Thursday, 10 June 2010

So, What About Broadway? Let's start with A Little Night Music in New York

In previous posts I've mentioned that while I was in New York with my sisters and my mom we were able to attend shows on Broadway. We actually attended three shows in all, during our 6 night stay.

The first show we saw was a Stephen Sondheim musical, A Little Night Music. Sondheim has written a number of musicals such as; West Side Story, Company, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, A Funny Thing Happened, Gypsy, Follies, Into the Woods, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park, and Passion.

In an earlier post, I mention that when we went to the musical I discovered that the song "Send in the Clowns" came from this musical. 
This musical featured Angela Lansbury as well, Catherine Zeta Jones is making her Broadway debut in this show.

The show was really good. It had the right mix of humour, as well as drama. The singing was good, and the dancing was great. The theatre is intimate. Our seats were at the back of the first level, yet really very close to the stage.

One of the unusual things that we also noticed at the theatres was the absence of any sort of lobby or foyer. You entered and walked directly through doors and into the theatres. At first I thought that we just have lobbies because of our weather, but New York can be pretty chilly, too.

In any case, we came to see a good show, great acting, singing and dancing, and that is what we saw. It was a lovely evening.

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