When you buy tickets at the box office, there are no handling fees. However, you have to do your homework. You have to know what seats are available and what the box office prices are. I've had issues with the box offices at certain theaters, but I did buy tickets for Moulin Rouge directly from the Hirschfeld box office on Nov. 14, 2019 (Thurs. matinee) and had no problems. My seats were N24 and N26 rear mezzanine and the price was very reasonable, actually $40 per ticket cheaper than what it would be now. My partner and I had a great view of the entire production.