- After going to see "Avenue Q" three times in the past year, I finally got the chance to meet John Tartaglia after the show. He was a sweetheart and SO cute in person. *SIGH* :)
- To add to my very short list of random celebrity-type people I happened to see walking around the streets of NY, I happened to catch a glimpse of Jeff Marx (one of the co-creators of "Avenue Q") on 48th street, going into a restaurant with some friends on Sunday night (Weird coincidence as one of the only other random people I've seen in NYC is Robert Lopez, during my June trip - the other co-creator of "Avenue Q") ;)
- Shopping on 5th Avenue with my Mom. :) She and I had so much fun browsing in all the stores and trying on and buying clothes. As we got to the higher end stores, we also had fun browsing and looking at all the clothes that we couldn't afford to buy. ;)
- Eating dinner on Friday night with my Mom at Charley O's. :) We both had the shortribs and my Mom labeled it one of her all time most memorable eating experiences. :) It was also my VERY belated birthday dinner for her. :)
My quick impressions of the shows we saw:
- "Fiddler on The Roof" - As mentioned in my previous post, I really enjoyed the show. Harvey's performance was charming and touching and had me in tears for most of the second act (yes, I'm a sap!) ;)
- "Little Women" - The story was sweet and seemed to work really well in its more dramatic moments. Unfortunately, it seemed that the impact of a few of the other supporting roles were lessened a bit by the strong characterization of Jo. Sutton was excellent, as was Maureen McGovern - but I fear the rest of the cast seemed to sometimes suffer in comparison. :( I did enjoy the show, though and it was one of the better new shows that I've seen recently.
- "Brooklyn" - I liked the performances in this show a lot. While it wasn't my favorite new show that I've seen, I have to admit that Ramona Keller, Kevin Anderson (be still my heart - he's my second favorite theatre Kevin) ;), and Eden Espinosa have a lot of talent! I also agree with Gill and Karen who liked the creativity in the show. I'm not sure if I'd see it again, but I'm definitely glad I got the chance to see it once. :)
- "Wonderful Town" - Four words - I.MISS.DONNA.MURPHY. :( The show was still the same sweet show that we saw back in June, but somehow without the hilarious performance of Donna Murphy, the show really lacked something. :( I felt as though Brooke Shields tried really hard, sometimes maybe a bit too hard to get laughs, whereas Donna was so natural in her physical comedy. Finally got to see Raymond Jaramillo McLeod as Wreck (he was out when we saw it in June) - and he was great - and HUGE - I don't remember him looking SO buff in the Oklahoma! photos with Kevin. :O
- "Avenue Q" - Just as wonderful the third time as it was the first time I saw it. All the principals were in - except for Ann Sanders. Her understudy, Angela Ai was very funny, but an Ann Harada-less "Avenue Q" was a little hard for me to get used to. The cast was all wonderful, but I really missed Ann Harada. :(
And now a few photos. :)
In front of all the delicious pastries at a great deli in Times Square. :)
At Rockerfeller Center.
With Rupert Ji (of Letterman fame) at the Hello Deli. :)
Waiting in the cold in the TKTS line on Sunday.
With John Tartaglia after the Sunday evening performance of "Avenue Q"
Hope you all have a nice evening! I'm off to catch up on my sleep! :P