Broadway and Off-Broadway rush and lottery theatre ticket guide: Shows that offer rush and lottery tickets

Find out how to get rush and lottery tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.

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Buying theatre tickets ahead of time is a tried-and-true way to get a great seat, but it's not the only way. Many shows offer rush and lottery tickets, which are generally same-day tickets offered at a lower price. These tickets are either offering at the box office or through a website or app like TodayTix. The number of rush and lottery theatre tickets offered are limited in quantity, and you typically need to secure them in a specific time window. 

Read below to learn what Broadway and Off-Broadway shows in New York are offering rush and lottery theatre tickets and how to can get them.

All Broadway shows and most Off-Broadway shows require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test to enter the theatre. Find out more about Covid-19 guidelines for New York shows here.

Broadway

Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations is at the Imperial Theatre from October 16. Ain't Too Proud offers an in-person rush at the box office for $42 tickets. Beginning when the box office opens each day at 10 a.m. (except Sundays, when it opens at noon), rush tickets will be available at the box office for that day's performance. Seating locations are determined at the discretion of the box office, and tickets are subject to availability.

Ain't Too Proud also offers a digital lottery for $42 tickets. The digital lottery be will open for entries from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners will then be notified, and they must claim and purchase their tickets online. Winners can pick up their tickets at the box office the day of the performance.

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Caroline, or Change

Caroline, or Change is at Studio 54 from October 7. Caroline, or Change offers a digital rush for $20 tickets through TodayTix. Rush tickets are made available on the TodayTix app at 10 a.m. the day of each performance. Users can "unlock" the rush program on the app and set an alert to find out when tickets are available each performance day. Each person can request up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Clyde's

Clyde's is at the Hayes Theater from November 13 - January 16. Clyde's offers a digital rush for $35 tickets through TodayTix. Rush tickets are made available on the TodayTix app at 9 a.m. the day of each performance. Users can "unlock" the rush program on the app and set an alert to find out when tickets are available each performance day. Each person can request up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability.

Clyde's also offers $25 student rush tickets at the box office within two hours of each performance. A valid student ID is required to purchase student rush tickets.

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Come From Away

Come From Away is at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from September 21. Come From Away offers an in-person rush at the box office for $38 tickets. Each person can purchase up to two tickets for that day's performance. Seating locations are determined at the discretion of the box office, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Company

Company is at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre from November 15. Company offers an in-person rush at the box office for $43 tickets. Beginning when the box office opens each day at 10 a.m. (except Sundays), rush tickets will be available at the box office for that day's performance. Seating locations are determined at the discretion of the box office, and tickets are subject to availability.

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David Byrne's American Utopia

David Byrne's American Utopia is at St. James Theatre from September 17. American Utopia offers a digital lottery for $44 ticketsThe lottery will open at 10 a.m. each Monday for the following week's performances. For weekday performances, entries close at 9:59 a.m. the day before each performance. For weekend performances, entries close at 9:59 a.m. Friday. Entrants can request up to two tickets. Winners will be notified by email once the lottery for their chosen performance closes, and they must purchase tickets online with a credit card by 3 p.m. that day. Winners will receive their tickets by email the day of their performance.

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Flying Over Sunset

Flying Over Sunset is at the Vivian Beaumont Theater from November 11. Flying Over Sunset offers an in-person student rush for $32 tickets. Beginning two hours before the performance, students can request one ticket each with a valid, current student ID. Rush tickets are subject to availability, and some performances may not offer them.

In addition, Flying Over Sunset offers a digital lottery for $40. The lottery is open for entries between midnight and 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Each person can enter once per day and request up to two tickets. Winners can pick their tickets up at the box office the day of the performance.

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Hamilton

Hamilton is at the Richard Rodgers Theatre from September 14. Hamilton offers a digital lottery titled #Ham4Ham for $10 tickets. The lottery opens for entries at 10 a.m. each Friday and remains open until noon the following Thursday for the next week's performances. Entrants can request up to two tickets per performance. Winners will be notified between 1 and 4 p.m. each Thursday and have two hours to claim their tickets.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is at the Lyric Theatre from November 12. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child offers a digital lottery titled the Friday Forty for $40 tickets through TodayTix. The lottery opens for entries at midnight each Monday on the TodayTix app and remains open until 1 p.m. each Friday for the following week's performances. Users can set an alert to find out when the lottery opens each week. Entrants can request up to two tickets per performance, and winners will be notified between 1 and 5 p.m. each Friday. They can pick up their tickets at the box office the day of their chosen performance.

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The Lehman Trilogy

The Lehman Trilogy is at the Nederlander Theatre from September 25. The Lehman Trilogy offers a digital lottery for $40 tickets. The digital lottery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners are then notified, and they have an hour to claim their tickets. Winners will receive their tickets by email the day of the performance.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is at the Al Hirschfield Theatre from September 24. Moulin Rouge! The Musical offers a digital lottery for $34 tickets. The lottery opens each Monday at 10 a.m. It closes at 9:59 a.m. the day prior to each weekday performance and at 9:59 a.m. Fridays for weekend performances. Winners are notified by text and email at approximately 11 a.m. the day their chosen lottery closes, and they have until 3 p.m. that day to claim their tickets.

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Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire is at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre from October 21. Mrs. Doubtfire offers a digital rush for $35 tickets through TodayTix beginning with the October 26 performance. Rush tickets are made available on the TodayTix app at 9 a.m. the day of each performance. Users can "unlock" the rush program on the app and set an alert to find out when tickets are available each performance day. Each person can request up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability.

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is at the Majestic Theatre from October 22. The Phantom of the Opera offers a digital lottery for $40 tickets. The lottery is open from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners are notified by email and/or text when their chosen lottery closes, and they have six hours from when they are notified to claim their tickets. Winners will receive their tickets by email.

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Six

Six is at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre from September 19. Six offers a digital lottery for $30 tickets. The lottery is open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. the day before each performance. Entrants can request up to two tickets. Winners will be notified by email, and they have an hour to claim their tickets. Each person may enter the lottery once per day.

Slave Play

Slave Play is at the August Wilson Theatre from November 23 - January 23. Slave Play offers a digital lottery for $25 tickets. The lottery opens at noon each Monday and closes at 9:59 a.m. the day before each performance. Entrants can request up to two tickets. Winners will be notified by email and text at 11 a.m. the day before their chosen performance, and they have four hours to claim their tickets.

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Thoughts of a Colored Man

Thoughts of a Colored Man is at the Golden Theatre from October 1. Thoughts of a Colored Man offers a digital lottery for $39 tickets. The lottery will be open for entries between 12 a.m. and 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners will be notified by email and have six hours to claim and purchase their tickets.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is at the Shubert Theatre from October 5. To Kill a Mockingbird offers an in-person rush for $29. Beginning when the box office opens at 10 a.m. Tuesday to Saturday, or 11 a.m. Sunday, rush tickets will be available at the box office for that day's performance. Seating locations are determined at the discretion of the box office, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Trouble in Mind

Trouble in Mind is at the American Airlines Theatre from October 29. Trouble in Mind offers a digital rush for $19.57 tickets through TodayTix, with the price reflecting the year the play was originally set to open on Broadway. Rush tickets are made available on the TodayTix app at 10 a.m. the day of each performance. Users can "unlock" the rush program on the app and set an alert to find out when tickets are available each performance day. Each person can request up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Off-Broadway

A Sherlock Carol

A Sherlock Carol is at New World Stages from November 11 - January 2. A Sherlock Carol offers an in-person rush for $30 tickets. Beginning when the box office opens each day, rush tickets will be available at the box office for that day's performance. Each person can purchase up to two tickets using cash or credit. Seating locations are determined at the discretion of the box office, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Assassins

Assassins is at Classic Stage Company from November 2. Assassins offers a digital lottery for $15 tickets through TodayTix. The lottery opens for entries on the TodayTix app every Monday at 12:01 a.m. for the following week’s performances. Users can set an alert to find out when the lottery opens each week. Each person can request up to two tickets. Winners will be notified via email and/or push notification two to four hours before their chosen performance, and they will have 30 minutes to claim their tickets. Winners will receive their tickets by email within one hour of the performance.

Baby

Baby is at Theatrelab from November 5 - December 12. Baby offers a digital rush for $29 tickets through TodayTix. Rush tickets are made available on the TodayTix app at 10 a.m. the day of each performance. Users can "unlock" the rush program on the app and set an alert to find out when tickets are available each performance day. Each person can request up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys is at New World Stages from November 15. Jersey Boys offers a digital lottery for $30 tickets. The lottery will be open for entries between 12 a.m. and 3 p.m. two days before each performance. Winners will be notified by email and/or text message and will have six hours to claim and purchase their tickets. Winners will receive their tickets by email.

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Kimberly Akimbo

Kimberly Akimbo is at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater from November 5 - December 26. Kimberly Akimbo offers a digital lottery for $25 tickets through TodayTix. The lottery opens for entries on the TodayTix app every Monday at 12:01 a.m. for the following week’s performances. Users can set an alert to find out when the lottery opens each week. Each person can request up to two tickets. Winners will be notified between 2 and 5 p.m. the day before their chosen performance, and they will have 30 minutes to claim and purchase their tickets on the app. Winners can pick up their tickets at the box office up to one hour prior to the performance.

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Medicine

Medicine is at St. Ann's Warehouse from November 11 - December 5. Medicine offers a digital rush for $20 tickets through TodayTix. Rush tickets are made available on the TodayTix app at 10 a.m. the day of each performance. Users can "unlock" the rush program on the app and set an alert to find out when tickets are available each performance day. Each person can request up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Morning Sun

Morning Sun is at New York City Center from October 12 - December 5. Morning Sun offers a digital rush for $25 tickets through TodayTix. Rush tickets are made available on the TodayTix app at 10 a.m. the day of each performance. Users can "unlock" the rush program on the app and set an alert to find out when tickets are available each performance day. Each person can request up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Nutcracker Rouge

Nutcracker Rouge is at Théâtre XIV from November 5 - January 30. Nutcracker Rouge offers a digital rush for $30 tickets through TodayTix. Rush tickets are made available on the TodayTix app at 10 a.m. the day of each performance. Users can "unlock" the rush program on the app and set an alert to find out when tickets are available each performance day. Each person can request up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Trevor: The Musical

Trevor: The Musical is at Stage 42 from October 25. Trevor: The Musical offers a digital lottery for $35 tickets. The lottery is open from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners are notified by email and/or text when their chosen lottery closes, and they will have six hours from when they are notified to claim their tickets.

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