This blog is slowly making me reveal my 26 Things to Do Before I Turn 26 “bucket list.” I am now just over halfway through the list but already 3/4ths way through the year. I will need to go into extreme goal-accomplishing very soon. Any help would be much appreciated.
One of the things on my 26 things to do before I turn 26 list is “see ten Broadway shows”. It’s really more “take advantage of your proximity to the Theatre District” but I felt like I needed to quantify that item before I could cross it off. This year, I have seen:
“Lend Me a Tenor”
“Hair” with Emily
“Mary Poppins” with the ‘rents and sister
“Billy Elliot” with Nicole and her cousins
Two weeks ago, Emily and I indulged our inner 5-year old slash 90-year old selves and went to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. I thought the show was going to be more like a Broadway show, with Playbills, strict ‘you will get kicked out if you have a camera’ rules, and an intermission, but it had a dinky little program, was actually very casual, with cameras flashing everywhere, and was a lot shorter and wouldn’t have needed an intermission.
My friends and I have decided that the new Friday night is at Sweet Caroline’s Dueling Piano Bar in Times Square (46th bt 6th & 7th Avenues). Two piano players and one drum player perform song requests from tourists (and the occasional New Yorker). The song slip tells them what you want to hear, the amount of money you give with the song slip tells them how badly you want to hear it…and if you don’t like a song they are playing, you can request a new one with a higher bid. The first time Mendy and I went to Sweet Caroline’s, we were apparently in the wrong crowd with the lowest payments for songs being $20. This time, people were requesting songs for $2, so we were actually able to participate (and, in some cases, dominate).