re: 'Merrily's' final performance is 'working hard for lots of money'
Last Edit: mikem 10:13 pm EDT 06/19/24
Posted by: mikem 10:08 pm EDT 06/19/24
In reply to: re: 'Merrily's' final performance is 'working hard for lots of money' - Chromolume 07:36 pm EDT 06/19/24

Technically, it's "only" $1249 because the $50 online fee is folded into the $1299 price.

I don't know if dramedy is still keeping track of such things, but this may be the first time that the $1000 barrier has been broken. Looking back at reporting, it looks like Hamilton was at $849 with the original cast, but went up to $998 during the holiday period in 2016, which seems crazy since the original principals had already left, but I guess Hamilton-mania was in full force. Hello, Dolly! with Bette Midler also charged $998 during the holidays in 2017. It looks like Springsteen on Broadway's highest price was $850, and The Music Man with Hugh Jackman peaked at $878. I can't think of another show that would have broken the $1000 mark, so Merrily takes that crown with plenty of room to spare.

The $1249 price is only for the final performance. Otherwise, it's "only" $749 for the highest-priced ticket.

What I find more obscene is that the cheapest ticket in the balcony for any performance is currently $389. I know they wouldn't be charging that if they weren't getting it, and scalpers may be getting even more, but that seems outrageous for the balcony. Some front row balcony tickets are being sold for $489.
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