So it’s January and the Broadway shows who were hanging on by a thread hoping for an award nomination, or waiting for the last of the holiday business to finally fade, close.
This year 13 shows have closed so far, including “Spamalot,” “Hairspray,” “Spring Awakening” and “Young Frankenstein.” You can get same-day tickets to most any show. Business is down in the Great White Way.
So what do the Dems in Albany propose?
You guessed it – a new theater tax! Which would raise ticket prices by 8%.
The NYT editors don’t like that idea, so they propose instead … a price subsidy
even to subsidize the price of tickets so that less-wealthy theater lovers could afford to go.
The Calvin bailout model comes to Broadway: