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'Hamilton' sets record with ticket prices

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>> First time I'm thinking past tomorrow.>> Cultural phenomenon that is Hamilton shattering yet another record. Select orchestra seats for the Pulitzer Prize winning show now selling for $849 each, the highest in Broadway history. The exorbitant price hike by producers, an attempt to foil ticket scalpers they see as cutting into their profits.
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Creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda himself stepping in. Penning an op-ed piece for the The New York Times calling for law makers to stop the bots. Ticket bots, or fancy software, that swoop up vast numbers of seats for scalpers to sell at top prices. Often shutting out the average consumer.
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But if you can't spare 85 ten spots with Hamilton's mug to cover the cost maybe you can spare just one. The sky high seats are offset by a lottery system that allows 46 lucky folks to see the show for a mere ten bucks. With the rest of the house offering tickets for the more common price of roughly $200.
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Of course, none of this will mean an end to scalpers. In fact, Sunday's Tony Awards may give them new life.>> The nominees for Best Musical are.>> With 16 nominations, the most in history, of course, a Hamilton sweep could send scalper prices soaring even higher.