. The show had been sold out the night before so we were nervous but it all worked out! I would advise arriving early though, the line really started to pick up around 8:30."So I rushed the show again the following Saturday (2/1) and had a pretty different but still relatively easy experience. I got to the theatre around 7:15 with 3 people, and there was only one other person in front of us who said he had arrived around 7. A few groups showed up shortly after I did but for the most part the line didn’t pick up until 8:45. I wound up with side Orch row L for the matinee and I was worried after looking at the seat map but I was in a perfect spot! I’ve gotten lucky twice now but rush for this show is very inconsistent so I feel like it’s always a gamble. Worth it though!
Any experiences from people who were amongst the first 3 people in the rush line recently? When you got on line and what seats you were given.
Rushed last Saturday (2/15). Arrived at the line around 8:40 and I was around 21st in line. The line continued to grow until 10am. I was able to get a rush ticket for the matinee in the Orch. Not marked as partial view, only missed a few people on the sides. By the time the I was at the box office we were being told that they only had single seats and SRO.
On Wednesday (2/19) I got to the box office at 10:35 AM and there was no line outside or inside. I was shocked that there was one rush ticket and some standing room available! Unfortunately, Ezra was not on for the matinee, but the view was fantastic! I was the 8th standing room spot which is on the right side of the orchestra.
it was so worth it to finally see antonio run up the side of the orchestra and behind my row yelling "sh*t,sh*t,sh*t" after head over feet
In terms of SRO, it appears they'll sell it even if the show isn't 100% sold-out. Tonight's show wasn't sold-out at around 2pm and I had two friends get SRO(rush was sold-out).
Planning to rush the matinee on Wednesday. Would 7:30 am be a good time to get in line?
Lily8307 said: "Planning to rush the matinee on Wednesday. Would 7:30 am be a good time to get in line?" That should be fine. It's a two-show day, and if they do run out of rush tickets, there's a solid chance they'll sell SRO as well.
anyone know what the rush situation looks like for a one show day on a Sunday? how long does the line usually get?
amandap213 said: "anyone know what the rush situation looks like for a one show day on a Sunday? how long does the line usually get?"Sunday's are tough because the box office doesn't open until noon. But they've also been selling SRO on Sundays as they're usually close to being sold out when they open. So if you miss out on rush, there's always SRO as an option.
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