Broadway is breaking another cost barrier.
Manufacturers of “Hello, Dolly! ” are currently charging $998 for front row seats at several performances involving late November and mid-January, when Bette Midler renders the cast, as demonstrated by a review of ticket costs on the Telecharge site. With fees, every one of these seats will cost $1,009.
The purchase price is a listing for a non-holiday functionality on Broadway. “Hamilton” is the only series that has attained that level earlier, charging $998 for a few chairs throughout the Thanksgiving and Christmas months this past year.
The large “Dolly” ticket, which will be for weekend performances, reflects strong need to watch Ms. Midler’s Tony-winning twist ahead of her conduct ends on Jan. 14. Along with the front row gives a chance for lovers to be quite near her: She plays the title tune on a passerelle, a walkway which arcs in the front of the point, and she often reaches out toward crowd members, occasionally shaking her hands.
Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for “Hello, Dolly!” Manufacturer Scott Rudin declined to comment on the series’s premium rates.
Although $998 to get a Broadway ticket stays exceptional, costs overall are rising: thus far this year, the normal ticket cost on Broadway is $116. Last year it was $109.