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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.

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1776

1776 is at the American Airlines Theatre through January 8. 1776 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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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.

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is at the Nederlander Theatre through January 1. A Christmas Carol offers an in-person rush for $30 tickets through December 18. 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.

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A Strange Loop

A Strange Loop is at the Lyceum Theatre through January 15. 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 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.

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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Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice is at the Marquis Theatre through January 8. Beetlejuice 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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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 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.

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Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman is at the Hudson Theatre through January 15. Death of a Salesman 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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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.

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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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Into the Woods

Into the Woods is at the St. James Theatre through January 8. Into the Woods offers a digital lottery for $50 tickets. The lottery opens the day before each performance, and on Fridays for Saturday and Sunday performances. Winners are drawn at 11 a.m. the day before each performance and on Fridays, and additional drawings may take place throughout the day based on availability. Winners will have a limited time to claim their tickets. Each person can request up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability.

Into the Woods also offers an in-person rush for $59 tickets. Rush tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office at 10 a.m. each day. Each person can purchase up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability.

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KPOP

KPOP is at the Circle in the Square Theatre. KPOP has a digital rush for $35 tickets on 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.

KPOP also offers an in-person student rush for $35 tickets. Student rush tickets will be available at the box office two hours before each performance. Each person must present a valid student ID and can buy up to two tickets. Tickets are subject to availability.

KPOP also offers a digital lottery for $40 tickets. The lottery is open for entries from midnight to 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.

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Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt is at the Longacre Theatre through March 12. 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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Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool

Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool is at the Vivian Beaumont Theater through January 15. Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool 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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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.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical also offers a digital Satine Seats program for $55 same-day tickets through TodayTix. Satine Seats tickets are made available on the TodayTix app at 10 a.m. the day of each performance. Users can "unlock" the Satine Seats program on the app and set an alert to find out when tickets are available each performance day.

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The Music Man

The Music Man is at the Winter Garden Theatre through January 1. The 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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Ohio State Murders

Ohio State Murders is at the James Earl Jones Theatre. Ohio State Murders offers a digital lottery for $54 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. Winners can purchase up to two tickets for the next day's performance.

Ohio State Murders also offers an in-person rush for $39 tickets. Ten rush tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis when the box office at 10 a.m. each day except Sunday. The tickets are for that afternoon or evening's performance.

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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.

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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.

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Topdog/Underdog

Topdog/Underdog is at the Golden Theatre through January 15. Topdog/Underdog offers a digital lottery for $40 each. The lottery is open for entries between midnight and 3 p.m. one day before each performance. Entrants can request up to two tickets. Winners are drawn at 9 a.m. for matinee performances and 3 p.m. for evening performances. Each person may enter the lottery once per day.

In addition, Topdog/Underdog offers an in-person rush for $35 tickets. The box office at the Golden Theatre is open Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sunday at noon. Rush tickets are available for the day of the performance.

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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.

Evanston Salt Costs Climbing

Evanston Salt Costs Climbing is at the Pershing Square Signature Center through December 18. Evanston Salt Costs Climbing 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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The Far Country

The Far Country is at the Linda Gross Theater through January 1. The Far Country 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 from December 18 - 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.

A Man of No Importance

A Man of No Importance is at Classic Stage Company through December 18. A Man of No Importance offers a digital lottery on TodayTix for $15 tickets. The lottery opens each Monday at 12:01 a.m. for the following week's performances, and users can post about the lottery on social media to earn extra entries. Winners will be notified by email and push notification between 2-4 hours before their chosen performance, and will have 30 minutes to claim their tickets on the app. Each person can request up to two tickets. Users can set an alert on the TodayTix app to find out when the lottery opens.

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Merrily We Roll Along

Merrily We Roll Along is at New York Theatre Workshop through January 21. Merrily We Roll Along offers a digital lottery for $25 tickets through TodayTix. For performances from November 23 onwards, the lottery will be open for entries between 12:01 a.m. and noon each performance day. Entrants can request up to two tickets. Winners will be notified by push notification and email between 3 and 4 hours before the performance, and they will have 30 minutes to claim and purchase their tickets in the app.

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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The Patient Gloria

The Patient Gloria is at St. Ann's Warehouse through December 4. The Patient Gloria 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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A Sherlock Carol

A Sherlock Carol is at New World Stages through January 1. A Sherlock Carol offers a digital lottery for $25 tickets. The lottery is open for entries from midnight to 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Each person can request up to four tickets. Winners are drawn at 9 a.m. for the next day's matinees and 3 p.m. for the next day's evening performances.

A Sherlock Carol also offers an in-person rush for $25 tickets. Rush tickets are available at the New World Stages box office the day of each performance, from 11 a.m. until 30 minutes before the show begins. Each person can purchase up to four tickets. Rush tickets are subject to availability and may be partial view.

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Straight Line Crazy

Straight Line Crazy is at The Shed through December 18. Straight Line Crazy 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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Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical

Stranger Sings! is at Playhouse 46 @ St. Luke's through January 1. 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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Titanique

Titanique is at the Daryl Roth Theatre through February 19. 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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You Will Get Sick

You Will Get Sick is at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre through December 11. You Will Get Sick 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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