Hair @ Delacorte - Question

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Hair @ Delacorte - Question#1
Posted: 7/15/08 at 10:31pm
Hi everyone.
I know this has been discussed already on the boards about having to line up very early to get tickets to the show. However, my whole family and I (5 in total) are heading to NY in August. We are only in the city for a limited time and dont have the time in our schedule to get in line early and stay in line for a long portion of time. Is there a possibility of still getting tickets if arriving later in line? What time would be the lattest?

Thanks in advance.
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#2
Posted: 7/15/08 at 10:33pm
Are the Virtual Lines not used for Hair?
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#2
Posted: 7/15/08 at 10:33pm
PERFECT ANSWER! Virtual Line is used for HAIR!

Click here for more info on Public Theater's Virtual Line:
http://www.publictheater.org/content/view/128/223/

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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#3
Posted: 7/15/08 at 10:37pm
thanks! I think that will work very well.
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#4
Posted: 7/15/08 at 10:40pm
Let me know how it works for you! Too bad, they dont have matinee shows (I am ONLY available on mats!) plus ITS FREE!

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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#5
Posted: 7/15/08 at 10:42pm
The virtual line is NOT a guarantee, and certainly not for 5 people since you can only get 2 per person. I tried every single day for Hamlet and never won ~ and there's no trick to entering immediately at midnight or any other time because I entered immediately at midnight all the way up to just before it closed. Obviously a lot more people are using that than they have tickets.

Your best bet if you're not willing to wait is to see if there are any of the for sale seats while you're here (I think they're like $150/seat...maybe more). OR check craigslist to see if there are people who are offering their services to wait online for you ~ for a fee of course. But you would need 3 people to do it.
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#6
Posted: 7/15/08 at 10:44pm
Anyone have any advice for the virtual lines?
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#7
Posted: 7/15/08 at 10:45pm
Don't count on it? Seriously...I'd heard enter your name right at midnight. Didn't work. I'd heard enter later. Didn't work. There really seems to be no rhyme or reason. It may truly be the most random lottery there is.
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#8
Posted: 7/15/08 at 10:48pm
Wow! I did not realize that its as HARD as that! re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question

I definitely NOT paying $150.00 for this production of HAIR! Hell to the No! Though I have never been to Delacorte Theater. and I definitely want to go to that theater!

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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#9
Posted: 7/15/08 at 10:51pm
That sucks. Isn't the Delacorte like insanely big?
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#10
Posted: 7/15/08 at 10:56pm
Here's some photos:


DELACORTE THEATER at Central Park:
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#11
Posted: 7/15/08 at 10:57pm
I wouldn't say it's insanely big. I don't know how many seats, but it's not huge by any means. But just like when they had 2 real and in person lines going, the tickets are divided somehow between the two. I don't know if it's 50/50 or not ~ I kind of got the idea that they had more tix at the Park than at the Public, and since the virtual line is replacing that one (@ the Public)...I get the feeling there are less given out that way.

edit ~ It feels a lot smaller than those pictures make it seem.
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#12
Posted: 7/15/08 at 11:00pm
It makes sense now that they dont have a matinees bec. its an outdoor theater! or else it will be VERY VERY hot specially during summer!

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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#13
Posted: 7/15/08 at 11:01pm
LBJ took the IRT down to 4th Street USA
When he got there
What did he see?
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#14
Posted: 7/15/08 at 11:02pm
Not to mention the lighting nightmares the sun would cause. AND the noise factor from all the children running around in the park. :)
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#15
Posted: 7/15/08 at 11:02pm
thanks for the feedback everyone.

So if each of us (all 5) register for the virtual lines... what do you think are the odds that 1,2 or 3 of us would get the 2 tkts per person?
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#16
Posted: 7/15/08 at 11:06pm
Like I said, don't count on it. You might get get lucky and everyone gets "drawn", or you may get 1 person "drawn", or yo may get none. It's really like any other lottery. Except you're not paying for the ticket, they don't tell you how many seats they have, and you have no way of knowing how many people are signed up.
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#17
Posted: 7/15/08 at 11:11pm
Possibly stupid question: what if it pours?
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#18
Posted: 7/15/08 at 11:12pm
Those are great pictures.

I'm trying to look for the seating capacity of the Delacorte, and I can't find anything. I suck at researching.
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#19
Posted: 7/15/08 at 11:13pm
They wait until a certain time (I forget when...it may depend on the length of the show) and make the call if it's going to go or be cancelled. If it's canceled, I believe you get to do the whole fun process of the line all over again ~ I'm 99% sure they don't just give you a ticket to the next night. Not sure what happens if you paid $150 because hello, poor teacher here.
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#20
Posted: 7/15/08 at 11:13pm
They will delay the show if its really bad, but if they end up cancelling you are just without a performance...you don't get tix for another show unless you stand in line again.
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#21
Posted: 7/15/08 at 11:14pm
If it pours, they cancel the show. That's what's so exciting about Shakespeare in the Park-you never know what will happen.

And the theatre seats roughly 800.
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#22
Posted: 7/15/08 at 11:16pm
Only 800? I was under the impression that it was a couple of thousands. Why, I do not know.
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#23
Posted: 7/15/08 at 11:16pm
the delacorte has between 1100 and 1300 seats. Be careful with your tickets! they are golden!
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re: Hair @ Delacorte - Question#24
Posted: 7/15/08 at 11:19pm
So what time should we get in line?