Broadway In Chicago Announces RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Digital Lottery

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce there will be a digital lottery and rush tickets for RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, which will play a limited engagement at Broadway In Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) from May 10-19.

The digital lottery will begin May 9 at 9AM, and 20 tickets will be sold for every performance at $25 each. The lottery will happen online only the day before each performance.  Seat locations vary per performance for the digital lottery tickets.

In addition, a limited number of day-of-show rush tickets in the first rows of the orchestra section will be offered for each performance at $25 each. These will be available at all performances of the run for purchase in-person at the James M. Nederlander Theatre box office beginning when the box office opens daily.

It is a RENT tradition to offer discounted rush seating in the first few rows of the orchestra section. This tradition began in 1996 in New York when the show moved to Broadway after a sold-out run in a small downtown theatre. The producers of the show are committed to continuing the tradition of offering these orchestra seats in each city the show will play.

HOW TO ENTER THE DIGITAL LOTTERY

  • Visit https://www.broadwayinchicago.com/show/rent
  • Follow the link “Click here for details and to enter the lottery”
  • Click the “Enter Now” button for the performance you want to attend.
  • Fill out the entry form including the number of tickets you would like (1 or 2). Patrons will receive a confirmation email once they have validated their email (one time only) and successfully entered the lottery.
  • After the lottery closes, patrons will be notified via email within minutes as to whether they have won or not.
  • Winners have 60 minutes from the time the lottery closes to pay online with a credit card.
  • After payment has been received, patrons can pick up tickets at the James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) no sooner than 30 minutes before show time with a valid photo ID.

DIGITAL LOTTERY ADDITIONAL RULES

Limit 1 entry per person, per performance. Multiple entries will not be accepted. Patrons must be 18 years old and have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the names used to enter. Tickets are non-transferable. All lottery prices include a $3.50 facility fee. Ticket limits and prices displayed are at the sole discretion of the show and are subject to change without notice. Lottery prices are not valid on prior purchases. Lottery ticket offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All sales final – no refunds or exchanges.  Lottery may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. No purchase necessary to enter or win.  A purchase will not improve your chances of winning

ABOUT RENT

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.  

The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Based on original direction by Michael Greif (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations, RENT), Evan Ensign re-stages the 20th anniversary tour. Original Broadway creatives Marlies Yearby (Choreography), Angela Wendt (Costume Design), and Tim Weil (Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements) are joined by Jonathan Spencer (Lighting Design), Keith Caggiano (Sound Design), MiRi Park(Associate Choreographer), and Matthew E. Maraffi (adapting original scenic design by Paul Clay) to make up the creative team for the tour. Casting for the tour is by Wojcik | Seay Casting.

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CinderellaIrving Berlin’s White Christmas, Something Rotten!, and the upcoming tour of the 2016 Olivier Award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Visit RentOnTour.net for more information.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Friday, May 10 & 17 at 7:30PM

Saturday, May 11 & 18 at 2PM & 8PM

Sunday, May 12 & 19 at 2PM (added 7:30PM performance on May 12)

Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30PM

Wednesday, May 15 at 2PM & 7:30PM

Thursday, May 16 at 7:30PM

TICKET INFORMATION
Individual tickets for the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour are now on-sale to the public on and start at $25-90 with a select number of premium tickets available. Tickets are also available for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing [email protected]. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com

ABOUT BROADWAY IN CHICAGO
Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 19 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country.  A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining more than 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including the Cadillac Palace Theatre, CIBC Theatre, James M. Nederlander Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at the Auditorium Theatre.

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