A total of 21 first-row orchestra seats will be sold. As per the lottery instructions, guests who wish to take part must fill out a lottery card two hours prior to each performance (on Sundays it will be 1.5 hours prior) in front of the Imperial Theatre. A drawing will be held to select the winners (limit of two tickets per person) who must supply photo ID and pay for the tickets in cash.
Walter Bobbie (Chicago, Sweet Charity) directs the new musical based on the Nick Hornby novel, which begins previews on Broadway Nov. 20 at the Imperial Theatre with an official opening slated for Dec. 7.
High Fidelity follows the story of record store owner Rob (and constant Top 5 listmaker) who — when things in his current relationship go sour — revisits his former relationships to find out where he went wrong.
Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Kimberly Akimbo, Fuddy Meers) penned the book with music by composer Tom Kitt (Laugh Whore, Debbie Does Dallas) and lyrics by Amanda Green (For the Love of Tiffany, Up The Creek Without A Paddle). Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman produce the new work along with Live Nation, Roy Miller, Dan Markley, Ruth Hendel/Dazansky Partners and Jam Theatricals.
The 2000 film reset the Hornby story in Chicago (rather than England) and starred John Cusack, Jack Black, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lisa Bonet, Tim Robbins and Lili Taylor. The Broadway musical is set in New York's Brooklyn.
High Fidelity will play at the Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street (between Broadway and Eighth Ave.). Tickets can currently be purchased by calling (212) 239 6200 or online at through topfivebreakups.com.