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Hadestown prices#1
Posted: 10/1/19 at 8:51am
Was looking at what they are now charging for Hadestown tickets & kind of shocked. Mezzanine from $300 to $400.
I bought for December a couple days before the Tonys in June. At that time I had tried for one of the matinees on either the 24th or 27th ( it is one of the few shows with a Friday mat that week) but they were holding those dates back from sale. Reading trip reports got me thinking, "oh maybe I should see it twice while I'm there," so yesterday I looked to see what was available. The cheapest seats are now far back sides of mezz at $199.
I also bought Moulin Rouge, Tina, & Tootsie tickets at the same time in June. I haven't looked at what MR is going for now. And I really, really don't want to look at the average price of Tootsie tickets now! ;p
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Hadestown prices#2
Posted: 10/1/19 at 9:33am
I was also appalled at the new pricing. I have a feeling it won’t hold though.
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Hadestown prices#3
Posted: 10/1/19 at 9:38am

suicidalmickeymouse said: " I was also appalled at the new pricing. I have a feeling it won’t hold though."

Isn't that the point? Charge more while you can, reduce when demand settles?

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Hadestown prices#4
Posted: 10/1/19 at 9:58am

That is 3 times what I paid to see it 3 times in London.

Frankly I think these people are immoral and I wouldn't go to see it on principle...

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Hadestown prices#5
Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:00am

Impossible2 said: "Frankly I think these people are immoral and I wouldn't go to see it on principle..."

How is it immoral to sell your tickets for a price the market will pay? If they reduced the price, then scalpers would just buy them and list them for this much on StubHub...

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Hadestown prices#6
Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:04am

haterobics said: "Impossible2 said: "Frankly I think these people are immoral and I wouldn't go to see it on principle..."

How is it immoral to sell your tickets for a price the market will pay? If they reduced the price, then scalpers would just buy them and list them for this much on StubHub...
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Because it should not be about demand, it should be the tickets to our show cost this much, good luck buying them.

As far as SH goes, all of those places should be shut down as they are pretty much illegal and people should stop buying from them as it they are only hurting themselves.

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Hadestown prices#7
Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:08am

Impossible2 said: "As far as SH goes, all of those places should be shut down as they are pretty much illegal and people should stop buying from them as it they are only hurting themselves."

Err, they are decidedly legal. The ability to resell a ticket you bought is actually a NY state law.

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Hadestown prices#8
Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:11am

Impossible2 said: "That is 3 times what I paid to see it 3 times in London.

Frankly I think these people are immoral and I wouldn't go to see it on principle...
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Hey there. Pulled some info I think you might find useful. Basically the U.S. runs on a capitalist system, where the prices of goods, services and labor are determined by supply and demand (i.e. if a lot of people want to buy a certain product, including theater tickets, its price will go up). You can read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism Hope this helps!

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Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:13am

haterobics said: "Impossible2 said: "As far as SH goes, all of those places should be shut down as they are pretty much illegal and people should stop buying from them as it they are only hurting themselves."

Err, they are decidedly legal. The ability to resell a ticket you bought is actually a NY state law.
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It should be illegal.

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Hadestown prices#10
Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:17am

Colin852 said: "Impossible2 said: "That is 3 times what I paid to see it 3 times in London.

Frankly I think these people are immoral and I wouldn't go to see it on principle...
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Hey there. Pulled some info I think you might find useful. Basically the U.S. runs on a capitalist system, where thepricesof goods, services and labor aredeterminedby supply and demand (i.e. if a lot of people want to buy a certain product, including theater tickets,itspricewill go up). You can read more here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CapitalismHope this helps!
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Hadestown prices#11
Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:18am

Impossible2 said: "It should be illegal."

Not sure how you put the genie back in the bottle, once producers can charge $400-$849 for premium seats.

The case for outlawing it was when it was only third parties selling tickets, once the show itself got in the game, it's sort of over.

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Hadestown prices#12
Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:23am

Impossible2 said: "Because it should not be about demand, it should be the tickets to our show cost this much, good luck buying them.

As far as SH goes, all of those places should be shut down as they are pretty much illegal and people should stop buying from them as it they are only hurting themselves.
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But isn't that what they're saying?"Tickets to our show cost this much". You just don't like what "this much" is. I hate to break this to you but EVERYTHING is about supply and demand, gas prices, housing prices, food prices, everything. If there's a frost in Florida, and the orange crop is reduced, demand will push the price up. That's the way things work. These folks aren't running a charity. It's a business. If you think the price is too high, wait till it comes down. And there's nothing illegal about ticket resale. A willing buyer and a willing seller agree on the price. 

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Hadestown prices#13
Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:32am

Ok x

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Hadestown prices#14
Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:39am

I bought my ticket last minute - along with the entire rear Mezz for about $100 after fees on StubHub. Was the perfect view. 

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Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:40am

Impossible2 said: "That is 3 times what I paid to see it 3 times in London.

Frankly I think these people are immoral and I wouldn't go to see it on principle...
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Well, I guess they might as well post their closing notice now.

 

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Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:42am



Frankly I think these people are immoral and I wouldn't go to see it on principle..."

If it is immoral to set prices according to demand, then everyone who buys discounted tickets at TKTS or any other discount outlet is behaving immorally?  

Seriously, unbunch your panties and don’t buy tickets but you sound extremely silly. 

Updated On: 10/1/19 at 10:42 AM
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Hadestown prices#17
Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:45am

Blame the people that ARE willing to pay those prices.  I'm not.

 

BTW....the dates you mentioned are ALWAYS sky high for popular shows.

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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Hadestown prices#18
Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:49am

Olivia11 said: "

Frankly I think these people are immoral and I wouldn't go to see it on principle..."

If it is immoral to set prices according to demand, then everyone who buys discounted tickets at TKTS or any other discount outlet is behaving immorally?

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No because they are sold by the theatre through those outlets because no one bought tickets and they don't want an empty theatre.

And they are official sales sites, not dodgy people sitting on the internet buying up tickets and keeping them from the general public to make huge profits on.

Completely different thing.

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Hadestown prices#19
Posted: 10/1/19 at 10:50am

dramamama611 said: "Blame the people that ARE willing to pay those prices.

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Yes they are equally to blame x

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Hadestown prices#20
Posted: 10/1/19 at 11:08am

Impossible2 said: "No because they are sold by the theatre through those outlets because no one bought ticketsand they don't want an empty theatre.

And they are official sales sites, not dodgy people sitting on the internet buying up tickets and keeping them from the general public to make huge profits on.

Completely different thing.
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So, by your logic, a show with soft demand for tickets should be able to lower prices or implement discounts but that same show should not be allowed to raise prices if demand is very strong? That doesn't seem very fair, does it?

Look, I agree it's a lot of money and I'm not going to see it either until prices soften a bit. But given that investors in Broadway shows probably lose some or all of their investment 75+% of the time, I'm all for them making as much as they can for as long as they can. It's good for the overall Broadway industry and my life will not end if I don't see Hadestown for another 9-12 months. Yours won't either.

Updated On: 10/1/19 at 11:08 AM
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Hadestown prices#21
Posted: 10/1/19 at 11:16am

Impossible2 said: "No because they are sold by the theatre through those outlets because no one bought ticketsand they don't want an empty theatre.

And they are official sales sites, not dodgy people sitting on the internet buying up tickets and keeping them from the general public to make huge profits on.

Completely different thing.
"

But the premium seating is also being sold directly by the theatre?

 

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Hadestown prices#22
Posted: 10/1/19 at 11:17am

I will say that at least Hadestown does engage in some dynamic pricing unlike many other shows. Keep checking-they change the prices. I got amazing second row mezz seats from Ticketmaster for $109 a week before the performance 2 weeks ago. 

 

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Hadestown prices#23
Posted: 10/1/19 at 11:38am

I think that, more than Stub Hub, the biggest issue is the verified resale option through Ticketmaster. I like that it IS an option (so that you don't wind up at a total loss if you can't use a ticket), but I don't like that there is no ceiling on how much you can resell your ticket for. That's why it bothered me so much when LMM talked about scalpers and people reselling Hamilton tickets, when you can do it legally within the Ticketmaster interface.

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Hadestown prices#24
Posted: 10/1/19 at 11:54am
In terms of practical solutions, hadestown pricing is very dynamic so if you're flexible you can get a deal.
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Hadestown prices#25
Posted: 10/1/19 at 12:33pm

RippedMan said: "I bought my ticket last minute - along with the entire rear Mezz for about $100 after fees on StubHub. Was the perfect view."

Same for me. I've seen it three times and the third time I jumped on StubHub about an hour before curtain and grabbed a ticket in the last row of the Mezz for about $100. I think it's Row H, if you look some scalper has a majority of that row for a lot of dates. I checked about 10 minutes before curtain that night and they were down to like $50.