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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.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

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.

& Juliet

& Juliet is at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. & Juliet 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.

& Juliet also offers standing room tickets for $45. Standing room tickets are only available for sold-out performances and can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office opens at 10 a.m. each day except Sunday, when it opens at noon. Each person can purchase up to two tickets.

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A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical is at the Broadhurst Theatre. A Beautiful Noise offers a digital lottery for $55 tickets. The lottery opens for entries at midnight the day before each performance, and winners will be drawn at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. the day before the performance. Winners may purchase up to two tickets.

In addition, A Beautiful Noise offers an in-person rush for $49.50 tickets. Rush tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office 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, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Aladdin

Aladdin is at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Aladdin offers a digital lottery for $35 tickets. The lottery is open from 7 p.m. the day before each performance to 8:30 a.m. the morning of the performance. At 8:30 a.m., winners are chosen for that day's performance and will have an hour from being notified to claim and purchase their tickets. Each person can request up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Between Riverside and Crazy

Between Riverside and Crazy is at the Hayes Theater from November 30 - February 12. Between Riverside and Crazy 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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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. The Book of Mormon offers a digital lottery for $45 tickets. The lottery is open from midnight to 10 a.m. the day before each performance, and winners are drawn at 11 a.m. the day before each performance. Winners must claim and purchase their tickets by 3 p.m. the day before their chosen performance. Each person can request up to two tickets.

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Chicago

Chicago is at the Ambassador Theatre. Chicago offers an in-person rush for $49 tickets. Rush tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office 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, and tickets are subject to availability.

Chicago also offers standing room tickets for $27. Standing room tickets are only available for sold-out performances and can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office opens. Each person can purchase up to two tickets.

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The Collaboration

The Collaboration is at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. 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.

The Collaboration also offers an in-person student rush for $30 tickets. Rush tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office 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, and they must present a valid student ID. Tickets are subject to availability.

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Funny Girl

Funny Girl is at the August Wilson Theatre. Funny Girl offers a digital lottery for $47.50 tickets. The 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.

Funny Girl also offers standing room tickets for $42.50. Standing room tickets are only available for sold-out performances and can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office opens at 10 a.m. each day except Sunday, when it opens at noon. Each person can purchase up to two tickets.

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Hadestown

Hadestown is at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Hadestown offers a digital lottery for $47.50 tickets. The lottery is open from midnight to 10 a.m. the day before each performance, and winners are drawn at 11:15 a.m. the day before each performance. Winners must claim and purchase their tickets by 3 p.m. the day before their chosen performance. Each person can request up to two tickets.

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Hamilton

Hamilton is at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. 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. 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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Kimberly Akimbo

Kimberly Akimbo is at the Booth Theatre. Kimberly Akimbo offers a digital lottery for $45 tickets. The lottery is open from midnight to 3 p.m. the day before each performance, and winners are drawn at 9 a.m. (for matinees) and 3 p.m. (for evening shows) the day before each performance. Winners must claim and purchase their tickets within six hours of being notified. Each person can request up to two tickets, but seats may be partial view, and pairs may be split up.

Kimberly Akimbo also offers an in-person rush for $40 tickets. Rush tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office 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, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt is at the Longacre Theatre through July 2. Leopoldstadt offers a digital lottery for $47 tickets. The lottery is open for entries from midnight-3 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners are drawn at 3 p.m. the day before the performance. Winners will be notified by email, and they will have six hours to claim their tickets. Tickets are subject to availability and may be partial view.

Leopoldstadt also offers an in-person rush for $35 tickets. Rush tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office 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, and tickets are subject to availability. Rush seats may be partial view.

Leopoldstadt also offers an in-person student rush for $25 tickets. Student rush tickets will be available at the box office the day of each performance. Each person must present a valid student ID and can buy up to two tickets. Tickets are subject to availability.

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The Lion King

The Lion King is at the Minskoff Theatre. The Lion King offers a digital lottery for $35 tickets. The lottery is open for entries from when the previous day's performance begins to 9 a.m. the day of each performance. Winners will be notified by email once the lottery closes, and they will have one hour to claim their tickets. Each person can request up to two tickets.

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MJ The Musical

MJ The Musical is at the Neil Simon Theatre. MJ 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 Hirschfeld Theatre. 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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Pictures From Home

Pictures From Home is at Studio 54. Pictures From Home 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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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is at the Majestic Theatre through April 16. 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.

The Phantom of the Opera also offers standing room tickets for $27. Standing room tickets are only available for sold-out performances and can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office opens at 10 a.m. each day except Sunday, when it opens at noon. Each person can purchase up to two tickets.

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The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson is at the Barrymore Theatre through January 22. The Piano Lesson offers an in-person rush for $35 tickets. Rush tickets are available at the box office beginning at 10 a.m. each performance day. Each person can purchase up to two tickets for that afternoon or evening's performance, and rush tickets are subject to availability.

The Piano Lesson also offers a digital lottery for $57 tickets. The lottery is open for entries from midnight to 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Each person can request up to two tickets. Winners are drawn at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the following day's performance.

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Six

Six is at the Lena Horne Theatre. 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.

Six also offers standing room tickets for $49. Standing room tickets are only available for sold-out performances and can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office opens at 10 a.m. each day except Sunday, when it opens at noon. Each person can purchase up to two tickets.

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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot is at the Shubert Theatre. Some Like It Hot offers a digital lottery for $45 tickets. The lottery is open from midnight to 3 p.m. the day before each performance, and winners are drawn at 9 a.m. (for matinees) and 3 p.m. (for evening shows) the day before each performance. Winners must claim and purchase their tickets within six hours of being notified by email. Each person can request up to two tickets, but seats may be partial view, and pairs may be split up.

Some Like It Hot also offers an in-person rush for $40 tickets. Rush tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office 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, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Take Me Out

Take Me Out is at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre through February 5. Take Me Out offers a digital lottery for $57 tickets. The lottery is open from midnight to 3 p.m. the day before each performance, and winners are drawn at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners must claim and purchase their tickets within six hours of being notified by email. Each person can request up to two tickets, but seats may be partial view, and pairs may be split up.

Take Me Out also offers an in-person rush for $47 tickets. Rush tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office 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, and tickets are subject to availability.

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Wicked

Wicked is at the Gershwin Theatre. Wicked offers a digital lottery for $49 tickets. The lottery opens the night before each performance. Entrants can request up to two tickets. Winners will be notified the day of their performance by email, and they have an hour to claim their tickets once they are notified. Each person may enter the lottery once per day.

In addition, Wicked offers an in-person lottery for $30 tickets. The lottery opens for entries two and a half hours before each performance outside the Gershwin Theatre and closes two hours before the performance, when winners are announced. Each person can request up to two tickets, and payments must be made in cash.

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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.

Anthony Rapp's Without You

Without You is at New World Stages through April 30. Without You offers an in-person rush for $33 tickets. Rush tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office opens each day (at 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; noon Wednesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday). Each person can purchase up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability.

Without You also offers a digital lottery for $40 tickets. The lottery is open from midnight to 3 p.m. the day before each performance, and winners are drawn at 9 a.m. (for matinees) and 3 p.m. (for evening shows) the day before each performance. Winners must claim and purchase their tickets within six hours of being notified by email. Each person can request up to two tickets.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is at the Theatre at St. Clement's from February 24 - March 31. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 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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Cocktail Magique

Cocktail Magique is at the Cocktail Magique Theatre. Cocktail Magique 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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Colin Quinn: Small Talk

Colin Quinn: Small Talk is at the Lucille Lortel Theatre through February 11. Colin Quinn: Small Talk 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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Elyria

Elyria is at the Linda Gross Theater from February 9 - March 25. Elyria 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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Kate Berlant: Kate

Kate is at the Connelly Theater through February 10. Kate offers a digital rush for $30 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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Love

Love is at the Park Avenue Armory from February 25 - March 25. Love offers a digital rush for $30 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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Lucy

Lucy is at the Minetta Lane Theatre through February 25. Lucy 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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The Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera offers a digital rush for $25 tickets to its operas. Rush tickets go on sale on a first-come, first-served basis at noon for weekday evening performances, at 2 p.m. for Saturday evening performances, and four hours before curtain for matinees. Rush tickets are subject to availability.

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Nutcracker Rouge

Nutcracker Rouge is at Théâtre XIV through January 29. Nutcracker Rouge offers a digital rush for $30 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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Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical

Stranger Sings! is at Playhouse 46 @ St. Luke's through March 5. Stranger Sings! 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.

Stranger Sings! also offers $30 student rush tickets in person at the box office. Student rush tickets are available two hours before each performance and are subject to availability. Each person may request up to two tickets and must have a valid student ID. Tickets must be purchased in cash.

Stranger Sings! also offers a digital lottery for $20 tickets. The lottery will open for entries seven days before each performance, and winners will be notified at least four hours before their chosen performance. Each person may request up to two tickets. Tickets must be purchased in cash at the box office within an hour of the performance.

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The Jungle

The Jungle is at St. Ann's Warehouse from February 18 - March 19. The Jungle 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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The Wanderers

The Wanderers is at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre through March 26. The Wanderers offers a digital rush for $32 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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Titanique

Titanique is at the Daryl Roth Theatre through May 14. Titanique 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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