Bette Midler is back on Broadway in Hello, Dolly! A few days ago the first productional photos were released for the show which has started previews this week and opens in April. The best thing about this though? I have tickets for my birthday in July when I am in NYC, on Sunday 16th July. I mean we probably won’t be able to see much as we are so high up but we will be in the Theatre.
Over the weekend I have booked up to head to New York in July for my birthday. It has been a pretty long time since my last trip there so I am very much looking forward to it. In the build up and celebration of booking thought it was only right for New York, New York to be the Musical moment today!
I will be looking to see a few shows on Broadway, if I can figure out how to find cheaper tickets as the prices are so high is unreal!
I am also going to visit film related places so if you can think of any please let me know, Katz Deli from When Harry Met Sally is certainly one place I want to go!
Yes, I have had another obsession via Netflix when it comes to a TV Series. I know it has been a while since the whole Gossip Girl binge but at least this one was a little bit different as I had seen a couple of the episodes randomly and not in any particular order. So I didn’t really get what it was all about. But a month or so ago now I started watching it and in true Netflix style could not stop, next episode, next episode and it did not really take me a massive amount of time to watch all 9 seasons. It was very sad getting to the last season and then few episodes though, something I am pleased I have just watched now as the age of the characters at the start is pretty much where I am at now so it certainly touched a lot of nerves throughout.
Philippe Petit had a dream of putting his high wire somewhere in the world and walking across it. One day he sees the World Trade Center towers in the paper and that is when he decides that’s where it must be. So after a lot of planning and preparation in 1974 he does the impossible.
I had been looking forward to this trip down to London for months and months now. I managed to get a ticket for AC/DC at Wembley Stadium so decided it was best to head down on the Friday and make a full weekend out of it. Plus then managing to fit in a show as well, that turned out to be Broadway transfer The Elephant Man, starring Bradley Cooper.
Also to do a little bit of shopping, not my favourite pastime but I did manage to get a couple of pretty cool things. One of the first I could not resist as it links so well into my re-obsession with An Affair to Remember.
I guess that started the trip off having a nice little film feel to it, and a lot of what happened after this links very nicely to the movies as well. Hence why I am writing this blog post, have felt very inspired to write many posts recently and hoping that I can keep it up.
After taking part in the History Blogathon and mentioning An Affair to Remember, it made me want to watch it again. In the process it also meant that I am inspired to write this post. The film really does break your heart so many times, it’s quite crazy! So I have picked seven times it manages to do just that. But it could actually be more than seven really.
WARNING: THIS POST COTAINS SPOILERS
It’s 1981 in New York City, which is regarded as the most dangerous year in the city’s history. Abel Morales is attempting to grow his business as someone is trying to sabotage what he already has.
During a shopping trip in New York City Frank and Molly literally run into each other and have a chance encounter. During this encounter books are swapped which are for Christmas presents.
10 years to the day, RIP to all of those who lost their lives in the awful 9/11 attacks in New York. It’s scary to think that it was now 10 years ago, but we will never forget the people lost that day.
Harry Potter mania headed stateside last night for the NYC premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.