Broadway is expensive. Through avenues like Lucky Seat, it doesn’t have to be. Operated by Jujamcyn, Lucky Seat contains the digital lotteries for all of Jujamcyn shows, Hamilton, and the touring companies of Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton. On their site, you can entire the lottery for nearly a week in advance. I much prefer this to the Broadway Direct and the Social Toaster system. There, you have to enter every morning for the evening performance. It can get quite irritating. With Lucky Seat, I log on on Monday and enter for all of the performances that fit my schedule for the upcoming week.
On the site, you can select the number of tickets, either 1 or 2. I suggest selecting one. If there’s an odd number of tickets available or others reject the seats, the system will automatically search for single entrants. The notification for my single Mean Girls ticket arrived at 5pm whereas the normal lottery winners are notified at 12:01pm. Moreover, if one single ticket wins, it is guaranteed that another single ticket will win.
With Lucky Seat, I unsuccessfully entered for every performance of Springsteen on Broadway. Due to the demand for that show, I didn’t expect to win. I’ve entered and won for Frozen, Mean Girls, and Book of Mormon. The tickets to Frozen and Book of Mormon each cost $35 and Mean Girl was $45.
For the price, the seats were fabulous. At Frozen, I was orchestra left row F seat 17. For Book of Mormon, I was in the closest right box row A, seat 4. During Mean Girls, I was orchestra right row A seat 10. Technically, they were all listed as partial view, but I could see nearly all of the stage. I honestly don’t think I missed anything. Having seen Book of Mormon before, I know I didn’t miss any of the action. I would prefer to have these seats than the cheap $49 seats offered by the theaters.
In the upcoming months, I’m anticipating a Lucky Seat app. Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn, has his finger on the pulse.
For the upcoming season, Jujamcyn productions include Moulin Rouge and Hadestown. I’m dying to see those shows so I’ll be back on Lucky Seat very soon. Hopefully, I’ll get lucky.
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