Ticket Tax Trouble

Boston’s mayor proposes a 50-cent tax on tickets to shows, and arts groups are howling. “Jeez, what a time to do that. If I thought my shows could have another 50 cents added to the ticket price, I would have priced them that way to begin with. I don’t know where we’ll get it. If the public has to cope with a larger burden, it would really be problematic.”