The Big Apple

February 10, 2008 at 6:51 pm 4 comments

Yesterday, Chris and I took a bus trip to New York.  It was a great day!  I love taking the bus because you can relax and read and all the driving is done for you.  We use a company called Superior Tours and they always provide safe drivers and good service.   It makes for a nice day!

It was rather gloomy yesterday and although it wasn’t raining hard, the sky was spitting.  I wore my winter coat, probably too heavy for the day because it did get rather warm in the afternoon.  To escape the rain, we ventured into the American Folk Art museum and it was lovely. They had a special exhibition on Jewish immigrants and the extraordinary work they did when carving the Ark for the Torah, creating elaborate papercuttings and even creating some of the most beautiful of carousel animals.   I seemed to have learned a lot about folk art!

We went to a deli for lunch and then had a nice long brisk walk to 45th street to see the musical Curtains, with David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk.  It was wonderful.  Light and fun, it was a musical murder mystery when the lead actress in a musical is poisoned on opening night of a show.  It also is a bit of a musical within a musical as the plot centers around the show itself and you see many numbers from that show as well.  David Hyde Pierce is wonderful as the detective that wants to be a musical star, giving hints about how the musical should be changed as well as trying to solve the crime.  The sets were elaborate and colorful, the music light and fun and the costumes were wonderful.   I really admired the work of the dancers in the chorus.  They can really do some amazing things.   We were in row B so we were pressed up to the stage itself and had wonderful seats, you could see everything very clearly.  I loved it.

Then we made another longish brisk walk to 51st street to eat at Johnny Utah’s.  I found this restaurant on the internet and it looked quite good.  It has a southwestern flavor and has a mechanical bull in the middle of the restaurant!   It was not turned on and no, Chris and I did not ride it but I bet it would be fun to see!  The food was very well done and the service was good and the desserts were fabulous if not a little expensive.  I had an apple cobbler and Chris had this banana pudding that looked divine.  The strange thing about this restaurant was the bathroom. It was unisex. You had your own cubicle but all the stalls were in the same room. And you had to wash your hands while women fixed makeup.  Bizarre!

Then we headed back to the bus for our trip home.  Amazing.

My next show in line might possibly be Patti LuPone as Mama Rose in Gypsy. I love Ms. LuPone and seeing her as Mama Rose would be an experience. I plan to buy tickets to something this week. I shall let you all know.

But be sure and see Curtains!   It is worth it!

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Thank you, Linda Blair One for the Tiger

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tigeryogiji  |  February 11, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Sounds fabu!! And the bathroom sounds like something out of Ally McBeal!

    Reply
  • 2. urspo  |  February 12, 2008 at 3:53 am

    I adore Ms Lapone too – but someone thinks she mumbles too much.

    Reply
  • 3. Debbi  |  February 13, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Wow, that is strange about the unisex bathroom. How bizzare. lol.
    I’m glad you guys had a great day and saw a fun show.

    Reply
  • 4. Indigo  |  February 13, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I know that *I* had a lot of fun! 🙂

    Reply

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