If you find you've been shut out of "Book of Mormon" tickets on any given night, there are still opportunities to see the PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh show that will be at the Benedum Center March 26 through April 7. The show that won nine Tonys including best musical recently overwhelmed the ticket resources for its Kennedy Center run, but a call to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust box office today revealed that there are "a few tickets left for each show; not many."
The incredibly funny (and unapologetically crude) show by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and "Avenue Q" composer Robert Lopez will hold a pre-show lottery for low-priced tickets -- 1 or 2 tickets per person at $25 apiece -- before each of the Pittsburgh shows. Lotteries for the Broadway production have attracted as many as 800 entries at some performances.
To enter the lottery:
Entries will be accepted at the Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Ave,, beginning two and a half hours before each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Tickets are subject to availability.
To go the regular route, visit www.Trustarts.org, or call 412-456-4800. (Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.)
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