NYC LIFE: Broadway Casts, Black History Month, Pancakes, Entertainment and More
Outdoor art is everywhere, and our roving photographer has captured some wonderful images. Sandi Durell has a great interview today with Andre De Shields who is performing at Flushing Town Hall on Feb. 26 in the role of Frederick Douglass. If “Pancakes Make You Happy” you will love this new cookbook with 75 pancake recipes. Valerie Smaldone has the scoop. How would you like to be “backstage” with the casts of some of your favorite Broadway shows? Well check out The Broadway Cast Reunions. The Broadway Babe is back with more virtual entertainment. But wait there’s more including two great and free 3T events. Read on.
The Broadway Cast Reunion Series
This new subscription series offers online Broadway cast reunions of many major musicals that were unable to tour this season. Upcoming reunions include Hadestown, The Lion King with Heather Headly, Dear Evan Hanson, and Jersey Boys. It’s like being backstage with the cast and hearing personal, hilarious, unscripted stories and gossip with some of your favorite performers. Tickets are just $15.00.
It’s a great chance for audiences to stay connected to some of their favorite performers in a unique way. The casts really let their hair down in the off-the-cuff format. Attendees are able to interact with the cast and ask questions through the chat feature. Tickets are $15.00. Get details here.
Now playing: Carol King, Lee Roy Reams, Broadway at the White House
The Broadway Babe, Randie Levine Miller is back with some great picks. Lee Roy Reams is a “tomato” favorite (pictured here with Randie ) and you will see why in his interview, and his amazing performance from the Hollywood Bowl. It’s the 50th anniversary of Carol King’s legendary album, “Tapestry.” And you will love this 1993 concert. And think back to the glamorous Reagan White House and watch this Broadway Tribute at the White House. Get the details.
Our Roving Photographer
Nicole Freezer Rubens is the author of “The Long P:ause and the Short Breath,” photos and poetry from NYC’s pandemic.
Art is everywhere in New York City. From high to low, sculpture to sticker art. Seek and you will find artworks in the streets. Tom Fruin in the Meatpacking District, Phoebe New York in the West Village and KAWS in midtown.
If you’re looking for something different head to the East Village to Beetle House—a Halloweenesque, Tim Burton-themed restaurant and bar. They now have a “fire-and-ice” bar that includes libations like a Winterberry Cider Martini; a Fire and Ice Margaritta; the Beattle Hot Toddy, Mint Chocolate RIP, and more. Their 50 foot outdoor space is warm and covered from the elements, and they have an extensive food menu too. And Thursdays to Sundays evenings, costumed characters perform. East Village at 308 E Sixth Street. Check out their web site.
Museum of Natural History Exhibit Explores Color
A museum is a great getaway on a cold wintry day, and they’re open (with limited admission and masks of course.) If you haven’t been the Museum of Natural History in a while, their exhibit on color is a great reason to head there. “Color is all around us, shaping our emotions, our actions, and our surroundings, yet we often take it for granted,” said museum president Ellen V. Futter in a press statement. “This immersive exhibition explores the role and power of color in the natural world, in human cultures, and in our personal lives.” Get the details and make a reservation.