The tradition of seeing a broadway play early in the year with some friends started in 1984. I would put Jersey Boys at the top of the list but most all of the 20+ plays have been good. There is something about Broadway that keeps on delivering after a very long time. Wish I could fast forward and have a glimpse of what my grandchildren’s children will see on Broadway in the future.
Mama Mia by Nino’s Tuscany
Jersey Boys by Nino’s Tuscany
Rating: 5. The Best
The Pajama Game by Orsa
The Lion King by Palm West
Movin’ Out by Palm West
Hairspray by Chez Napoleon
Rating: 5. This was one hilarious musical comedy. Hairspray stars Marissa Jaret Winokur as Tracy Turnblad, and Harvey Fierstein, as her irresistible stage mother, Edna were fantastic. The 60’s-style singing and dancing were non-stop, high energy, extraordinary performances.
Noises Off by Trustee Dining Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Rating: 4. Written by Michael Frayn. British comedy. One of the worst plays I have ever seen.
The Dinner Party by La Something (it was loud)
Rating: 4. By Neil Simon. With Henry Winkler, John Ritter, Len Cariou, Penny Fuller, Veanne Cox, and Jan Maxwell. Very funny.
Rating: 3. Powerful singing. Great band. A bit vulgar at times. Plot hard to follow.
Amadeus by BlueWater Grill
Rating: 3. David Suchet (Salieri) and Michael Sheen (Mozart) were outstanding actors. It was dissappointing that none of the music was live. The play dragged at times. Not as good as the movie.
Rating: 5. Heather Headley and Adam Pascal were really great. Elton John’s music was superb. Overall a fantastic play.
Jekyl & Hyde by Osteria al Doge
Rating: 4. Excellent but violent.
Ragtime by Trustee Dining Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Showboat by CentAnni
Angels in America by Alisons on Dominick Street
Rating: 1. Worse than terrible.
Crazy for You by Tribeca Grill
Rating: 5. Great
Miss Saigon by Provence
Rating: 4. Excellent
City of Angels by Rainbow Room
Phantom of the Opera by Paola
Rating: 5. Opening year. Really great.
Rumors by One if by Land Two if by Sea
Rating: 4. Funny
Les Miserables by Lutece
Rating: 3. Great music. Hard to stay awake.
Me and My Girl by Maestro
In Search of Intelligence in the Universe by Cheshire Cheese
Rating: 3. Lili Tomlin was great. One person show.
Tap Dance Kid by Felidia Brasserie
Rating: 4. Amazing dancing talent
Dream Girls by Rene Pujol
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