Broadway Virtual Lottery Cheat Sheet

My first recommendation is to download the TodayTix app. TodayTix offers virtual lotteries and virtual rush tickets to many shows, and it’s not only NYC-based. You can also choose from the following locations: London, Chicago, SF Bay Area, Los Angeles + OC, Washington D.C., Boston, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Seattle, & Toronto.
TodayTix now offers discounted tickets up to 1 month in advance.

ALADDINhttps://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/aladdin/
$30 tickets if you win — when you enter, you can choose to enter for 1 or 2 tickets. If you win, you have one hour to claim your ticket(s) for that evening (or matinee) performance.

ANASTASIAhttps://my.socialtoaster.com/st/campaign_landing/?key=anastasialottery&source=iframe
$42 tickets if you win — when you enter, you can choose to enter for 1 or 2 tickets. If you win, you have till 11:00AM to complete your purchase for matinees, and till 4:00PM to complete your purchase for evening performances.

BOOK OF MORMONhttp://www.luckyseat.com/book-of-mormon/
$50 tickets if you win — when you enter, you can choose to enter for 1 or 2 tickets. You may enter lotteries for up to 8 performances (a week) at one time. Winners are notified at approx. 12:30PM the day before the performance, and have until 10PM to purchase tickets.

CATShttps://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/cats/
$40 tickets if you win — when you enter, you can choose to enter for 1 or 2 tickets. If you win, you have up to one hour to pay for your ticket(s).

DEAR EVAN HANSENhttp://www.dearevanhansenlottery.com
$42 tickets if you win — when you enter, you can choose to enter for 1 or 2 tickets. If you win, you have till 11:00AM to complete your purchase for matinees, and till 4:00PM to complete your purchase for evening performances.

HAMILTONhttp://www.hamiltonbroadway.com/lotto
$10 tickets if you win — when you enter, you can choose to enter for 1 or 2 tickets. There are two methods of entry: online via this link above or by downloading the Hamilton app. The lottery opens two days in advance of the performance and accepts entries until 9:00AM the day before the show; winners must purchase tickets by 4PM on the day prior to the performance. Hamilton is now in CHICAGO and LOS ANGELES, in addition to New York (and soon in London’s West End!); lotteries are open for each location.

KINKY BOOTShttp://www.luckyseat.com/kinky-boots/
$40 tickets if you win — when you enter, you can choose to enter for 1 or 2 tickets. You may enter lotteries for up to 8 performances (a week) at one time. Winners are notified at approx. 12:30PM the day before the performance, and have until 10PM to purchase tickets.

THE LION KINGhttps://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/the-lion-king/
$30 tickets if you win — when you enter, you can choose to enter for 1 or 2 tickets. If you win, you have one hour to claim your ticket(s) for that evening (or matinee) performance.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAhttp://www.phantombroadwaylottery.com
$28 tickets if you win — when you enter, you can choose to enter for 1 or 2 tickets. Entries for matinees are accepted until 11AM on the day of show and entries for evening performances are accepted until  3PM on the day of show. Winners must claim tickets (online via credit card) at least 60 mins. prior to curtain.

SCHOOL OF ROCKhttp://schoolofrocklottery.com
$37 tickets if you win — when you enter, you can choose to enter for 1 or 2 tickets. Lottery starts at 12:01AM and closes at 10:59AM for matinees, and 2:50PM for evening performances. Winners are announced at 11:15AM for matinees and 3:15PM for evening performances.

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAYhttp://www.luckyseat.com/springsteen-broadway/
$75 tickets if you win — when you enter, you can choose to enter for 1 or 2 tickets. Entries for the lottery for each performance will be accepted until 10:00 AM ET the day before the performance. Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 12:00 PM ET the day prior to the performance via email. Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4:00 PM ET the day prior to the performance using the purchase link in your winner’s notification email. Winning tickets not purchased by 4:00 PM ET are forfeited.

WAR PAINThttps://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/war-paint/
$40 tickets if you win — when you enter, you can choose to enter for 1 or 2 tickets. If you win, you have one hour to purchase your tickets.

WICKEDhttps://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/wicked/
$35 tickets if you win — when you enter, you can choose to enter for 1 or 2 tickets. Lottery opens at 8:30AM for matinee and evening performances and remains open until 10:30AM and 2:00PM when winners are drawn. Winners are notified shortly after each drawing and have up to 60 minutes to purchase their tickets online.

Let’s start at the very beginning….

When people ask me what I do, I’m never quite sure what to say. At the moment I’m in grad school, studying educational theatre. When I’m not in classes, I work as an assistant director and stage manager for musical theatre productions in schools and with a community troupe. I have an experiential background in performance (acting, singing, dancing), but my diplomas read “Bachelor of Arts in Psychology” and “Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.” 

Once upon a time, I had a “Plan”: I would go to school to study theatre and become an Actor. Then, life happened. I didn’t even get as far as college auditions because, suddenly, I couldn’t remember my choreography for a community theatre production of Anything Goes in which I’d recently been cast. I assumed my cognitive dysfunction was a side-effect of the medication I’d been prescribed for depression and anxiety because that’s what my doctors told me. So I turned my back on the theatre and focused on my other passion: psychology. I earned my BA and was working towards my master’s degree when I was finally given the correct diagnosis of Lyme Disease.

Over the years, I had been misdiagnosed with innumerable conditions on top of the initial diagnoses of depression and anxiety. Somehow, I managed to complete my master’s program (with distinction) and then commenced with what would turn into 5-plus years of disability and treatment for Lyme Disease and associated co-infections.

I’ll spare you the gruesome details and just say that recovery felt like a miracle, because 1) it doesn’t happen for everyone, and 2) I regained the cognitive ability I’d lost prior to college (and even more-so thereafter). It felt like a second chance. As my health improved, I worked alongside my cousin, who had been teaching theatre and dance to kids, as well as directing and choreographing musical theatre productions, for about twenty years. My résumé grew as I assisted her with production after production, slowly realizing that, instead of dusting off my master’s degree in counseling, I wanted to work with kids and continue making theatre.

Eventually, I applied to (and was accepted into) the program where I’m currently studying, and I can say with 100% certainty that I am exactly where I’m meant to be. I’m still figuring out how I want to use my education — for example, I’ve come to the conclusion that I do not want to become a certified teacher. What I do includes teaching, but is more a process of facilitation. I’m also very interested in learning more about the use of expressive arts (fine art, theatre, dance, writing) as therapeutic tools in promoting growth and self-discovery in children and adults.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way I’m going to figure out how I want to use my education is by fully immersing myself in what I’m doing, here and now, seizing opportunities as they’re presented to me. In focusing on the present I allow my creative self & ideas to evolve and emerge more organically than if I were to plan for the future before I have the information necessary to make a decision I know I’ll be happy with a year, five years, a decade from now.

This blog is where I intend to reflect on my experiences as a student-artist-facilitator-creative human being in an attempt to refine my understanding of what it means to be all of these things and to carve out a place for myself to operate as such in the world.