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re: Are your numbers correct? Quite a shocking difference, if so.
Posted by: ryhog 10:20 am EDT 08/12/21
In reply to: re: Are your numbers correct? Quite a shocking difference, if so. - Singapore/Fling 09:39 pm EDT 08/11/21

I'll chime in. Nearly everyone in the theatre was underpaid in 1964. I would not think you would seriously try to pin paying those employed in the theatre a living wage commensurate with their value on "late stage capitalism." Also, there has been a significant increase in costs tethered to technology that is now an expected part of the product delivered to the audience, and that bears no relation to generalized inflation. It is true that ticket prices are generally market driven which has had the effect of making Broadway more of a luxury product, but it is facile to suggest an analysis based on that external factor. And while it is true that Broadway has become more of a luxury for the well-heeled (it always was to some extent: $9 priced many people out of the possibility of seeing a show and it is well to remember that those here who speak of going to the theatre as young people were (I feel confident) middle class or upper middle class).
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