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Old 05-18-2019, 08:38 PM
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Not as good as this one, though, from the Metropolitan Diary.

It was winter 1976. My wife and I had hoped to get tickets to “A Chorus Line.” At the time, it was possible to go to the box office on the afternoon of a performance and buy tickets that had been returned or had not been sold. But none were available that day.
Disappointed, we went for a walk in Central Park and then went to La Maison Japonaise for dinner. We were seated upstairs, where our corner table was near one by the window. That table was occupied by a man who appeared to be about 60 and a much younger woman. They were having an argument, and the woman was furious.
Because the tables were very close together, I could hear every word she said. I was facing the woman’s back, and I could see the man on the far side of their table. Although I tried to look away, I saw him gesture toward me. To my surprise, he invited us to join them. “You now know a lot about us,” he said, “so let’s all get to know each other.”
We moved to their table and enjoyed our dinner talking with them. Walking behind the women as we left the restaurant, the man handed me an envelope. “As you know, I can’t spend the evening we had planned,” he said.
In the envelope were two tickets to “A Chorus Line,” sixth row center.
— Robert Gold

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Old 05-18-2019, 08:51 PM
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Neat story.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:02 AM
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My partner's aunt had a subscription to a 4 play series at Public Theater.
As a gesture of good will, Public THeater sent their subscribers two tickets for a fifth show (brand new) at the Newman theater gratis. She could not go and offered the tickets to us. it was a weekday afternoon in April 1975. The show was, naturally, A CHORUS LINE...magnificent.

On leaving, we were so blown away we bought two tickets for the following Saturday evening...$3 IIRC. Word of mouth spread so quickly the tickets almost immediately became IMPOSSIBLE to get. Theater only has 299 seats.

So, we were seated that Saturday in a full house, mostly gay men, natch, when a beautiful woman in a white sequined dress so tight she could barely walk went from row to row asking if anyone would give her his seat. No takers.
So Dianna Ross sat/lay sideways (remember the dress) on the stairs for the show.
Partner saw it twice on Broadway and we both got to see the recent Encore's production at City Center. Of course I cried like a baby during "What I Did For Love."

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