I’ve been reading that some fans are disappointed because they are not getting great seats.
The play is in a very small theater, so while we, as fans, want to be as up close as possible, preferably within spitting distance ( no kidding), there should be good sight lines from all seats, including side seats. And of course, if there is a stage door appearance, you’ll get an opportunity to get up close. (I don’t expect anything like what we saw at The Crucible, since the audience will be so much smaller in NYC)
You should also consider that better and more seats may become available after subscribers receive their assigned dates, which I am told, will be in August. This might be slightly outdated news, (check with the box office or wait for my update it as soon as I have that information).
Subscribers can exchange their tickets for another night or donate them back to the theater if they cannot or do not want to go at all ( and it’s a tax deduction for them). Also, some subscribers are assigned a certain number of preview dates, and they want to change them for dates after the opening. This means that for a period after subscribers get their assignments, there is a flurry of exchanges. Subscribers start out with the best seats, so better seats and more tickets may become available.
In addition, subscribers are entitled to up to additional tickets, so the theater holds some seats back for a while, waiting for this to shake out.
I’m also considering that the play runs on certain nights when subscribers may not want to go, for example over Columbus Day weekend and Thanksgiving, when many New Yorkers leave town (or are busy cooking), and on the Jewish High Holy Days.
There have been cases when, just as a person was on the phone with a ticket agent and ready to book a so-so seat, a better seat popped up on the screen.
Single ticket holders cannot exchange tickets, but if you can afford it, you might find a better ticket later if you keep checking the website or call the box office periodically and then, perhaps, sell or donate your unwanted, first ticket. And certainly if you are unable to get a ticket, for example if your available dates are limited, you should keep a watch out, and keep trying. The ticket situation will become fluid, in my opinion.
I know not all of this works for those of you who also need to make travel plans, but you never know what luck you might have, especially if you plan on staying in New York a few days, or can change your flights and hotel. So, please, consider being proactive and check availability frequently.
Finally, any fans who get locked out and cannot get a ticket, please let the fandom know through our fan sites and Twitter, and maybe someone can help. Perhaps a fan may have a ticket she thought she would use but cannot, booked for more nights then she can go, has a companion who backed out – you never know.