first-nighter


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someone habitually a spectator at the openings of theatrical productions

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Forever Plaid" opened Friday night to a rousing welcome from the nearly full house of first-nighters.
One thing can't be understated: Their sleight-of-hand is, as first-nighters were heard to gasp again and again, amazing.
First-nighters saw the 1,200 vintage family photos on the walls and experienced the hearty Italian-American fare.
In the back of the theater, Sarah Jessica Parker--there to see hubby Matthew Broderick on stage--held court with Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, greeting first-nighters.
What the first-nighters got, however, was another outing with the tried and true, something, in terms of the newly assembled cast, a few cuts below the level of previous incarnations.
For a moment, first-nighters at the world preem of David Auburn s The Columnist didn't know if it was Grace Gummer or Mamie Gummer walking Billy Crudup down the aisle of the Samuel J.
Critics and first-nighters probably saw this staging with a decidedly more mixed group of theatergoers, and it's possible they, in turn, experienced a very different night in the theater.