Top ticket prices for Young Frankenstein will be -- get this -- $450 on Friday and Saturday night. "Premium" seats will be $375. The lion's share will be $120, and seats in the balcony will be $60 to $80. The price scale will be somewhat less usurious the rest of the week, but the top price will still be $350. There will be a select few seats available to "most performances" for $25.
What a bunch of greedy motherf*ckers.
I can hear their defense now: "We've changed the price structure to allow more people to see the show at a lower price, and we've allowed those willing to pay extra for premium seats the opportunity to do so."
But what this means for me, someone who frequently pays full price to see a show in previews, is that I'll have to settle for rear or side orchestra. Because -- and I want to make this excruciatingly clear -- I will NEVER pay $450, or even $350, to see a Broadway musical. EVER. I wouldn't pay that much to see Barbra Streisand, or to have a one-on-one audience with Stephen Sondheim himself, or to witness the second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.