Beautiful The Carole King Musical tickets upwards of 425.00??

Broadwaystar2
Featured Actor
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Are they SERIOUS? I wish them luck with that.
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
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I heard that Jessie Mueller likes to eat sandwiches. Wanna start a new thread about that?
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anmiller07
Leading Actor
joined:11/15/07
Where are you seeing this? Telecharge shows the top price Premium ticket as $277.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
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Welcome to Broadway.
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Broadwaystar2
Featured Actor
joined:9/4/13
That is NOT welcome to Broadway. Tony winning musicals aside from Book Of Mormon who's premiums are no longer that high have asked that amount. And from that commercial I saw, I'm not seeing those prices to be worth it.

https://mobile.tickets-center.com/ResultsTicket.aspx?evtid=2167857&event=Beautiful%3a+The+Carole+King+Musical&vname=Stephen+Sondheim+Theatre+(Formerly+Henry+Miller+Theatre)&eventDateTime=11%2f21%2f2013+8%3a00%3a00+PM&ppcsrc=32192172317&nid=1&eid=MQS1&egid=A
StickIt
Featured Actor
joined:8/29/08
That's a ticket scalping website...you can't really be this unintelligent, right? As was said earlier in the theatre, their top ticket price is $277 for premium seating.

Since you were wrong, maybe we can cut the cattiness about the show?

Updated On: 11/19/13 at 12:16 PM
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
The main reason ticket prices are so high is an attempt by theatres and producers to scalp the scalpers who used to charge that much for premium seats anyway.

Shows fully intend to offer discounted seats and rushes, etc. that bring the prices back down to "affordable," (although that's debatable, too).

I'm not sure if this is working or not, since it's been going on for a decade or so already. I'd be interested to hear, though.

Are the scalpers being scalped, or does that just drive scalper prices up to $1,000 per ticket?

I have never bought a "scalped" seat, so I don't know if they're selling. I have paid half price for a premium seat (at the box office) for Jersey Boys at the last minute. It was a $250 seat offered for $125. I sat 10th row, center.

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Updated On: 11/19/13 at 12:20 PM
ClydeBarrow
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"That's a ticket scalping website...you can't really be this unintelligent, right? "

Have you ever read a post/thread by BS?
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best12bars
Broadway Legend
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$277 is still atrocious for a top face-value ticket, IMO.
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bwayphreak234
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Telecharge and Ticketmaster are the only official ticketing sites for most broadway theatres. I don't get why people have such a hard time wrapping their head around that.
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Broadwaystar2
Featured Actor
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I think Stickit must be connected to the show. Because if someone says anything negative about it he or she gets upset. I wasn't being negative. It's just my opinion which I'm entitled to. That commercial does not seem exciting I'm sorry.
StickIt
Featured Actor
joined:8/29/08
"Have you ever read a post/thread by BS?"

Admittedly until now I was a virgin. Lesson learned.

"I think Stickit must be connected to the show. Because if someone says anything negative about it he or she gets upset. I wasn't being negative. It's just my opinion which I'm entitled to. That commercial does not seem exciting I'm sorry."

Nope, just a fan. I don't even live in New York. I just think when people say things, they should have facts to back 'em up. Why don't you just admit you made a mistake and move on?

Updated On: 11/19/13 at 12:31 PM
Broadwaystar2
Featured Actor
joined:9/4/13
Stickit you have CERTAINLY read and commented on my threads please don't be a liar in order to deflect that you might be connected to the show.
Broadwaystar2
Featured Actor
joined:9/4/13
I have no problem admitting I was misinformed. But I still also have a right to express my thoughts on this outlet. Which is what it is for. I have never belittled a show or said I hated a show as most people on here do. So please don't make it seem like I come here speaking ill of shows.
RUkiddingme
Understudy
joined:12/9/11
"I have paid half price for a premium seat (at the box office) for Jersey Boys at the last minute. It was a $250 seat offered for $125. I sat 10th row, center."

Premium Seats are not defined by location. They are defined by greed.
If a show can get $250 for 10th row center they call it premium. If no one wants to pay that, they reduce it to the regular price. If no one wants to pay that, they reduce it to a discounted price. If no one wants to pay that, it goes to TKTS. Somtimes TDF tix are 10th row center. And lets not forget comps getting the best seats in the house.
Broadwaystar2
Featured Actor
joined:9/4/13
RUkidd...we're you able to do that the night of the show? Or do you recommend shortly before show time? For premium that is.
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
no way. especially considering there's a discount out now throught Feb. 13.

$109*
Orch/Front Mezz
Weeknights
(Reg. $142)

$119*
Orch/Front Mezz
Weekends
(Reg. $152)

$89*
Rear/Side Orch &
Mid Mezz
(Reg. $99)

$69*
Rear Mezz
(Reg. $75)

CODE: KINGPBILL
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
Broadwaystar2
Featured Actor
joined:9/4/13
Is this not selling already?
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
It starts performances in two days and you think tickets aren't yet on sale?
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eperkins
Leading Actor
joined:5/21/07
"$119*
Orch/Front Mezz
Weekends
(Reg. $152)"

Is this a new high "regular" price? I don't think I've seen anything that high previously. Although I almost never pay full price, one way or another.
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
I think 700 Sundays is in the 150 range for regular seats.
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
eperkins
Leading Actor
joined:5/21/07
I think I need to get a second job so I can afford to go to the theatre.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
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The way it is going you will need 3 jobs.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
Even the tickets purchased with a discount code are practically unaffordable to me these days. Like many in New York, I live check to check, even though I make an okay salary. If I buy two discounted tickets to a Broadway show nowadays, that is most likely to yank no less than $200 from my bank account and then I struggle to get to the next paycheck with a MetroCard and meals. Frankly, it's getting to the point where it is not worth it. There is enough compelling theatre being produced off Broadway and at the non-profits for prices like $25, that I think I'm mostly going to leave Broadway to the 1% and the tourists.

ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
FYI, the first preview was available at TKTS tonight at 50% off.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.