New Play in Manhattan: Scotching Scalpers

Harsh and bitter expletives sullied the air of Manhattan's theatre district last week. Fortnight ago the League of New York Theatres, Inc., six months in forming, got into motion against the Broadway ticket-speculators who annually mulct theatre-goers of thousands of dollars. Fifty theatres (80% of the leading houses) and 16 ticket brokers were on the League roster. Board Member Alfred Emanuel Smith issued a letter of benediction. Special League tickets were issued to the 13 member houses then open. Meanwhile from the offices of nonLeague producers and "outlaw" brokers issued rumblings...

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