As actors, it is invaluable for the betterment of your craft that you watch as much acting as possible. Thanks to Netflix, you have at your disposal a lifetime’s worth of television and film performances to work through. But theater, with its ever-ascending ticket prices, is less accessible. That’s where rush tickets come in.
What does it mean to “rush” a show, and how do you go about doing it? We’re here to tell you.
Though not actually a requirement, every single show on Broadway currently (and nearly every single show Off-Broadway, too) has an allotted number of discounted tickets for every performance, available only on the day of the performance. Though these days a number of shows operate via digital lottery distribution, many still utilize a system known as rush.
Rush tickets (usually about 20 or so) for that evening’s performance are available at the time the box office opens that morning. They are first come, first served, and patrons are typically only allowed to purchase a maximum of two at a time. Cost fluctuates from show to show but each ticket generally clocks in at around $30 or $40.
Sometimes a production’s rush tickets will just be randomly plucked from the remaining
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