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DPAC Ticket Sales #2 in the World

The Durham Performing Arts Center finished the first half of 2012 in grand style.   New numbers put DPAC ticket sales higher than New York’s Radio City Music Hall and the Nokia Theatre in LA. 

Leoneda Inge:  One of the shows that likely put DPAC over the top was you guess it “Wicked.”

Wicked:  I hope you’re happy! I hope you’re happy now!

Leoneda Inge:  The concert industry magazine Pollster ranks DPAC number two on its list of 100 top-selling theatres in the world.  Number one is a theatre in Mexico City.  Rachel Gragg is the Senior Marketing Director at DPAC.

Rachel Gragg:  People from all over the Triangle as well as the Triad area are traveling to DPAC to see these shows and they’re having such a good time. Such great shows are coming to the venue that it makes fans and the community want to come back again and again.

The Belk Theatre in Charlotte ranks 26 on the Pollster list and for the first time DPAC’s downtown neighbor The Carolina Theatre made a showing in the top-100 at number 88.

Leoneda Inge is WUNC’s race and southern culture reporter, the first public radio journalist in the South to hold such a position. She also is co-host of the podcast Tested and host of the special podcast series, PAULI. Leoneda is the recipient of numerous awards from AP, RTDNA and NABJ. She’s been a reporting fellow in Berlin and Tokyo. You can follow her on Twitter @LeonedaInge.
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