Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer vacation in New York!

I'm almost ready to head to New York City for my first visit of 2010.

I've done my sandwich research and decided to go for No. 77.

I've got my tickets for La Cage aux Folles, Lend Me A Tenor, Fela! and The Addams Family on Broadway and Trust off-Broadway. I'm also planning to take in a concert at Joe's Pub to benefit Broadway Impact and its fight for marriage equality.

Given the heat wave, I'm not sure how much energy I'll have for sightseeing but I've picked out a couple of exhibits: Race to the End of the Earth at the American Museum of Natural History and Curious George Saves the Day at The Jewish Museum.

One thing I won't be seeing is Al Pacino in Central Park in The Merchant of Venice. When you've got a too-short summer vacation, spending three hours with Shakespeare and anti-Semitism isn't very appealing.

Yeah I know, opinions differ, it has to be understood in the context of its time, it's a plea for tolerance, yada, yada, yada. Maybe another time.

7 comments:

bookmouse said...

Hope you enjoy NYC and all those shows! That sandwich looks tasty.

Esther said...

Thanks! I try to save my red meat for special occasions. ;-)

Dale said...

Have a fantastic time. My friends said Fela! was a powerhouse. I'm hoping I can make it in the fall. I've already been picking through SOB's list of picks and what's coming up. I'll need a full report on the sandwiches!

Esther said...

Hey Dale! Fela was incredible. I really loved it - powerful, vibrant storytelling. Sandwiches may have to wait. It's too hot to go back down into the subway!

Dale said...

I'm glad you liked it Esther!

dining tables said...

I also want to have a vacation in New York but I don't have enough time and lot of money for that. I know that you are going to have a great time in that place because there are lots of good places and shows in that wonderful place.

Esther said...

Hey, dining tables, thanks for the comment. You should save up your money and go! New York is a great place for a vacation. There's so much to see and do. You can check online at sites like Playbill and BroadwayBox for discounted theatre tickets.