Where to Find How I Learned To Drive Tickets
Primary market tickets for the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer-Prize winning show How I Learned to Drive are available via Telecharge and range in price from $79-$169. The show opens in previews on March 27 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater.
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How I Learned to Drive follows the story of L’il Bit and her aunt’s husband, with whom she had a difficult and sexual relationship. The timeline runs from L’il Bit’s adolescent years through high school, college, and beyond.
Schedule & Run Dates
How I Learned to Drive is set to open in previews on March 27, and opening night is scheduled for April 22. Tickets are on sale through June 7. Through previews and during the regular run, the theater will be dark on Mondays. Once the show opens, it will play at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
Show Details & Reviews
David Morse and Mary-Louise Parker will reprieve their roles from the show’s original 1997 debut. The show was written by Paula Vogel and this version will again feature Mark Brokaw as director. Produced by the Manhattan Theater Club, How I Learned to Drive is a memory play about a young woman coming to terms with her relationship with her uncle. It explores incest, pedophilia and misogyny through the metaphor of driving.
Parker is a Tony Award winner for her role in Proof, and will be coming off a run in The Sound Inside, which was set to close on January 12. Morse was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in The Iceman Cometh in 2019.
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Seating Chart + Details
The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre is located at 261 West 47th Street in New York City. The theater seats 650 in the Orchestra Premier Circle and Mezzanine levels, all of which are accessible by elevator.
The theater has a total of seven wheelchair seating locations, including five in the Orchestra section and two on the Mezzanine level. Orchestra wheelchair accessible locations are in Row P, Seats 101 and 102, Row O, Seats 125 and 126, and Row A, Seat 117. In the Mezzanine, wheelchair locations are in Row E, Seats 1 and 2. There are also nine aisle seats with folding armrests – seven in the Orchestra section and two on the Mezzanine level.
Assistive listening devices are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
Standing Room Option
There are currently not standing-room only options available.
Other Venue and Show Details
How I Learned to Drive is recommended for patrons 12 years and older, and those 4 and under are not permitted in the theater. The show runs 1 hour, 40 minutes with no intermission.
The theater features the Peter J. Solomon Family Lounge, which opens 45 minutes before curtain and has restrooms, concessions, coat lockers and a gift shop. It is located on the Mezzanine level.
Rush & Lottery Options
The Samuel J. Friedman box office is open from noon-6 p.m. daily. The box office will remain open until ½ hour before evening performances and will open at 10 a.m. on the days that matinees are scheduled.
How I Learned to Drive is currently not open for rush or lottery.
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