How To Get Discounts to Broadway’s Newest Shows This Season

Fifteen Broadway shows have opening dates in March and April, 2018, the bulk of the 2017-2018 season. Tickets are made available to them for as little as $10, but more often about $40, which is still as much as about a 75 percent discount off full price. How does this work? Below, listed alphabetically, are the shows and the official ways to get (relatively) inexpensive tickets to them — including (but not limited to) in-person lottery, digital lottery, general rush (meaning showing up when the box office opens on the day of the performance), student rush (showing up when the box office opens and being a student), and standing room. Each show has its own pricing, and its own rules. In one, wearing pink can get you a discounted ticket!
I link the titles to my reviews for shows that have already opened as of this writing.
For descriptions of all of these shows and those opening Off-Broadway this month and last, check out my guides to New York theater openings in March 2018 and April 2018

Also, check out TDF TKTS half-price ticket booths, where the discounts aren’t as steep, but you’re more assured of getting them.

Beth Malone as the angel in America and Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter

Angels in America

Opened March 25

Digital Lottery
$37 for each of the two parts ($74 total), credit card only.
Enter at lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/angels from two
days prior until 10 AM on the day of the performance.
Winners will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets online.
2 tickets per person.

General Rush
$37 for each of the two parts, cash or credit card accepted.
Rush tickets for each part can be purchased separately or together.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.

Amar Ramasar and company in “Blow High, Blow Low.”

Carousel

Opened April 12

General Rush
$40, cash or credit card accepted.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.

Children of a Lesser God

Opened April 11

Student Rush
$32, cash or credit card.
Open only to current students.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
1 ticket per ID.

Escape to Margaritaville

Opened March 15

Digital Lottery
$40, credit card only.
Enter at lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/escape from 7 AM
until 3 PM on the day of the performance.
Winners will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets online.
2 tickets per person.

General Rush
$40, cash or credit card accepted.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.

Frozen

Opened March 22

Digital Lottery
$30, credit card only.
Enter at frozenthemusical.com/lottery beginning one week prior until
11 am the day before the performance.
Winners are notified by 12:30pm the day before the performance.
Tickets must be purchased by 10pm the day before the performance.
2 tickets per person.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Opening April 22

Mobile Lottery
$20 for each of the two parts ($40 total), credit card only.
Lottery tickets are only sold for both parts together.
Enter via TodayTix mobile app beginning at 12:01 AM on Friday until 1pm
for consecutive performances the following week.
Winners are notified via push notification and email by 5pm Friday.
Winners will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets online.
2 tickets per person.

The Iceman Cometh

Opening April 26

General Rush
$40, cash or credit card accepted.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.

http://www.icemanonbroadway.com/

Brian Tyree Henry, Bel Powley, Michael Cer, Chris Evans

Lobby Hero

Opened March 26
30 Under 30
$39, credit card only.
Open to anyone under 30 years old.
Tickets can be purchased on Telechargeoffers.com
with the code 30UNDER30.
2 tickets per person. All attendees must be under 30
with a valid ID.

Mobile Rush
$32, credit card only.
Available via TodayTix mobile app from 10 AM until sold out.
2 tickets per person.

Mean Girls

Opened April 8

Lottery
$42.50, cash or credit card accepted.
Lottery entries open 2 and a half hours before curtain.
Winners are drawn 2 hours before curtain.
2 tickets per person.

Digital Lottery
$42.50, credit card only.
Enter at luckyseat.com/mean-girls beginning one week prior until
11am the day before the performance.
Winners are notified by 12:30pm the day before the performance.
Tickets must be purchased by 10pm the day before the performance.
2 tickets per person.

Pink Rush
$42.50, cash or credit card.
Wednesday performances only.
Open only to people wearing a visible item of pink clothing.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per ID.

My Fair Lady

Opening April 19

Digital Lottery
$42, cash or credit card accepted.
Enter at myfairladylottery.com on the day of the
performance, up to 9 AM for matinees and 2 PM for evenings.
2 tickets per person.

Student Rush
$32, cash or credit card.
Open only to current college/university students.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
1 ticket per ID.

Linctix
$32, cash or credit card.
Open to anyone between the ages of 21 and 35.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the
box office.
Sign up for free at http://lct.org/linctixMain.htm.
1 ticket per person per show.
Seats are located in the rear mezzanine.

http://www.myfairladybway.com/

Singer Tony Vincent and guitarist Tony Bruno

Rocktopia

Opened March 27

General Rush
$35, cash or credit card accepted.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.

Saint Joan

Opening April 25

Student Rush
$30, cash or credit card.
Open only to current students.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per ID.

30 Under 30
$30, cash or credit card.
Open to anyone under 30 years old.
Tickets can be purchased in advance.
Sign up for free at manhattantheatreclub.com/season-tickets/30-under-30/.

http://www.saintjoanbroadway.com/

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Opening April 23
General Rush
$40, cash or credit card accepted.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.

Home

Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf i

Three Tall Women

Opened March 29
General Rush
$40, cash or credit card accepted.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.

Travesties

Opening April 24

General Rush
$47, cash or credit card.
Open to everyone.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.
Seats are located in the rear mezzanine.

Student Rush
Starting 30 minutes before curtain, any remaining seats are
sold for half-price to current students.
1 ticket per ID.

Hiptix
$25, cash or credit card.
Open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 35.
Tickets can be purchased in advance.
Sign up for free at Hiptix.com.
2 tickets per person per show (although you can
link your account to a friend’s and order tickets on
their behalf).
Seats are located in the rear mezzanine.

Mobile Lottery
$35, credit card only.
Enter via TodayTix mobile app beginning at midnight on the day of the performance.
Winners are notified via push notification 3-4 hours before curtain.
2 tickets per person.

$10 First Previews (too late for this)

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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