Sunday, December 16, 2007

Overheard in the Theatre

At Cyrano this afternoon, I overheard the goofiest conversation about Bernadette. These people were looking at the list of shows at the back of the Playbill.

Young woman: Let's see Sunday in the Park with George.

Middle aged woman: Oh I saw Bernadette Peters and Kevin Kline in that 20 or 30 years ago.

Second Young Woman: I went to a party that Bernadette gave for John Travolta. We were clearly outsiders.

30 something year old man, theatre trivia not-so-know-it all: I think it was Mandy Patinkin, not Kevin Kline, but I'm going to read his bio right now.

Middle aged woman: Oh, maybe it was Mandy Patinkin. I can't remember. It was so long ago. Oh, Jerry Springer the Opera is coming to Carnegie Hall. Let's all go. It's like Spring Awakening meets real live tv! It's so hysterical. Oh, Bernadette used to date Steve Martin.

Second Young Woman: Yeah, it was Steve Martin. They were in a really bad movie musical but I don't know what it was called.

30 something year old man, theatre trivia not-so-know-it all: It wasn't Kevin Kline. But Daniel Sunjata who is in this play won a Tony for Take Me Out. And he's on 3rd Watch.

Hmmmm, how much of this conversation was just wrong?

1 comment:

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Sarah, I love it when you share conversations like this. Do you ever turn around and set the people straight. I usually can't take it and have to interject myself into the conversation...