The Official Guys and Dolls Revival Excitement Thread

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Tickets are on sale now!

Updated On: 11/22/08 at 10:56 AM
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#2
Posted: 11/22/08 at 11:25am
Amex presale--- and lowest tic price $50 !?

Once again, yay for "Hair" with $37 seats !!
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#2
Posted: 11/22/08 at 11:34am
Thanks, I look forward to seeing this show
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#3
Posted: 11/22/08 at 1:26pm
$50 is a good price. Guys & Dolls costs much more to run than Hair.
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#4
Posted: 11/22/08 at 1:27pm
Yay! and YAY for the artwork.

A wallpaper shrunk down.

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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#5
Posted: 11/22/08 at 1:44pm
Have you guys heard any of the rumors about who else they are casting in the show?
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#6
Posted: 11/22/08 at 1:46pm
Craig Bierko as Sky & Lauren Ambrose as Sarah.
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#7
Posted: 11/22/08 at 1:50pm
Oh, please god no to Craig Bierko.
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#8
Posted: 11/22/08 at 1:51pm
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but roughly how much time generally passes between tickets going on sale for a show and discounts/rush policies being announced? I'm wondering it for this show, as well as upcoming things like Hair and Hedda. I really want to see this, but already spent full-price on WSS, ITH, and Wicked. Can't really justify throwing away that money if I find out shortly after that I could have used a discount (and this makes me realize - shows should totally have retroactive discounts - I bought my Pal Joey ticket without using/knowing about the discount and then called back five minutes later to apply it and had to fight tooth and nail to do so. That's just silly.)

And a note on the rumors: is that for real? I know there's no such thing as a REAL or legit rumor since that would sort of negate the meaning of rumor, but still - I would die to see Ambrose (though I've heard less of her than I have Bierko, who also excites me, and I'm not sure about her vocal range) as I have LOVED the crap out of her way back from Can't Hardly Wait.
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#9
Posted: 11/22/08 at 2:05pm
Any rumors on who they are looking at for Nicley?
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#10
Posted: 11/22/08 at 2:09pm
I like the blue background better...

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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#11
Posted: 11/22/08 at 3:02pm
<< $50 is a good price. Guys & Dolls costs much more to run than Hair. >>

How much do you think "Billy Elliot" costs to run?

In another climate, Smaxie, I might agree. However, given what's going on these days, $50 in a pretty steep theatre, is not that great.

Could have at least made the last few rows, $35- $40
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#12
Posted: 11/22/08 at 3:30pm
Does anyone know their budget?
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#13
Posted: 11/22/08 at 4:19pm
I stand by what I said. $50 for the rear mezz at the Nederlander is a good price - and the producers of Guys and Dolls are not running a charity. They can't charge poverty levels for a ticket, at least not with an initial American Express on sale. If it's too much, wait for the inevitable discounts.
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#14
Posted: 11/22/08 at 4:24pm
$50 for the rear mezz was the same cost RENT charged.
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#15
Posted: 11/22/08 at 4:45pm
i can't imagine they are going to generate much pre-sale activity until more of the cast is announced ...
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#16
Posted: 11/22/08 at 5:30pm
<< I stand by what I said. $50 for the rear mezz at the Nederlander is a good price - and the producers of Guys and Dolls are not running a charity. They can't charge poverty levels for a ticket, at least not with an initial American Express on sale. If it's too much, wait for the inevitable discounts. >>

Easy, Smaxie... no one was asking you to change your opinion.

I was just offering mine.

No one asked them to charge "poverty" levels for a ticket.

And trust me, its not too much for me, but that is not the point.

It might be too much for MANY other people, especially, when the country is in a recession. There are NUMEROUS shows out there with very high running costs, that make at least a few rows of the theatre inexpensive. ($25-$40, for example).



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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#17
Posted: 11/22/08 at 5:39pm
It's quite possible that Guys & Dolls might also offer a cheap ticket option, once their theatre is rebuilt from scratch. But it's not the type of thing to expect right now in an initial AMEX onsale.
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#18
Posted: 11/22/08 at 5:41pm
i've given up on amex pre-sale -- been burned by paying full price for inferior seating choices too many times.

last night i could barely see harry potter's wand.
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#19
Posted: 11/22/08 at 5:44pm
<< $50 for the rear mezz was the same cost RENT charged.
>>

Yankee,

I could be wrong here, but I believe the Rear Mezz (at least at one time)at "Rent" was $40- $45-

And not sure what the relevance of the "Rent" prices are anyway.

Different time, different show, different economic climate.

Only similarity is the theatre.

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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#20
Posted: 11/22/08 at 7:50pm
They are paying possible FOUR STAR salaries. I don't think $10 will be the amount that will keep someone away from the show.
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#21
Posted: 11/22/08 at 8:25pm
Yeah, $45 is a HUGE difference, alright.
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#22
Posted: 11/22/08 at 9:42pm
<< Yeah, $45 is a HUGE difference, alright. >>

For a family of four, possibly... the point was that I believe the "Rent" rear mezz price was lower.

You also posted yesterday that it was great that "Hair" was offering a $37 seat, and I agreed with you on the thread.

I think its important this day and age for shows to have a "cheap" seat, even if it is in the back few rows.

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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#23
Posted: 11/22/08 at 9:52pm
<< They are paying possible FOUR STAR salaries. I don't think $10 will be the amount that will keep someone away from the show.
>>

Wouldnt keep me away, but I dont think Oliver Platt is going to have people breaking down any doors either.
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re: Guys and Dolls Tickets are on sale#24
Posted: 11/22/08 at 10:33pm
I would say $50 is very cheap - in an age where a theater that used to charge $26 for last two rows (Marquis) is now charging $66.