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Friday, March 02, 2007

B'way Dates Itself

Wax Dummy Attends B'way Singles Night!
photo: Joe Fornabaio for The New York Times

Well, the organizers of "Singles Night on Broadway"--at Madame Tousaud's!--have gotten themselves some coveted NYT coverage. Unfortunately for them, Campbell Robertson's wrap-up pretty much reflects the embalmed kind of fun I predicted.


The crowd looked a lot like — well, a Broadway crowd. The Broadway audience, according to the league, is a little more than 60 percent female. Same here. More than half the Broadway audience is between the ages of 35 and 64. Same here, if not more so.

“Some of these guys here look old enough to be my father, you know what I’m saying,” said Robin Frisch, 45, of Queens, who was later going to see “Stomp.”

And as if anything could make it less appealing...

The hosts were the perky people from the local Fox channel’s “Good Day New York and other “Fox 5 personalities”; scattered around the room were cast members from various Broadway shows, as well as the former “American Idol” contestant Constantine Maroulis, who is not currently in anything but tends to show up at most Broadway functions.

Raffle prize incentives, according to Roberston, included tickets to “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” As the old joke goes, if you win you don't have to go.

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