A Thematic Theater Trifecta

Not sure what I was thinking by scheduling three Broadway shows directly on the heels of a long trip to Japan, but I am certain I must have thought it was a good idea at the time.  In fact it was a very good idea…

Go See, Feel and Hear The Band’s Visit

When I think of what a night on Broadway includes, I think of colorful sets, booming musical numbers and powerful characters interacting.  The Band’s Visit is the opposite of this.  It was quiet, it took it’s time, it was monochromatic; still it was one of the best nights I’ve had on Broadway.  My heart ached for these characters.  There are so many reasons to grab your group and go see this show, here are just a few of them…

Battles Aplenty on Stage at War Paint

There were a whole lot of wars occurring last night on stage at War Paint. The central “war” occurred over four decades between the two dueling make-up titans: Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. But the other wars fought on stage were just as divisive…

Sara Bareilles in Waitress on Broadway

Recently, we got to see Sara Bareilles perform, while making lots of pie, in Waitress on Broadway. Tickets were not cheap, but we rationalized that it was like seeing a Broadway show AND a concert so we ponied up the extra cash. And boy am I glad we did…

Bette Midler glowin’ and crowin’ and goin’ strong in Hello Dolly

Hello Dolly had absolutely nothing in common with the play Sweat. Instead of soot and sweat, we got sparkles, feathers, and fancy hats. In place of a gritty bar, we were transported to the red velvet bastion of The Harmonia Gardens. Heated clashes were cast aside for outsize song and dance numbers. And a talented ensemble was replaced with a 5’1″, 71 year old, one woman phenom casting her spell on most every member of the audience…

In Transit On Broadway with the Kids

Every February we look forward to Kid’s Night on Broadway where an adult buys a ticket and they get to tote along a kid for FREE. Very generous of Broadway and I applaud them for encouraging families to get out there and see shows together…

The Great Comet or Not?

When I go to the theater I am always prepared to fall in love with the show. I am an easy mark – eyes wide and heart open ready to be smitten by a stand out solo or an eye catching and ear pleasing song and dance number. Such is the case when I sat in my seat for my date last night with Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812…