Monday, January 5, 2009

Broadway Shows

Here are some of the Broadway shows that are playing in New York City right now. Musicals appear to be more popular than dramas. Lately, there has been a lot of Disney-fication on Broadway with more and more movie-themed shows coming to town, like The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins and Grease.

Recently, I was invited by a new friend from California to see South Pacific with her at the Lincoln Center. The production was spectacular and I really enjoyed it.

So what shows have you seen lately?

21 comments:

Paz said...

Very cool! I'd love to see South Pacific.

Paz

Ellen Kimball said...

Hi Ming,

I hate to admit it, but I saw the original cast in "South Pacific" including Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza a very long time ago. It was a wonderful show. If you get a chance, try to get a copy of the movie which was also very unique, with Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi. It's a beautiful movie.

The latest production was a touring company which came to Portland (Oregon) a couple of years ago. Robert Goulet played Emil Debeque, and while his voice was still rich in many ways, he was certainly physically compromised. Goulet has since passed away.

Thanks so much for this delightful blog. I'm so happy to have found you and all the other devoted photo artisans.

EK

Olivier said...

ce qui me fait penser que je n'ai jamais vu de show à Broadway (des concerts de blues et de jazz oui), cela doit être impressionnant. J'ai vu qu'il avait fait une comédie musicale avec l'histoire de Shrek, cela doit être spécial ;o)

which makes me think that I have never seen a Broadway show (concerts blues and jazz yes), it must be impressive. I saw he had a musical with the story of Shrek, it must be special ;o)

Chuck Pefley said...

Wow, that was a few years ago when Mary martin and Ezio Pinza were actively performing.

Lincoln Center is a wonderful performance venue. I managed a ticket at the last minute for a symphony concert there about 10 years ago. It was truly like a breath of fresh air when Zubin Meta began conducting. A memory I'll always treasure.

Vanilla Press said...

Hi, what a great photo..I would love to see Grease.I love the huge vivid signs in NYC!
Jasmine

Peter said...

"South Pacific" reminds me that I once, as a young a poor exchange student in NYC, got the autograph of Richard Rogers (and Ginger Rogers) on a 1$ note. However before leaving for home, I was so poor that I had to give it away! Too bad!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Jersey Boys. I have heard it is a hoot. I would like to find out for myself.

Hilda said...

Disney-fied or not, I really envy NYC's very rich art scene — visual and performance.

Sigh, nothing the whole of December. Too busy at work and the Christmas season.

Shammickite said...

Hahaha I wonder where Peter's autographed $1 bill is now!!!!
I went to see a local production of "Guys and Dolls" in the summer, that musical has the most wonderful songs!
And another local company is putting on "Camelot" in 2 weeks time, I shall definitely go.
But have never actually been to a BROADWAY production.

Sharon said...

I see some type of theatre performance at least once a month. My all time favorite right now is "Wicked". It's outstanding.

laila said...

the image is way cool!

I just watched the very first play in my life recently, it's called 'das experiment', very action packed and stuff.
i still prefer movies :P

glenda said...

Love theatre performances. The last one I saw was Spring Awakening last month. And we will see Lion King this Sun.

Rafe T said...

I'm seeing Billy Elliot tonight and All my Children on Thursday.
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Susu said...

How wonderfully New-Yorky your shot - such vibrant coloring and nicely hectic atmosphere!

marley said...

The last show we saw was les Miserables in London, back in October. It was brilliant, though quiet long!

I like all these colourful billboards.

Alexa said...

I envy you, Ming. Have been wanting to see South Pacific. My parents were at the opening night of the original production with Mary Martin and Enzio Pinza—my mom recently showed me the ticket stub that she saved: $7 (!), and she said she lost count of how many curtain calls there were.
I saw the Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular with relatives who were visiting. Cheesy and lots of fun.

Lily Hydrangea said...

great pic Ming! I try and go whenever I can. Last three were, All MY Sons, Rent-just before it closed, & The Vertical Hour. All were good. I'd like to see West Side Story next.
I admit I am a sucker for musicals.

jen laceda said...

ahhh...broadway. if i can make it here, i'll make it anywhere...

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thwany said...

eh, i'm not really a broadway play type of person.

Virginia said...

Welll the Birmingham Children's Theatre is as close as I've come lately! I read Peter's comment. That autographed dollar might be worth something on Ebay today, Peter. Too bad you had to spend it.

I grew up with movies like South Pacific. I'll bet I still could sing every word to every song in it but nobody would want to hear it-ha

L.Shaw said...

The last show I saw was Spring Awakening. Hope to see Billy Elliot soon.