Obama effect makes Broadway show become a huge hit among New Yorkers

June 2nd, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, June 2 (ANI): The Obama effect was once again visible when just a day after the U.S. First Couple saw ‘Joe Turner’s Come and Gone’ in New York, patrons flocked to watch the Broadway show on Sunday.

While an average of just 65 per cent of seats at the show were filled were filled a week ago, there were just a few balcony seats remaining for Sunday’s matinee.

The line for tickets stretched out the door an hour before the 3 p.m. performance.

“I really respect him (Obama). I think he’s got good instincts. If he likes it, I’m going to like it,” the New York Daily News quoted one Roz McCarthy, 59, of Norwalk, Conn., as saying.

Some theatregoers wished they were not a day late to catch a glimpse of Barack and Michelle.

“I said, ‘Shoot, I should have got Saturday night tickets,’” said one Gayle Jones, 54, of Somerset, N.J.

Down in Greenwich Village, tables started filling up early in the evening at Blue Hill, the restaurant where the President and First Lady had enjoyed their pre-theatre meal. (ANI)

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