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Rush Madness

Cheap front-row lotteries at many Broadway shows

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    Rush Madness
    Broadway will soon get the transfer of "Next to Normal," here seen with Aaron Tveit as Gabe, J. Robert Spencer as Dan, Adam Chanler-Berat as Henry, Jennifer Damiano as

    It's starting to look like rush season on Broadway.

    And it's not just student rush.

    "Next to Normal" is the latest Broadway musical to announce it will offer $25 front-row and box seats at every performance.

    The rush tickets will be sold day-of-show only, starting at 10 a.m. everyday, except for Sunday when tickets go on sale at noon.

    "Next to Normal," a new musical about a suburban household in crisis, will begin performances Friday at the Booth Theatre.

    If it's student rush tickets you need, "Exit the King," which starts Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon, offers $26.50 tickets on the day of the performance only at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre box office.

    Elsewhere on Broadway, 'West Side Story" does a $26.50 lottery for its front row seats starting two and a half hours before each curtain; "Hair" sells its box seats for and "Rock of Ages" also does a drawing for $26.50 orchestra-level seats two hours before curtain.