And also every show has a break even number, remember the minimum salary on broadway at the moment is around $1,700 a week per performer, plus the crew, plus the orchestra. If you go to a small house, the money potential is less which means ticket prices have to go up to adjust for the smaller house size. So the producers may have wanted a larger house because of the budget.
Exactly and they already are selling tickets at large prices. For one seat in the orchestra for tonight's performance costs roughly $200 meaning about $100 for the mezzanine and about $75-50 for the balcony.