Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Broadway League Opposes Theatre Ticket Sales Tax

With the economy of New York state in an incredible budget deficit ($13.7 billion... what?!!), Governor Paterson has a plan of action that would involve taxation on everything from sporting events to movie tickets to theatre tickets, citing precedence in other states. The state would implement a tax of four percent. It doesn't stop there: NYC also finds itself in similarly dire financial straits and is poised to add a four percent tax as well. Given the current economic state and its already negative impact on the NY theatre community, the Broadway League has taken a definitive stand against the taxation. As it's highly unlikely that producers will lower theatre ticket prices, it looks as if a night at the theatre is just about to get more expensive.

4 comments:

SarahB said...

Why can't the Broadway league take a stand the $7 fee that Telecharge applies per ticket? Or even better, bad shows?

Kevin Daly said...

I think moreso than telecharge or even the bad shows, someone should do something about Broadway.com with their $31.50 service charge PER TICKET for orchestra seats (it's even more for VIP seating)

SarahB said...

What fool uses Broadway.com to buy tickets? What a travesty! And what fools!

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