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I'd rather listen to Southpacific.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 2, 2008 11:37 AM

I'm taking JetBlue to NYC in two weeks, my first trip back there in well over a decade.

As soon as I booked the plane reservations, I got busy eyeballing the theatre scene. August: Osage County (snagged orchestra seats for myself & friends); Gypsy (scored front row mezzanine seats for all of us); South Pacific (sold out through July!).

This was back in mid-April. I was stunned. My friends in Manhattan told me tickets to SP were the hottest in town. However, they did give me the name of a ticket broker and I phoned. Before I finished my first sentence, he interrupted and said, "You want South Pacific!" I gulped, said yes, and gave him the date (a Saturday evening performance). He said he'd call back.

Thirty minutes later, he called back. I've got four tickets for Saturday night, center orchestra, 12th row. I asked, How much?" "$450 apiece." "I'll take 'em!"

From all the accounts I've read, I'll never regret it.

Posted by cineaste | June 2, 2008 1:50 PM

I'll tell you what I'd like to see in a enormous whozeewhatsit!!!

Posted by Christopher Frizzelle's Enormous Whozeewhatsit | June 2, 2008 4:18 PM

Sita Sings the Blues has a better musical score.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 2, 2008 4:42 PM

i am absolutely, positively, sure that not one of the NY Times writers who has been spooging all over South Pacific had to pay $450 for their seat.
they also probably had better seats.

Posted by misspennycandy | June 2, 2008 5:18 PM


The Beaumont has less than 1,100 seats - roughly half the size of the Paramount; how bad could ANY of the seats be in a venue that small?

Posted by COMTE | June 2, 2008 10:31 PM


i suppose you are technically correct, and still managing to miss the point.

Posted by misspennycandy | June 3, 2008 9:13 AM

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