NYC LIFE: Broadway Joys and Sorrows, Cabaret, Lobster and Cruising

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NYC LIFE: Broadway Joys and Sorrows, Cabaret, Lobster and Cruising

We were all so saddened to hear that Broadway actor, Nick Cordero lost his fight with COVID-19. Valerie Smaldone says there’s a petition to honor Nick by re-naming the Longacre Theatre after him. She also has the scoop on artistic masks, and a hydroponic farm in SoHo. Sandi Durell has enlisted more Broadway and cabaret performers to make a video performing a favorite song. We especially love Karen Mason’s haunting performance of “Up on the Roof.” Our Broadway Babe has some fabulous picks this week to cheer us up in the absence of live Broadway. Several of NYC’s beautiful roof top bars are now opening, and for the adventurous check out the lobster cruise from Pier 81. And even the statues at Rockefeller Center are wearing masks.


Even the Statues are Wearing Masks

If you stroll through the Rockefeller Center Plaza you will the several of their iconic statues wearing masks. This clever reminder to wear facecoverings and social distance was the brainstorm of real estate investment firm, Tishman Speyer.


Join us for an exciting LIVE Facebook event to unveil a beautiful new fashionn collection. Cheryl Benton (aka the “head Tomato) is hosting Gabrielle Carlon’s launch of “At Home.” Join us live on Facebook or live on YouTube.


Lobster and a Sail

The North River Lobster Co. on Pier 81 reopens on July 16. Sail away with them on their restaurant boat. They’ve got lobster rolls, a full raw bar, pitchers of sangria, frozés, and so much more. W 41st St and 12th Ave. pier81info@nycl.com

Sushi on a Rooftop in Midtown

Sushi Lab in the heart of midtown, has just opened its beautiful rooftop bar for fabulous sushi, sake and more. 132 w 47th Street, NYC. https://sushilab.nyc/


The Broadway Babe’s Weekly Picks

Randie Levine Miller has some wonderful gems today, including Carousel,  Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett at Lincoln Center in 1971, the full Broadway revival of Chorus Line, and a fabulous tribute to Marvin Hamlisch.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel · Lincoln Center at Home

This is the highly acclaimed star-studded concert version of “Carousel” with the New York Philharmonic,  starring Kelly O’Hara, Nathan Gunn,  John Cullum, Jessie Mueller;  and New York City ballet dancers Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck… it started streaming last night, July 10 and will continue until September 8. Get the details.

Julie And Carol At Lincoln Center (1971) – Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett

Who of our generation of tomatoes doesn’t adore Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews? 2 major baby booming audience icons!  I found this treasure from 1971 of the two of them together on stage at Lincoln Center… you’ll be so glad you “had this time together” with these two show business greats!

Une Singulière Sensation-Célébrant Marvin Hamlisch – YouTube

Thank God I took French in high school, or I never would have found this first class tribute to the works and life of Marvin Hamlisch.. This is the best Hamlisch tribute, other than some of the private events I attended after his passing… You’re gonna love this..from December 2012’s, PBS “Live from Lincoln Center “. . With the New York Philharmonic and a wonderful cast, starring Audra McDonald (hosting), Kelly O’Hara, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Joshua Bell…. Directed by esteemed and uber-talented director, Lonny Price and Musical Directed by Paul Gemignani … FYI Marvin died on August 6, 2012! I knew him from when I was 12, when he was the music counsellor at Camp Geneva.  And yes, he was “One Singular Sensation.” 

A Chorus Line (2006) Broadway Show

This is the critically acclaimed first Broadway revival of “A Chorus Line” which opened  in 2006,with a fabulous cast…. including Tony nominated Tony Yazbeck, Charlotte D’amboise and Michael Berresse.

An excellent companion piece, is the documentary, “Every Little Step” about the casting and making of this revival, while also interviewing the original cast.. It also traces the history “A Chorus Line” and the creatives involved from the very beginning. Amazon Prime includes it as part of their subscription… It’s a behind the scenes story and is very entertaining!

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