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Nine shows later, I’m back from New York


Regular readers of this space over the years know that I have a pedal-to-the-metal approach to visiting New York. I fill every minute I can with shows, visits to museums — and more shows. (Food is a low priority — I’m known to wolf down an energy bar and a seltzer between matinee and evening performances.) Even though I’m sure some would call my approach a Cultural Long March, I love every minute.

I just returned from my latest binge, and I set a personal record: Nine performances in six days. (Because it’s Tony Awards season, some shows are scheduling special Thursday matinees, which let me fit in an extra show.) I’ll be writing an extended recap of what I saw in the days to come, but for now I’ll just share my itinerary:

“Bullets Over Broadway,” St. James Theatre
“Red-Eye to Havre de Grace,” New York Theatre Workshop (Off-Broadway)

Visit to Metropolitan Museum of Art
Visit to Guggenheim Museum
“Heathers: The Musical,” New World Stages (Off-Broadway)

Visit to J.P. Morgan Library
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” Walter Kerr Theatre

Visit to Whitney Museum of American Art
“Violet,” Roundabout Theatre Company
“The Cripple of Inishmaan,” Cort Theatre

Visit to the Museum of the Moving Image
“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” Stephen Sondheim Theatre
“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” Circle in the Square Theatre

Visit to Museum of Modern Art
Visit to P.S. 1 (MOMA affiliate)
“The Bridges of Madison County,” Schoenfeld Theatre

Visit to Kara Walker installation at the abandoned Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Back to Fresno (It took me a while because of an unscheduled overnight stay at LAX)

It’s going to take me a few days to recover. But, as always, it was worth it!

Responses to "Nine shows later, I’m back from New York"

Aileen Imperatrice says:

Sounds perfect and perfectly normal to me!

Marc says:

I’m going with Greg Ruud (his first time) next week and were planning on seeing tons of shows as well. I’m very excited to read what you thought of each production! Welcome back.

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