Bidding Hits $13,100 for Tickets to Final Les Miz Performance; BC/EFA Will Benefit

News   Bidding Hits $13,100 for Tickets to Final Les Miz Performance; BC/EFA Will Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will get a windfall of at least $13,100 following an eBay bidding war that has fans competing to snag a pair of tickets to the final performance of Broadway's Les Misérables.
Jayne Paterson as Fantine in Les Mis
Jayne Paterson as Fantine in Les Mis (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Admission to the sold-out May 18 show at the Imperial Theatre includes entry to the gala reception at Rockefeller Center following the milestone. The performance itself includes a special added-on finale in addition to the show, finale and curtain call that fans have come to love for the past 16 years. As of noon May 13, with one day to go until bidding closes, the high bid for the pair was at $13,100.

Information about the special finale is closely guarded in the days leading up to the last performance.

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"This is the first time any tickets for the final performance have been made available to the public, as the evening is an invitation-only event for the hundreds and hundreds of alumni that have worked on the show over the past 16 years and 6,680 performances," according to a statement.

The winning bidder will receive two orchestra tickets to the final performance (Sunday, May 18 at 6 PM at The Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street), featuring a once in-a-lifetime extended Finale and two passes to the Closing Party at The Summer Garden located in Rockefeller Center. This package does not include transportation.

To bid or follow the action, click here.

Bidding continues through May 14.

In its 16 years, the Broadway Les Miz troupe has helped raise over $1.5 million for BC/EFA.

The Company of <i>Les Mis</i>
The Company of Les Mis (Photo by Joan Marcus)