If you're looking for a way to see Broadway's newest Kander and Ebb musical New York, New York without breaking the bank, you're in luck. The show, beginning previews March 24 at the St. James Theatre ahead of an April 26 opening night, has revealed digital lottery and rush policies that will offer $30 tickets to theatregoers.
The show's digital lottery will be powered by Lucky Seat. Entries will be accepted until 10:30 AM ET the day before the performance, with winners notified around 11 AM ET, also the day before. Winners will have a limited time to claim and pay for up to two $30 tickets. To enter and see additional rules, visit LuckySeat.com.
Rush tickets, also $30, will be available in-person at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis beginning when the box office opens. Seats are subject to availability and limited to two tickets per person.
World War II is over and a collection of artists has dreams as big and diverse as the city itself. Among them is Francine Evans (Uzele), a young singer just off the bus from Philly, who is destined for greatness. At least, until she encounters New York native Jimmy Doyle (Ryan), a brilliant but disillusioned musician.
Joining Ryan and Uzele will be Clyde Alves (On the Town) as Tommy Caggiano, John Clay III (Choir Boy) as Jesse Webb, Janet Dacal (In the Heights) as Sofia Diaz, Ben Davis (Dear Evan Hansen) as Gordon Kendrick, Oliver Prose as Alex Mann, Angel Sigala as Mateo Diaz, and Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner (Side Show) as Madame Veltri. Prose and Sigala both make their Broadway debuts with the production.
The ensemble will comprise Wendi Bergamini, Allison Blackwell, Giovanni Bonaventura, Jim Borstelmann, Lauren Carr, Mike Cefalo, Bryan J. Cortés, Kristine Covillo, Gabriella Enriquez, Haley Fish, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Richard Gatta, Stephen Hanna, Naomi Kakuk, Akina Kitazawa, Ian Liberto, Kevin Ligon, Leo Moctezuma, Aaron Nicholas Patterson, Dayna Marie Quincy, Julian Ramos, Drew Redington, Benjamin Rivera, Vanessa Sears, Davis Wayne, Jeff Williams, and Darius Wright. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Jason Thinger.
The musical is being directed and choreographed by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, with the book (reportedly only loosely based on the Scorsese-directed film) by David Thompson and Sharon Washington. All four of Kander and Ebb's songs written for the film will make the jump to the stage score, joining new songs by Kander and Miranda, who is supplying additional lyrics throughout. Also on the music team are music supervisor and arranger Sam Davis, orchestrators Daryl Waters and Davis, vocal arranger David Loud, and music director Alvin Hough, Jr.
The creative team includes scenic designer Beowulf Boritt (POTUS), costume designer Donna Zakowska (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), lighting designer Ken Billington (The Scottsboro Boys), sound designer Kai Harada (The Band's Visit), projection designer Christopher Ash (co-designing with Boritt), and hair and wig designer Sabana Majeed (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel). Johnny Milani will serve as production stage manager.