Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Broadway: “Book of Mormon” Goes Back on Discount as Tickets Are Available in Quantities Most Nights


The unthinkable has happened again. “The Book of Mormon” is back on discount.

Once the king of sold out shows, the Tony winning musical seems to have seats available in quantities most nights.

The producers say they’re taking in just over $1 million every week. But looking at, there are blue dots every day at all performances– meaning loads of seats. just sent out discounts for the Saturday, September 14th matinee. But the evening show is pretty empty, too. I also checked several other nights in August and September– all very available.

It may be that “Mormon” has soaked up its audience– 10 years is a long time. Also, tastes change. What seemed funny in 2009 may not be these days. “Mormon” has jokes and songs about raping babies.

Anyway, now is the time to get in there for much less than people were conned into paying years ago– $500, $1000. Ridiculous.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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