Papering/Getting Comps

Littleshopofcarrie
Leading Actor
joined:12/9/12
Papering/Getting Comps
Posted: 7/9/14 at 12:40pm
I've seen people on here talking about getting comps or when shows start papering their tickets. How do you receive deals like these?
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Papering/Getting Comps
Posted: 7/9/14 at 12:57pm
There are clubs with annual membership fees ($99 typically) like Theater Extras or Theatermania Gold Club, or Student Rush's Will Call Club (free).
formerly oasisjeff on here.
neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Papering/Getting Comps
Posted: 7/9/14 at 12:58pm
Or some of us are in the industry and know people attached to the production.
Taryn
Broadway Legend
joined:1/24/04
Papering/Getting Comps
Posted: 7/9/14 at 01:40pm
Yeah. Broadway shows tend to go to other Broadway production companies first when they need to paper the house, which is how industry folks get them.
Just_John
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/06
Papering/Getting Comps
Posted: 7/10/14 at 02:00am
How often does Theater Extras have Broadway shows, and are the offerings ever different than Gold Club?
bwayto
Leading Actor
joined:12/5/11
Papering/Getting Comps
Posted: 7/10/14 at 02:03am
Comps usually come from friends attached to the production (or even friends of friends).
Alan Henry
Senior Editor, BWW Toronto
alan@broadwayworld.com
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
Papering/Getting Comps
Posted: 7/12/14 at 01:51am
I got Gold Club for Christmas this past year, and have been more than disappointed. After joining, I got pretty mediocre mezz seats to Machinal. I rarely see anything Broadway pop up, and sometimes maybe something popular Off Broadway will. Not what I was expecting based on the posts in the threads I researched before joining. I usually check the site multiple times a day, too.
AntV
Featured Actor
joined:12/23/12
Papering/Getting Comps
Posted: 7/12/14 at 04:52am
Then you either don't check it enough or aren't willing to see some great off-Broadway shows. I get tickets from it to stuff I wanna see about once or twice a month. And they do get a few Broadway shows, some just very recently that aren't at the non-profits, including one I'm going to see this Sunday afternoon during the World Cup cause I don't give a crap about that. But they had it for a Wednesday matinee as well anyway.
Famebroadway2
Leading Actor
joined:9/28/09
Papering/Getting Comps
Posted: 7/12/14 at 11:14pm
Does anyone still use Play by Play? I was a member back in the mid 2000's and they used to get a good amount of broadway shows.