Day 2 in NYC

We expected to see some good theatre in New York.  But it was better than that.

Sunset Boulevard -- a dramatic musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Sunset Boulevard — a dramatic musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber.

Friday night we saw Wicked which was good but Saturday afternoon we attended Sunset Boulevard, an Andrew Lloyd Weber musical patterned after the vintage noir dramatic film starring Gloria Swanson.

Glenn Close as Norma Desmond and Julian Forsyth as Cecil B. DeMille.
Glenn Close as Norma Desmond and Julian Forsyth as Cecil B. DeMille.

The stage version playing for 16 weeks on Broadway at the Palace theatre stars Glenn Close who won a Toni  Award for her original portrayal 22 years ago.  Ms. Close is now 70 and brought the house down.

Sardi's is famous for its caricature-covered walls.
Sardi’s is famous for its caricature-covered walls.

After having dinner at the vintage NY restaurant, Sardi’s, we strolled over to the Minskoff Theatre to see The Lion King.

The Lion King's grand drape -- photos of the actual show are forbidden.
The Lion King’s grand drape — photos of the actual show are forbidden.

The opening number of large puppet animals all coming together for the Circle of Life is amazing.

Looking forward to The Book of Mormon -- a comedy.
Looking forward to The Book of Mormon — a comedy.

Today we have tickets for Book of Mormon and then we’re heading back home.

Is there a show you would love to see?

 

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

7 thoughts on “Day 2 in NYC”

  1. I’m not a play goer but it sounds like you are having a wonderful time. How exciting to be seeing good plays in person.

    1. We’ve made a tentative decision to make NYC theatre more accessible to us. Looking forward to Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly opening in April. Jo

      1. I shouldn’t make jokes about things you know nothing about, but here’s one example: years ago she was suffering from heat exhaustion and called an ambulance, but she wouldn’t let the paramedics put her on the gurney until she showed them photos of her younger self, and then she tried to have them over for martinis.

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