July 29, 2007 adamN
Massachusetts Move Toward Legalizing Ticket Resales Dominates the Week
By Alfred Branch, Jr.
Another state’s anti-scalping laws are about to fall, TV’s popular reality show version of “Grease” opened and a superstar’s fall was seen around the world marked the week in ticketing and entertainment.
Massachusetts is poised to become the latest state to validate ticket reselling, following a proposed new bill circulating through the state’s legislature.
The Bay State’s proposed bill calls for individuals to either receive a broker’s license or use an agency with certification before reselling tickets. . .
Judging from the screaming fans outside of the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York Tuesday night, the classic musical “Grease” truly is the one people want.
The play began previews this week in preparation of its August 19 debut. For several weeks during the winter, television viewers got a chance to vote on who the leads should be as part of the reality show “Grease: You’re the One that I Want.”
The singer wasn’t injured in her tumble down the stage stairs, at least not physically. Her pride may have been a bit bruised, however.
In other news, the National Association of Ticket Brokers elected a new president this week, New Jersey broker Tom Patania, and discount broker CheapPricedTickets cracked the Top 10 for the first time in the TicketNews exclusive weekly ranking of the largest secondary ticketers.