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How To Get Discount Tickets to Broadway’s Newest Shows

There are 14 shows opening on Broadway in April, 2017, which are available for as little as $30, even though full price can be 500 percent more than. How?  Below, listed alphabetically, are the shows that are opening and the official ways to get cheap tickets — among them digital lottery, general rush (meaning showing up when the box office opens on the day of the performance), student rush (showing up and being a student), and standing room.

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, check out my guide to April, 2017 New York Theater Openings

Amélie


Opened: April 3
Digital Lottery
$45, credit card only.

Enter at ameliebroadway.com/lottery beginning one week prior until
11am the day before the performance.
Winners are notified by 12pm the day before the performance. Tickets
must be purchased by 11:59pm the day before the performance.

2 tickets per person.

General Rush,
$39.50,
cash or credit card accepted.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.

http://www.ameliebroadway.com/

Anastasia

Opening: April 24

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

http://www.anastasiabroadway.com/

Bandstand

Opening: April 26

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

http://www.bandstandbroadway.com/

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Opening: April 23

No General Rush or Lottery ticket policies announced as of yet.

 

 

A Doll’s House, Part 2

Opening: April 27

General Rush
$30,
cash or credit card.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.
Seats are located in the front row.

http://www.dollshousepart2.com/

Groundhog Day

Opening: April 17

Digital Lottery
$39.50, credit card only.
Enter at beginning one week prior until
11am the day before the performance.
Winners are notified by 12pm the day before the performance. Tickets
must be purchased by 11:59pm the day before the performance.

2 tickets per person.

General Rush,
$39.50,
cash or credit card accepted.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.

http://www.groundhogdaymusical.com/

Hello, Dolly!

Opening:April 20

Standing Room
$47, cash or credit card accepted.
Available when the show is sold out.
2 tickets per person.


http://www.hellodollyonbroadway.com/

Indecent

Opening: April 18

General Rush
$30, cash or credit card.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.


http://www.indecentbroadway.com/

The Little Foxes

Opening: April 19

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.

Mobile Rush
$30, credit card only.
Available via TodayTix mobile app from 10 AM until sold out.
2 tickets per person.


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 http://www.mtc-nyc.org/30under30/index.htm.

http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/

 

Oslo

Opened: April 13

Digital Lottery
$39, credit card only.

Enter at oslobroadwaylottery.com beginning one week prior until
11am the day before the performance.
Winners are notified by 12pm the day before the performance. Tickets
must be purchased by 11:59pm the day before the performance.

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 linctix.org.
1 ticket per person per show.
Seats are located in the rear mezzanine.


http://www.oslobroadway.com

The Play That Goes Wrong

Opened: April 2

General Rush,
$30, cash or credit card accepted.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.

Balcony tickets are $30 for all performances.

http://www.broadwaygoeswrong.com/

Present Laughter

Opened: April 5

Digital Lottery
$42, cash or credit card accepted.
Enter at laughteronbroadway.com/lottery beginning one week prior until
11am the day before the performance.
Winners are notified by 12pm the day before the performance. Tickets
must be purchased by 11:59pm the day before the performance.

2 tickets per person.

http://www.laughteronbroadway.com/

 

Six Degrees of Separation

Opening: April 25

Digital Lottery
$32, 
credit card only.
Enter at sixdegreesbroadway.com/lottery from 10 AM
until 3 PM on the day of the performance.

Requires registration through social media.
Winners will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets online.
2 tickets per person.

General Rush
$32,
cash or credit card accepted.
Available when the box office opens, subject to availability.
2 tickets per person.

http://www.sixdegreesbroadway.com

War Paint

Opened: April 6

Digital Lottery
$40, 
credit card only.
Enter at lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/war-paint/ from 10 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.

Standing Room
$55, cash or credit card accepted.
Available
when the show is sold out.
2 tickets per person.


http://www.warpaintmusical.com/

 

For discount policies at all Broadway shows, a terrific resource is Broadway for Broke People

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#StellaBlizzard – Cancellations and #SnowDay Discounts

As of 2:30 pm, all Broadway shows are going on tonight as scheduled, but several Off-Broadway theaters are canceling their performances because of the blizzard theatrically named Stella. For answers to basic questions, such as what if I can’t make it? —  click on Broadway and Blizzards: Questions and Answers.

Below is information, many via Tweets from @NewYorkTheater, about cancellations and discounts.

Stella turns out to be a less….dramatic…storm than expected (at least in midtown Manhattan), and so the line is huge for the TKTS discount booth in Times Square:

and there are 22 Broadway shows on offer at a discount.

 

Public Theater and Joe’s Pub cancellations:

Playwrights Realm
has canceled #TheMoors today at Duke on 42nd Street.
To rebook tickets, call 646-223-3010

 

All TKTS discount booths will be open, including the one at Lincoln Center, which is indoors. Check out the shows that will be available for discount once TKTS opens for the day at TKTS online. 

Chicago: Save up to $50 on Chicago tonight using code CHFLY218.

Present Laugher: Use code PRLSNOW at the Box Office/online today for $45 seats!

Significant Other: Use code SOTCX110 for 40%OFF #SignificantBway, online or at the box office!

Some playwright snow poetry

Actress snow crack

#SnowDay Discounts?

Father Duffy Square after Winter Storm Jonas, January 24, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Father Duffy Square after Winter Storm Jonas, January 24, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

The blizzard that attacked New York City on Saturday, deposited 26.8 inches of snow in Central Park, making it the city’s second-largest blizzard since 1869. But that’s all history now, as both bus and subway service has been restored and, as the Broadway League announced this morning, all Broadway shows will go on Sunday, January 24, 2016 as planned.

As incentive to theatergoers to brave the elements, will shows be offering special Snow Day discounts? They might not be offering anything specifically connected to the snow. But many shows are available at the TKTS ticket booths at half price. Here’s what was available this morning for the Sunday matinee:

BwayTKTS

And some shows are also touting the regular Broadway Week two-for-one ticket deal, which has been extended through February 7.

 

Look at individual shows’ Twitter feeds to see if they are offering specific #SnowDay discounts for even cheaper tickets. If I see any, I’ll add them here.

There’s at least one opportunity for cheaper tickets that the storm has temporarily taken away:

 

#SnowDay Discounts

Here are snow day discounts and deals to Broadway and other New York theater now that the Blizzard of 2015 has turned out NOT to be the crippling historic storm it threatened to be in New York City.

$79 tix to “Honeymoon in Vegas” if you ask for the “Storm Special” at the box office.

“Wiesenthal will play its Tuesday evening performance tonight, January 27, as scheduled at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42nd Street).For tonight’s performance, a special $20 is available for patrons who purchase at the box office.”