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Hordes and their money descending for ‘Hamilton’ | Times Union

To help prepare the business community to better welcome visitors new to the city or to the theatergoing experience, Proctors and the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. co-hosted a meeting last week attended by about 40 stakeholders. Salengo said the DSIC is collecting parking, shopping, dining and lodging information, as well as other “Hamilton”-specific promotions for visitors, on a dedicated page on its website, downtownschenectady.org. It is also encouraging business to consider offering deals available to the show’s cast and crew, he said.

While acknowledging that $500 might seem steep for a single ticket — indeed, it is about $325 more than the previous top ticket ever sold by Proctors — Morris said in the context of “Hamilton” the price isn’t outrageous. Producers make the “Hamilton” lottery and its $10 tickets available in every city, early bargain hunters could get back-balcony tickets for $40, subscribers paid about $135, on-sale-day tickets were capped at $265, and $500-or-more tickets have sold in every touring market in which “Hamilton” has played.

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