The box office record-breaking Broadway production Dear Evan Hansen has arrived in San Francisco at the Curran theater and already is just a handful of tickets short of sold out. But don’t fret yet, the production has announced a digital lottery for the chance to purchase a limited number of $25-tickets per performance—a steal considering prices start at $129 and go up to $325 for premier orchestra seats (which seems to be the only available tier left).
For those of you that haven’t heard, Dear Evan Hansen is the story of a young man who struggles to connect with people. He fabricates a relationship with a deceased student in order to become close to the boy’s family and have a chance at finally fitting in. In its second year, the coming-of-age story comes with a slew of accreditations: It’s the winner of six Tony Awards (as well as a number of other accolades); features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson; a score by Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman); and is directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal). Even the original Broadway cast recording made #8 on Billboard charts—the highest debut position for an original cast since 1961—and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Needless to say, it’s not to be missed.
So how does it work? The digital lottery will open 48 hours in advance of each performance and will be accepted until 9am the day before in a rolling basis per show. The lucky folks who have been selected will be notified daily via email or text and will have the option to purchase up to two $25 tickets around 11am the day before the performance. However, if the tickets aren’t claimed by 4pm, they’ll be forfeited. The lottery often includes some stellar seats, but also warns that winners may land partial view seating, and that pairs can potentially be split up. Best of luck!
Dear Evan Hansen will be playing at 445 Geary Street, Dec 5-30. The lottery can be entered at luckyseat.com/dearevanhansen.