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Letter: Stop ticket scalping on Broadway

This line is for discounted Broadway tickets at

This line is for discounted Broadway tickets at a TKTS booth in Times Square. In November 2011, ticket revenue was up, but show attendance was down. Photo Credit: Bloomberg News, 2009

Stop ticket scalping on Broadway

In “A ticket–sales record on Broadway” [News, May 24], it was reported that “overall admissions” to Broadway shows took a slight dip but average ticket prices rose.

The story said “secondhand sites have spiraled the real cost of seeing a Broadway show.” Greed has spiraled the real cost!

Everyone is in love with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton.” The show is great, but when it opened on Broadway, premium seats were $277. In just three months, those seats were going for more than $1,000 each.

Many, including Sen. Chuck Schumer, would like us to believe that secondhand sites like StubHub are the cause of this insane rise in prices.

There are many ways to limit ticket purchases and stop the scalping.

George A. Szarmach, Dix Hills

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