Making a return after its triumphant run on Broadway last winter, Time Stands Still is back for more box office bang. Donald Marguiles’ drama starring Laura Linney, Brian d’Arcy James, Eric Bogosian, and Christina Ricci (replacing Alicia Silverstone) is even better than it was in its first outing (trust me—I’ve already seen it and loved it!). Stage Rush has a pair of free tickets to give away, so that you can see it too!
Here are the easy steps you need to take to have your chance to win these babies:
- Enter on Facebook by writing on Stage Rush’s Facebook wall (“Like” us, if you haven’t already done so)
- Enter on Twitter by retweeting one of Stage Rush’s tweets about the contest (@StageRush must be mentioned somewhere within your tweet, or else we won’t receive your entry)
You can enter this contest one time via each method. So if you enter through Facebook and Twitter, you will have two entries in the contest. No more than two entries per person will count. If you play through Facebook, you must be able to be contacted via private message. If you play through Twitter, I must be able to direct message (DM) you (you have to be following @StageRush in order for this to happen).
The giveaway will end on Friday, October 8. I will notify the winner through Facebook and/or Twitter private message.
All participants must be able to see the show between the dates of October 12 and November 4 on either a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday performance. The tickets are not valid for resale and must be picked up at the show’s box office on the day of the performance.
The number one lesson I have learned so far this Broadway season is the benefit of seeing a show while it’s still in previews. Time Stands Still, which boasts four above-the-title names, should be a big draw for student rushers. While the drama is selling well right off the bat (it sold 94 percent of its tickets in the week ending January 24), the rush crowd was nonexistent on the Sunday that I attended.
I arrived at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre at 11:55 a.m. Yes, this is the dreaded Sunday rush (box offices open at noon, forcing rush crowds for popular shows to wait out in the cold an extra two hours). I, however, didn’t stay out in the cold. Although it was a gamble, I used my judgment and assumed that this show would not yet be pulling a large rush crowd, while still in previews. I haven’t seen a lot of advertising yet for the show, and some people I’ve talked with didn’t know it was showing yet. There was no one waiting at the box office and the doors were already open when I arrived. I walked up to the box office attendant and purchased my tickets with ease. It ranks among the easiest rushes I’ve ever done. Time Stands Still has a student rush policy for $26.50 a piece, up to two tickets per ID. Tickets go on sale when the box office opens.
Although there are four stars inhabiting the four roles in this show, I was most excited to see it because it was written by Donald Margulies. For years, I’ve been a huge fan of the HBO movie Dinner With Friends, which is based on his play and for which he also wrote the screenplay (the play won the Pulitzer for Drama in 2000) he made sure to use some Screenplay Coverage services to perfect his work. Margulies is excellent at writing dialogue for couples, particularly for scenes in which they evaluate the fundamentals of their relationship. What Margulies does for Andy MacDowell and Dennis Quaid in Dinner, he does nearly as well for Laura Linney and Brian d’Arcy James in Time. Read more