Fewer than 300 tickets for each performance of “The Book of Mormon” remain today after tickets went on sale to the general public at 10 a.m., according to Shea’s Performing Arts Center spokesperson Lisa Grisanti.
More than 100 people lined up this morning at the Shea’s Performing Arts Center box office to buy tickets to “Book of Mormon,” one of the most buzzed-about Broadway musicals to come to Buffalo in the past decade.
Tickets for the show, which runs from June 11 to 16 in Shea’s, were expected to be one of the hottest entertainment commodities of the year. And those expectations are being met. A special online pre-sale for members of Shea’s priority ticket list quickly sold out its 1,000-ticket supply between 7 and 9 this morning, according to Grisanti. Shea’s subscribers were also allowed to purchase a limited number of additional tickets last week, she added.
Shortly after 10 a.m., the line at Shea’s stretched outside to the sidewalk on Main Street, but Grisanti said staff eventually brought everyone inside the theater’s adjoining restaurant space. The theater bumped up its personnel in preparation for the lines this morning.
“We have additional staff at our box office,” Grisanti said. “We did anticipate there being a line as well even though many people do choose to go online because it’s a Monday, it’s a work morning.”
As of 11 a.m., tickets for the musical, which range from $52.50 to $96.50 with fees on Ticketmaster.com, were nearly sold out for every performance with only single tickets available in many cases. Grisanti said the performance with the most tickets still available is Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m.