Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

To all of my readers, my dear friends and fellow bloggers, thank-you for making 2008 such a memorable year for me. The Guthrie, the Met, mimosas and more new pals and Broadway shows than I ever imagined!

My very best wishes to all of you and to all those you love for a happy, healthy and theatre-filled 2009.

In the coming months I'll be seeing more shows and hopefully there'll be more chances to meet up with my blogging buddies for good theatre, good food and drink, and good conversation.

But first, let's take a trip on the Wayback Machine:

In 1959, 50 years ago this year, these musicals opened on Broadway: The Billy Barnes Review, Fiorello!, First Impressions, Gypsy, Juno, Once Upon a Mattress, Redhead, Saratoga, The Sound of Music and Take Me Along

and these plays: A Majority of One, A Raisin in the Sun, Sweet Bird of Youth, and The Miracle Worker.


Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Happy New Year, Esther!

Roxie said...

Happy New Year Esther!!!!

Vance said...

Happy New Year!

Gypsy opened 50 years ago? whoa.

Esther said...

Awww, thanks Steve, Roxie and Vance! A very happy new year to all of you.

And The Sound of Music, too, Vance! In fact, I was just checking the Wikipedia entry and interestingly, the entire children's cast was nominated for a Tony in the best featured actress category, even though some of them were boys!

Vance said...

hmm... interesting with the kids nominations. The new Sound of Music that just opened here is fantastic (and directed by Jeremy Sams who did 13 on Broadway, and opened around the same time too. Wonder how he juggled back and forth?). Guess he's good with kids (cause they are so cute here). I actually want to see it again now but it's doing SO well here there are no cheap deals. You can barely even get regular tickets.

there's a fantastic scene at the end when they play that Nazi concert where they turn the whole theatre into a Nazi stadium. Extremely eerie but powerfully effective. (A huge Nazi flag covers the ENTIRE theatre from above (and more drop along the sides). simple but wicked effect).