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All Singing, All Dancing, All Dynamic Pricing: The New Broadway Musical Season

Barry Singer | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

The best musicals are priceless. No musical, however, is worth $299 -- the going rate for a premium seat at too many Broadway musical box offices today.

User-Unfriendly Online Ticket Sales

Steve Pociask | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Steve Pociask

In the airline industry, there are plenty of intermediaries that search and provide reliable fare information that saves time and money for consumers. Ideally, for online ticket buyers, there should be "all-in" price data too, but industry standards are missing.

10 NYC Theater Deals for 30 and Under

Dina Mikhails | Posted 08.30.2014 | New York
Dina Mikhails

While rents are sky high and salaries remain stagnant, the city's best theaters have opened their doors to a slew of promotions for the new starving artist in NYC -- us rising young professionals.

Travel Tips: Avoiding Fees When Changing a Flight

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

You finally purchased your plane ticket, you are already daydreaming about the piña colada that will soon be in your hand and then -- life gets in the way.

Super Bowl or Bowl of Soup

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

The National Football League's premier event began as Super Bowl I back in 1967, and it was not referred to as Super Bowl One, for that would have been too plebeian of a depiction.

Advocating for the Arts

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

This multiplier effect has been discussed for decades. We know that arts organizations are critical for local restaurants, parking, taxis, hotels, etc. Yet it is equally clear that the economic importance of the arts is not fully understood in most cities across the globe.

A Smart Joint Venture in Los Angeles

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Reducing staff time and cost is only one of the benefits. The exciting innovation of this new venture is that all member theater companies will also be allowed to borrow the stored items of the other companies, as needed.

A Transitional Decade

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The leadership of the Metropolitan Opera recently announced that they were lowering most of their ticket prices for next season. At the same time, they announced that it is now clear that their highly successful movie theater broadcasts are cannibalizing ticket sales for their live performances.

3 Surprises Lurking In Every Airfare

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.09.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Your airline ticket isn't what it seems to be.

Naughty But Nice Rob

Why Are Barbra's Tickets So Expensive? | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 09.21.2012 | Celebrity

Barbra Streisand is now officially the highest-priced touring act of all time, charging fans as much as $1,500 (plus a service fee of $75) for a singl...

Which Summer Music Festival Is The Best Deal?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.27.2012 | Entertainment

With concert and festival ticket prices rising every year, it can be hard to know what's worth plunking down a few hundred dollars on. Enter our frien...

Stanley Cup Price Heat Index Shows Top Seeds Demanding Highest Ticket Prices

Jesse Lawrence | Posted 06.17.2012 | Sports
Jesse Lawrence

The Stanley Cup playoffs are well underway, so we at TiqIQ wanted to take the temperature of the country and see which team's tickets are the hottest.

An Inspiring Performance

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.26.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

From now on, when I hear people say that opera is a dying art form, that it is outmoded, that young people could never enjoy it, that it is too long, or too serious, or too expensive, I will remember this performance of Così fan tutte.

Movies Tickets Are More Expensive Than Ever

Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment

Movies: Now more (expensive) than ever. According to the National Association of Theater Owners (via The Hollywood Reporter), movie ticket prices reac...

Ron Dicker

Super Bowl: Patriots Fans Aren't Buying It | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Where are the New England Patriots fans? Instead of gobbling up seats Monday for the Super Bowl, they were virtual-no shows on the ticket market. T...

Ron Dicker

Sports Franchises With The Biggest Box Office Comebacks In 2011 | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

Despite a losing economy, four sports teams have come up big winners in the ticket-resale market. The popular ticket site StubHub on Friday put togeth...

Ron Dicker

NBA Ticket Scalpers Shoot for the Moon | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

If the business being conducted by ticket resellers and brokers is any sign, the NBA will bounce back quickly from its lockout. Ticket sales were bris...

Giving Us Back Our Imaginations

Bess Rowen | Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts
Bess Rowen

I rarely go to Broadway these days, mostly because, as a graduate student, I cannot justify spending so much money on one ticket when I could be seeing several shows for the same price.

Will Silver Spring's Fillmore Undermine D.C.'s Music Scene?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Following its debut last week, the Fillmore music hall in Silver Spring has raised questions about whether the Live Nation-run venue wil...

Do Streaks Really Affect MLB Ticket Prices?

Ben Kessler | Posted 09.23.2011 | Sports
Ben Kessler

We decided to take a look at Rangers ticket prices over the past few weeks to see how the secondary market for Rangers tickets has changed in response to the teams stellar, possibly-record-breaking performance as of late.

The Millennials Project

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.12.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

We in the arts face a major problem: we now have a generation of young people who have had virtually no exposure to the arts. They do not go to theater, concerts, dance performances or operas.

The Orchestra Conundrum

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Orchestra has suffered chronic deficits that have blossomed over the past two or three years. The orchestra world is going through a major discontinuity, at best, and an implosion, at worst.

NFL In Los Angeles? No Thank You

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stu Kreisman

Almost an entire generation of potential fans in Los Angeles has been lost to soccer, basketball, the beach, going out to dinner and reading. Speaking for most of the populace, we don't miss the NFL one bit.

A-Rod and the Royals: Together Again for Homerun History

Jesse Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jesse Lawrence

With 25 cracks at 600 over the next six games, and a 14.4 career AB/HR average, the ticket market is betting that A-Rod will reach 600 on Saturday against the Royals.

Why We Use the Full Orchestra

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

In an effort to fill the growing gap between expenses and revenue, theater producers have pursued two strategies: raising ticket prices and lowering costs.