NYC Life: NYC Theater Everywhere, Plus Fun Events

One of the many great things about NYC is the diversity of theater and theater companies, like the New Yiddish Rep. And, if you love classic Broadway shows like Anything Goes, you need to know about Musicals Tonight. Need a little self-care motivation? Meet Barbara Hannah Grufferman at Barnes & Noble. And hurry to the Downtown Abbey Exhibit which closes April 2nd. It is fabulous!!!

 


Now-April 2. Downton Abbey Fans DO NOT MISS THIS.

NYC Life: NYC Theater Everywhere, Plus Fun EventsWe finally got to the Downtown Abbey Exhibit and what pure joy for avid fans like us. They’ve recreated many parts of the set, like the downstairs kitchen, the Crawley dining room, the Crawley bedroom and OMG, the clothes are spectacular. And you will love the interactive features and the hologram greeting from Carson and Mrs. Hughes is awesome.

NYC Life: NYC Theater Everywhere, Plus Fun Events

It’s only there until April 2nd so hurry.  And by the way, you can get discount tickets via Groupon and Goldstar.


March 14 – 29. Two Yiddish Classics at the New Yiddish Rep

NYC Life: NYC Theater Everywhere, Plus Fun EventsThe New Yiddish Rep brings modern treatments of the Yiddish classics and Yiddish interpretations of modern and post- modern masterpieces, in an intimate venue, at affordable prices, with easily readable supertitles.  Their newest production is two plays by post-modern master Hanoch Levin. For the first time ever, The Labor of Life and The Whore from Ohio will be performed in repertory in Hebrew and Yiddish. In these two groundbreaking plays, Levin sculpts a dystopian vision of family and sexuality, exposing the layers of political corruption and social injustice that pervade our lives and putting them in stark comic relief.  Tickets are just $25. 224 Waverly Place. Get the details.


March 22. Meet Barbara Hannah Grufferman

NYC Life: NYC Theater Everywhere, Plus Fun Events

Meet Barbara. March 22 @ 7PM Barnes and Noble 150 East 86th Street

Head to Barnes & Noble at 86th Street (7PM) and meet author, journalist, and Huffington Post contributor Barbara Hannah Grufferman to discuss her new book, Love Your Age. Barbara wants to motivate women of all ages to take much better care of themselves by exercising, eating for good health and making an effort to value self-care. And that will be the focus of her keynote address at our April 28th Renewal Summit too.

 



Broadway Musical Revivals

Anything Goes: Jessica Moore (Erma); David Visini (Ensemble); Alexandria Van Paris (Ensemble); Brian Ogilvie (Evelyn Oakley);  partial – Cameron Lucas (Ensemble); partial – Cameron Benda (Ensemble); Meredith Inglesby (Reno); Nick Walker Jones (Billy Crocker); Becky Elizabeth Stout (Ensemble); Spencer S. Lawson –Ensemble; Beth Stafford Laird (Hope)

OMG. How did we not know about Musicals Tonight, which has been reviving classic Broadway musicals, off-Broadway since 1998. We saw their most recent product of Anything Goes.  We’re still humming all the great Cole Porter tunes.

The ladies’ costumes were to die for.  Each one prettier than the next and all in the fashion of that era. The cast was perfect.  We fell in love with them all especially Billy (Nick Walker Jones)who was the main  character.  And Meredith Inglesby who played Reno Sweeney really was the star of the show!  Carlos Lopez was Moonface – a Danny DeVito type gangster and quite a good singer and dancer.

The tap dancing was heart stopping, and then they all sang 5 seconds after the most strenuous tap workout we have ever seen on stage!  Made the Rockettes look like second stringers!!!!! We would see it again that’s how good it is!

Next up is Calamity Jane!! Get tickets now.

 

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