Theater: Pretty Woman Acts Up

Julia Roberts gets set to debut on Broadway, where the NO VACANCY sign is up and business is booming

Theater critics don't get to act like regular civilians very often, but when it comes to Julia Roberts, extraordinary measures are called for. The Hollywood star has prompted major buzz--and sellout crowds--for her impending Broadway debut, in Richard Greenberg's play Three Days of Rain, opening officially on April 19. So I wandered down to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater to see just how tough it is to land a ticket. Very tough, I learned: only a stray seat in the back row or way off to the side, even for performances weeks away. Unless you're willing to indulge in a relatively new...

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