Ford’s Theatre Society continues the popular Free First Preview initiative. Free tickets are given away to the first preview performance of all Ford’s Theatre productions in partnership with TodayTix. The TodayTix mobile lottery launches one week before the first preview of each mainstage production in the 2017-2018 season. This season’s Free First Preview performances are: “Death of a Salesman,” Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.; “A Christmas Carol,” Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.; “Jefferson’s Garden,” Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., “The Wiz,” March 9, 7:30 p.m. To enter the mobile lottery, patrons must download the TodayTix app open it and select “TodayTix Free First Previews” with Ford’s Theatre.
Winners will be notified by email and push notification between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the day of the first preview. Winning tickets must be confirmed in the TodayTix app within one hour of being notified. In addition, a limited number of partial view tickets and any unclaimed mobile lottery tickets will be distributed through an in-person standby list at the Ford’s Theatre Box Office on the day of the Free First Preview. Beginning at 5 p.m., patrons may sign up for up to two tickets per person. An email address is required for waiting list entry. The box office will distribute all available tickets according to the waiting list order starting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit fords.org.