NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Hoping for good seats at the next Broadway show you go to? It might cost you more than it used to. The newest trend in ticket prices for New York theaters has been premium seating and business is standing room only.
Catering to the expense account crowd and last minute ticket seekers, theaters have been able to offer the good seats at top prices, upwards of 300 dollars. "The Producers" holds the record with a ticket being sold for $480. Even second tier shows like "Three Days of Rain" and "The Odd Couple" premium tix are fetching 200 dollars or more.
It's not just the premium tickets that are more expensive, for some of the sellout shows, it's common to see regular tickets going for 100 dollars. In all, attendance is up by approximately 4 percent, but box office totals are up 12 percent, the New York Times reported.