Wait Until Dark, a revival of the Frederick Knott thriller starring film auteur Quentin Tarantino and Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei, opened Mar. 5 at Boston's Wilbur Theatre -- and some are saying they can't remember a clamoring for tickets this big since Al Pacino starred in American Buffalo at the same theatre more than a decade ago.
There were New York producers and more than a few Hollywood types in the audience, along with playwright Knott -- who first came to Boston with Wait Until Dark in 1966 during the show's original pre-Broadway run. (The stars then were Lee Remick and Robert Duvall.)
The opening night party was held at Aria, the newly opened lounge in the basement of the Wilbur.
Reviews were not available as of press time.
One invited guest who did not make an appearance was Mira Sorvino, recently Tarantino's significant other. According to news reports, the two have ended their relationship.
The revival, directed by Leonard Foglia, closes at the Wilbur Mar. 22 and begins previews on Broadway Mar. 27 for an April 5 opening.
For tickets to the Wilbur Theatre, call (617) 931-2787. For Broadway tickets (the show is at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on W. 47th St.), call (212) 398-8383 or (800) 223-7565.