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Music Man Tickets

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Posted: 1/19/20 at 9:07am

Question for the experienced - looking up 3 non-premium tickets for Music Man at the end of October, a Saturday matinee.  My friends don't want to go in the winter and if it isn't October it won't be until April 2021 (who knows what will happen by then!). If you look at the Telecharge site, there are hardly any tickets available, never mind three together.  Is this really true or do they release blocks of tickets at different times (and if so, what is the secret)? Also, is it any different if I go to the box office?  Thanks for any info on the best way to get decent tickets without paying premium!

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Posted: 1/19/20 at 9:21am
Tickets have been on sale since mid-September - over four months ago. I expect many theatregoers bought tickets on the first day of sales, and more ever since the Winter Garden was green lighted.

Treat yourself to a single seat early in the run, then return with your friends in the spring.
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Music Man Tickets#3
Posted: 1/19/20 at 10:58am
Ticket releases DO happen, but you literally need to be checking daily hoping to catch those. Generally once the show starts, those releases happen a day or a few hours prior so you have to be checking frequently to catch those. That’s what I do without fail.

Tele-Charge and box office are looking at the exact same inventory so the only difference is the service fee on Tele-Charge. I’m sure a cancellation line will be enormous so going to the box office the day of a performance won’t help whatsoever.
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Posted: 1/19/20 at 11:38am

Weekends have been extremely well-sold since the day tickets went on sale. Unfortunately, you missed your opportunity 2 weeks ago when the Winter Garden was confirmed and they released more seats. Looking at Telecharge right now, there are a couple of options for 3 seats together in the mezzanine on 10/24 at 2 pm, and even more choices in both the orchestra and mezzanine on 10/31 at 2 pm, with prices ranging from $199 - $259.

Since the $99 seats are pretty much gone, the least you'll be paying at this point will be $199, so my suggestion is to save yourself the aggravation of having to check Telecharge constantly, and buy tickets now. Your options will dwindle if you wait. If you see better seats later on, just call Telecharge, and they're usually very accommodating with seat exchanges.

Also, if you don't mind splitting up your group, there are 2 $99 single seats left on 10/31, which would leave you with only having to buy 1 higher-priced ticket. 

Updated On: 1/19/20 at 11:38 AM
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Posted: 1/19/20 at 11:42am
If you want seats for this show for a specific timeframe, I would take what I can get, if I were you. This is going to (at least in the beginning) be a completely sold out smash hit.
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Posted: 1/19/20 at 12:18pm

Jordan Catalano said: "If you want seats for this show for a specific timeframe, I would take what I can get, if I were you. This is going to (at least in the beginning) be a completely sold out smash hit."

I agree.  I expect this’ll be another Midler/HELLO, DOLLY! situation with prices hiking up at the box office as well once the show starts previews.  

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Posted: 1/20/20 at 11:05am

Music Man will be a very tough ticket to get- and the longer you wait the harder and more expensive the tickets will be. If you are considering buying tickets- do it now- Jackman is a huge star and will only be in it for a year or so- if that long. I bought my tickets when they first came out- my advice-get a ticket while they are still available. 

And my own opinion- Dolly was filled with caricatures- and that always made it seem silly- Music Man is a much more thoughtful and serious piece, IMO.

Updated On: 1/20/20 at 11:05 AM
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Posted: 1/20/20 at 11:54am
^ I agree about the show being a hard ticket to get as it get closer, but Music Man “a serious piece”? He’s a con man who convinces a small town that their kids are being corrupted by things like pool tables and they can fix it all by putting their kids in a band. There’s literally a song called “Shipoopi.” Fun, yes, but not exactly deep stuff there.
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Posted: 1/20/20 at 6:26pm

I think what appeals about THE MUSIC MAN ( and why it is regarded as a well-loved classic musical) is because it deals with pure Americana in a not-that-distant setting.   There is a sense of nostalgia with the small-town setting and its  interesting characters, into which the brash Harold Hill intrudes.  Then there is the musical score, which includes the famous "76 Trombones" ( still very popular especially with marching band music) or the romantic but past icon "Till There Was You" ( appealed to Paul McCartney and eventually covered by the Beatles). Robert Preston was an excellent performer...and Hugh Jackman would likely give us his own remarkable take on the character!  

Re tickets - it seems it has also attracted  a number of domestic tourists and overseas fans -- who are either visiting NYC or flying there to see the show. What has also helped are the worldwide success of The Greatest Showman and Jackman's own recently-concluded 90-show music tour  ( which was more like a theatre show, as it featured many of his past musicals and even music from other shows/films) In the USA/Europe/Australia/NewZealand/Canada &Mexico.  Once Hugh completes filming of his latest movie project ( "Reminiscence", co-starring Rebecca Ferguson who played Jenny in Greatest Showman) and he becomes part of the developmental work for The Music Man and he likely starts some promotional activities for it - then the demand for tickets will likely rise even further, even before the show starts previews.  Hope they do keep ticket prices at present levels ( which is already at par with current major hits).

Updated On: 1/20/20 at 06:26 PM
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Posted: 1/20/20 at 6:43pm
Thank you all! I was able to get third row mezz tickets for Sunday Nov 22. Convinced everyone I didn’t want to wait a year and mezz would be fine, just take the steps one at a time!
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Posted: 1/21/20 at 9:51am

We weren't going to see this.  Too expensive.

 

But I was looking for tix for other dates (is anything reasonable for President's weekend?) and saw Music Man at Playbill.com and figured I would click through.

 

For the matinee and evening performance on Thanksgiving weekend there were 2 seats in the Mezz for each show priced at $99 each.  Piggybacks, audience right, last two rows, last seat against the wall in each row.  Everything else was $199 ($179?) or more.

Now there are those seats just for the matinee as we will be sitting in the far reaches of the Winter Garden the night after Thanksgiving, one seat in front of the other.

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Posted: 1/23/20 at 10:31am

Will tickets be available for purchase at the Box Office at this time, even though Beetlejuice is still playing in the theater?

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Music Man Tickets#13
Posted: 1/24/20 at 8:44am

Yes, you can purchase tickets for MUSIC MAN at the Winter Garden box office now, during BJ's run.  There are separate windows for sales to each of the shows.  

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Posted: 1/24/20 at 2:08pm
Thanks for the info!
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Posted: 1/24/20 at 3:10pm

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The act of making that change gave him a theme for his show. The Music Man is all about transformation. Most often, the traveling huckster Harold Hill is an instrument of change. He takes a sleepy and rude town and makes it an energetic, musical and positive place.