MILWAUKEE — The Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee is warning "Hamilton" fans of third-party websites selling tickets to the highly anticipated Broadway show coming to Milwaukee on Oct. 22.
The Marcus Center warned followers with a Facebook post:
TODAY’S TMJ4 talked with Mallori Taylor, the digital marketing associate with the Marcus Performing Arts Center. Taylor said, in some cases, the fake event pages are selling tickets for as much as $1,500.
“They might be using the Marcus Center name, they might be using Uihlein Hall, (or) they might just say 'Hamilton' in Milwaukee, but they’re all claiming that they have the last tickets of 'Hamilton.' They haven’t even gone on sale yet. It will be a few months before they even go on sale,” Taylor said.
“We don’t want anybody to fall for something or pay a lot of money for something we can’t really guarantee is legitimate,” she continued.
Consumer Investigator Kristin Byrne contacted Ticket Network, one of the websites listed in the event pages.
“We don’t want anybody to fall for something or pay a lot of money for something we can’t really guarantee is legitimate.” — Mallori Taylor, digital marketing associate with the Marcus Performing Arts Center
A representative said its "Hamilton" tickets are legitimate and that they have higher prices because they offer the best seats at the venue.