The Playgoer: Quote of the Day II

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Monday, November 28, 2005

Quote of the Day II

"Both shows [Sweeney Todd and Jersey Boys] want to be perceived as hot tickets because there's a firm belief on Broadway that audiences flock only to shows that are hard to get into.
The late Peter Stone, who wrote the books to 1776, The Will Rogers Follies and Titanic, liked to illustrate this mantra with the following anecdote:
Two ladies sitting at the back of the house where Stone's hit My One and Only was playing noticed that the last row of the orchestra was empty.
One turned to the other and said, 'If I'd known I could have gotten seats, I wouldn't have come.' "

-from Michael Riedel's column in today's Post.

Ticket sales are evidence of what, again?

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