Broadway's WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Announces Same Day In-Person Rush & Lottery Tickets
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 08:19 pm EST 02/22/24

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WATER FOR ELEPHANTS to be included in manhattan theatre club's

30 under 35 ticketing program


Grant Gustin Isabelle Mc Calla

Gregg Edelman Paul Alexander Nolan

Stan Brown Joe De Paul Sara Gettelfinger Wade McCollum


(New York, New York) — WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, which begins previews on Saturday, February 24, is announcing its in-person Rush ticket and Lottery ticket policies at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).

Rush tickets will be sold in-person at the Imperial Theatre box office (249 West 45th Street) for $49 each. The box office is open 10AM-8:30PM Monday through Saturday and 12-6PM on Sunday. Each person can purchase up to two tickets for that day's performance on a first-come, first-served basis. Locations and number of tickets based on availability; seats may be partial view.

A limited number of Lottery tickets will be available for every performance for $40 each, through an in-person lottery at the Imperial Theatre box office. Entry begins two hours prior to the curtain with the drawing 90 minutes prior to curtain. Each Lottery winner can purchase up to two tickets for that day's performance. Locations and number of tickets based on availability; seats may be partial view.

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS will also be participating in Manhattan Theatre Club's 30 Under 35 ticketing program. For performances through April 7, 2024, 20 tickets per performance at $30 each will be available for MTC 30 under 35 members with a valid ID and email confirmation of their 30 under 35 membership. Two tickets per person will be available for purchase, same day only, starting when the box office opens up until 1 hour before the performance. These tickets will be a mix of orchestra and mezzanine locations. To join MTC's 30 Under 35 program, please visit

Regular tickets for WATER FOR ELEPHANTS are available at (212.239.6200) and range from $50 - $199. The playing schedule for WATER FOR ELEPHANTS is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Please Note: There will be no matinee performance Saturday, February 24, Wednesday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 6, and no evening performance Tuesday, February 27. Beginning Friday, March 22, the playing schedule will be as follows: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Please Note: There will be no performance on Tuesday, May 21 or Sunday, June 19 with two additional performances on Monday, May 20 at 8:00pm and Thursday, June 13 at 2:00pm. For groups of 10 or more, visit (1-800-BROADWAY).

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS is based on the critically acclaimed and New York Times Bestselling novel by Sara Gruen. The new musical has a book by three-time Tony Award nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher), a soaring score by the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co. (The Tale of Despereaux) and is directed by Tony Award nominee Jessica Stone (Kimberly Akimbo).

The cast stars Grant Gustin ("The Flash", "Glee") in his Broadway debut, Isabelle McCalla(The Prom, Shucked), four-time Tony Award nominee Gregg Edelman (City of Angels), Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Award nominee Paul Alexander Nolan (Slave Play), Stan Brown ("Homicide: Life in the Streets"), Joe De Paul (Cirque du Soleil's Dralion ), Sara Gettelfinger (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and Wade McCollum (Wicked) and features Brandon Block, Antoine Boissereau, Rachael Boyd, Paul Castree, Ken Wulf Clark, Taylor Colleton, Gabriel Olivera de Paula Costa, Isabella Luisa Diaz, Samantha Gershman, Keaton Hentoff-Killian, Nicolas Jelmoni, Caroline Kane, Harley Ross Beckwith McLeish, Michael Mendez, Samuel Renaud, Marissa Rosen, Alexandra Gaelle Royer, Asa Somers, Charles South, Sean Stack, Matthew Varvar and Michelle West.

After losing what matters most, a young man jumps a moving train unsure of where the road will take him and finds a new home with the remarkable crew of a traveling circus, and a life—and love—beyond his wildest dreams. Seen through the eyes of his older self, his adventure becomes a poignant reminder that if you choose the ride, life can begin again at any age.

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS features circus design by Shana Carroll (The 7 Fingers), choreography by Jesse Robb (Miss Saigon) and Shana Carroll, scenic design by Drama Desk Award winner Takeshi Kata (Clyde's), costume design by David Israel Reynoso (Sleep No More), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Bradley King (Hadestown), sound design by Tony Award nominee Walter Trarbach (Spongebob Squarepants), projections by David Bengali (The Thanksgiving Play), hair & makeup design by Campbell Young Associates (A Beautiful Noise),puppetry design by Ray Wetmore (Spamalot) & JR Goodman (Gutenberg!), and Camille Labarre (Into the Woods), music supervision and arrangements by Drama Desk Award winner Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Some Like It Hot) and Benedict Braxton-Smith (Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls), orchestrations by Tony Award winner Daryl Waters (New York, New York), Benedict Braxton-Smith and August Eriksmoen (Come From Away), music direction by Elizabeth Doran, fight direction by Cha Ramos (Jagged Little Pill), production stage management by Timothy R. Semon (Company), and casting by Tara Rubin Casting.

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS had its world premiere in Atlanta on The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre, running from June 7, 2023, through July 9, 2023. The critically acclaimed production had The Atlanta Journal-Constitution raving, "WATER FOR ELEPHANTS is a triumph! Truly dazzles."

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