How to See the Tony Award Winning Shows

ICYMI, the Tony Awards were this past Sunday. They’re a celebration of the past year’s Broadway shows and a celebration of all things Broadway. It’s also a huge marketing tool for all shows – whether they win or not. Here’s how you can see this year’s top shows:

 

Best Musical

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen
Courtesy of show’s website

Check out the performance of “Waving Through a Window” on Late Night with Seth Meyers:

 

If you can wait, you can buy tickets on the website. A new block starting in January 2018 was just released so that will be your best bet.

If you can’t wait, try the digital lottery. It opens online at 12:01am on the date of the performance and closes at 10am for matinees and 3pm for evening performances. You can buy up to 2 tickets for $40 each. 

Updated: Standing room tickets are now available as part of the lottery and is available for all shows. Simply enter the online lottery and SRO tickets will be drawn at the same time. If you win either, you will receive an email or text message.

Dear Evan Hansen also won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Best Score, Best Orchestrations, and Best Book. 

 

Best Play

 

Oslo (Update: The show closed on July 16th)

Oslo
Photo from Playbill

Oslo also won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

 

Best Revival of a Musical

Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

This is probably the hardest ticket to get right now because Bette Midler. If you absolutely must see her, there is currently some good availability at the end of the year.

If you don’t mind standing, you can do standing room for $47 each for up to 2 tickets. As far as I know, people aren’t lining up the night before so as long as you arrive a little before the box office opens, you should be OK.

If you don’t mind seeing Donna Murphy (who is sharing the role with Bette Midler), you can get tickets much easier. TodayTix has tickets available starting at $39 through August. Use referral code ‘AOOSA’ for $10 off your order.

Hello, Dolly! also won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Best Costume Design.

Best Revival of a Play

Jitney

JitneyUnfortunately, Jitney closed in March.

 

What didn’t win but you should still see

Come From Away

Come From AwayWatch the cast perform “Welcome to the Rock” on Late Night with Seth Meyers:

Rush: You can purchase up to 2 tickets for $38 each. Arrive before the box office opens (I recommend an hour early because there are lines). Once rush tickets run out, standing room tickets are available for $32 each. The show is only 100 minutes so it’s not a bad option.

TodayTix: It’s not always on the app, but the show is currently on sale for a few dates in June and July starting at $117. Use referral code ‘AOOSA’ for $10 off your order.

Come From Away was nominated for Best Musical and won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. 

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812Watch the full company’s performance on GMA:

Rush: $39 each for up to 2 tickets when the box office opens. There is usually a line, so arriving early is recommended.

Digital Lottery: Lottery opens at 12:01am the day of the performance and closes at 10am for matinees and 3pm for evening performances. Tickets are $39 each for up to 2 tickets.

 

TKTS: It’s sometimes at the booth and is worth checking out.

The show was nominated for Best Musical and won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical and Best Lighting Design of a Musical. 

If you’re interested in finding cheap tickets to other Broadway shows, check out my guide here.

 

How to the see the 2017 Tony Award Winning Shows. Tips and hacks for tickets to the Broadway musicals and plays in NYC. Don't miss my tips for shows you should see that didn't win. How to the see the 2017 Tony Award Winning Shows. Tips and hacks for tickets to the Broadway musicals and plays in NYC. Don't miss my tips for shows you should see that didn't win.

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