"Wicked" on the cheap

May 22, 2009
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Passed on tickets to "Wicked" because of the steep price? Or maybe you just waited too long for good seats.

Well, there's another option. Broadway Across America has announced a day-of-performance lottery for $25 orchestra seats to the blockbuster musical, which runs June 3-21.

You'll have to show up at the Murat Theatre box office 2 1/2 hours before any show time. Your name will go into a lottery drum with winners picked a half hour later. If your name is drawn (and you have an i.d. to match that name), you can buy two $25 tickets with cash only. No credit cards. No checks. No green stamps.  

And no word yet on how many tickets will be available per show.

So do you already have tickets? If not, would you consider taking advantage of such an offer?

Your thoughts?

  • Love the new font.

    I saw Wicked in Chicago almost 3 years ago and was far from impressed. I know that makes me one of the very few, but I have no desire to see it again. I found the new viewpoint on the story somewhat clever, but the music, with the exception of Popular and one other song toward the end, sounded so much alike as to be nearly indistinguishable. I'm seen many shows over my nearly 60 years that I would love to see again.

    Wicked is not in that bucket but Billy Elliot, that I was lucky enough to see in December, I'd love to see again although this time from a better seat. I stood in line and was lucky enough to get a cancellation, but the seat was 5th row, right orchestra, 4 seats off the ailse. My view of the stage was pretty bad. If you get a chance, go to NY and experience Billy Elliot.
  • They do this similar thing in Chicago daily. It's a good way to get some inexpensive tickets.
  • Update:
    I'm told there will be a maximum of 20 tickets available for the Wicked lottery.
  • I also saw the show in Chicago and it was fantastic. With so many people pinching their pennies right now (including me) this is a great way to fill seats.
  • My wife and I were lucky enough to win the lottery drawing for $25 seats in Chicago two years ago. Nothing like seeing Wicked from the second row. Great show. Helps to know the music in advance, IMO.
  • I've got season tickets from BAM, and am looking forward to Wicked. Missed it in Seattle due to a scheduling snafu and am really glad to have a second chance. I read the book and I must say the book was just plain bizarre. I am curious to see how much of the weirdness carries over from the book.

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