Fans at the debut of Jimmy Buffet’s Broadway musical wanted to waste away in Magaritaville, but the bar ran out of booze.
“(The show) was sold out and there were, as expected, many Parrotheads in the audience,” according to a source tied to “Escape to Margaritaville,” which had its first preview performance on Friday. “But the house did not expect to run out of Triple Sec, thus having to cut off Margarita sales.”
Apparently Buffett fans still made do with whatever the bartender had left. We’re told that the Nederlander Organization, which owns nine Broadway theaters dating back to 1912, told show organizers that Buffett’s big night was also “the largest one night bar sale in their history.”
“Escape to Margaritaville” features 27 songs from the 71-year-old singer’s catalog — two of which were written for the show. Opening night is March 15. Let’s hope the bartenders are ready.
With Joe Dziemianowicz