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