All of San Francisco tried to buy ‘Hamilton’ tickets and pretty much failed


Many people are pulling a Donald Trump and calling the hit Broadway musical Hamiltonrude.” They struggled online for hours Monday to get tickets to the play before it comes to San Francisco next year. They mostly failed.

In what was an advance online ticketing event exclusively for American Express cardholders, tens of thousands lined up in an online “queue” at 10 a.m. Monday for tickets for the show that will be touring San Francisco beginning in March through August. 

But via a randomized number system assigned to hungry theatergoers, a huge number of people didn’t even get close to spending all their money on the hot musical.  Read more…

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I love you J.K. Rowling, but ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is not ‘affordable’


LONDON — Back in October 2015, I was one of thousands of Harry Potter fans who joined the eager online queue for Cursed Child tickets.

The whole process was exciting and incredibly frustrating. In the end it took four-and-a-half hours, I was booted out of the system once and had to rejoin the queue in 17,742nd spot, and when I finally did get tickets I was so deliriously excited I barely registered the fact I’d just spent £240 for two seats that came with a “view may be partially restricted” warning. Read more…

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