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Old 11-30-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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it won nine tony awards.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:42 PM
 
Location: East Bay
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Why would anyone be dumb enough to pay more to watch a movie? Than they would pay for there own home theater? One Thousand Dollars to watch a movie? I hope this is just some kind of joke? And I thought idiots paying a hundred bucks for a pair of gym shoes was ridiculous! One Thousand Dollars to watch a movie? Whats wrong with people these days? Five dollars sure. Ten to twenty dollars at a really fancy theater with free popcorn I can understand. But One THOUSAND DOLLARS?

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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I paid much less than $1,000. I'm not poor, and I consider that price outright scalping.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: A bit further north than before
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Why would anyone be dumb enough to pay more to watch a movie? Than they would pay for there own home theater? One Thousand Dollars to watch a movie? I hope this is just some kind of joke? And I thought idiots paying a hundred bucks for a pair of gym shoes was ridiculous! One Thousand Dollars to watch a movie? Whats wrong with people these days? Five dollars sure. Ten to twenty dollars at a really fancy theater with free popcorn I can understand. But One THOUSAND DOLLARS?
It's live theater, not a movie.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: East Bay
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It's live theater, not a movie.
Oh I didn't know it was live theater. Still paying one thousand dollars to "just watch" anything is just outrageous.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:55 PM
 
Location: California
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I got in on the AMEX presale at Pantages. The prices were reasonable-ish for a new show that won awards (about $100 each) but I agree the secondary market is the pits. I was going to see it again with friends in SF but missed the presale boat and will not pay that kind of money.

They aren't any cheaper in NY in 2013 either.

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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They aren't any cheaper in NY in 2013 either
I checked for tickets in May (when we are going to NY) and the prices start at $69 (probably partial view), and are averaging $155 - 175 - which is 1/2 the starting price that they are here. So yes, they are cheaper in NY.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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I checked for tickets in May (when we are going to NY) and the prices start at $69 (probably partial view), and are averaging $155 - 175 - which is 1/2 the starting price that they are here. So yes, they are cheaper in NY.
Are you only referring to secondary market prices (e.g. stubhub)? The prices when they were first being sold were not this outrageous (similar to what you're seeing for NY).

While the prices are asinine, I do see some shows starting at ~$145 (Stubhub Search Page).
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