I Love New York in June

Late one Friday night back in June, I drove up to New Jersey and stayed with my friend Pam who owns a hot tub and serves good wine.  We hadn’t seen each other in a year – and the time before that, we hadn’t seen each other in 25 years.  Facebook is a great thing! But I digress.

Saturday morning we took the train in to New York and caught a matinee of A Little Night Music.  I had never seen Angela Lansbury live and I was damned if this opportunity was going to pass me by.  Catherine Zeta-Jones was a delightful bonus.  And don’t hate on her because of the Tony Awards – I don’t know what that was about, but she was lovely in the show.

Michael Cole (aka Boyfriend) drove in from Mahopac to have dinner with us and I was thrilled out of my mind to see him!  We recreated the final pose of one of the dance numbers from our 1991 production of Dames at Sea.  Some things will always amuse us!

After dinner, Pam and I walked over to the Booth Theatre (which is one of my favorites) to see Alice Ripley and Brian d’Arcy James in Next to Normal.  OH MY GOD!!!!  It was brilliantly devastating! And Alice Ripley was off-the-charts amazing!  I was so high excited as I left the theatre that I forgot to take pictures.  It wasn’t until we were almost back to Penn Station that I remembered I was carrying a camera.  So I took this.

I’ll be back in New York at the end of this month.  Hopefully it won’t take me so long to blog about it next time!

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