You won't get a tan or be served by a cabana boy, but those willing to endure the occasional splash of water can save a few bucks by sitting in the front row of Metamorphoses on Broadway. Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Ovid's myths, a transfer from Off-Broadway's Second Stage to Circle in the Square Theatre, is dominated by a 27-foot wide pool of water. The $30 rush seats are located in the front row, on three sides of the pool; as the actors walk, splash and plunge into the pool, the front row occupants may receive an occasional sprinkling of water. Rush seat holders are provided with small brown towels with which to cover themselves.
There are approximately 30 such seats available per show, sold on the day of performance when the box office opens (at 10 AM Monday to Saturday, noon on Sunday), cash only. For regularly priced tickets, visit Telecharge.com or call 212-239-6200.