In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Broadway opening of the Jonathan Larson smash, all seats for the April 25 performance were being sold for $20 each. Not by phone, in person only.
Fans camped out and slept on 41st Street to guarantee they would snag the first-come, first-served tickets. With a line of 700-800 people snaking around the block, the box office opened at 9 AM and the cash-only tickets were gone an hour and 10 minutes later, a spokesperson said.
The actual anniversary of the 1996 opening is Saturday April 29, but producers chose to give fans an offer they couldn't refuse on April 25 — building on the buzz that surrounded a special April 24 benefit at the Nederlander, where the original cast of the Tony Award-winning musical reunited.
Those seeking affordable tickets can still be part of the daily lottery at every Rent performance. The first two rows of each performance are set aside for the lottery offer, at $20 each.
For more information about Rent, visit www.siteforrent.com.