Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Lights Were Bright

Four days in New York provided us with dazzling performances on Broadway, food and fun in Greenwich Village (check out the Duplex Piano Bar), a day in Central Park, soaking up the sun, the cool breeze, and the ambiance of New York and its denizens, including free champagne at the Waldorf Astoria, apple cheesecake at the Roxy, and a spacious, luxurious room looking out over Park Avenue at Kimpton's 70 Park Avenue.

Patty LaPone's Momma Rose won a Tony. Picture and review from The New York Times (click)
Even the Orchestra is Beautiful

In addition to the stellar production of
Gypsy, we also saw Spring Awakening, a musical drama of teenage angst and sexual awakening in a repressive German town a century ago. The songs were rhapsodic and the current star, Hunter Parrish, embodied the rebellious anarchism of Melchior beautifully.

See the web site images.

And Read the great review.

Hunter Parrish is Melchior

And last, but hardly least, Dar and I appeared and danced on the stage of the Helen Hayes Theatre's production of Xanadu with Whoopie Goldberg and the rest of the cast.

Clever review of our third play.

Heaven on Wheels...

Peter Lueders/Paul Kolnik Studio

Cheyenne Jackson and Kerry Butler in “Xanadu,” a spoof of the 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.

Our new fave restaurant is:



(Credit: Photo by Dana N Laventure)
Though few people even know what "gluten" is, those who are allergic to it flock to Risotteria. It's one of the few restaurants in New York City catering to the wheat allergy with a gluten-free menu. It has several varieties of creamy risotto, the house specialty, and the fresh baked pizza dough (also gluten-free) is out of this world. The atmosphere is simple, but inviting as the staff is happy to pull up a chair and let you dish about your favorite dish.

Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
270 Bleecker St.

New York, NY 10014

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