Longtime Bruce Springsteen followers are well-practiced within the artwork of ready in line for tickets, a talent that would turn out to be useful as we speak with stories of digital wait instances for the just lately introduced Springsteen on Broadway revival clocking in at two hours and counting.
And the worth per ticket? 600 bucks appears to be a discount on the first vendor website, with secondary websites already searching for effectively upfront of that value. Sellers on the secondary market website StubHub are asking for considerably higher quantities.
Simply after 2 p.m. New York time as we speak, main ticket supplier SeatGeek tweeted a message to the affected person (and never a lot) hopefuls: “In the waiting room for Springsteen on Broadway tickets? We’re working hard to ensure that tickets make it into the hands of real fans. The line is moving – you can now refresh your browser & keep your place in line.”
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Responses had been swift. “I just tried that and it kicked me out / have been in the ‘waiting room’ for almost 3 hours,” wrote one. Mentioned one other, “2 hrs and 20 minutes later and nothing moving. for the second time i am beyond annoyed with this process.”
Some had been extra happy: “Well played SeatGeek .. it was a very smooth transaction .. hopefully Bruce continues to use you!”
Many of the social media gripes had been about ticket costs, although. One Twitter consumer posted a display shot of the present’s July 6 availability, with tickets beginning at $600 and advancing to $750, $850 and Finest Out there.
Tickets for the present, which begins a summer-long engagement on the St. James Theatre on June 26, went on sale at midday ET as we speak, with official costs starting from $75 to $850.
However SeatGeek’s efforts to “to ensure that tickets make it into the hands of the real fans,” the resale website StubHub had quite a few listings for the present by early afternoon, with costs effectively past the $800 mark. One StubHub vendor, who claimed to have greater than 80 tickets obtainable, was promoting two Row F orchestra seats for $7,905 every (keep in mind, asking value isn’t the identical as promoting value).
“I’m a teacher,” tweeted a Miss Brady in response to the SeatGeek submit, “so I was only ever going to be able to get the affordable tix for @springsteen. 140 minutes later and there’s nothing left but the $800 tix, the $75 are now on @StubHub.”
Springsteen’s critically acclaimed and commercially profitable solo, sold-out Broadway present was initially staged at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre from 2017 to 2018, with common weekly ticket costs routinely topping $500, often besting even Hamilton.
Within the ready room for Springsteen on Broadway tickets?
We’re working onerous to make sure that tickets make it into the fingers of actual followers. The road is shifting – now you can refresh your browser & hold your home in line.
— SeatGeek (@SeatGeek) June 10, 2021
Official ticket gross sales data for Springsteen on Broadway was not instantly obtainable, however wherever the determine lands it can little question be a boon to New York Metropolis’s Covid vaccination price: Proof of full vaccination will probably be required for entry into Jujamcyn’s St. James Theatre.
As for the present itself, Springsteen says he’ll be “freshening up the script” for the Broadway return, telling Sirius XM’s E Avenue Radio as we speak, “There will be some small [changes], but I don’t think too much. It lasted for 236 shows a week, pretty much the way it was. It had gotten a little longer which means I probably added things. I would like to tighten it up a bit, if anything. I would like to get it a little closer to what it was when I initially debuted it on Broadway than towards the end a little bit.”
Springsteen advised E Avenue Radio hosts Dave Marsh and Jim Rotolo that the thought for the Broadway revival was spur of the second.
“I had a friend who got so enthusiastic about it to me that he talked me into it sitting on my couch one night,” Springsteen mentioned. “The next day I said, ok, we’ll do some shows. It really came around kind of casually.”
“It will be just nice to be back there again and hopefully we can lend a hand,” he mentioned.