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Volume 20 No. 42
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Stern’s birthday party may be hottest ticket

Besides “The Book of Mormon,” arguably the hottest ticket in New York outside of the Super Bowl is for a one-night-only event.

On Jan. 31, Sirius XM is hosting a public birthday party for Howard Stern at Hammerstein Ballroom. Jimmy Kimmel will host the show, which will be broadcast live on the satellite radio network. David Letterman and Louis C.K. are among the stars set to appear, with surprise musical guests expected as well.

On his radio show, Stern said the date was arranged purposefully to coincide with the events leading up to the Super Bowl. Tickets are available for SiriusXM subscribers through a lottery. Because the theater holds only about 2,000 people, demand is far greater than supply.

Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s president and chief content officer, said that requests for tickets have come in from the world of football but he declined to share specific details.

“The response from fans, celebrities, athletes and the press that we’ve received to Howard’s event has been nothing short of amazing,” Greenstein said. “People know that when Howard throws a party, it’s an event you don’t want to miss.”