Shows with Lottery or Rush Tickets

Catch a big-name show without breaking the bank. 

You probably already know that you can see 'Hamilton' for just 10 bucks...but you're more likely to get struck by lightning than to win that particular ticket lottery. Happily, it's far from the only show in town offering deeply discounted, last-minute seats. Many popular Broadway blockbusters hold same-day ticket lotteries or sell rush seats. Check out the list below and then read our primer on how to snag these deals.

Open run

Hamilton

Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Must see, Ambitious
97
Critics
95
63 reviews
Members
97
6560 reviews

Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop infused tuner about Alexander Hamilton began at The Public Theater to rave reviews, then transferred to Broadway where it won eleven 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical. ... Read more

A musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. From bastard orphan to Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, 'Hamilton' is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become. Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

 

Open run

Wicked

Members say: Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Clever
93
Critics
70
31 reviews
Members
93
14877 reviews

Now in its thirteenth year on Broadway, this all-ages spectacle follows the untold true story of the Witches of Oz.... Read more

Long before Dorothy arrives, two other women meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery, and possesses an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” "Wicked" tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. "Wicked" is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello.

 

Open run

The Lion King

Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Must see
92
Critics
88
24 reviews
Members
92
7421 reviews

In Julie Taymor's Tony Award winning retelling of Disney's animated hit, puppets and live actors weave a dreamscape of jungle characters, creating the story of young Simba's rise to the throne.... Read more

The award-winning stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney film, 'The Lion King' tells the story of a young lion prince, Simba. He idolizes his father, the king Mufasa, while at the same time youthfully shirks the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes Mufasa’s life, Simba must fulfill his destiny to be king. 'The Lion King' is the winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

 

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Dear Evan Hansen

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Must see, Relevant, Great singing
92
Critics
88
99 reviews
Members
93
871 reviews

The smash Off-Broadway musical about how we share, like, and friend, love, feel, and survive in the modern world transfers to the Main Stem.... Read more

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. 'Dear Even Hansen' is a new American musical about life and the way we live it. Created by three-time Tony-nominated director Michael Greif ('Rent,' 'Next to Normal,' 'Grey Gardens'), Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ('A Christmas Story,' NBC’s 'Smash'), and playwright Steven Levenson, it stars Ben Platt in the breakout title role.

 

Open run

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Great acting
90
Critics
72
18 reviews
Members
91
3192 reviews

A new Tony Award winning musical based on Carole King's inspiring story, tracking her rise to stardom and featuring many of her award-winning songs.... Read more

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. "Beautiful" tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

 

Open run

The Book of Mormon

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy
90
Critics
95
24 reviews
Members
90
7229 reviews

From the creators of 'South Park,' a Tony Award-winning, bawdy, irreverent, hilarious, and heartfelt musical about two missionaries sent to deepest, darkest Africa to spread the good word.... Read more

'The Book of Mormon' is a musical comedy that tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naïve and optimistic, the two missionaries try to share the Book of Mormon, but have trouble connecting with the locals, who are more worried about war, famine, poverty and AIDS than about religion. The show was awarded nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

 

Ends Mar 12

Jitney

Members say: Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Masterful, Resonant
89
Critics
87
36 reviews
Members
89
93 reviews

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the Broadway debut of August Wilson’s award-winning play about a group of African-American cab drivers eking out a living in '70s Pittsburgh.... Read more

When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss’ son returns from a 20-year prison stint, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed, and the bonds between these men start to come undone. MTC has a long history of co-producing works by this legendary playwright, including 'King Hedley II,' 'Seven Guitars,' and 'The Piano Lesson.' 'Previously produced Off-Broadway, 'Jitney' is the last of Wilson's 'Century Cycle' plays to make it to Broadway, and is directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

 

Open run

Kinky Boots

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great acting
88
Critics
75
29 reviews
Members
88
4750 reviews

This Tony-winning Best Musical, about a shoemaker whose business is saved by a wildly flamboyant clientele, features a score of catchy songs written by pop star Cyndi Lauper.... Read more

Inspired by true events, 'Kinky Boots' tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father's shoe factory. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that’s ever rocked the runways of Milan… giving the factory and its hardworking family a sparkling new future.

 

Open run

The Phantom of the Opera

Members say: Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging
88
Critics
68
8 reviews
Members
88
6624 reviews

In this classic musical - the longest running in Broadway history - a hideously deformed man lives in the cellars of the Paris Opera and takes a beautiful soprano as a student. ... Read more

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. "Phantom of the Opera" is the longest running musical in Broadway history and features a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is directed by Hal Prince.

 

Open run

Aladdin

Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Funny, Great staging
87
Critics
68
38 reviews
Members
87
3266 reviews

Disney presents the long-awaited musical theater adaptation of its animated blockbuster, featuring the hit songs from the film, plus several more written for Broadway.... Read more

'Aladdin' tells the story of a poor young man who is granted wishes by a magic genie. This new musical is filled with adventure, comedy and romance as it follows Aladdin's quest to marry a princess and defeat an evil Sultan. With exhilarating choreography, show-stopping production numbers and astonishing visual effects.

 

Previews start Mar 23

Oslo

Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing
87
Critics
86
30 reviews
Members
87
148 reviews

After a hit run last summer at Lincoln Center Theater's Off-Broadway house, J.T. Rogers' world premiere drama about the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords transfers to Broadway.... Read more

It’s 1993 and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat are standing together in the White House Rose Garden, signing the first-ever peace agreement between Israel and the PLO. How were the negotiations kept secret? And who are these mysterious negotiators? Featuring dozens of characters and set in locations across the globe, 'Oslo' is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together—and fighting each other—as they seek to change the world. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, and starring Tony winners Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle.

 

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On Your Feet!

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Must see
86
Critics
74
68 reviews
Members
86
1584 reviews

'On Your Feet!' tells the story of Gloria Estefan and her husband, and how two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other created an international sensation.... Read more

This bilingual musical spans Estefan's early years in Miami as well as her recovery from a broken back in 1990. It features many of Estefan's hit songs, including "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Conga," "Get on Your Feet," "Don't Want to Lose You," "1-2-3," and "Coming Out of the Dark."

 

Open run

School of Rock - The Musical

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great singing
86
Critics
74
61 reviews
Members
86
1692 reviews

Based on the hit Jack Black film, this musical comedy features songs by 'Jesus Christ Superstar' composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.... Read more

'School of Rock—The Musical' follows Dewey, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to rock, Dewey falls for the school’s headmistress.

 

Open run

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Members say: Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever
85
Critics
81
62 reviews
Members
85
596 reviews

Inspired by a 70-page slice of Tolstoy’s 'War and Peace,' this immersive, Off-Broadway hit transfers to the Main Stem with recording star Josh Groban in his Broadway debut.

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Natasha is young, Anatole is hot, and Andrey isn't here. But what about Pierre? Natasha is a beautiful ingenue visiting Moscow while she waits for her fiancée Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole and her life is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre (Groban), the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption. Featuring a score that mixes rock, pop, soul, folk and electronic dance music with classic Broadway, 'The Great Comet' arrives on Broadway after its critically acclaimed 2013 Off-Broadway premiere. Its creative team has re-imagined the Imperial Theatre as an opulent Russian salon, where every seat provides a unique perspective.

 

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Chicago

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Clever, Delightful
83
Critics
94
11 reviews
Members
83
3295 reviews

A long-running revival of Kander and Ebb's gritty, satirical musical about lust, treachery, and murder among chorus girls in '20s Chicago.... Read more

Winner of six Tony Awards and currently the longest-running show on Broadway, 'Chicago' is an electrifying and darkly comic tale about two competitive murderesses behind bars competing for the spotlight. Iconic songs include 'All That Jazz' and 'Razzle Dazzle,' and the choreography is inspired by the late Bob Fosse.

 

Previews start Mar 04

Sweat

Members say: Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing
83
Critics
82
43 reviews
Members
83
135 reviews

After a successful run at the Public Theater last fall, Lynn Nottage's drama about the collision of race, class, family, and friendship in Reading, PA transfers to Broadway. 
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'Sweat' tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. 'Sweat' delves into the tragic, unintended costs of community without opportunity. Written by Lynn Nottage, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Ruined.'

 

Ends Feb 19

The Tempest (St. Ann's Warehouse)

Members say: Great acting, Ambitious, Great staging, Absorbing, Masterful
82
Critics
80
21 reviews
Members
84
16 reviews

St. Ann's Warehouse presents the final installment of Donmar Warehouse's trilogy of all-female Shakespeare productions set in a women’s prison. Directed by Tony nominee Phyllida Lloyd
and featuring Harriet Walter.... Read more

After being exiled for decades to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the brother who stole his throne. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in Shakespeare's classic romance. St. Ann’s has been a proud home for this trilogy, which has ignited a cultural and social conversation about gender, equality, and aspiration on both sides of the Atlantic, as it empowers women to play Shakespeare roles normally reserved for men.

 

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Cats

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Enchanting, Clever
80
Critics
66
49 reviews
Members
80
1696 reviews

One of the longest-running shows in Broadway and West End history, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is an ode to felines, inspired by T.S. Eliot’s poems. ... Read more

Tonight is the one special night each year when the tribe of Jellicle Cats reunites to celebrate who they are. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.

 

Ends Jun 25

In Transit

Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Funny
78
Critics
61
51 reviews
Members
80
424 reviews

This all-a cappella musical celebrates the wide variety of commuters in the city that never sleeps…or stands still. Featuring songs by the co-composer of 'Frozen.'
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Inspired by the vibrant rhythms of life on the subway, 'In Transit' follows the intertwining lives of 11 New Yorkers, all hoping to catch the express train to success, love, and happiness—and the stops they make along the way. With a book, music, and lyrics by Academy Award winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez ('Frozen'), James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth, and vocal arrangements by Deke Sharon ('Pitch Perfect'), 'In Transit' is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall ('Anything Goes,' 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'). Inspired by an earlier incarnation of 'In Transit,' which played Off-Broadway in 2010.

 

Ends Jan 29

The Front Page

Members say: Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Dated, Clever
77
Critics
70
48 reviews
Members
78
482 reviews

Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s classic rapid-fire comedy about the newspaper business is revived on Broadway with all an-star cast including two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane, John Slattery, and John Goodman.... Read more

The press room of Chicago’s Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson (Slattery) accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor Walter Burns (Lane) conspire to hide the man from the other reporters while they chase the biggest scoop of their careers. Costarring Tony winners Robert Morse and Jefferson Mays, and Tony nominees Holland Taylor and Sherie Rene Scott.

 

Ends Apr 02

A Bronx Tale

Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Cliched, Delightful
75
Critics
64
61 reviews
Members
78
234 reviews

Based on Chazz Palminteri's solo show which inspired the 1993 film, this new musical is co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, with songs by Alan Menken.... Read more

'A Bronx Tale: The New Musical' is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else, family. 'A Bronx Tale' is written by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, with original doo-wop songs by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken ('Newsies,' 'The Little Mermaid') and three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater.

 

Ends Mar 19

The Present

Members say: Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Absorbing, Confusing
71
Critics
68
55 reviews
Members
72
101 reviews

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh succumb to the intoxicating power of lust and obsession in the Sydney Theatre Company’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, 'Platonov.'... Read more

'The Present' unfolds over the course of a raucous weekend birthday celebration in the 1990s Russian countryside. Old flames ignite in this passionate and bitingly comic play. 'The Present' is adapted by Banchett's husband, writer Andrew Upton. Their multi-year tenure leading the Sydney Theatre Company included such watershed productions as' A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'Uncle Vanya.' This strictly limited engagement marks the Broadway debuts of both Blanchett and Roxburgh.

 

Ends Apr 16

Paramour

Members say: Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing
69
Critics
47
41 reviews
Members
71
492 reviews

World-renowned circus company Cirque du Soleil makes its Broadway debut with this brand-new musical extravaganza. ... Read more

'Paramour' spins the tale of a beautiful young actress forced to choose between love and art in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood. Featuring eye-popping acrobatics and sumptuous music and dance, this one-of-a-kind spectacle transports audiences to a sublime world of emotion and awe as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart.

 

Manhattan Theatre Club presents a new production of Lillian Hellman’s classic drama about greed and ambition, starring three-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon alternating in the roles of Regina and Birdie.... Read more

Set in Alabama in 1900, 'The Little Foxes' follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) will direct.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company revives Arthur Miller’s drama about the struggle to make peace with the past. Starring three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo, three-time Tony nominee Tony Shalhoub, and Danny DeVito.
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When the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents’ estate. His wife, his estranged brother, and the wily furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the value of his sacrifice. Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder and Tony-winning actor Terry Kinney directs.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere the Drama Desk Award-winning play about a fractured family coming together, and the laughter that can shine through life’s darkest moments.... Read more

Estranged sisters Lee and Bessie have never seen eye to eye. Lee is a single mother who's been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Bessie's got her hands full with their elderly father and his soap opera-obsessed sister. When Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, the two women reunite for the first time in 18 years. Are Lee’s good intentions and wig-styling skills enough to make up for her long absence? Can Bessie help Hank finally feel at home somewhere…or at least keep him from burning her house down? Can these almost-strangers become a family in time to make plans, make amends, and maybe make a trip to Disney World?
 
Exploring an unsentimental reality with hope, compassion and a dose of absurd humor, 'Marvin’s Room' is a life-affirming reminder of the gift we give ourselves when we love unconditionally.

 

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the Broadway premiere of this musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince.... Read more

'Prince of Broadway' includes songs from many of the shows that earned Harold Prince a record 21 Tony Awards, and biographical material as well. The show features original songs, musical supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown ('The Bridges of Madison County'); book by two-time Tony nominee David Thompson ('The Scottsboro Boys'); co-direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman ('The Producers'); and direction by Prince himself.