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How to Get “Book of Mormon” Tickets

There are still ways to see the irreverent smash hit at the Kennedy Center. Here’s how.

The Book of Mormon touring company. Photograph by Joan Marcus.

Given that demand for
Book of Mormon tickets was so high when they first went on sale back in February that the Kennedy
Center’s website crashed for two whole days, you might be under the impression that
the only tickets harder to come by are passes to a White House event when your name
is Salahi. But not so! Below, some ways to see the show the
New York Times described as “blasphemous, scurrilous, and more foul-mouthed than David Mamet on
a blue streak.”

1) Get in line. A few $25 standing room-only tickets will be available at the box
office from 10 AM Tuesday through Saturday and from noon on Sunday. It’s advisable
to arrive earlier than that, since lines will presumably be lengthy. Tickets are limited
to two per person.

2) Call the box office or check the Kennedy Center’s website. Hard as it may be to
believe, there are still a small number of limited-view and premium seats available,
and the best way to find out is to call 202-467-4600 and ask.

3) Go to websites such as StubHub, where scalped
tickets are plentiful. They’re also
slightly less expensive now than they were a month or so ago,
as people get more eager
to unload them. Single tickets for tonight’s performance, for
example, start at $150—which
sounds like a lot but is considerably less than people were
shelling out to see the
show on

there are tickets to other performances for under $100.
Obviously, we should note
that we do not condone scalping here at Washingtonian HQ.

And whatever you do, don’t forget to check back in tomorrow, when we’ll be posting
our review here at After Hours.