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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 13:16

Playwrights Horizons Accepting Lottery Entries for $5 Tickets to LIVEforFIVE











LIVEforFIVE” Ticketing Initiative Makes Available

$5 Tickets for the First Performance of Every Production

at Playwrights Horizons via an Online Ticket Lottery

     Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) is now accepting entries today, Wednesday, March 16, for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the World Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE.  The new play by five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan (author/performer of She Stoops to Comedy, performer in The Wax and director of Kate’s Diary, all at PH; Coraline; Some Men; The Argument; The Myopia; The Boys in the Band) is directed by Leigh Silverman (Blue Door and The Retributionists at PH, Well on Broadway, In the Wake at The Public, Coraline, Drama Desk nomination for From Up Here).   

     A ticketing initiative created in 2007 as part of the theater company’s Arts Access program, LIVEforFIVE makes a limited number of $5 tickets available for the first preview performance of each Playwrights Horizons production through a lottery via the company’s website (  The LIVEforFIVE lottery for GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE will be for tickets to the first preview on Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 PM at Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). 

     Details for the LIVEforFIVE lottery are as follows: beginning today at 10 AM, theatergoers can enter the lottery by filling out an entry form at  Entries will be accepted until Monday, March 21 at 12 Noon.  Winners of the lottery will be notified via email no later than 3PM on Monday, March 21 with instructions on how to book their $5 tickets.  Winners must claim their $5 tickets by 12 Noon on Tuesday, March 22 or they will be released to a limited standby list.  One or two tickets may be purchased for $5 each.  At total of 40 tickets will be available for Sharp shows via the lottery.

     The production will have its official opening on Tuesday, April 12 at 7PM and continue through Sunday, May 1.  The cast is headed by Mr. Greenspan, who is joined by Obie Award winner Lisa Banes (My Sister in This House, PH’s Isn’t It Romantic/Drama Desk nomination, Broadway’s Present Laughter and Arcadia, Off-Broadway’s Look Back in Anger/Theatre World Award), Tony Award nominee Stephen Bogardus (Love! Valour! Compassion!, PH’s March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, Broadway’s James Joyce’s The Dead, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Falsettos), Obie Award winner Tim Hopper (More Stately Mansions, PH’s Three Changes, Broadway’s Present Laughter, Off-Broadway’s Almost an Evening, The Dying Gaul and Picasso at the Lapin Agile), Brian Hutchison (PH’s People Be Heard, Broadway’s Exit the King, Proof and The Invention of Love), Michael Izquierdo (New Jerusalem at CSC, Mother Courage at The Public) and Obie Award winner Mary Shultz (Sustained Excellence, PH’s Small Tragedy, The Wax and Little Egypt, Off-Broadway’s Slavs! and Mad Forest).

     A forgotten chorus boy (Mr. Greenspan) from the theater of Ancient Greece, stuck in a lonely purgatory these past 2000 years, is sent back to Earth on a mission from God.  He now finds himself among a vacationing family in Montauk, caught off-guard by his re-discovered ability to feel love. GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE is a melancholy comic romance, told with Greenspan’s unique brand of theatrical wit and exquisite lyricism.

     The Arts Access program at Playwrights Horizons allows the institution to reach out to those who may not be able to afford the cost of a full-price theater ticket.  This program is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The McGraw-Hill Companies and the Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation.

     Other Arts Access initiatives, both of which reflect Playwrights Horizons’ ongoing commitment to making its productions more affordable to younger audiences, include HOTtix, $25 rush tickets, subject to availability, day of performance only, starting one hour before showtime to patrons aged 30 and under. Proof of age required. One ticket per person, per purchase. STUDENT RUSH, $15 rush tickets, subject to availability, day of performance only, starting one hour before curtain to full-time graduate and undergraduate students. One ticket per person, per purchase. Valid full-time student ID required.

     Arts Access memberships (where tickets can be purchased in advance, when single tickets go on sale) are: 30&UNDER MEMBERSHIP, $20 membership fee per season and one $20 ticket for each show, as desired (proof of age required for membership); and STUDENT MEMBERSHIP, $10 membership fee per season and one $10 ticket for each show, as desired (valid full-time student ID required for membership).

     Playwrights Horizons’ season productions are generously supported by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

     Playwrights Horizons is supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.  In addition, Playwrights Horizons receives major support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Time Warner Inc., the Charina Endowment Fund and the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.

     For subscription and ticket information to all Playwrights Horizons productions, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, Noon to 8 pm daily, or purchase online at the Playwrights Horizons website at

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