BroadwayWorld.com has a nice article this morning all about the latest news on Broadway shows and their Rush, Lottery, and Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies. This is a fine guide for those who are looking to save money on tickets for shows.
A word of caution: Check with the theaters to confirm if you are looking to go to a particular show. Sometimes changes are made after publication of articles like these.
After nearly two and half years on Broadway, the Tony Award winning show “Newsies” will close August 24. Before it does, they are offering a nice chance to get to see it at a very reasonable price.
A limited number of tickets will be available via lottery July 28-Aug. 23 at The Nederlander Theatre. Entries for lottery tickets will be accepted at the Nederlander box office Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 4:30 PM; Tuesday evenings at 5:30 PM; Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 10:30 AM; and Sunday matinees at 11:30 AM.
Names will be drawn at random 30 minutes following the start of entries being accepted. Winners may purchase up to two $30 tickets. Only cash will be accepted for payment. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and they must provide valid ID. And as always, tickets are subject to availability.
The show has been described in the show’s press notes as
“Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.”
Why was this interesting to see? Well, all three of the shows mentioned: “Motown the Musical,” “700 Sundays,” and “Kinky Boots” are considered shows that have tickets that are hard to get. Motown and Kinky typically run either at or very near capacity or over capacity. 700 Sundays just opened to great reviews and the buzz is that tickets are tough to come by.
In checking the pricing last night (Nov. 19, 2013) for each show from their official websites, the following prices were shown:
My guess is that tickets ranged from $60 – $80 at TKTS. Only a guess on my part from previous experience with higher priced shows.
There’s just no way to predict if those shows will be back up on the TKTS booth again this week. However, it’s worth a try if you have been looking to see one of them because next week starts the Holiday Season and think it’s safe to say that business will be plentiful.
Learn more about the TKTS Ticket Booth and their system at their website, www.tdf.org. The link provided here takes you right to the page for the Booth. They are a fantastic service for theater goers looking to get to shows at a good price.