On an average Tuesday at Sardi’s, playwrights, producers and theater owners are sprinkled across the expansive dining room enveloped in deep red. They lunch on salads paired with wine, but their eyes maintain a constant connection to the door. Lunches turn to dinner as Broadway’s power players flit from table to table at the upstairs bar, discussing incoming shows in semi-hushed tones. The hum of conversation is punctuated by the rattle of cocktail shakers. Sardi’s provides not just conversation and cocktails, lunch and lounge, but, to those in the know, it can be a ticket into the Broadway industry. First,…

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