Sunday, August 14, 2011

neon lights are bright...


some nice big fun news here about How To Succeed...
please if someone goes to see this in Janurary let me know how it was...
I just bought tickets for WarHorse for the Thursday night I'm in town with my sisters this December... next I'm considering a musical. I wanted to throw out a question for someone's first broadway musical... Anything Goes?? or How to Succeed...?? I was thinking whichever one I don't see with my sisters I'll try and get a ticket to while in NYC in October... I'm thinking they are both pretty big on song and dance, right? one more question left orchestra row A through F... or... center row N. I was thinking center might be better to see all the dancing whether it's further back or not. I went ahead and booked us at St James Hotel just for the location and all. Thanks tons to sigma chi and bo and anon for the suggestions. I will check out the element while there OCT for future ref... also sigma, I stayed at the Jane last time I was in NYC , you're right it's actually pretty nice clean and affordable. next time I'm in NYC and in need of a place, I'm going to book the Jane again or perhaps try St Marks. Unless I end up meeting the man of my dreams in NYC of course--- at the Lacoste store, WHitney, or Gym bar. You know that ex-jock who now edits at the New Yorker and plays in a jazz band every now and then on weekends in NYC, raised Christian in the Midwest and rarely thinks of dating guys or girls, but when he meets me, just has to make a move... If I meet that guy, I could just stay with him on future visits, right? ha the great thing about October is I'm staying with a friend in Brooklyn. Should be a fun fall break weekend before halloween... hope all are enjoying their SUnday. I'm a bit restless today for some reason. cheers.
EDIT - COMPLETELY making it a goal to get tickets to Relatively Speaking for my October trip if at all POSSIBLE. Ethan Coen? Woody Allen? the actors involved??? if even possible for this okie.......ahh yeah!!! :)

8 comments:

Dr. Russ said...

I wanted to throw out a question for someone's first broadway musical... Anything Goes?? or How to Succeed...??

Either one will be fine for a first timer. Both are big on song and dance numbers. Anything Goes is a tap dance heavy and How to Succeed is the Harry Potter show (which he will be leaving and I don't know if he will be there in December)

I'm thinking they are both pretty big on song and dance, right? one more question left orchestra row A through F... or... center row N.

I would pick closer to the stage. Keep in mind that row N might be under an overhang from the mezzanine. A through F are fine as long as you get closer to the center aisle. Anything over seat 12 is middle of the row on the longer rows.

queer heaven said...

Hey Dan,
WarHorse was spectacular! First Broadway Musical????
Of the 2 you mentioned,I would pick Anything Goes.
But what you really should see is Follies (if there are still tickets) Or go Off Broadway ans see the revivalof Rent.
Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

you have met the man you mention, he lives in your head. it works out nicely, because he is there when you want him and he will not leave you until your mind falls apart.

Anonymous said...

Dan,

I am peaked that you will get to see "Warhorse" it was amazing. Go for row N. Center is always better for any broadway musical plus if you are left orchestra you might be too far off. I personally would go see "How to Succeed". It is a fun show and has some great numbers. I saw Daniel Radcliffe in "Equus" a couple years ago and the kid is talented. It is a harrowing role and he was on top of his game. I like tap and Anything Goes is all tap but i would still see "Succeed"..plus the show is kinda on the long side. I saw "Follies" at the Kennedy Center back in june and was disappointed. ( i work in the biz and see a lot of theater)

Drew

Sigma Chi said...

Definitely How to Succeed ... better show all 'round. Saw it a couple of weekends ago when I was in NYC for a theater marathon weekend (Hair, How to Success and Priscilla in 2 days ... haha). TKTS has an iPhone app that's really useful at getting the list of what's available. Still have to show-up at Times Square or South Street Seaport to buy tho ...

Ah, good to know that you know about The Jane. I think it's an awesome place. Although I do wish there was something similar on the UES.

Sig

Anonymous said...

"The Book of Mormon" is the hottest ticket in town and rightly so. You will ache from laughing. Not to be missed!!!

jim kelly said...

Hi Dan, I agree with Anonymous, you must see Book of Mormon. I saw it in May, and was so amazed that it was on Broadway. So fun, and so outrageous. It won several Tonys this season. So, go for it.

Anonymous said...

I think you would like Anything Goes with Sutton Foster.If you like old Warner Bros,musicals from the 30s then you will love this. Have you thought of Wicked? If Follies is still around then go. I read Darren Criss from Glee is taking over for Dan at How to Succeed. I have not seen Book of Mormon but acc.to my friends its a bit overdone-like Spring Awakening.
You might like the Roger Smith hotel-good rates and very artful.Or the Colonial Inn on west14th btwn 7th and 8th And if you like oysters then Aqua Grill in SOHO