Tony Awards Tickets On Sale To The Public

tonyawardsOn June 9, CBS will broadcast the three-hour Tony Awards ceremony, celebrating the best of Broadway. But if you would rather watch the drama unfold in person, tickets are now available to the general public for the event, which is being held at Radio City Music Hall (1260 Avenue of the Americas) in New York City.

Tony Awards tickets are steeply priced at $275 to $475. To order, call 866-858-0008, or visit the Radio City Music Hall box office in person. Be aware that there is a limit of six tickets per order, and ticket sales are final.

The Tonys are a black-tie-only event, so you must be dressed to the nines to attend. Doors close at 7pm.

Disney Reduces Lion King Tickets to $99 (Orchestra Seats) for four shows in 2013

yellow The Lion King Broadway Musical giraffe sun boyIn a time of great change for Disney on Broadway, with eternal favorite Mary Poppins now set to close on March 3, 2013, Aladdin set to open on February 2014, Disney on Broadway announced a temporary price reduction on The Lion King tickets for just 4 performances in February and March 2013. The seats are located in the orchestra and front mezzanine and the normal price for these tickets is $139, so they are clearly a bit of a bargain.  As everyone knows, Disney very rarely discounts The Lion King given that it has maintained very strong sales over the years.

With Mary Poppins leaving Broadway, it is anticipated that ongoing demand for The Lion King tickets will rise even further, leading to overall price increases for The Lion King — both for face value tickets and for aftermarket pricing.  That means that this Disney offer may be the last time that The Lion King will be this affordable for quite some time.  More details about this limited time offer offer can be found at:

Book of Mormon Regular Tickets Price Blows By Broadway’s $150 Ticket Milestone

Book of Mormon Tickets Increase

Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s The Book of Mormon recently crossed the great ticket price divide by increasing its regular-priced orchestra and front mezzanine tickets to $155.
The Premium ticket prices remain unchanged at $300 – $350.
This now makes Book Of Mormon the most expensive ticket on Broadway in history.

Clearly this move is a response to the strong ticket sales and the continued love-fest of ticket broker speculation towards the sold-out show. The last time a milestone like this was broken was back in 2002 when Wicked blew by the $100 mark and never went back, much to the chagrin of Broadway fans.

The Book of Mormon may be suffering from irrational exuberance and may run the risk of overselling its position and with over 40% of all its tickets being sold to ticket brokers, Book of Mormon could suffer a painful crash in ticket sales if ticket speculation cools abruptly when ‘the next big thing’ materializes, since ticket brokers and speculators are notoriously fickle and have no brand loyalty other than to what is ‘hot’ and selling well. The scheduled regional tour of The Book of Mormon could dilute the aftermarket ticket value of the show and become a catalyst to force the ticket brokers to ‘short’ their ticket inventory and flood the market, possibly resulting in empty seats in the theater — giving the appearance that the show is on the wane, even though 100% of the tickets have actually been sold.  Once the public’s “perception” is that a show is on the wane, it could change the Book of Mormon ticket ticket landscape dramatically – All Broadway shows like a soft landing in sales, ticket crashes are bad for business, affecting audience, producers and ticket brokers.

Historically speaking, there are many other Broadway show examples that have suffered through this process of over-hyped ticket speculation by brokers, only to crash out quickly.  But more recent examples like Jersey Boys didn’t quite dampen to the extent anticipated and the show sales buoyed after the other major city fixed shows opened and the regional tour began.

The higher ticket cost for The Book of Mormon does, however, provide the Broadway show producers more of the profit, reduces the ticket brokers’ profit, and allows the show to break even more quickly.

Having said that, Broadway shows still provide a great value proposition when compared with other entertainment choices in NYC. With a 3D movie now costing $20 person, the live entertainment of a Broadway show is like having a live performance up close and personal, with a noteworthy Broadway (or Hollywood) actor in your living room, for around $100.