Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hamlet in the South Pacific Seas? A Plantation in Elsinore?

The title of this post may sound odd, but it was meant to be so.  That is because the event it describes is just as odd.  Well, maybe not odd, but it is definitely unique.  According to an article on, David Pittsinger seems to be living in a world which could justly be described by the above title.  This coming Saturday, Mr. Pittsinger is going to become possibly the first person to appear in both a Broadway show and an opera in the same day.  For the Saturday matinee, he will be playing Emile de Becque in South Pacific at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center and, a few hours later, walk the 30 or so feet to his dressing room at the Metropolitan Opera where he will prepare to play the ghost of Hamlet's father in their production of Hamlet.  While there are no official statistics about this, it is believed that this is a first for any performer.  For more information on the interesting occurrence, read the full article at the link below!

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