Friday, April 29, 2016

Did You Know That Hamilton on Broadway Isn't The Only Show That Commands High Prices?

I've been a licensed Broadway, Sports and Concert ticket broker for 39 years now and just when I think I've seen it all, it seems like I learn something new at the office every day.

Just today I offered a client fairly good seats for nearly $700.00 each.  After discussing different seating options with my client for quite some time, the client decided to spend about twice as much.  The tickets were for Jennifer Lopez's Concert at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

I can wholeheartedly tell you today that I did all I could do to help my client spend less for her tickets but it was all very simple.  The client wanted to see Jennifer Lopez for so long and for her it is a "lifetime event" really.  She said she'd spend less money on other things but she wanted to sit front and center for the concert.  I imagine this is what my wife went through in 2006 when she surprised me with tickets for four World Cup soccer games in Germany for my 50th birthday.  The tickets were expensive.  Actually my wife would never tell me how much she paid for my soccer match tickets but said they were indeed very pricey.  Although I don't know what she paid I truly believe it was a great "lifetime experience" and completely understand why some people spend lots of money on certain Broadway Shows, Sporting Events or Rock Concerts they purchase tickets for.

I own a ticket service for Broadway, Sports and Concerts called Applause-Tickets.  Although we always start by offering the least expensive "get in" type of seat, I can tell you that in the end, most people buy a "medium priced" ticket.  Still, some folks will spend considerably more money to get seats in the front center of a live entertainment event.  People buy what they can afford don't they?

I respectfully understand spending more money for certain ticketing events.  In New York, on Broadway right now, we are seeing people pay upwards of nearly $3000.00 for a choice seat for Broadway's newest hit show called Hamilton.  Of course most folks are paying $800.00 or so.

My client on Friday June 10, 2016 will be sitting in the first row center at the Axis Theater in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.  She paid a good amount of money for these tickets but I know she'll be very happy.

If your plans include a visit to Broadway, London or anywhere around the world, I hope you'll consider a call to Applause-Tickets.  We'd love to hear f
rom you.

Rich Gladstone
Applause Theatre & Entertainment Service Inc.

Phone 212-307-7050 or 800-451-9930
On Facebook at Applause Theatre & Entertainment Service Inc.

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