Well, if it's any consolation, I'm pretty sure that the Mayor and his entire entourage were comped in and it didn't cost us taxpayers anything beyond whatever else he'd have been doing instead that night. I imagine that the entire audience was likely comped in, probably mostly friends and family of the company members. I can't imagine there was anyone there who just bought a ticket and walked in off the street. This was probably no different from any other rah-rah-go-NYC event that the Mayor must attend, except that he really couldn't just make an appearance and sneak out here.
I'm sure he'd rather have been doing anything else, just like the rest of us who've seen this play.