According to the New York Post’s Page Six, a 53-year-old tourist from L.A. “started to feel dizzy” during the first act of the Hello, Dolly! He tried to get to the aisle,
“but he lost consciousness and collapsed before the end of his row.”
The show stopped as paramedics took the man to the lobby, checked his vitals, and told him to go to the hospital. The man then reportedly exclaimed,
“I’d sooner die than miss act two!”
No one knows what happened to the man next but he did NOT expire. Producer Scott Rudin has invited him to see the show again.
The Post also reported last week that several members of the production got sick backstage last week after David Hyde Pierce brought everyone cookies. Before that, it also noted that theatergoers were complaining that the Schubert Theatre had misspelled Bette Midler’s first name before it added the second “e” onto its marquee.
On the way to RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 premiere, which was on the same block as Dolly, I snapped these pics below which make Bette seem like the second coming! Well, for producers, SHE IS. The show set a one-day Broadway record in September, raking in $9 million on it’s first few hours of ticket sales. So far, they have sold $40 million worth of tickets! (P.S. I got mine in September, kids! I’m going on my birthday next month. How gay is THAT!? I’ll to try to remain conscious throughout.)
You can still get tickets, here.
(via New York)