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Should we nickname the NYCB Theatre at Westbury "The Nic"?

Actress and comedian Kathy Griffin attends Samsung's 9th

Actress and comedian Kathy Griffin attends Samsung's 9th Annual Four Seasons of Hope Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan. (June 15, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

    One of the fun things – the only fun thing? – that come from the ever-changing world of naming rights is the chance to give old venues new nicknames.
    The NYCB Theatre at Westbury, which replaced the straightforward Theatre at Westbury name for that theater in Westbury last week, offers just such a chance.
    Now the comedians who frequent the venue have already had some fun with the previous bank-related names. Bob Saget suggested that it be nicknamed “The Vault at Westbury” to encompass whatever lending institution may purchase the rights, which seems like a pretty good idea. Kathy Griffin said that given all the bank bailouts the venue should just be known as “The United States Government Barack Obama Theater,” but there would probably end up being lots of those around the country.
    Given the new name, though, I’m sort of partial to “The Nic.” Or, of course, we could go with the name that pretty much everyone on Long Island knows the venue by anyway – Westbury Music Fair.
    Feel free to offer your own suggestions in the comments.

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