A few days after Christmas, we had family day in NYC. We took MJ and Jill to see Aladdin on Broadway. I managed to get really good seats, third row orchestra.
Jill, who normally cannot sit still for 30 minutes, loved the play. She came home, downloaded some of the songs and walks around the house singing.
Just before the show we walked around Rockefeller center and had dinner at Trattoria Trecolori on 47th Street.
The Broadway play, Kinky Boots, is awesome. Cathy and I took Lindsey and Elizabeth on Tuesday, Dec 1st. We got lucky, that night was Wayne Brady’s debut as Lola. He was absolutely fantastic!
Wayne Brady brought an unbelievable amount of energy to the show. The music and dancing was just superb. Kinky Boot’s is in my top 5 Broadway plays of all time.
Yesterday Cathy & I went to see Wicked on Broadway. Its the story behind the story of “The Wizard of Oz”. It is the story aboutthe wicked witch of the west and the good witch and how they came to be.
The first half of the play develops the characters in a way that is exciting and entertaining. Not all is as it seems. The storyline in the second half of the play intertwines with the “The Wizard of Oz”. As we see the true nature of the characters unfold, our perception of the original movie changes.
The costumes, the music, the actors on stage all combine into an event that is truly mesmerizing. The shear power of the vocals is amazing. I found myself lost in the story, waiting in anticipation for it to unfold.
We have seen Chicago, Gypsy and Phantom of the Opera all on Broadway. We even saw Gypsy with Bernadette Peters. They are great plays and would recommend any one of them to see. However the last play that truly captivated me to this extent was Les Miserables.
This is a must see on Broadway!