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.

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Broadway rush and lottery tickets

Rush tickets for Broadway shows are available online or at the box office each day for a show that afternoon or night. Broadway lotteries are available to enter online ahead of time, and you'll find out the day before or of the performance whether you've won tickets. Some shows offer one or the other, and some have both. Read below to find out all the Broadway shows you can get rush and/or lottery tickets for.

A Strange Loop

A Strange Loop is at the Lyceum Theatre. A Strange Loop offers an in-person rush for $47 tickets. Rush tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office at 10 a.m. each day except Sunday, when it opens at noon. Each person can purchase up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability. Rush seats may be partial view.

A Strange Loop also offers a digital lottery for $39 tickets. The lottery opens for entries the day before each performance, and winners can purchase tickets online for the following day's performance.

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American Buffalo

American Buffalo is at the Circle in the Square Theatre from March 22 to July 10. American Buffalo 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.

In addition, American Buffalo offers a digital lottery for $35 tickets. The lottery is open for entries between midnight and 3 p.m. the day before each performance, and winners are drawn at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Winners may purchase up to two tickets for the following day's performance.

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Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice is at the Marriott Marquis TheatreBeetlejuice offers a digital lottery for $45 tickets. The lottery is open for entries between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. the day before each performance, and winners are drawn right after the lottery closes. Winners may purchase up to two tickets for the following day's performance, and they have one hour after being notified to do so. Seat locations are subject to availability, and lottery seats may be partial view.

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Birthday Candles

Birthday Candles is at the American Airlines Theatre from March 18 to May 29. Birthday Candles 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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Come From Away

Come From Away is at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. 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 TheatreCompany 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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Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen is at the Music Box TheatreDear Evan Hansen offers an in-person rush at the box office for $49 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.

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Funny Girl

Funny Girl is at the August Wilson TheatreFunny Girl offers a digital lottery for $47.50 ticketsThe lottery will open at 10 a.m. each Monday for that week's performances. Entries close at 10:30 a.m. the day before each performance. Entrants can request up to two tickets, though ticket limits are subject to change. Winners will be notified by email at approximately 11 a.m. the day before their chosen performance, when the lottery for their that performance closes, and they will have a limited time to purchase their tickets online.

Hamilton

Hamilton is at the Richard Rodgers TheatreHamilton 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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Hangmen

Hangmen is at the Golden Theatre through June 18. Hangmen offers an in-person rush tickets for $37 tickets. Rush tickets are available at the Golden Theatre box office the day of each performance, beginning at 10 a.m. Each person can purchase up to two tickets for that day's show on a first-come, first-served basis. Rush tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at every performance. Seating locations are assigned at the discretion of the box office.

In addition, Hangmen offers a digital lottery for $41 tickets. The lottery is open for entries the day before each performance from midnight to 3 p.m. At that time, winners will be notified and have six hours to purchase up to two tickets for the next day's performance.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is at the Lyric TheatreHarry 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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How I Learned to Drive

How I Learned to Drive is at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from March 29 to May 29. How I Learned to Drive offers a digital rush for $35 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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Macbeth

Macbeth is at the Longacre Theatre through July 10. Macbeth offers an in-person rush at the box office for $45 tickets. Rush tickets are available when the box office at 10 a.m. each day except Sunday, when it opens at noon. Each person can purchase up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability. Rush seats may be partial view.

The Minutes

The Minutes is at Studio 54 through July 10. The Minutes offers a digital rush for $32 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.

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MJ The Musical

MJ The Musical is at the Neil Simon TheatreMJ The Musical offers a digital lottery for $35 tickets. The lottery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners are notified within minutes when the lottery closes, and they have one hour from when they are notified to claim their tickets. Winners will receive their tickets by email the day of the performance. Each person can request up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is at the Al Hirschfield TheatreMoulin 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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Mr. Saturday Night

Mr. Saturday Night is at the Nederlander Theatre from March 29. Mr. Saturday Night offers a digital lottery for $45 tickets. The digital lottery will be open for entries from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners will be notified by email shortly after 4 p.m. the day before the performance and have one hour to claim and pay for their tickets online. Tickets will be emailed to winners the day of the performance. Entrants may request up to two tickets, but seat locations and the number of tickets awarded at each lottery drawing are subject to availability. Lottery seats may be partial view.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire is at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to May 29. Mrs. Doubtfire 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.

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The Music Man

The Music Man is at the Winter Garden TheatreThe Music Man offers an in-person rush at the box office for $49 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. Each person may request up to two tickets, and tickets are subject to availability.

The Music Man also offers standing room tickets for $76 each. Beginning two hours before each performance, a limited number of standing room tickets will be available for purchase. Tickets are subject to availability, and each person can request up to two tickets.

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Paradise Square

Paradise Square is at the Barrymore TheatreParadise Square offers an in-person rush at the box office for $32 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. Each person may request up to two tickets, and tickets are subject to availability.

Paradise Square also offers a digital lottery for $32 tickets. The lottery is open until 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Each person can request up to two tickets for their chosen performance. Winners are notified within minutes when the lottery closes, and tickets are subject to availability.

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is at the Majestic TheatreThe 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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Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite is at the Hudson Theatre through June 12. Plaza Suite offers a digital lottery for $39 tickets through TodayTix. The lottery will open for entries at midnight each Monday for that week's performances, and the lottery for each performance closes four hours before showtime. Users can set an alert to be notified when the lottery opens each week. Users can enter on the TodayTix app. Winners will be notified right after the lottery closes, and they will have 30 minutes to pay for their tickets through the TodayTix app before they are offered to other entrants. Winners can pick up their tickets at the Hudson Theatre box office beginning one hour before the show.

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POTUS

POTUS is at the Shubert Theatre through August 14. POTUS has an in-person rush for $39 tickets. Rush tickets will be available at the Shubert Theatre box office when it opens at 10 a.m. each day except Sunday, when it opens at noon. Each person can purchase up to two tickets for that day's performance. Rush tickets and seating locations are subject to availability.

POTUS also has a digital lottery for $39 tickets. The lottery is open for entries from midnight to 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners are drawn at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, and winners will have 6 hours to purchase up to two tickets for the next day's performance.

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Six

Six is at the Brooks Atkinson TheatreSix 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.

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The Skin of Our Teeth

The Skin of Our Teeth is at the Vivian Beaumont Theater through May 29. The Skin of Our Teeth offers a digital lottery for $30 tickets. The lottery is open for entries from midnight to 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners will be notified by email once the lottery closes and can purchase their tickets online. Each person can enter once per day and can request up to two tickets for the following day's performance.

The Skin of Our Teeth also offers student rush tickets for $32 beginning two hours before each performance. Students must show a valid college or university ID and can purchase one ticket per performance.

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Take Me Out

Take Me Out is at the Hayes Theater through June 11. Take Me Out offers a digital rush for $39 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.

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Off-Broadway rush and lottery tickets

Off-Broadway shows also have rush and lottery tickets available. Off-Broadway lotteries and rush programs work the same way as Broadway rush programs and lotteries do, with rush tickets being made available the day of each show and lotteries opening for entries a few days or a week in advance. Find out which Off-Broadway shows have rush and lottery programs and how to secure lottery or rush tickets.

Alison Leiby: Oh God, A Show About Abortion

Coal Country is at the Cherry Lane Theatre from April 25 - June 4. Alison Leiby: Oh God, A Show About Abortion 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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Alex Edelman: Just For Us

Alex Edelman: Just For Us is at the SoHo Playhouse from March 14 - April 23. Alex Edelman: Just For Us 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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The Bedwetter

The Bedwetter is at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater from April 30 - June 19. The Bedwetter offers a digital lottery for $30 tickets through TodayTix. The lottery will open for entries at 12:01 a.m. each Monday for that week's performances. Users enter the lottery on the TodayTix app and can set an alert to be notified when the lottery opens each week. Winners will be notified two to five hours before their chosen performance, and they will have 30 minutes to pay for their tickets through the TodayTix app before they are offered to other entrants.

Broadway Speakeasy

Broadway Speakeasy is at the Paradise Club at the Times Square EDITION every Friday and Saturday from May 13. Broadway Speakeasy offers a digital rush for $49 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.

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Fat Ham

Fat Ham is at The Public Theater from May 12 - June 12. Fat Ham offers a digital rush for $20 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.

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Golden Shield

Golden Shield is at New York City Center from April 26 - June 12. Golden Shield 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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Hamlet

Hamlet is at Park Avenue Armory from June 1 - August 13. Hamlet 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.

Heart

Heart is at the Minetta Lane Theatre from July 9 - August 14. Heart offers a digital rush for $25 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.

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Islander

Islander is at Playhouse 46 @ St. Luke's through July 31. Islander offers a digital rush for $25 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.

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Oresteia

Oresteia is at Park Avenue Armory from June 9 - August 13. Oresteia 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.

Seven Sins

Seven Sins is at Théâtre XIV from April 1 - August 28. Seven Sins 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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Snow in Midsummer

Snow in Midsummer is at Classic Stage Company from May 19 - July 9. Snow in Midsummer offers a digital rush for $15 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.

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Suffs

Suffs is at The Public Theater through May 29. Suffs offers a digital rush for $20 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.

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That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody

That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody is at Theatre Row through May 29. That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody offers a digital rush for $29 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.

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