Jerry Herman Tribute

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Posted: 1/13/20 at 7:06pm

The last time I attended a tribute like this was for Gower Champion many years ago. I recall just walking into the theater without a ticket. However, I no longer trust my memory after my stroke.

Will there be tickets sold for the Herman tribute next month?

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Updated On: 1/13/20 at 07:06 PM
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Posted: 1/13/20 at 10:32pm

Was wondering this as well and how early should one plan on arriving? 

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Posted: 1/13/20 at 10:43pm

Dollypop...I've never met you, but I’ve enjoyed reading your posts over the years.

I hope, come hell or high water, you’re able to get yourself into the Jerry Herman tribute!

 

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Posted: 1/13/20 at 10:50pm

MichelleCraig said: "Dollypop...I've never met you, but I’ve enjoyed reading your posts over the years.

I hope, come hell orhigh water, you’re able to get yourself into the Jerry Herman tribute!


 

You're very sweet. Thank you.
"

 

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Posted: 1/13/20 at 11:52pm

That's a great question. Were there tickets sold for the Harold Prince tribute a few weeks ago? I'd imagine the process might be similar? I've never gone to any of these special events before.

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 8:26am

If it’s any help to anyone, people waited outside the Majestic for about an hour to get into the Prince memorial. No tickets unless the family and friends organizing had reserved a seat for you already. While there were a lot of invited guests, there was ample space for everyone who wanted to be there. 

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 9:28am

I'm a little surprised this isn't at the St. James.

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 11:33am
We don't even know what TIME the tribute is taking place.
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Posted: 1/14/20 at 1:06pm

Wick3 wrote: “Were there tickets sold for the Harold Prince tribute a few weeks ago?”

 

 No. 

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 1:10pm

I've gone to a couple of these in the past, and usually there is no charge, and no tickets to reserve.  You just show up (well in advance for this one, probably).  Once time is announced, you can plan appropriately.  Since these are during daytime, workday hours, many who might like to attend are not able to, so usually seating is available for everyone who shows up.  I'm planning to go to this one - Jerry Herman has always been one of all all-time favorite composers, and one of the rare ones who beautifully wrote both music and lyrics...

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Posted: 1/21/20 at 1:33pm
I was able to get on the guest list for this event. Does that mean I’m guaranteed a seat? I’d have to fly in and out of NYC on the same day and trying to see if I should clear my schedule to be there.
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Posted: 1/21/20 at 3:50pm

tombomb31 said: "I was able to get on the guest list for this event. Does that mean I’m guaranteed a seat? I’d have to fly in and out of NYC on the same day and trying to see if I should clear my schedule to be there."

Probably better to ask the person who put you on that guest list.

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Posted: 1/23/20 at 4:56am

According to an article in Variety, this is by invitation only.

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Posted: 1/23/20 at 11:18am

This one's invite-only but the Hal Prince memorial was not? How strange.

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Posted: 1/23/20 at 2:33pm

FWIW, for Elaine Stritch I believe there was a lottery. I was lucky enough to be my friend's +1.

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Posted: 1/23/20 at 9:38pm
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Posted: 1/23/20 at 9:38pm
Just got my invitation.
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Posted: 1/26/20 at 4:20pm

tombomb31 said: "I was able to get on the guest list for this event. Does that mean I’m guaranteed a seat? I’d have to fly in and out of NYC on the same day and trying to see if I should clear my schedule to be there. "

 

You do realize that you have to RSVP, if you haven't already done so.

 

For those willing to try their luck at last minute seating, the memorial starts at 3 pm.

 

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Posted: 1/26/20 at 4:20pm

tombomb31 said: "I was able to get on the guest list for this event. Does that mean I’m guaranteed a seat? I’d have to fly in and out of NYC on the same day and trying to see if I should clear my schedule to be there. "

 

You do realize that you have to RSVP, if you haven't already done so.

 

For those willing to try their luck at last minute seating, the memorial starts at 3 pm.

 

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Posted: 2/3/20 at 12:21pm
Very curious to hear if anyone makes an attempt at General Public entry. Please update with any reports
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Posted: 2/3/20 at 1:57pm

cjmclaughlin10 said: "Very curious to hear if anyone makes an attempt at General Public entry. Please update with any reports "

I’m currently in line. Someone from Nederlander security(?) came out and said that it was going to be RSVP only and no one not on the list would get in. He also mentioned that 1200 tickets were given out.

 

No one left the line, but it doesn’t look too hopeful. I’m disappointed I likely won’t be able to see the memorial, but not totally surprised.

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Posted: 2/3/20 at 2:45pm

Updates???

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Posted: 2/3/20 at 2:57pm

zainmax said: "Updates???"

Got in!

Edit: the mezz was pretty much empty so I’m guessing that all of the people waiting in line (I would estimate about 50-60?) got in.

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Posted: 2/3/20 at 3:13pm

Sooo excited for you guys!!!! I'm at work now but if the performance was in the evening I would have lined up with you guys as well.  Enjoy and please keep us posted!

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Posted: 2/3/20 at 8:23pm
Memorial are always in the afternoon on Broadway. Yes,those on standby line all got admitted to the mezzanine at the Lunt Fontanne theatre. They were discouraged from waiting by the security guards outside over and over again. Interesting there were a lot of empty seats upstairs because of fear of not getting in, so many didn't bother.Heard it was amazing and with a 26 piece orchestra starting the Memorial off. The event is mentioned on the other theatre site ATC in more detail.