Monday, November 10, 2008

Hang on Broadway, I'm coming!

In a bid to personally save Broadway during these perilous economic times, I depart for New York City this morning on my most ambitious theatre trip ever. Wait, you ask, even bigger than your seven-musicals-in-five-days marathon in July 2007?

Yes, even bigger than that. I'll be spending an entire week in the city that never sleeps and I'll be taking in a mind-boggling 11 shows. Maybe 12 if I can squeeze in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

I'm not limiting myself to the Great White Way either. All of New York City needs my help. So I'll be attending my very first opera, venturing downtown to the venerable Public Theater and even traveling off the island of Manhattan, to the exotic climes of Brooklyn.

Will I have the stamina, the intestinal fortitude, that this mission into the very heart of drama, comedy and musical theatre requires? By Sunday night, will I remember anything about the show I saw on Monday? Will I be able to answer the two most burning questions on the minds of my readers: Where is the stage door at the Broadhurst Theatre and does Daniel Radcliffe sign autographs?

Stay tuned.

9 comments:

Amanda said...

Have fun!!

Want to go to NYC again in December? ;)

Chris Caggiano said...

Well, Radio City has like 6 shows a day on weekends, so fitting that in shouldn't be much of a problem. Plus, it's fun, it a tacky touristy, LCD kind of way.

I look forward to reading your reviews.

Take care,

--cc

Joseph Gomez said...

dude, have fun!! (jeeeeaaaaalous)

Kari said...

Safe travels -- I hope you have a wonderful time! I'm looking forward to seeing you again.

Linz McC said...

Wow that is a lot of shows. But really I am just jealous! Have fun. Look forward to your reviews afterward.

Dale said...

I'm looking forward to the recap and hearing about your first foray into the opera world. I'm a big opera fan too!

Theatre Aficionado at Large said...

Have a great time!

I look forward to Saturday!!

Esther said...

Thanks everyone! I just got here and checked into my hotel, which is within shouting distance of Times Square. I got a look at the fancy new TKTS booth from the cab. Very cool! Ok, I'm off to Billy Elliot tonight. Dancing British coal miners! I don't know which actor is on as Billy tonight, but they're all incredibly adorable and talented. Time to walk around and take pictures of theatre marquees!

Mondschein said...

Hi Esther. I once took in 13 shows in 9 days on a NY trip prior to moving to the city. It was thrilling but, I admit I was a bit burned out by the last two shows.

I think you'll love "Equus." I was just a little skeptical over the hype, but I was entranced by the staging, theatricality and the performance of Richard Griffiths - what an actor!!