• Oct : 9 : 2013 - The Lyceum Theater is the oldest on Broadway (opened in 1903).
  • Sep : 20 : 2013 - The Tony Award-winning play with the shortest title was Da (1978).
  • Sep : 15 : 2013 - In 1912 New York City theaters became desegregated.
  • Sep : 10 : 2013 - Most New York City Broadway theaters omit the row “I” in their seating to avoid confusion with the number one.
  • Sep : 6 : 2013 - The Actors’ Equity contract was signed on September 6, 1991 after an actors strike right before curtain call lasted almost a month.

Rush Report: July 20, 2014

by Spotted Staff

new rush report
Introducing the BroadwaySpotted.com Rush Report – the weekly guide for cash-strapped theatergoers. Every week we send our reporters to the theater district so that you’ll know what to expect at each rush. Want to submit a rush report of your own and help keep this list up to date? Email me at spotted@broadwayspotted.com

** Don’t forget to check the Rush/Lotto Policy page for information on ticket availability and other rush ticket options for each show. The numbers shown are based on an average of what we see at the times and days that we are able to go by each theatre. The day to day numbers and available tickets may vary. 

Show Rush Report Likelihood of Getting Tickets

Rush

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Weekdays: 6 people in line for standing room tickets at 9:20 AM. Weekends: 23 people in line for standing room tickets at 9:15 AM. First person in line at 5:30 AM.

40%

————— ——————————————————— ————
The Book of Mormon Weekends: 12 people in line for standing room tickets at 9:40 AM.

80%

————— ——————————————————— ————
Bullets Over Broadway Weekdays: 7 people in line by 9:35 AM. Weekends: 22 people in line by 9:25 AM. First person in line at 7:00 AM.

85%

————— ——————————————————— ————
Cabaret Weekdays: Rush Sold Out Online at Hiptix. Weekends: Rush Sold Out Online at Hiptix

0%

————— ———————————————————– ————
Chicago Weekdays: 12 people in line by 9:50 AM. Weekends: 24 people in line by 9:40 AM. First person in line at 8:00 AM.

85%

————— ———————————————————– ————
Cinderella Weekdays: 18 people in line by 9:55 AM.

90%

————— ——————————————————— ————
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Weekdays: 29 people in line by 9:45 AM. First person in line at 7:00 AM. Weekends: 57 people in line by 9:35 AM. First person in line at 7:00 AM.

40%

————— ——————————————————— ————
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Weekends: 8 people in line for standing room by 9:20 AM.

80%

————— ———————————————————– ————
Jersey Boys Weekdays: 8 people in line by 9:55 AM. Weekends: 26 people in line by 9:50 AM. First person in line at 7:20 AM.

90%

————— ——————————————————— ————
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Weekdays: 7 people in line at 9:55 AM. Weekends: 13 people in line at 9:45 AM.

85%

————— ——————————————————— ————
Les Miserables Weekdays: 32 people in line at 9:40 AM. First person in line at 7:30 AM. Weekends: 53 people in line by 9:25 AM. First person in line at 5:30 AM.

40%

————— ——————————————————— ————
Mamma Mia! Weekdays: 18 people in line by 9:35 AM. Weekends: 13 people in line by 9:20 AM.

95%

————— ——————————————————— ————
Matilda Weekends: 0 people in line for standing room tickets by 9:20 AM.

100%

————— ——————————————————— ————
Newsies Weekends: 67 people in line by 9:10 AM. First person in line at 6:00 AM.

40%

————— ———————————————————– ————
Of Mice and Men Weekdays: 22 person in line by 9:45 AM. First person in line at 7:30 AM. Weekends: 51 people in line by 9:35 AM. First person in line at 7:00 AM.

45%

————— ——————————————————— ————
Once Weekdays: 15 people in line by 9:40 AM. Weekends: 27 people in line by 9:25 AM. First person in line at 7:15 AM.

70%

————— ——————————————————— ————
Pippin Weekdays: 8 people in line by 9:40 AM. Weekends: 42 people in line at 9:25 AM. First person in line at 6:30 AM.

65%

—————- ————————————————————- ————-
Rock of Ages Weekdays: 0 people in line by 9:35 AM. Weekends: 0 people in line by 9:20 AM.

100%

————— ——————————————————— ————
Rocky Weekdays: 11 people in line by 9:50 AM. Weekends: 17 people in line by 9:45 AM.

90%

————— ———————————————————– ————
Violet Weekdays: Rush Sold Out Online at Hiptix. Weekends: Rush Sold Out Online at Hiptix.

0%

————— ——————————————————— ————

 

Lottery

Aladdin Weekdays: 125 people for lottery. About 20 tickets sold. Weekends: 125 people for lottery. About 20 tickets sold.

15%

————— ——————————————————— ————
The Book of Mormon Weekdays: 150 people for lottery. About 20 tickets sold. Weekends: 150 for lottery. About 20 tickets sold.

10%

————— ————————————————————- ————-
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Weekdays: 175 people for lottery. About 20 tickets sold. Weekends: 175 people for lottery. About 20 tickets sold.

10%

————— ——————————————————— ————
If/Then Weekends: 100 people for lottery. About 20 tickets sold. Weekends: 100 people for lottery. About 20 tickets sold.

25%

————— ——————————————————— ————
Kinky Boots Weekdays: 50 people for lottery. About 20 tickets sold. Weekends: 50 people for lottery. About 20 tickets sold.

55%

————— ————————————————————- ————-
Matilda Weekdays: 30 people for lottery. About 20 tickets sold. Weekends: 45 people for lottery. About 20 tickets sold.

60%

————— ————————————————————- ———–
Wicked Weekdays: 150 people for lottery. About 20 tickets sold. Weekends: 150 people for lottery. About 20 tickets sold.

10%

Categories: Rush Report, Weekly

11 Responses so far.

  1. O says:

    How is Newsies rush on the weekdays? What day would be best to do rush for Newsies? What would be a good time to get there?

  2. jeff says:

    well over 300 people for hedwig lottery on friday and satruday

    • Mark says:

      I would say at least 400 on Saturday at 5 p.m. drawing.

    • Spotted Staff says:

      Thanks for the info! We unfortunately aren’t able to scope out every show every day, especially with the timing of the lottos, so these numbers are based on the days we are able to go. Your input is greatly appreciated!

  3. Nicole says:

    Hedwig… on 7/20

    First person in SRO line at 5am. At 8am, 15 people in line. Only 16 SRO tickets for the matinee, 13 for the evening. If you didn’t arrive by 9am, you did not get an SRO ticket for either performance.

    Lottery, I’d say at least 300 people for both Sunday performances.

  4. V says:

    Does anyone know if “Of Mice & Men” is doing rush for the last week? I know sometimes shows cancel rush for the last week. Thanks!

  5. amanda says:

    Hi does anyone know how many tickets they usually give out for Beautiful: Carol King Musical on the weekdays?

    Thanks

    • Spotted Staff says:

      It honestly varies from day to day. They’ll usually have somewhere between 10-15 tickets, but lately they’ve been having less than that. Sometimes they’ll have rush tickets, others days they’ll have standing room only tickets, or a combination of both, and sometimes they won’t have any at all. If you’re definitely wanting to get tickets, I suggest getting there as early as possible and then having a back-up plan if it doesn’t work out.

Leave a Reply


Featured Video

#WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday)...

Posted on Nov - 19 - 2014

0 Comment

Wardrobe Wednesday: Side Show:...

Posted on Nov - 19 - 2014

0 Comment

Side Show: Then and...

Posted on Nov - 18 - 2014

0 Comment

#MCM (Man Crush Monday)...

Posted on Nov - 17 - 2014

0 Comment

Theater People Episode 24...

Posted on Nov - 17 - 2014

0 Comment

#MusicMonday (11/17/14)

Posted on Nov - 17 - 2014

0 Comment

#WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday)...

Posted on Nov - 19 - 2014

0 Comment

Side Show: Then and...

Posted on Nov - 18 - 2014

0 Comment

#MCM (Man Crush Monday)...

Posted on Nov - 17 - 2014

0 Comment

Peter Pan Poll

Posted on Nov - 16 - 2014

2 Comments

What We're Listening To

  • Morgan James Live
  • North of Houston - Live at 54 BELOW
  • Kinky Boots - Broadway Cast Recording
  • Bebe Neuwirth Stories... in NYC - Live at 54 BELOW