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Rush and Lottery ticket roundup: How to score exclusive Broadway and Off-Broadway deals on TodayTix

August 31, 2021 by TodayTix
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Nobody likes waiting in line. Whether it’s for your morning coffee or for a new iPhone, queuing up can be a drag. And traditionally, Rush and Lottery tickets are distributed via in-person drawings or early morning lines at the box office. No more.

With TodayTix, you can get Rush and Lottery tickets right from your phone, so no matter where you are, you can score these exclusive deals to some of the best shows in New York City. (Hello, $20 tickets to Caroline, or Change!)

Find out how to take advantage of our Rush and Lottery programs, and check out a list of the current shows we offer Rush and Lottery tickets for below.

Rush Tickets

Rush tickets are discount day-of seats that are available exclusively through the TodayTix mobile app. These special deals offer a chance to purchase last-minute tickets at a much lower price, so you can save money and see more shows.

To purchase Rush tickets, you’ll need to download the TodayTix app and unlock Rush. To unlock Rush, go to the show you want to see on the app, and select unlock Rush. You’ll be asked to share about the show on social media. Rush tickets go on sale the morning of each performance day, so set an alert to find out when Rush tickets will be available.

Read more below to see our current Rush shows and how to get tickets to each.

Caroline, or Change

Sharon D. Clarke reprises her Olivier Award-winning role as Caroline in the Broadway revival of Caroline, or Change, about the relationship between the Gellman family and their titular housekeeper. The family’s young boy leaves change in his pockets for Caroline, but the gesture soon breeds resentment and greed.
Ticket price: $20 Rush tickets
Run dates: October 8, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Details: At 10 a.m. each performance day, Rush tickets become available. To purchase, download the TodayTix app and unlock Rush by sharing about the show on social media. Set an alert to be the first to know when tickets are available each day.

Lackawanna Blues

Ruben Santiago-Hudson assumes more than 20 characters in his solo Broadway show Lackawanna Blues. He tells the autobiographical story of “Nanny,” the woman who raised a young Santiago-Hudson at her boarding house in upstate New York.
Ticket price: $30 Rush tickets
Run dates: September 14, 2021 – October 31, 2021
Details: At 10 a.m. each performance day, Rush tickets become available. To purchase, download the TodayTix app and unlock Rush by sharing about the show on social media. Set an alert to be the first to know when tickets are available each day.

Neal Brennan: Unacceptable

Comedian Neal Brennan shares childhood anecdotes, stories from his career, and political commentary to examine “the parts of himself that people don’t like” in his darkly humorous stand-up special.
Ticket price: $25 Rush tickets
Run dates: August 25, 2021 – November 21, 2021
Details: At 10 a.m. each performance day, Rush tickets become available. To purchase, download the TodayTix app and unlock Rush by sharing about the show on social media. Set an alert to be the first to know when tickets are available each day.

Letters of Suresh

In Rajiv Joseph’s play presented by Second Stage Theater, four people — connected in various ways as friends, lovers, and strangers — write letters to each other from across the world and over many years, seeking connection and finding common ground in a once war-torn city.
Ticket price: $25 Rush tickets
Run dates: Begins September 14, 2021
Details: At 10 a.m. each performance day, Rush tickets become available. To purchase, download the TodayTix app and unlock Rush by sharing about the show on social media. Set an alert to be the first to know when tickets are available each day.

The Fever

In Wallace Shawn’s timely 1990 play, an American woman grapples with the disparities between her comfortable life and that of the residents in the war-torn country she visits.
Ticket price: $25 Rush tickets
Run dates: October 8, 2021 – October 24, 2021
Details: At 9 a.m. each performance day, Rush tickets become available. To purchase, download the TodayTix app and unlock Rush by sharing about the show on social media. Set an alert to be the first to know when tickets are available each day.

Autumn Royal

This dark comedy sees May and Timothy, who have been caring for their ill, bedridden father, wonder whether it’s time to move on. They want to be there for him — but they’re only getting older, and their lives have been on hold for a while now.
Ticket price: $25 Rush tickets
Run dates: October 8, 2021 – November 21, 2021
Details: At 10 a.m. each performance day, Rush tickets become available. To purchase, download the TodayTix app and unlock Rush by sharing about the show on social media. Set an alert to be the first to know when tickets are available each day.

Morning Sun

Edie Falco, Blair Brown, and Marin Ireland star as three generations of women sharing one Greenwich Village apartment, whose lives transform and are shared over the course of a generation.
Ticket price: $25 Rush tickets
Run dates: October 12 – December 5, 2021
Details: At 10 a.m. each performance day, Rush tickets become available. To purchase, download the TodayTix app and unlock Rush by sharing about the show on social media. Set an alert to be the first to know when tickets are available each day.

Fairycakes

Douglas Carter Beane’s new play mashes up A Midsummer Night’s Dream with classic fairytales, placing characters from both in one enchanted forest to make mischief and fall in love. The all-star cast features Jackie Hoffman, Julie Halston, Mo Rocca, Kuhoo Verma, Ann Harada, and more in one comedic dream of a show.
Ticket price: $25 Rush tickets
Run dates: October 14, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Details: At 10 a.m. each performance day, Rush tickets become available. To purchase, download the TodayTix app and unlock Rush by sharing about the show on social media. Set an alert to be the first to know when tickets are available each day.

Trouble in Mind

LaChanze stars in Alice Childress’s play about a veteran Black stage actress who is met with harmful racial stereotypes and a toxic rehearsal environment when she’s cast in a Broadway show with an all-white male leadership team. The Rush ticket price reflects the year Trouble in Mind was originally set to premiere on Broadway more than 60 years ago.
Ticket price: $19.57 Rush tickets
Run dates: October 29, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Details: At 10 a.m. each performance day, Rush tickets become available. To purchase, download the TodayTix app and unlock Rush by sharing about the show on social media. Set an alert to be the first to know when tickets are available each day.

Colin Quinn: The Last Best Hope

Colin Quinn brings his signature brand of political comedy back to the New York stage in his newest stand-up special. In a society where everyone gets a platform to share their voice, Quinn proposes that his voice is the one worth hearing.
Ticket price: $25 Rush tickets
Run dates: November 2-20, 2021
Details: At 10 a.m. each performance day, Rush tickets become available. To purchase, download the TodayTix app and unlock Rush by sharing about the show on social media. Set an alert to be the first to know when tickets are available each day.

Lottery Tickets

Want to try your luck? Lottery tickets are a great way to score a special deal on tickets to a show. The show might be sold out or have some of the best seats reserved for Lottery winners, so either way, you’re getting a prime seat to a theatrical experience.

Each Lottery has different rules for entries, so browse here for information about how to enter each one.

Kimberly Akimbo

A teenager named Kim is as bright and fun as you’d expect the average teenager to be — except she has an aging disease that makes her look elderly. Amid family secrets and a possible criminal charge, that may be the least of her problems. David Lindsay-Abaire, who wrote the 2000 play of the same name, teams up with Jeanine Tesori for a world-premiere musical adaptation of the story.
Ticket price: $25 Lottery tickets
Run dates: November 5 – December 26, 2021
Details: To enter, download the TodayTix app. The Lottery opens for entries every Monday at 12:01 a.m. for the following week’s performances, and entries will be accepted throughout the week. Set an alert to be notified when the Lottery opens each Monday. Winners will be notified between 2 and 5 p.m. the day before their chosen performance, and they will have 30 minutes to claim and purchase their tickets on the app. Winners can pick up their tickets at the box office one hour prior to the performance.

Assassins

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s musical follows nine historical figures who all assassinated or attempted to assassinate presidents of the United States, framing their stories as a darkly funny American carnival game.
Ticket price: $15 Lottery tickets
Run dates: November 2, 2021 – January 8, 2022
Details: To enter, download the TodayTix app. The Lottery opens for entries at 12:01 each Monday for the following week’s performances. Set an alert to be notified when the Lottery opens each week. Winners will be notified two to four hours before their chosen performance, and they will have 30 minutes to claim and purchase their tickets on the TodayTix app. Winners will be emailed their tickets within one hour prior to the performance.

Plaza Suite

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick star as three couples who all, at various times, stay in one famous room at the Plaza Hotel. One couple’s longstanding relationship is going downhill, another pair of high school sweethearts are ready to make a commitment, and a third couple tries to coax their daughter out of the bathroom, where she’s trapped herself out of nervousness before her own wedding.
Ticket price: $39 Lottery tickets
Run dates: February 25 – June 12, 2022
Details: To enter, download the TodayTix app. The Lottery opens for entries the day of each performance. Set an alert to be notified when the Lottery opens each day. Winners will be notified two to four hours before their chosen performance, and they will have 45 minutes to claim and purchase their tickets on the TodayTix app. Winners can pick up their tickets at the box office one hour prior to the performance.