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'Good Night, Oscar' to offer Broadway rush and lottery tickets

Will & Grace's Sean Hayes stars in this new play by Doug Wright about pianist and infamous wit Oscar Levant, now in performances at the Belasco Theatre.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Good morning, Broadway! The new play Good Night, Oscar has announced that it will offer digital lottery and in-person rush tickets for its limited Broadway run. Performances run at the Belasco Theatre through August 27, and opening night is April 24.

The lottery is open for entries between midnight and 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners are drawn at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and they will have five hours to purchase their tickets for the next day's show. Each person can request up to two tickets at $40 each.

Rush tickets are available at the Belasco Theatre box office when it opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and, beginning April 30, noon on Sunday. Each person can purchase up to two $35 tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sean Hayes, an Emmy Award winner for playing Jack McFarland on Will & Grace, now stars as pianist Oscar Levant. He became best known for his wit after his subversive appearances on Tonight Starring Jack Paar.

Good Night, Oscar takes place during a 1958 taping of that show, when Levant appears as a guest for the first time. His frank and darkly comedic chat with Paar leaves audiences in stitches and censors in a tizzy, forever changing what flies on live TV.

The play, which premiered to acclaim in Chicago, is written by Doug Wright and directed by Lisa Peterson.

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