J.K. Rowling Lincoln Center Event Moved to the Daniel H. Koch Theater (UPDATED)


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Earlier tonight, a link surfaced allowing people to purchase tickets to the J.K. Rowling appearance at Lincoln Center on October 16. It showed up many hours before tickets were supposed to go. Fans immediately alerted the group of those sleeping outside the box office for the past two days, as well as, well, Leaky. Tweets from fan sites alerted the fans, who went straight to the purchase page.

For about an hour, tickets went at an astonishing pace – random searches only took minutes to go from front and center to high-level box seats. The ticket link does not appear to be functioning anymore. The site says there are only eight tickets left.

Purposeful leak? Bait hanging before the hardest core fans among us? Or a mistake that will have repercussions? We don’t know yet!

Did you find out in time? Did you get a ticket? Tell us how excited you are below!

UPDATE 9/10/12 10:59am ET: There is a lot of concern that tickets for this event were somehow double sold. In an effort to figure out if this is true there is an UNOFFICIAL survey where you can anonymously fill in your seat numbers for the event. If there starts to be many people with the same seat number we will get a clearer sense that there is an issue. This is an unofficial fan endeavor and is no way affiliated with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Little Brown & Company, or J.K. Rowling. Fill out the survey here http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YSKC3TF

UPDATE 9/10/12 12:12pm ET:  An update was just posted on the Jazz at Lincoln Center website which reads as follows.

J.K. Rowling In Conversation With Ann Patchett is now SOLD OUT.  Please be advised that there will not be a cancellation line, refunds or exchanges.  Thank you!

UPDATE 9/10/12 12:34pm ET: A preliminary assessment of the survey would suggest that tickets have not been double sold and anyone who thinks they have a ticket does indeed have a ticket. According to a Center Charge representative via the Center Charge phone line, if you have a confirmation letter and your charge has gone through you are in ownership of that ticket.

UPDATE 9/10/12 11:42pm ET: The following message recently popped up on the Jazz at Lincoln Center website.

A Conversation with J.K. Rowling – October 16, 2012 Update

Due to technical difficulties on the ticketing website, tickets for the J. K. Rowling event on 10/16/12 were made available prematurely at 10 pm on September 9th. Tickets then went on sale at the previously announced time of 10 am on September 10th. Jazz at Lincoln Center is in the process of investigating how this occurred and what arrangements may be made to honor each ticket purchased, and will provide an update as quickly as possible. Neither JK Rowling nor Little Brown and Company are responsible for this situation. Jazz at Lincoln Center apologizes for any inconvenience.

This message is still very vague and we encourage everyone to sit tight and wait for more official information from Jazz at Lincoln Center. What this does clearly state is that they are investigating “how to honor EACH ticket purchased” which is good news. We will continue to update this post with official information from Jazz at Lincoln Center as the situation unfolds.

UPDATE 3:22pm ET: The Jazz at Lincoln Center website no longer reads “due to technical difficulties.” The site now reads “due to a security breach.” The remainder of the message remains the same.

Due to a security breach, tickets for the J. K. Rowling event on 10/16/12 were made available prematurely at 10 pm on September 9th. Tickets then went on sale at the previously announced time of 10 am on September 10th. Jazz at Lincoln Center is in the process of investigating how this occurred and what arrangements may be made to honor each ticket purchased, and will provide an update as quickly as possible. Neither JK Rowling nor Little Brown and Company are responsible for this situation. Jazz at Lincoln Center apologizes for any inconvenience.

Hopefully, we will have more detailed information shortly.

UPDATE 9/11/12 5:15pm ET: Our friends at Hypable recently had an employee read them an internal email over the phone, which stated that the event is being moved to a larger theater in order to accommodate ALL tickets purchased. Article here. We urge you to wait for further official updates from the JALC website  as internal emails are subject to change. This is positive news, but it is in no way official yet. Once we have official clarification we will update you.

UPDATE 9/12/12 10:39am ET: A LeakyNews reader, Nancy Pina, just received an email from Jazz at Lincoln Center confirming that the JK Rowling event will be moved to the David H. Koch theater and ALL tickets will be honored. The full email is included below. Those with tickets purchased on September 9 will be contacted directly by email. Thanks Nancy for the tip!

On Sunday, September 9, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s ticketing system was breached and an unauthorized link to purchase tickets to the J.K. Rowling The Casual Vacancy event on October 16 was distributed online. This breach did not result in the breach of purchasers’ personal information. In order to accommodate customers who purchased tickets on September 9 as well as customers who purchased tickets on September 10, Jazz at Lincoln Center has secured the David H. Koch Theater at 20 Lincoln Center as the new location for the event. Each customer who purchased tickets prior to the official on-sale date and time will be contacted directly by Jazz at Lincoln Center to process tickets for the event at the new location. The event remains sold out. At this time, only customers who purchased tickets on September 9 and 10 will be accommodated. Although neither Little, Brown and Company nor J.K. Rowling are responsible for this situation they were keen to make sure that no person who legitimately bought a ticket was left disappointed, and are delighted this matter has been resolved in this way and apologize for any confusion that may have been caused in the meantime. Jazz at Lincoln Center apologizes too for any inconvenience and looks forward to welcoming everyone to the David H. Koch Theater on October 16.

UPDATE 9/12/12 2:42pm ET: Little, Brown & Co. (which has been very silent during this whole process) just posted the same email that was sent to one of our readers on their website. You can view the release here. This is finally a 100% official confirmation that all tickets purchased on Sept 9 and 10 will be honored and that the event has indeed moved to the larger theater. They mention that emails will be sent to those people who bought tickets on September 9. These emails have NOT yet been sent. We will update you once these emails are sent out.
  • yvette

    i think it was done for a reason.. most likely so the scalpers cant get them

  • http://twitter.com/writingfreak88 Christine Rogers

    I feel so sorry for the people who were waiting in line for two days and didn’t get a ticket. Very poorly managed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/musicalhogwarts Sam Permenter

      Someone who was in line commented – She said everyone in line got tickets.

      • Tom

        I wonder how many people were waiting and if they provided them with the “heads up” as soon as they went on sale.

        • Emily

          I was the one in line, it wasn’t someone “official” who worked there that told us, it was posted on someone’s facebook, and that person told the rest of us.

          • Tom

            How many people were there about?

            • Emily

              About 20.

              • Tom

                Had people really been out there for two days?

                • Emily

                  Some had been there since Thursday, some came later. There was another group of 5 or 6 that came later today, and were in another area where the campers were told not to go, so I’m not sure if they got tickets. But everyone that had camped out got tickets.

                  • Tom

                    Well, that’s good. Does this place usually just do “at the box office” tickets. I’m didn’t know camping out ticketing even still existed in 2012. (Not being smart aleck.)

  • http://twitter.com/starkid4thewin Rebecca Carlson

    I GOT A TICKET! I’m absolutely astonished that this happened honestly, but it is the best thing that has ever happened in my life! I didn’t think I would have a chance to get a ticket, because they were supposed to go on sale while I was in class, but here I am with one! Thank you, Leaky News, for giving me the chance to see my queen in person! I am forever grateful <3

  • joditraut

    got mine thanks to a wonderful leakycon friends text!

  • Megsw97

    So excited! My friend put up that she bought tickets on Facebook, and I was able to get to the site in time to get 4th row tickets! I can’t believe I’m actually going to see J.K. Rowling in person! I read the first Harry Potter book in first grade and I’m now a sophomore in high school, so this is completely unreal!

  • Jenny

    I got a ticket! Not sure which section, but I think it’s a box seat since it doesn’t have any letters. I hope it’s a good view! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING US GET THE TICKETS! YOU ARE AMAZING! If I didn’t check your Twitter page the minute I did I would’ve missed out!

  • http://twitter.com/EssenceInsanity EssenceInsanity

    I got tickets!!! So excited! And I got orchestra tickets, which is even better. :D

  • http://twitter.com/grrarghing meg

    Hey! I’m flying in for the event, any place I can connect with people wh might want to share a hotel room/ make a new frind?

  • Cat

    Y’all I got a ticket. WHAT?! This is crazy. I’m crazy.

  • Tom

    Just got mine, row D, by chance. If I had woken up in the morning when they were SUPPOSED to go on sale and they told me they were already sold out I would have been heartbroken. And those poor people up there camping out for two whole DAYS for nothing…this was handled *TERRIBLY.*

    Although, YESSSSSSSSSSSS, I FINALLY GET TO MEET HERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

    • Emily

      I was with the people who camped out, and everyone got tickets!

      • Tom

        Well, that’s good! Out of curiosity, about how many people were there and did they tell yall about the link before everyone else since yall had waited outside for so long?

        • Emily

          About 20 people were there, and by chance, someone saw the link on their facebook. I’m not sure how the person who originally posted it on facebook found out, but I think it was before Leaky posted it on their Twitter.

  • jc

    I’m unemployed and live on the other side of the country, so it wasn’t ever an option, but there’s still that twinge of irrational disappointment. Lol. I’m thrilled for people who are going, though, and I’m hoping for very detailed reports so I can live vicariously.

    I do feel bad, though, if there were people depending on tickets going on sale at the scheduled time who will log on later only to find out they’re sold out.

  • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

    I got two tickets as did one of my friends! Thank you so much Leaky for tweeting about it or I totally would have missed out. I definately think that this was a strategy to aviod scalpers like someone else said, although the cynic in me is still worried that I will get an email tomorrow saying it was a mistake. Seeing as the thing sold out and Lincoln Center probably just made a bundle of money, I don’t think they would cancel all 1100 tickets just to be “fair”. Plus, if they did that they would probably have a riot on their hands from everyone who got tickets tonight.
    BTW Jenny, if your ticket doesn’t have a letter, it is a box, which is the second level of seating. heres the seating chart http://new.lincolncenter.org/live/pdfs/rosetheater.pdf

    • http://www.facebook.com/laurajnelson Laura Nelson

      If anyone of you can’t go and would like to sell your ticket, please message me! :)

  • Porkchops

    this really stinks…ive been waiting for these tickets for forever and now I couldn’t get them bc i was vacation. This wasn’t done right at all….

    • Tom

      I feel so sorry for you! I did get tickets, but this was handled SOOOOOOOOOOOOO ridiculously. Maybe they’ll had a second night or something since they’ve had such a great response!

  • Regina

    I’m so excited! Does anyone know how to read the seat selections? Mine says 9-1, but I can’t imagine that means the ninth row….can it? LOL

    • http://leakynews.com LeakyNews

      Probaby means Box 9, seat 1!

      • Regina

        Oh cool! Thanks! Is it true that everyone in the audience gets a signed copy of her new book?

        • http://twitter.com/grrarghing meg

          Hah! I’m 9-4 so I’ll see you there!

          • Regina

            Great! I hope we’re not being fooled here and they don’t take our tickets away…do you think that could happen? I agree this was all a bit unfair but I hope they come up with some other kind of solution.

            • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

              I’ve mentioned this already, but I really dont think they would or could do that. Cards have already been charged so they would literally be taking away something somebody OWNS. From a business standpoint I don’t think they would cancel hundreds of paid orders for people who complain only because they don’t really know how many of those complaining are just talk and how many would really end up buying tickets. I also feel like they probably aren’t too concerned with upsetting those who didn’t like the way this situation was handeled because the audience for this event is not exactly the type of audience who would be expected to come back for any of their other events (mostly jazz and classical music concerts)

              • Regina

                Okay, thanks for your input. I hope you’re right!

                • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                  Me TOO lol

      • http://twitter.com/saltshul sami ariel

        i’m a-112 and a-113. do you know what that means? idk how to determine if its orchestra or balcony…

    • Monica

      That’s so weird, mine says 9-1 too… I tried calling customer service, but it says the number was changed?

  • Ana

    I’m really upset. I wasn’t checking sites because I stupidly assumed they would actually go on sale at 10 tomorrow.

    • Porkchops

      it was the same for me too. Im honna be really upset if i didnt even get the chance to try and get them bc of this

    • Kimi

      me too….i thought they would have gone about this better

  • Megan Z.

    I’m so confused. I’ve called the box office a few times since I learned about this, and today I called the CenterCharge number I was given for actually purchasing the tickets to clear up some last-minute questions. The lady on the phone told me there weren’t even going to sell them online, which I thought was odd because everything written about this event mentions an online sales price. I thought it’d be a good idea to check the website anyway, but I was planning on doing it in the morning. I’ve forgotten how fast the Potter fandom moves. A+ to LeakyNews for finding the link and helping everyone out, and to everyone who got tickets, have a blast!

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      I called earlier too and one woman said they would not be online but then my dad called at about 8pm and that man said they would be so I don’t really think those people knew what they were talking about. Centercharge is only affiliated with lincon center, they control the phones but have nothing to do with tickets distributed through other mediums so I never trusted them.
      When I emailed Lincoln Center last week the person who responded said that they were still unsure of whether or not they would be online. If I had to guess, they were keeping online sales hush hush to try and get people to purchase through other means so the website wouldnt crash. After all, this is not ticketmaster and the site is really not used to handeling this many orders at once. I think the online “leak” was intentional and they just really underestimated how quickly the word would get out. At leat this is what I am hoping, but like I said before, I really don’t think they would cancell all of these orders because of an error on their part, they would have a riot.

      • Megan Z.

        I didn’t think my lady was right, either, hence my plan to check the website anyway. I just didn’t expect the leak and I found it too late to act on it. I’d wondered how their website would handle traffic, but figured it wasn’t that big of a deal since there are other ways to purchase the tickets if it crashed. I don’t think it was necessary to leak tickets early, though of course I don’t expect the tickets that were sold to be canceled or invalid. Those who bought them did so fairly and shouldn’t have their purchases revoked. At this point I’m hoping that there are a few tickets that are being released at 10 a.m., so we have one more chance.

        • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

          I feel like there are probably at least a few held back for those who planned to call but I don’t know how many that would be. Maybe if you get in right at 10am you may still get one or two.
          I agree, I would be furious if my purchase were revoked. I feel like its unfair to those who waited but its more unfair to take away something someone already paid for and assumes they own then to take the idea of purchasing tickets away from those who waited.
          Maybe this will turn out to be like when Billy Joel played the closing of Shea Stadium: so many tickets went so fast (and in this case, many into the hands of scalpers) and Joel felt bad so he added another show.

  • Amanda

    I am so excited about seeing JK Rowling! I wasn’t sure I would be able to get tickets because people were camped out at the box office, but once Leaky tweeted about tickets for sale, I went to website and bought them! ‘Casual Vacancy’ book is included in the price right?

    • musicalhogwarts

      According to the site, yes! A signed copy of the book at that!

      • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

        I don’t think the copy comes signed, I think she actually signs them after the event. At least this is what several people who spoke to people at Lincoln Center were told…that the talk would be from 8 to 9 with the signing after

        • Tom

          If you do get to go up to her and get it signed, will you be able to take a picture with her as well. I watched footage from when she did something similar to this for the last HP book but I can’t remember if they were allowed to get a photo with her as well.

          • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

            I really don’t know, but I would love to get a picture taken with her! I am getting a tattoo next week, a combonation of a Beatles quote and the Harry Potter chapter stars and I am debating whether or not I would ask her to sing my tattoo and have her signature permanantly on me. I guess I would have to see a: how well getting the initial tattoo goes and b: if she would actually do it!

            • Tom

              Ha ha! Sounds cool! :) I would like to see her reaction. If she’s downing the wine like she did the night of the Deathly Hallows signing, she might be in a willing mood!

              • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                lol probably! I’m just worried that her signature may not physically fit because of the placement of the tattoo but I’ll figure it out! My bucket list would be to have both her and Paul McCartney sign the tattoo

                • Tom

                  Oh my gosh! That’s a very cool, very odd, very specific wish! lol. One last question: It’s obvious the demand for these was very high and the place it’s being held is obviously very…swanky. Do you know why the tickets are so cheap. I mean, the book itself costs around $20 so it’s really like you’re only paying $15…it seems like something they could have easily priced at a $100 a person. I’m not complaining though! :)

                  • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                    LOL yes it is, but The Beatles and Harry Potter are the two things that have had an impact on me and have remained in my heart since childhood so to have something from these people not only with me but ON me forever seems cool to me.
                    Lincoln Center is pretty high end, but then again they usually hold jazz concerts and rather “snobby” events. I guess they realized that their target audience for this event is much younger, much poorer than the guests they usually get and would not be as willing to pay $100. Maybe JK Rowlings people also feared people would be angry if they charged so much because she is already so wealthy and it would kind of be putting a value on what meeting her is worth and she didn’t want to seem pretentious? Those are just guesses though.

                    • Tom

                      Yeah, I hear you man. If I got a tattoo of Harry Potter, it would definitely have to be Molly screaming out…”NOT MY DAUGHTER…well, you know the rest. :p

                      Your points make sense. We are going to be completely fish out of water, let me tell you!!!

                    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                      lol yea on October 16th Lincoln Center isn’t going to know what hit them!

                    • Tom

                      Ha ha! When I went on the website and clicked through the pictures I just cracked up thinking of my family there!

                    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                      I know. I feel like the “high end” people who will be there for other events that night (there are several other events happening in other Lincoln Center Theaters) will be looking at us like we are crazy! It will be like the Weasleys in Malfoy Mannor!

                    • Tom

                      We’re going to be like Slughorn’s party!

                    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                      ha ha YES!

  • Tara

    I’m upset about this. I was waiting for the actual sale, and just so happened to miss the leak. Seems unfair.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shellie.bumbardidstein Shellie Bumbard-Idstein

      I agree with you. I waited like we were told too. Some people don’t have there phones attached to them so those of us missed the tweet and will not be getting tickets. Very unfair. That will teach me for believing in following the rules. Next time, I will sit in front of a phone and computer.

  • http://www.twitter.com/starlysh Lysh

    I’m thrilled that my rare irresponsible instincts bought a ticket. I’m glad I was following the greatest of people on Twitter and just a slight bit of peer pressure. I feel slightly bad because I wasn’t planning on this at all while others have been waiting for a while for this. I’m hoping they have some more tickets stored away for tomorrow or phone callers…and I’m hoping this isn’t a mistake and/or this is a dream.

    • http://www.facebook.com/laurajnelson Laura Nelson

      If you are unable to go and would like to sell that ticket, please message me. :)

  • Tom

    Do you actually get to meet her or just get a signed copy of the book?

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      Nobody is really sure. I think you actually get to meet her. Several people who called the box office were told that the event takes place from 8 to 9 and that the signing will take place after. Than again people were also told that the tickets would not be sold online so…

      • Tom

        OK. I feel like I’ve heard it both ways. But if the books is already signed when you get there….

        • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

          well then I guess its just the talk if that is the case. I have a feeling that there really will be a signing because if the books were mailed presigned, how would anyone really know that they were signed by her and not forged/stamped by just some layman. I feel like if the books came presigned, people would feel ripped off but there really is very little information about this to be found. The original press release, in several papers and fan sites reffered to the event as a “signing” though

          • Tom

            You’re probably right. Respond with your opinion to the question I asked you below please (about taking a picture). :)

          • jc

            I once went to a book discussion and “signing” to see Julie Andrews and they only offered us the option to buy a pre-signed copy of her memoirs. It was nice to see her, but I really wanted to speak with her and was expecting to be able to at the signing. It was even a much smaller event than this one. I imagine she didn’t sign because she’s getting older in age and probably didn’t feel up to it, but it was still very disappointing. :( .

            • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

              oh so then maybe it is presigned but we can still hope! JK Rowling is much younger than Andrews though so maybe she can do it! I really don’t have a problem with a presigned book as long as it comes with some type of authentication because literally anyone could have signed it.
              Lincoln Center said she would actually be signing the books, but it appears they have said a lot of things that turned out to be false so I guess we can’t really go by that

              • jc

                Oh, I hope it’s a signing, too! It probably will be. I was just saying that pre-signed books aren’t completely unheard of at these kind of events. Like I said, I think Julie Andrews’ age had a lot to do with it.

                On the flip side, I’ve also been to book events in venues just as huge as this one and the authors (people like Al Gore and Steve Martin) did sign after.

                Either way, I’m sure it’ll be brilliant. I’m envious! :)

                • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                  fingers crossed then for a real signing! I think it will be because Rowling would never want to disappoint her fans!

                  • http://twitter.com/EssenceInsanity EssenceInsanity

                    I went to her 2007 Carnegie Hall event and she signed books as she met people, but she signed faster than she met people so essentially they were presigned. Each person only got a few seconds with her, because there were 2,000 people there. I was at the back of the line and it took hours, but was well worth it. Photography wasn’t allowed.

                    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                      I don’t care as long as I know it was her who actually signed the book . As happy as I would be with a presigned book, a part of me would always feel like it wasn’t real

  • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

    THIS IS NOT RIGHT. EVERY TICKET PURCHASED SHOULD BE RETURNED AND ON SALE CHANGED. ITS NOT EVEN THE 10TH YET. THE EVENT IS NOT EVEN ON THE SITE EXCEPT FOR THE LINK YOU POSTED. I AM CRYING. THIS IS NOT FAIR.

    • Tom

      I’m so sorry. I agree this was completely the wrong way to go about it. Were you in line in NY?

      • Emily

        The people who were camped out in line at the theater found out about the link when it went up, and everyone there got tickets.

    • http://www.facebook.com/musicalhogwarts Sam Permenter

      It’s not fair, but it would be even worse to tell everyone who bought a ticket “Nope, you don’t actually get to have that ticket, just kidding.”

      • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

        I agree and my card was already charged so they would literally be taking away something I already paid for and owned

      • http://twitter.com/thismyshow jeremy wein

        if u were on the other side of the fence u would definitely not be saying that lol

        • http://www.facebook.com/musicalhogwarts Sam Permenter

          I would though. Regardless of whether or not I had a ticket, it’s not fair to take something away from people that have already paid – even if it means I can’t get one.

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      I agree its not fair, but this actually happens all the time with ticket sales. And the situation really now would be a double edged sword for Lincoln Center because it also wouldn’t be “fair” to all the people who have tickets and are excited to now take those away. Everyone who has tickets would become just as angry as you are now, if not more so because something they paid for is now being taken away from them.

      • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

        BUT it was said that the 10th they were going on sale. It is not right to do this. If I only had my phone, i would of saw that tweet too. if i got tickets but early, id feel bad for those that thought it was tomorrow. unless there releasing more tomorrow, i will not be happy and will be calling and complaining.

        • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

          I would be furious too if I were you and I have had this happen to me before with tickets to different things. Once I remember there was supposed to be a concert at Radio City and there was sort of a “secret presale” which wasn’t announced to the public like they sometimes are, and by time I logged on on the announced sale day the show was sold out.
          If anything, I think they would handel the situation by adding a second show or something, but I don’t think they would ever cancel the orders of hundreds of paying customers.

          • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

            I strongly believe they werent all sold yet. I think only a handful. But that still doesnt give them the right to sell them early. and I bet that there was tickets on sale the day they were supposed to be, but it sold out too fast. but ive never had this happen to me before. this seems to be happening with JKR stuff a lot this week.

  • Samisemicolon

    I am heartbroken. I was ready to get tickets tomorrow morning. Meeting Jo has been my dream since I was 9. Someone let me know if you have an extra ticket.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shellie.bumbardidstein Shellie Bumbard-Idstein

      People have extra tickets but they are now trying to charge a crazy amount for them. This is NOT what fandom is about.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1084724938 Lindsey Garcia

      http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/find-events/literature/l046-jk-rowling Here’s a link to register to find out if tickets are returned. I don’t know if it’ll work or not, but maybe this will help you

      • Jack

        NO REFUNDS genius

      • Becca

        That’s for a different event in a different country haha…

  • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

    Is anyone else who has tickets going to try and have a Harry Potter book signed? I’m worried that it may seem rude…

    • http://www.facebook.com/musicalhogwarts Sam Permenter

      Personally, I do think it’s somewhat rude to have a Harry Potter book signed. We’re there for JKR and The Casual Vacancy, not Harry Potter.

      • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

        Thats what I worried about…;although part of me feels like I paid for the ticket and I should have the right to ask.
        oh well as long as I get to meet her I will be happy.

        • http://twitter.com/thismyshow jeremy wein

          in the press release it explicitly states she will not sign anything but one copy of casual vacancy

          • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

            oh good to know, but at least that clears up the fact that she will actially be signing the books and they will not be presigned. Do you happen to have a link to this please?

            • Mack

              Think it will seem tasteless to ask her to sign my chest in lieu of the book?

              • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                lol I am getting a tattoo with the HP stars and I was debating asking her to sign that. I wrote about it more in a comment below.

    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

      that is beyond rude. if i was jo, i would say no.

  • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

    a friend of mine made a good point to me.. the site is stuck on 8 tickets. hardly anyone really has tickets and it keeps saying error. I HOPE and believe that they may of taken it down & will put them up tomorrow when they were supposed to. i for sure am trying all night long and trying the phone in the AM. This was not right. IDC if they took the tickets away from everyone & resold them again. even if i did luck out on the tickets. i have purchased a LOT of tickets in my life and tickets have NEVER gone on sale early. late, sure, but NEVER early. especially when the event is not even on the page. how was the link even found is what im curious about. and if they were planning on not allowing them bought online, they shouldnt of put them up early so people at box office tomorrow or people calling couldnt get them. I will just hope that my friends theory is correct and i get tickets. this is/ was supposed to be my birthday gift as my birthday is 2 days after.

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      For the sake of everyone who missed out, I hope there are extras being held too. But if they take the tickets away from everybody they will have a much worse situation on their hands.

      • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

        WHO THE EFF cares. sorry, im just upset. This ruined my birthday and my day. I was prepared for tickets and then this happens. With the lack of people knowing this, i think its possible they took the tickets down & thats why its frozen on 8 left, and more will be there tomorrow, and via phone etc. Only twitter people or people on here or hypable know. most people will wake up to this. like i would of had i not gone on twitter before logging off.

  • http://twitter.com/thismyshow jeremy wein

    really wouldn’t be surprised if they cancel all the orders and reset the on sale date. Anyone who is upset, I highly suggest leaving them a comment on Facebook id recommend leaving them a Facebook comment https://www.facebook.com/jazzatlincolncenter

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      I really don’t think they would do that. Over a thousand people who paid for tickets would be furious. My credit card was already charged for the transaction, so to cancel all the orders would mean voiding hundreds of credit card transactions and angering a LOT of people.
      Honestly (and I’m not being a smart ass) I don’t really think they care HOW people got these tickets and whether or not they were released early, just that the event sold out and they made a bundle.

      • http://twitter.com/thismyshow jeremy wein

        there gonna have thousands of angry people regardless, and they might not care but i guarantee you the publisher never does another event there, this is going to gain them a lot of bad karma/ someone is losing their job.

        • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

          Yes, but this kind of event rarely happens at Lincoln Center anyway, most authors would do a booksigning at a bookstore. JK Rowling is really the only one who would need a venue of this size.
          Someone probably will be losing their job though, that is if the leak was unintentional

    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

      I HOPE they do that. it would be the right thing. personally, if i got tickets, i would want them to do what was right. NO matter how mad fans got. it would still sell out, but when it was supposed to. i would of seen the tweet had i been online a lot earlier or had cell service to see the tweet. i still would of been like wtf are they on sale for. thats not fair. I hope that maybe they didnt actually all sell out and maybe they only released a handful because while searching on twitter, i saw less then 100 people who got tickets and only people who saw the tweet or been on here or hypable would of known. i have been on the site all day long and it never showed up. im more curious to how people found the link. my mom was told tomorrow at 10 am. so was a lot of people. i hope more are released at 10 on phone or on here cause its not right at all.

      • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

        well you have to remember that each of those 100 people probably bought 2 tickets. I’m sure they saved some for phone orders. Generally, even when tickets all go on sale at once, they hold a certain amount for phone orders.

  • kb

    This stinks I have been refeshing the jazz at lincoln center page for hours and never saw a link. I can’t believe that this happened.

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      It never showed up on their website, only through that link. I have no idea why or how though. I had been checking the Jazz website too and if it hadn’t been for that tweet I would have missed out too. Luckily I happened to log onto my computer just 20 minutes after they sent it out.

  • http://twitter.com/thismyshow jeremy wein

    heres the obvious solution, do a simulcast in their huge lobby and have some pre signed copies….

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      They have already announced that there will be a webcast

      • http://twitter.com/thismyshow jeremy wein

        thats not gonna cut it with this screw up lol

  • Guest

    Siriusly, looking for a hotel rookie for this!

  • http://twitter.com/grrarghing meg

    Siriusly! Looking for a roomie!

  • Megan Z.

    Is anyone else still trying? I read that a few people got tickets even after the error message showed up, but that was all within the first hour after they said they were sold out. I don’t know when to give in and go to bed so I can wake up in time to call the ticket line in the morning.

  • Shelrtstat

    And this is no surprise…

  • Shelrtstat

    Tired of trying to follow the rules and then you find out that the tickets you were waiting to buy at 10am like you were told, are now gone!

  • Caitie f

    Someone should get fired over this. When I called yesterday they assured me they would go in sale at 10 am today.

    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

      its possible they didnt all get sold! thats all we can hope for!

  • http://twitter.com/EssenceInsanity EssenceInsanity

    It does suck for the people planning on purchasing at 10am, but the 10am time would’ve sucked for plenty of other people. No matter what time tickets go on sale there are going to be disappointed people. As for the people charging a ridiculous amount for their extra tickets, that’s just rude.

    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

      If they just had to put them on sale early, they could of gave a heads up. Or posted the event cause without that link, without this site or twitter, me nor hundreds of other fans would know this even happened. It was 100% wrong. Theres still the chance they didnt really sell out and only some were. and for people selling them, I havent seen any on stubhub or ebay yet so who knows. But while scrolling through twitter, I saw some people who just bought them without finding out if they can go. Some people from far away where and shit. THOSE people are rude and I dont think thats right. Nothings right about this whole thing. If it wasnt for the lucky person who found the link, and then posted it, this wouldnt of even happened.

      • http://www.facebook.com/musicalhogwarts Sam Permenter

        There’s two sets on Ebay right now. The person is claiming they went to the box office to get them. You can get a set of 2 for about $800 or a set or 4 for I think double that price. Absolutely ridiculous.

        • Mack

          Thanks for showing me this. I’ve reported them both for ticket scalping

  • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

    Did anyone still try calling/going online and end up getting tickets? Just curious…

    • Julie

      People were getting them online at 10 AM. Had them myself in my cart twice, but timed out and my cart emptied before I could check out. :(

      • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

        that happened to me yesterday too because it said I had to register before I could complete the transaction but every time I submitted the registration information the screen just froze.

    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

      I started calling at 9:58, and it was busy until 10:40 when it was placed on hold. my mom was waiting on there. while I was online here trying the link they posted which eventually didnt work. then about 10:30, the event was officially posted on the event page but said no tickets being sold at this time. I kept refreshing though and eventually got box seats 9-1. I went to my 2 other browsers and did the same. I eventually got row F seat 15, tried one last time and got row E center. i released the 2 other seats and tried one last time as it said only 2 remaining but none came up so I bought the row e ones.

    • Megan Z.

      I kept trying to get them online all through the night and after 10 this morning, and I started calling CenterCharge repeatedly at 9:55. At 9:57 I got put on hold, and after about 20 minutes of waiting someone answered and I was able to buy tickets. I still don’t understand what happened with the online tickets–I wasn’t able to go beyond the error message–but I’m glad the phones worked out!

  • Guest

    Tickets are still available at the box office. I’m about to buy a pair!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christythede Christy Thede

    Got 2 tickets at the box office this morning. I guess they held some tickets back. Nice that it wasn’t too crazy this morning. I’m so happy to be going!

  • KerrigN

    Could not get through on the phone or online for an hour. I called my husband after I thought they were sold out. He read online to keep refreshing the page and was able to get through and purchase the tickets! I can’t wait to meet Jo! …I hope the tickets haven’t double sold. I wonder what they will do to sort this out.

  • Stacy

    I got tickets shortly after 11 am online. It’s possible they’re letting them out in small groups. Keep trying!

  • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

    I’m really glad to hear that people are still able to get tickets! I just hope this double sale thing is false. Someone at Lincoln Center will pay if my purchase is voided. If by some chance Lincoln Center DID double sell some seats (which I doublt because the seating is done via computer) then they better provide tickets to everyone who already thought they had them

    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

      I heard 2 different things about this. One they were not being honored and one that they were. I’d assume they ARE because you would of got some sort of email saying there not.

      • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

        I haven’t gotten an email and my credit card statement still shows that I was charged for the tickets. They would have to honor these tickets after so many people paid for them. If they really were double sold, then Lincoln Center NEEDS to provide tickets for everyone who thought they had them, otherwise how would they fairly decide who gets to keep the ticket? I don’t think anyone has been able to get through to customer service yet so, like so many other things with this event, everyone had a different answer and nobody really knows what is happening.

        • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

          Yeah, I was confused because while the pages were loading slowly today, I was on twitter searching and stuff and everything has been mixed. I dont think there is any double sold tickets. i saw one person say only 300 were sold last night so I doubt theres double.

  • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

    AFTER CONSTANT SEARCHING AND BEING ON HOLD, I GOT ROW E CENTER TICKETS. THANK FREAKING GOD!!!!! but the whole thing was messed up. NO tickets should of been available at all before 10 AM today.

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      Congratulations! I got in early and you wound up with better seats than me! That is assuming you mean Row E in the orchestra as there are two other row E’s on other levels.

      • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

        There is only 2 row E’s and I think if it was the balcony, it would say balcony.. would it not? I think that would confuse people. I got row F before that and all the tickets were orch boxes, so Id assume row E is the orch one. I hope at least. glad i have a ticket at all tho. what you end up with?:D

        • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

          No, it would not say Balcony, it goes by seat number so if it says E and the number is under 100 then you are in the orchestra but if the number is over 100 you are in the balcony. I went through this last nigh trying to figure out where my tickets and my friend’s were in relationship to each other.
          Its kind of wierd how seating was distrubuted, as me and my friend got in at the exact same time for tickets and she got an orchestra box and I got a balcony seat.
          Heres the chart http://new.lincolncenter.org/live/pdfs/rosetheater.pdf

          • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

            I saw a similar chart here :
            http://jalc.org/concerts/pdf/RTConcertSeating.pdf same thing.. but they have same seat numbers…

            • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

              oh…Well I would think that yours are orchestra seats then, but I guess you will know for sure when you get there!

              • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                I think it is because ROW F is only orch and row E came up same time so I would assume it is orch. the 2 other tix i saw were box 9 & 12.

              • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                rows A-D which is on every floor has 101-116 as a seat and more for the mezz and balcony. E & F on the balcony are the same thing. So its possible your seat isnt balcony… if your ticket is between 101-116.

                • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                  LOL these seating charts are so complicated! I would assume orchestra as well because of the other tickets you had before it

                  • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                    that honestly are. i hope they email me back again. i dont wanna call them. i think they have had enough questions and concerns and problems with this event today and dont feel like talking to a rude person.

          • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

            and also, while trying out how tickets worked on the site, i “bought” other tickets for the rose theater and they all work differently. SOME have different price values for different sections so you know what your buying. while others have like price a, b, c and when the ticket comes up it just says price C row D- 100, or like that. THIS event is only ONE price, so it says PRICE A but that can be orch or balcony. I emailed the lady and asked because thats VERY confusing.

            • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

              I know price point is usually the way to differentiate, but all these tickets are the same. I’m going to email them as well and ask where my seat is located and to triple check that this ticket really is my ticket.

              • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                i emailed lincoln center and they replied hours ago and said they would forward my email to JALC. then a few hrs ago i found the email for JALC and emailed them the same thing about seats and if the book will be given out the day or or before.

                • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                  Let me know what they say about the book

                  • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                    OKAY! NO PROBLEM! IVE EMAILED every email relating to JALC that i found and all were about both things so if i get a reply, i will let you know!

                  • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                    someone just replied and said day of when you enter!

                  • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                    and my seats in the balcony. i wanna cry.

                    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                      oh no :( I’m just going to assume the seats I found when I tried the second time were balcony too because otherwise I will be upset.
                      At least we will still get to meet our idol though, even if we may have to wait a little longet to get up there and squint a little harder to see her.

                    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                      well ive had very bad seats before and it wasnt too bad. this i believe is better then those bad seats so it will be alright. its just an interview afterall at a small venue. i still get to meet her like you said, well i better at least, so its going to be okay. if it was a concert, id be a little more upset. and apparently she will be on GMA so id assume its around this date, so if its the day of or day after i can see her again too.

              • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                http://www.ebay.com/itm/J-K-ROWLING-1-TICKET-SIGNING-THE-CASUAL-VACANCY-LINCOLN-CENTER-NY-HARRY-POTTER-/221123204629?pt=US_Tickets_all_in_one&hash=item337bf85615#ht_500wt_1156 I DONT APPROVE OF THIS but at least its a picture of a ticket, which says balcony on it so i would assume when we get our tickets in the mail, if thats what you chose, we will know. i still really wanna know where tho.

                • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                  I don’t approve either, any time I have ever had extra tickets to sell I always charged exatly what I paid for them (a little more if I have to mail the tickets). Its just cruel that people like this take tickets from real fans, but people will keep buying from them so they will keep doing it. Its a vicious circle.
                  I chose mail for the tickets I purchased, but I know those ones are in the balcony and I don’t know what my friend chose, she had the box seats (we will sort of be swapping tickets and I will be sitting with her and giving my tickets to two other friends) but hopefully she chose mail so that we can figure it out. Me and my friend agreed that since we were the two who called the box office and bought the tickets that we would take which ever of the two sets of seats were better, which I think are the box seats.

                  • Ponderous

                    http://www.jalc.org/about/2004_galleries/Facility_Images/images/Rose%20Hall%2010-18.jpg
                    Here’s a photo of Rose Theater that shows off the multiple sets of box
                    seats. Your friend is incorrect, there are definitely three sets of
                    boxes, one on each level of the theater. It’s a strange design–towers
                    of box seats behind the stage!–but at least it fits more people in.
                    Absolutely agree with you that seats don’t matter much anyway for an
                    event like this; the important thing is that we’re there and get to
                    attend the signing.

                  • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                    the box seats are all better then anything in the mezz or balcony so deff!
                    and yeah i hate scalpers. at least not a whole lot were sold to them! but this whole situation is just messed up. they should move to a bigger venue and make it first come first served seats.

              • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                They also tried to cover up the seat number. man i hate scalpers. eff them.

          • Mack

            where is your seat located?

          • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

            where IS your seat located? just curious…

            • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

              I have box 6 seats one and two, which isn’t very helpful because there are THREE box 6′s and then my friend got tickets in D133 and 134 which is definately Balcony

              • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                I wish they didnt have multiple rows and seats the same for events that only have 1 price. the other events that have like 4 or 5 different prices state what section its for. then theres some that only say price A, B, C etc like ours. I wanna know how they determine this. At least your seat is same place just lower or higher which id rather have then determining if im last row or 8th.

                • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                  I know its very frustrating. When tickets went back onsale a few hours ago, I logged on to see if I could get better seats and sell my original tickets (for NORMAL price) and I got all excited because I got row C 113/114 but then I realized that could be either the 6th row of way up in the balcony (worse than what I already have). I assumed that because it was so late into the thing that it was balcony, but it buggs me that I will really never know.

                  • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                    after your original commenting about them being multiple of same seats, i got worried. i’m starting to think i should of taken the row f seat because that deff was orch, but like i said, i think mine is because they came up the same time and it was during the first batch of tickets released after 10 so its a good chance they are good ones. at least we are going! i helped a twitter follower that couldnt this morning get a ticket and ended up with box 18 which is right next to stage. at this point i really regret taking row e instead of box 12 or row f.

                    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

                      Yea the row F would have been a definate but like you said, since row E came up right after is probably is Orchestra. I would really like to meet the idiot who designed the seating system in this theater.
                      My friend says she doesn’t think there are really three sets of box seats, that they just show it that way on the chart because she has never been a theater with more than one set of box seats (and she ahs seen a lot of show)
                      I agree, I am really just happy that I get to go .Its not like this is a concert or preformance where you need to be able to see the person well for the full experiecne. The selling piont of this event, from the begining was the book signing and the oportunity to meet JK Rowling, even if it is only for a few seconds. The only unfortunate thing is that, I assume, the further back your seat is, the longer you will have to wait for an autograph.

                    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

                      there is pic of the inside of the theater on google, and there is 3 levels of box seats.
                      and yeah, the thing that sold me was getting your book signed as that is a opportunity to tell her something quick and for me to give her a letter. i am upset i didnt take F but its okay. at least i have a ticket. its going to be webcasted so it should be where we can always go back and watch it. and yeah, its not a concert, which is my problem. ive been to interviews, but not this kind of one. only like gma, live with kelly, today, etc. which if shes on GMA this day or the day after, i am deff going.

        • Jack

          Soooo, you got tickets twice on two separate occasions? that seems unfair

          • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

            noooo. i kept searching and holding tickets in different internet browsers, once i found better ones, i released them! i only bought 1 ticket. i only got 3 other tickets anyway.

  • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

    Little Brown just tweeted (about 30 minutes ago) that tickets for the event are now officially sold out! https://twitter.com/littlebrown

  • Monica

    This whole double sold thing freaks me out. Has anyone talked to customer service? I can’t get through.

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      No, and I am kind of afraid to call and mention the fact that I got early tickets, although if I don’t give any personal information they can’t do anything.
      With the exception of one comment here, I haven’t seen anyone claiming that they have the same seats as another person so I don’t think there is much to worry about.

      • Monica

        Just got off the phone with customer service, tickets haven’t been double sold and they are not canceling orders for people who purchased last night.

        • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

          THANK GOD!!!

  • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

    Heres a question: We know that our tickets come with a copy of the book, but will we get the book on that day or will it be mailed to us with our tickets (if you chose that option). I would like to be able to read the book before going, but I’m not planning on paying $20 or more for another copy. I would like to read the copy that came with the ticket and then, once its signed, put it away somewhere safe.

    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

      I think we will get it at the event, because the ticket said no other book will aloud to be signed. I would try your library. My library has it and I requested it so I can get it asap and read it once or twice before this.

      • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

        true, it will be much easier to check the books people are bringing up if they are handed out the day of. Library is a good idea, I just hope there isn’t a waiting list already (I live in a fairly small town).

        • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

          you never know! wont hurt to do that though :D im just glad my library has it at all cause a lot of books lately havent been at my library and im annoyed.

  • annoyed

    camped out 2 dats, bought tickets last night, cried and now….they might be duplicated? I cant.devastated.

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      Look below, someone called customer service, no tickets bought last night will be voided

    • Chaya

      According to Center Charge, your ticket is your ticket. They have not been double sold and nothing is wrong. This was from a box office representative on the phone. You can breath

      • Julie

        I tried calling 15 minutes ago and as soon as I started asking, I was hung up on. Not very reassuring.

        • Becca

          Wow so they’ve messed up and now their customer service is being rude too? I’m glad they aren’t getting a penny of my money!

  • Rohey

    TICKETS ARE BACK UP I JUST BOUGHT TWO AT 1:15PM, HURRY YOU GUYS http://ticketing.jalc.org/single/selectSeating.aspx?p=816

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      Thats strange, since they tweeted that they were sold out…

      • Rohey

        I know it’s strange, but they are super unorganized. When I called the box office this morning they told me they couldn’t control online ticket sales and it I was upset I should call that customer service number. I’m guessing online ticket sales might be handled by different people. I really did just get two tickets though; they charged my credit card and sent me a confirmation email with my seats. The tickets are still up too so anyone that was near depressed this morning like I was, PLEASE hurry and go buy them! http://ticketing.jalc.org/single/selectSeating.aspx?p=816

      • Rohey

        And mugglenet just confirmed that they added a few more tickets too: https://twitter.com/MuggleNet/status/245218864915415040

  • Amanda

    I bought my tickets last night but there are still a few available now!

  • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

    they keep adding seats!

  • Liz

    I did call on Friday to make sure I had all the information straight and was assured that the event would not show up ont he calendar until Monday at 10 am. So, when I was having issues this morning I just assumed it was because so many people were trying to get through! I got lucky and both a friend and I (separately) got through around 10:45 when a link appeared (this was my second ticket after the site froze on me at about 10:20). Sound like this whole mess was a computer glitch (pm instead of am) but hopefully everything turns out ok. I’m just thankful to have a ticket!!

    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

      EXACTLY. how can we really trust them after they released tickets early when SO many people were told 10 AM MONDAY.

    • Becca

      If it was just pm instead of am they would have gone on sale 12 hours late… They screwed up big time

  • mary

    Confirmed I have a duplicate ticket with someone who picked theirs up at the box office this morning. :-/

    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

      SOME seats are doubled. like all rows in orch have seat numbers 101-116 but so does A-D in both the mezz and balcony, and then with E also in the balcony. there is more seat #s in the mezz and balcony that can only be in mezz and balcony. its possible if the person you think has same seat as you, may have a different section then you… im confused with my ticket as well. i can be orch center or balcony but because ALL tickets are price A, we cant really tell which one we got. which leads to “duplicate” tickets.

      • mary

        it was in row H

        • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

          ohh :( are you sure they have same?

          • mary

            definitely

            • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

              How did you find out for sure that you had a double ticket and what, if anything, is Lincoln Center doing about it?

    • Chaya

      I have a duplicate ticket as well. Will keep you posted on any news.

    • mack

      How did you check??

  • Mack

    Scalping is illegal people, end all this high bidding foolishness. Better luck next time.

  • Alex

    I was able to get two tickets about 2 1/2 hours ago from the Jazz Lincoln Center website from the link that Mugglenet posted…I’m afraid they’re not legit/double sold, but if I went through the official website, they have to be, right?

    • Becca

      All of them were through the official website

  • Spencer

    they are now saying that people who bought last night will NOT have their tickets honored! First they will, now they won’t!?!? What is going on, they are so disorganized?

  • http://twitter.com/EssenceInsanity EssenceInsanity

    Wait, so our tickets include a book? I didn’t see that anywhere on the website, but now I’ve seen a few people say that…

    • Mon

      Yeah, it didn’t say that anywhere on the site when I ordered either

  • Isaac

    Update from JALC: Bad news to ALL who received tickets last night. Your ticket will NOT be honored due to a glitch in the system
    http://nyulocal.com/on-campus/2012/09/10/j-k-rowling-visits-new-york-for-the-first-time-in-six-years-tickets-on-sale-today/

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      People don’t freak out, this is not exactly a reliable news source. Its a STUDENT Newspaper! She said she confirmed it at the box office but I called center charge and was told that they still have not decided what they are doing about the situation. I know other people were told differently but that just proves that people are not sure what is going on.

    • David

      That’s not a very useful source right now. It’s a college newspaper saying what someone at the box office said. The box office has been giving conflicting reports; for now, we can’t trust them.

  • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

    Here is the Jazz at Lincoln Center facebook page. Leave your messages telling them what you think about them possibly revoking hundreds of tickets
    http://www.facebook.com/jazzatlincolncenter

  • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

    I have created a twitition to allow all of us with tickets to keep them.
    http://twitition.com/vxi8k/
    I know they havent made a decision about whether or not they will honor the tickets yet, but if they see that people are reacting, it will probably influence their decision.
    If you bought a ticket and don’t want it revoked, sign here!

  • Trey
    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      We don’t know yet

  • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

    This was just posted at the very bottom of the homepage of the JALC website: Due to technical difficulties on the ticketing website, tickets for the J. K. Rowling event on 10/16/12 were made available prematurely at 10 pm on September 9th. Tickets then went on sale at the previously announced time of 10 am on September 10th. Jazz at Lincoln Center is in the process of investigating how this occurred and what arrangements may be made to honor each ticket purchased, and will provide an update as quickly as possible. Neither JK Rowling nor Little Brown and Company are responsible for this situation. Jazz at Lincoln Center apologizes for any inconvenience.

    • Mon

      I’m really worried about this. I got mine last night after waiting in line at LC. They have bigger theaters than the Rose theater, so what they need to do is move the event. I still want to figure out how in the world that link got out in the first place. If that hadn’t been shared none of this would be happening.

      • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

        oh moving the event is a great idea! I hadn’t thought of that. The only problem may be that there are events going on in other theaters…
        I’m worried too but at least they are trying…or so they say

        • Mon

          It’s just really frustrating that they didn’t make an announcement earlier. The fact that LC didn’t send someone in last night to address the glitch is ridiculous on its own, but they at least knew about it from the moment they got into their office this morning. Instead of waiting till the tickets went on sale again and were sold out to make this announcement, they should have sent out a mass email or made an announcement at 9am this morning so people who got tickets last night would have another opportunity. If they are going to cancel any tickets, they need to cancel ALL the purchased tickets and have another re-sell date and time (and actually sell the tickets at that time). And who trains the call center people? Giving info to the media before a decision has been made? Giving out any information that’s based on their speculation and not on actual facts? Seriously ridiculous.

          • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

            I know, I really don’t understand why they waited until after 8pm the next day to address the issue. I think they need to let everyone keep their tickets unless it is true that some were double sold (meaning two people with the same seat) in which case they do need to cancel all tickets because there would be no fair way to determine which person gets the tickets.
            I agree, the call center people shouldn’t be giving any information out all all, but they may not have known that girl was media. It was only a school newspaper so I doubt the girl had a whole lot of ethics in the situation and she probably didn’t identify herself. She probably just asked as a regular caller and then wrote about what she was told.

      • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

        this is what i think is the best situation for this! and because of ticket doubles and stuff, it should be first come first served for seating if they move it.

  • Kimi

    I got Tickets!!!! When they released that second set….i was able to get on the website before they were gone and I got them!!!! I can’t believe it!!!! Now….I was reading on the website that no outside books will be signed…bu we receive a copy of the book with the purchase of a ticket correct? Does anyone know?

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      Yes we get a copy with our ticket

      • Kimi

        okay thats cool!!! and do we know is everyone going to get it signed? especially with what happened?

        • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

          this is what i am overly concerned about. i only wanna meet her. if thats all it was, id be happy. a interview is a plus but it will be online afterall, so my bad seat wont be a problem when i can just rewatch it afterwards. this im sure everyone can agree with, if we all meet her its okay.

  • http://twitter.com/music4lyf kelly huot

    i cried myself to sleep last night, i was beyond inconsolable with this leak. i kept trying online and on the phone for 45 minutes until i got a text from my friend whom i met at the premier that he got me a ticket. i am going to marry this individual now. and dont forget she is scheduled to appear on GMA as well!

    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

      I hope to go to GMA if its the same day or day after since i have a bad seat and well cause id love to see her and get HP signed.

  • icestudent

    Really hoping they do honor all of the tickets, it would suck for all of us who bought early tickets to not get to keep them because they screwed up!

    • http://twitter.com/MusicandHouse J

      They should not punish us for their mistake. Sign here to protest http://twitition.com/vxi8k

    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

      I think they should do one of 3 things: 1) refund everyone & do this over again, which I dont like yet do like only cause I have a bad seat, but I am just happy to go, its not a concert afterall and IDK why I am so upset, I was more interested in meeting her then anything anyway. 2) add a second night or 3) move to a different venue & just make it first come first serve to all the ticketed people.

  • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

    I doubt this stress will go away until JAZZ AT mother effing Lincoln Center gets their shit together. That whole glitch that happened with tickets going on sale 12 hours early messed everything up, stressed me to the core and didn’t go away after securing tickets. There is issues with DOUBLE booked tix & they’re trying to fix it.. I personally think they should move to a different venue that can a
    ccommodate everyone with tickets as of now and make it first come first served seating so there’s no issues with tickets. I for one just care about MEETING Jo, thats what every single person wants. Thats what made me NEED tickets, thats why everyone wanted tickets. They obv weren’t prepared for POTTER mania.. even tho its not even POTTER related, but its the women who made those stories & who has left a mark on our hearts. I really hope they either refund EVERYONE & resale altogether or they move venues. It will be WWIII if they pick who gets double seats for any that are doubled.

  • http://twitter.com/EssenceInsanity EssenceInsanity

    Has anyone else gotten refunded for tickets purchased on the 9th without being contacted about it? I have, and it seems really odd since they claim they’re honoring all tickets…

  • http://twitter.com/EssenceInsanity EssenceInsanity

    To everyone worried about her signing- She signed for 2,000 people at Carnegie Hall in 2007. It took hours, but she did it. I was one of the last people in line, but it was well worth the wait! JKR is amazing.

    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

      How long did that take? That’s amazing though!

      • http://twitter.com/EssenceInsanity EssenceInsanity

        Two or three hours. I can’t remember exactly. But she was so nice and sweet, even though she’d been there so long.

        • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ

          thats actually not that long! I’ve heard of CD signings that are 4 hours long. She seems like she would be nice, I have never heard of her being rude to fans.

  • Mitchell

    Just talked to Jazz at Lincoln Center – EVERYONE will get their book signed. They will call people by section number up to Ms. Rowling. It should take quite a while to get through all the people.

  • http://twitter.com/JulieHeartBooks Julie

    I’ve been refunded for my tickets that I bought Sunday night. I haven’t contacted anyone and haven’t been contacted by anyone. I tried calling Customer Service and they let it go to voicemail, twice. Anyone else with this issue?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1652419195 Travis Dove

    JALC can burn to the ground for ruining this for tons of people.

    • http://www.twitter.com/starlysh Lysh

      That’s kind of awful to say. Mistakes happen.

    • jake

      Everyone who was prompt and aware was able to get tickets. Pity for you. Don’t dare blame them though, they’re accommodating more than they had to

    • sarah

      How is this ruined? There were tickets available when they went on sale, so people who were expecting the opening time were able to get them. People also got them early. They have moved the venue to accommodate more people than they attended. Yes, there were some mistakes, but how is the event ruined?

  • Tom

    It was a COMPLETE mess…but it seems it was something that was ultimately out of their hands. Has anyone gotten any more information or a direct phone call from them?

  • josh

    any updates? things have been too quiet

  • Jessica

    I called this morning and they told me they will be making phone calls next week.