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re: PASS OVER: from the Claire Tow to the August Wilson
Posted by: BroadwayTonyJ 09:15 am EDT 06/05/21
In reply to: re: PASS OVER: from the Claire Tow to the August Wilson - writerkev 07:19 am EDT 06/05/21

I didn't expect anything. I just made a comment. The show originated in 2017 at Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, which had a seating capacity of 299 and tickets were available for $20. In 2019 it played the Claire Tow, which has a seating capacity of 112 and tickets were probably $30. Both of these venues have modern, convenient washroom facilities, which made it easy to go to the bathroom when needed.

On Aug. 4, 2021 Pass Over will open on Broadway at the August Wilson, which has a seating capacity of 1222 and ticket prices are as high as $163. Washroom facilities are pretty much the same as most Broadway theatres, which generally means long lines.

My partner and I missed seeing Pass Over when it played at Steppenwolf for about 5 weeks because there were a lot of shows to see at other theaters at that time and we couldn't fit it in. When it ran at the Claire Tow in June of 2019, I wasn't able to get vacation time for a trip to New York because that was a very busy month for my company.

Right now I have to decide if it is worth it to see this play on Broadway in a theater that may be far too large for such a small production, which I'm sure worked better in the two intimate venues it played previously. Also, is it worth paying 8 times more for as good a seat as was available at the theater in which it originated?

I don't have an agenda. I'm just trying to decide if I should buy a ticket and how much should I pay for it. The rear mezzanine is relatively inexpensive. I last sat back there in 2000 when I saw The Wild Party. It wasn't too bad for that show.
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