Why there isn't something like theater monkey for broadway?

Fran_mex
Understudy
joined:9/3/10
Hello.

I was wondering why no one has made a page like theatermonkey.com, where you can find comments on (almost) every seat in a theater in London's West End.

I have visited London once a year for the last 4 years, and this site has been very useful, because it contains seating charts with special colors for the seats you have to avoid (i.e: bad price-quality relation), and also for seats that are considered pretty good (for example, a "partial view" seat where the view is really good for a specific show).

Most important: the site has comments from people that sends them information about the seat they occupied in a theater.

This site has been so useful to me, that I wonder why no one has done something similar for broadway. For example, something like theatermonkey.com for broadway, would tell you where exactly are the poles for the Shubert, and which seats around and behind them you should avoid.

I think that since I (as any on you) pay for my seat, I have the right to know if something (for example, a pole, or a rail, or a screen, or a speaker) is going to be in my view, even if it doesn't block the stage. For sure, I know the producers don't want us to know those little details, because they want to sell every seat in the house... But I am really curious about why no one has done an independent site collecting this information.

Just in case some of you aren't familiar, visit http://www.theatermonkey.com/, you will be surprised with the details provided for every teather in London's West End.

Francisco from Mexico.

Updated On: 4/5/13 at 12:01 PM
Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
I absolutely love theatermonkey.com - it helped me every time I've been to London when I bought seats in the stalls.

For Broadway we have the BroadwayWorld message board - ask and someone will tell you how good a seat is!
Fran_mex
Understudy
joined:9/3/10
Sure, I read this message board. Most of the time, there is a something that helps... and if there isn't, I will ask.

But nothing comes close to theatermonkey.com.

I mean, a site like theater monkey will be useful and also successful. I imagine -if it becomes popular- the publicity and everything. Maybe broadwayworld.com should do something similar?

Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
Theatermonkey is the bomb. I went to London in December and bought tickets for Viva Forever and Cabaret, and the seating charts and recommendations there helped me out big time.