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Click here to read a great article from the Sunday New York Times about the spiraling out of control ticket prices for theater in New York City.

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33 comments to “Put An End To It”

  1. FIRST says – reply to this


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    FIRSTT WOO

  2. stephanie h says – reply to this


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    First :)

  3. stef says – reply to this


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    first?

  4. gina says – reply to this


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    1st

  5. Ben says – reply to this


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    First?

  6. rili says – reply to this


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    FIRST

  7. WHO CARES? says – reply to this


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    THEN STOP GOING TO THE DAMN THEATRE

  8. wes says – reply to this


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    That's too bad!!

  9. Tiffani says – reply to this


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    FIRST!!!!!!

  10. adsf says – reply to this


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    definitely to much to pay!

  11. whoooo says – reply to this


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    first>?!

  12. Tiffani says – reply to this


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    FIRST!!!!

  13. Fidel Castro says – reply to this


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    I saw West Side Story the other day and had to confiscate the lands of 3 officials just to get seats in the mezzanine.

  14. ammie says – reply to this


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    MTV or VH1 is more the speed of your posters. cracking up. QUIT TRYING TO ACT LIKE THIS SITE ALL THE SUDDDEN HAS CLASS.

  15. T says – reply to this


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    NYC has officially lost all of its character. It has sold out to the hedge fund whores and boring wall street power brokers. True creative and interesting people can't afford to live here anymore and soon it is going to become one big Pottery Barn from hell because these people have no taste in art,theatre or design for that matter because they depend on stylists,decorators or they just read whatever is popular and do that. It's quite depressing.

  16. jimmyjazz says – reply to this


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    Three of us tried to see Jersey Boys but it would've been $300 a pop….almost a grand to see a show. I could hire a Mario Lopez lookalike to do unspeakable things with all nite for less than that.

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  18. Melissa says – reply to this


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    Thanks so much for this post, it was illuminating. It's a bit ironic that we're all hanging out around this site reading about this issue…

  19. Mary-Frances says – reply to this


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    hopefully they'll comedown i was broken hearted when i saw howmuch tickets were in New York when i went with my cousin from the uk.. both unistudents and still a theater freak but 4:50 is way too much

  20. Sally says – reply to this


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    The Broadway tics in Chicago are almost as high. I paid $66 for high balcony for the Color Purple.

  21. Sally says – reply to this


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    The Broadway tics in Chicago are almost as high. I paid $66 for high balcony for the Color Purple.

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  23. mimi says – reply to this


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    Ihave lived in new York for 25 years! and it is sad to say that I have only been to one play ,Les Miserable, it was great.This is another way that the have access to the best cultural events in the city while it is out of reach for the rest of us. it is not fair

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  25. Kate says – reply to this


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    SO TRUE! I went to college in NY for 3 years and LOVE theater. I only went to ONE show out of three years…why?? BECAUSE PRICES ARE RIDICULOUS!!

  26. xtina says – reply to this


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    Well a 20 something can spend $100 a weekend bar hopping. It's all about priorities and what you want to do with your time and money.

  27. Discounts says – reply to this


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    There are ways to get discounted tickets. You have to go to the ticket broker TKTS in Times Square or go online for discounts at Broadwaybox.com. Sometimes the theaters have great discounts in the winter months after December when business is slow. If you know when to go or where to find discounts… the plays can be more affordable. Unfortunately a lot of these shows have high over head… and NY is an expensive place no matter what.

  28. staysh says – reply to this


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    I love this idea. It's super. I hate that most of the 29 measley comments here are "FIRST BITCHES" and "Try my weiner on for size", but I do truly love the theater and this idea. Please bring prices down.

  29. albanypark says – reply to this


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    we went to nyc 3 weeks ago and got tickets thru hot tix and even though the tickets were half price it still was 80 dollars a pop! and the show was spring awakening, it totally sucked

  30. Yak says – reply to this


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    I wouldn't pay 25 bucks to see that shit. It's just a bunch of highly overpaid actors??? prancing around like a bunch of toothless flaming fairies.
    It's economics 101, lesson 1. Supply and demand. If you don't pay for it, the price will come down. Unfortunately, New York is filled with nothing but the mega rich so they will pretty much pay anything for anything. Once there is a serious economic melt down and everyone loses their jobs and stock portfolios, the theater tix will drop like a rock. That day is just around the corner because of the sky rocketing debt to finance the Iraq invasion and because of low low taxes. The country is about to implode. Thank you George Bush you fucking moron and thank you imbecilic voters who voted the republicans to a second term.

  31. rayna says – reply to this


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    I love how a post about isses that actually affect us generate less than 50 comments, but a post about the last time britney had a b.m. yields over 1,000.

  32. Christy Moellering says – reply to this


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    Thank you for taking the time to post this because it's actually good information. I love live theater and rarely get to see it because of the cost. Though I live in Michigan I still like knowing it's there for me when I do make it ti NYC. (not that we don't have live theater here in MI but babysitters are also rare to come by.)

  33. LiveGoat says – reply to this


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    Great post, Perez. I've been an actor in New York for nearly 8 yrs. (12 yrs. total) and I can say that of all the shows I've seen in this city, 90 percent have been freebies or student discounts. As a founding member of a couple've companies in shows that have been produced off, off, off, broadway I have consistantly seen the audiences made up primarily of other actors who are friends of the cast or family to the cast or the rare lone agent or casting director who deigns to actually leave their apartments to see the show. My question is, who are we making theatre for? And why are people not interested? Ticket prices are a big factor, but I would add that there isn't much vital theatre in NYC because theatre has become gentrified. Another big problem is that too many students coming from the universiies and drama/film schools seem to be lacking any real skills in writing and seem to use the "deconstructivist"/"reconstructivist" banner as an excuse to not write interesting plots or characters in their plays/screenplays. Too often I have seen plays (and performed in a few) that are nothing more than an excercise in arty choreography and lighting/sound design, devoid of any real dramatic meat. In my opinion, more often than not, this results in actors , over time, developing flabby acting muscles. For all the reasons, my days of acting in theatre, sadly, are numbered.
    Again thanks for the post. Love the site, by the way.

    —LG