How wonderful! The in-person Wicked Broadway lottery has returned for the summer, with tickets being made available each performance day outside the Gershwin Theatre. The lottery, which offers 26 tickets to each show at $30 each, will open two and a half hours before each performance, and people have a half hour to enter. Winners will be announced two hours before the performance. Each person can request up to two tickets, and payments must be made in cash.
There have been moments in the history of musical theater when, like a twister, the sheer talent and whirling spectacle of a production have flattened any negative criticism that stood to get in its way. Take October, 2003 for example. That was the month that Wicked opened in New York to generally dour reviews.