Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Are Hamilton Tickets on Broadway Too Expensive?

So are these tickets too expensive?  You bet they are?  At least for the time being, that's for sure.

In all of my 39 years as a licensed ticket broker and even after launching my own ticket service at Applause-Tickets.com 28 years ago, although we've had several past Broadway Shows that were "mega hit's- shows like The Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Pajama Game and many others, I'd have to say that I cannot recall a show that has created the intense demand like Hamilton tickets on Broadway has.  In my opinion, it really defies basic logic.

Although I'd be one of the first to certainly say that Hamilton on Broadway is truly one of the finest musical shows ever to play on Broadway, the question I find myself asking when clients call Applause-Tickets to purchase Hamilton tickets is- wouldn't it make sense to consider seeing another show with much better seating and much lower pricing than to pay for just 1 Hamilton ticket?  For instance, right now the current market value for a seat just to "get in" to see Hamilton ranges from $425.00 to $550.00 (sometimes more during peak tourist times), and that's for a seat in the rear mezzanine (the top of the theater).  Better seats cost considerably more.

What I'm getting at is really quite simple. When I first bought a ticket, I took my family and we sat in the rear mezzanine, paying only 100.00 per ticket back in July 2015.  I have to ask myself, even though the show opened up to very positive reviews, are Hamilton tickets really worth 5 times what they were several months ago?  Could anything we purchase in life be worth that much more than it was a short time ago?

Now, don't get me wrong, I run a licensed ticket broker business and I'm all for selling tickets to any event that our clients want to see but I'm also a regular person too and I try to help Applause-Tickets clients "get the best value for their money".  Many clients are visiting New York and ask us to arrange for them to see 2, 3 and sometimes up to 5 shows during their visit.  In fact, when you think about it, these clients can actually see probably 2 or 3 shows for what they would pay for 1 Hamilton ticket.  And with much better seating options.  Right now we are seeing these clients inquire about purchasing Hamilton tickets but in general, they opt to see other shows with better seating and pricing.  They will eventually get to see Hamilton but at another time.  The show will be playing here for many more years to come.  So what's the rush?  Sure it may be a while till prices go down but like everything else in life "whatever goes up, eventually comes down", doesn't it?

For those people that only want to purchase Hamilton tickets and don't mind spending allot of money for a show ticket, if you need assistance we welcome you to call our team at Applause-Tickets.com anytime you would like.  Believe it or not, we're open 24/7 and always have someone able to capably assist you.  Here's a brief synopsis of Hamilton that we have on our web site.  We can be reached at 212-307-7050 to offer lots of Hamilton ticket options.  I coach you to shop around and can guarantee our seating and pricing will be better than the hundreds of ticket companies that are offering Hamilton tickets.

For those clients that prefer to wait for a more "reasonably priced" Hamilton ticket, you may want to visit Applause's up-to-date list of Broadway Shows.  There are many excellent choices like Finding Neverland, An American in Paris, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Wicked and many more shows that are soon to begin performances on Broadway very soon.  We have lots of great live theater to discuss with you if you have a few minutes.

At Applause-Tickets, we know clients have literally hundreds of ticket buying options but if you simply take a moment and consider a call to Applause-Tickets, we can shed some light on how to obtain the best seats for the best shows and at the most reasonable prices as well.

Whether your plans include purchasing Hamilton tickets or one of the nearly 30 terrific Broadway Shows, we'd love an opportunity to work with you in the near future.  Please call me personally if I can ever help.  We're right here in New York City at 212-307-7050 or 800-451-9930.

Rich Gladstone
Applause Theatre & Entertainment Service Inc.
723 7th Avenue, Suite 902
NY NY 10019

Phone 212-307-7050
Email me at rich@applause-tickets.com
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