West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#1
Posted: 12/11/19 at 11:23am
No official rush/lottery policy released by WSS yet but please posts updates here. There's been a few reports of rush being sold on first day of previews but they are buried in other threads.
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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#2
Posted: 12/11/19 at 11:45am
$40 rush.
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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#3
Posted: 12/11/19 at 12:22pm

^ No, it's $39 rush. Got it yesterday for first preview. Rush seats are located in the boxes, currently 12 seats available. Not sure if they are opening up other seats/sections for rush, but I know they were sold out by 2pm.

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#4
Posted: 12/11/19 at 2:43pm

Just left the theater. They still have rush for tonight. They offered me boxes and my friend got ORCH B on the side.

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#5
Posted: 12/11/19 at 4:40pm

Ledaero said: "^ No, it's $39 rush. Got it yesterday for first preview. Rush seats are located in the boxes, currently 12 seats available. Not sure if they are opening up other seats/sections for rush, but I know they were sold out by 2pm."

How was the view from the rush seats (boxes and far-side Orchestra)?

 

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#6
Posted: 12/11/19 at 4:46pm

chuckydisc said: "Ledaero said: "^ No, it's $39 rush. Got it yesterday for first preview. Rush seats are located in the boxes, currently 12 seats available. Not sure if they are opening up other seats/sections for rush, but I know they were sold out by 2pm."

How was the view from the rush seats (boxes and far-side Orchestra)?


Definitely not great. A lot happens with the video design and you can only see about 60% of what's being projected. This is particularly unfortunate for the scenes in Doc's and the scenes in the bridal shop. But you're much closer than the $39 rear mezzanine seats, so onstage stuff is far superior. It's just a pick-your-poison depending on what you prioritize. I'm waiting until they pop up on TDF to return.

 

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#7
Posted: 12/12/19 at 10:18am
I just picked up orchestra B-10 for $40, the person behind me got C-9 and C-11. I showed up at about 9:25 and was the third person in line, and there were about 10 people by the time the box office opened.
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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#8
Posted: 12/12/19 at 4:47pm

chrishuyen said: "I just picked up orchestra B-10 for $40, the person behind me got C-9 and C-11. I showed up at about 9:25 and was the third person in line, and there were about 10 people by the time the box office opened. "

Please give your opinion on view from rush seats after tonight.

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#9
Posted: 12/13/19 at 12:53am

So row B is actually the first row, and the stage is VERY high.  I couldn't see anyone when they were lying down (which happened a lot as people died), and I could only see Doc's store/the bridal shop if I really tried to stretch, though those two were fairly well covered by the projection, which takes up the entire back wall, and watching the choreography was a bit awkward at such a steep angle.  I did miss a sizeable chunk of One Hand One Heart going into Tonight as well as Tony's death, but those were probably the main blind spots.  Watching Isaac Powell sing Maria up close was absolutely thrilling.

I ran into a person who was two spots behind me in line, and she said they were in the boxes in house left, where it sounded like they could see even less.  I added a picture, at approximately eye level sitting down (I'm about 5'5"West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates.  The two seats to the right of me were empty so I moved over after the Jet Song, though it was only a marginal difference (not sure if they just weren't sold or if the people sitting there didn't make it on time since they tried to be as strict as possible with starting on time despite the line to get in going almost to 8th ave)

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#10
Posted: 12/13/19 at 1:01am
The deck for this production actually looks really low compared to most sets these days.
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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#11
Posted: 12/13/19 at 8:07am

I know it's common, especially for Rudin shows, but it's a shame the rush seats are so obstructed. 

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#12
Posted: 12/14/19 at 10:31am
Got to the theatre at 10:03 and got a single box rush seat at about 10:20. There was a HUGE line in front of me, but based on the fact that I got rush, I think it was mostly tourists trying to get for future performances.
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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#13
Posted: 12/15/19 at 12:17am

jonah3500: how was your box seat view? Which seat number did you get? thx

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#14
Posted: 12/15/19 at 9:46am

CarmenA3 said: "jonah3500: how was your box seat view? Which seat number did you get? thx"

I got seat A6 I think. The view was TERRIBLE!! I’m very short (4’11&rdquoWest Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates and there is a large speaker in the box in front of you. I literally could not see the stage when I first sat down. If you are further to the left of that box, you’ll be fine, but don’t take seat A6 if you’re less than 4’11”.

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#15
Posted: 12/15/19 at 10:03am
If people can do us a solid and take pic of the view from rush seats and/or upload to aviewfrommyseat.com that will be very helpful to visualize. Reports on the amount of obstruction is starting to make me consider if it'd be better spending a little more for center view seat...
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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#16
Posted: 12/15/19 at 10:28am

I got a rush ticket at 7:30 last night and was in Orchestra Row X seat 21. Full stage view. It was perfectly fine except you miss the very top of the screen. Did not affect my enjoyment of the show at all. Well worth the $40.

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#17
Posted: 12/15/19 at 10:34am

Jonah3500: That's what I was afraid of, I'm pretty short too (taller than you, but still always get stuck with the tall man in front of me!).

HBBrock: Thanks....maybe that's the way to go, let the early rushers get box/front rows and wait till later. 

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#18
Posted: 12/15/19 at 10:47am

I have tickets for Row D in the center. I'm 5'-10", do you guys think I'll have a problem with the view?

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#19
Posted: 12/16/19 at 2:25pm

Went by today around 10:40am and was told they didn't have any. I didn't ask if that meant they sold out or didn't have any period. He seemed surprised I asked but looked anyway. Considering people here have said they've gotten them later in the day it seemed odd.

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#20
Posted: 12/16/19 at 6:15pm

HBBrock said: "I got a rush ticket at 7:30 last night and was in Orchestra Row X seat 21. Full stage view. It was perfectly fine except you miss the very top of the screen. Did not affect my enjoyment of the show at all. Well worth the $40."

Weird, I went to the box office around 3:30 and was told they didn’t have any rush tickets available for that night.  I wonder if they open up more closer to the show (if so it sounds like these seats are a much better view than the rush seats purchased in the morning) or if someone returned their rush ticket later in the day?

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#21
Posted: 12/20/19 at 6:49pm

Grabbed a couple rush tickets around 4:30 today. Was given Y 24 and S 28, as they didn't have seats together, which are the far aisle seats in the left orchestra. Will try and give a bit of an update to see how those seats compare to what HBBrock shared about the X 21 seats.

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#22
Posted: 1/8/20 at 8:17pm

has anyone rushed since dec 20? Wondering how early you got in line and how good were the seats?

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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#23
Posted: 1/8/20 at 9:09pm
I went to the box office on Friday, 1/3 and they still had 1 rush tickets at around 1:30pm.
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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#24
Posted: 1/8/20 at 9:19pm
Thanks! Where was your seat and was it good or obstructed view?
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West Side Story Rush/Lottery Updates#25
Posted: 1/8/20 at 11:25pm
It was Row B, partial view.