Thursday, March 24, 2011

New York: Day 3

Today I woke up with one thing one my mind; BROADWAY DAY. I've had a secret and sometimes not so secret LOVE for musicals since I was a little girl. (Thank you, Mom.) But sadly I have never seen a Broadway play. Not even those traveling Broadway kind that come to your city. NOTHING. So when I found out that we were heading to New York the first thing on my to-see list was a BROADWAY MUSICAL.

But Day 3 was full of other adventures before our evening on Broadway. (man, I feel like I should make you do jazz hands every time I mention Broadway) I hit the gym this morning while Adam was doing work stuff. (and it was an awful workout my legs felt like lead. We have been walking everywhere in New York. Partly because we are cheap and mostly because we don't want to miss anything. But my whole body is SO SORE) After some lunch, we headed out towards Central Park on 5th Ave.

First stop was Radio City Music Hall. Tried to get Adam to do a picture of us doing a couple of kicks but he didn't want to.

Seeing the NBC studios. Sad that we didn't see Kenneth or Tina Fey or Alec Baldwin. Guess you have to pay for the studio tour.
At the gift shop we found this beauty in the clearance section. #SHAME Needless to say we had to buy it and I can't wait to see it on Adam's desk at work.

Then we went to the top of The Rock.

The view was perfect. No obstructions just glass all the way around. 360 degree view of the city.

Here's my adorable Adam humoring me. I don't love pictures without someone I care about in them. (Got that one from my Dad) He was being a good husband for this shot.

Seeing the famous Rockefeller Ice Stating Rink

We had to stop in this beautiful church and snag a couple pictures (which felt weird). We just don't build churches like this anymore.

We then walked and walked and walked down 5th Ave. We walked by Cartier, Coach, Tiffany and Co, and other richy richy places. We saw Trump Tower, the NYC Downtown Apple Store, and visited the big toy store from the movie "Big". But we were too tired to take pictures. I know shameful, huh? It was late and we needed to head back to get ready for our BROADWAY (jazz hands?) night.

We went and saw the muscial "Memphis" It was FANTASICAL!!! Seriousily so great! I couldn't have imagined going to a better show for my first one.

Here's a discription of the musical:
TURN UP THAT DIAL...From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.

It was everything a Broadway muscial should be. Great songs, dancing, a story that tugs at your heart, characters that make you laugh and cry, and plot that is inspiring!!

After the show we got to do the UNTHINKABLE and meet the cast!!! Here I am with the two leads. They chatted with me for awhile, signed my playbill, and took pictures. I was in heaven! Seriously, I might have pee'd in my little cute dress, but I tried to act cool.

Chad Kimball played Huey, the DJ with a soul for a forbidden music. (After finding out Chad was not on twitter I tried to convince him that he should be, he wasn't sold. Ha it was a funny conversation)
Montego Glover played Felicia a soulful beauty with a voice of gold.

Seriously, if you have a chance to ever see this show, you MUST! By the end everyone in the audience was on their feet, wiping tears from their eyes, and clapping, dancing, and singing along. It was a muscial with a fantastic message about love and acceptence for everyone. Truly beautiful!!

And now everyone one last time. THROW some jazz hands up!! HOCKADOO!!!!


Amy said...

Loving the pictures of your trip. what an amazing experience!!
and i love your coat. so cute:-)

Jen McManus said...

Thanks Amy! I actually borrowed it from a friend. She has style I have none. :D

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