FEBRUARY 18, 2014 (Tuesday)
It was supposed to snow again last night but by the time we woke up, it was just gray and cold (again).
We didn’t get up and out until late. We decided to go to lunch at a place that had been recommended by Beth C. Beth C. is the nice lady who had told us about the great ice cream place in Missoula, Montana, and about Duck Donuts in Kitty Hawk. She hasn’t steered us wrong so we decided to go for it and made reservations at Becco.
We walked to Becco’s on West 46th Street. We were a little early for our 12:30 PM reservations so we went over to West 45th Street and got tickets for tonight’s performance of “Once the Musical.” We had seen a little bit on television about it, and it looked interesting, so we got the tickets at their box office (about the same price as waiting in like at the TKTS Booth). We walked through an alley type way and over to the restaurant and were immediately seated. The restaurant was lovely and very Italian. Great service. Prices weren’t too bad for lunch. Michael and Lexi got the three pasta, all you can eat, lunch; and I got a lemon chicken. Everything was excellent. You could tell they make their own pasta as it was so thin. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Yummy.
It was while we were eating that Michael looked at our paperwork for the Daily Show. We discovered that if we went to the Daily Show, we would not be able to go to Once the Musical, because the taping would not get out in time. What a bummer. We resolved, however, that when we come back to live for a few months, we will do all the television show things we didn’t get to do this time.
After our amazing lunch, Lexi went back to her room and Michael and I went to the Diamond District. So much wealth concentrated in such a small area.
We went to the theater and bought matinee tickets to No Man’s Land with Patrick Steward and Ian McKellen.
Then we walked to the Jersey Boy theater and got tickets for tomorrow night. Again, we got tickets at their box office for what we would have paid at the TKTS Booth. We decided to go back to our “home” for a rest. (We are old people after all and needed to relax.) We both fell asleep. It was wonderful. Didn’t wake up until almost 5:30 PM, when it was time to leave for the play. We were told we should get to the play by 6:30 PM as the cast played music before the show.
We got to the show a little early and got to talking to some people who were waiting outside the theater next door. It’s not open yet but they are preparing for an opening in March for “Mothers and Sons,” starring Tyne Daly. Anyway, the grandmother, mother, and sister of the youngest star, Grayson Taylor, were waiting on the rehearsal to finish and we got to talk to them about the play. How exciting. The whole family are actors. Again, only in New York. How fun.
We got into our play without a problem. The theater was beautiful but the chairs were from the 1800’s and so uncomfortable and close. No room at all to move your feet. Very uncomfortable but the play was really good. It was different but I loved it. High energy by the cast and what talent! Each member played multiple instruments, sang, danced – amazing.
After the play, on our walk back “home,” we happened by the theater where “After Midnight” was playing. At the same time we were walking by, K.D. Lang walked out the door and we got to take her picture. I love New York! Always something going on. We also stopped by the Steak and Shake to get a late dinner to bring back up to our room.
That was our day. Hope yours was great!