Morrissey’s seven-night engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre sold well in the first hour of general public availability, suggesting a bright future for rock stars on Broadway.
As of 11 am, scattered seats were available in the front orchestra for $399, or $424.70 with Ticketmaster fees, and for $279 in the mezzanine and rear orchestra. Tickets topped out at $850 for Bruce Springsteen, who ended 236 performances at the Walter Kerr in December. His shows went for thousands in the secondary market.
Born in Manchester, U.K., Morrissey was the the lead singer of the 1980s band The Smiths. He’s promoting a solo album of covers of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and others. The first Broadway performance is on May 2, three weeks before he turns 60.
Morrissey recently covered “Back on the Chain Gang” by Chrissie Hynde, which isn’t part of the new album, California Son.