New York, but I didn't go to Rhinebeck.
I'm horribly calendar impared. I first got the week I was going to New York mixed up, then couldn't match it up in my head with Rhinebeck.
I was in New York working, but managed to have fun also.
Monday and Tuesday I went to customer visits.
Tuesday night I went to Spring Awakening. I LOVE this show - I've now seen it twice. (Once in the spring, before it won the Tony, and then last week). I also decided to be silly - and waited for the cast to come out the stage door. I've never done that before - it was fun. (I did feel old - the people around me were in their early 20's, and I'm...sigh... 36...) Actually, if you're on Ravelry - this show is the source of my current favorite swear word -see track 15.
What I didn't expect was how gracious the two lead actors would be - especially John Gallagher Jr. He has a way of asking and answering questions that make you believe he is completely interested in your answer - leading him to have long conversations at the stage door. I felt comfortable being a total fangirl, and saying this was my second time to see the show, and that I had been watching the Tony broadcast and hoping that both he and the cast would win. And, I had been wondering how they would get around the... explicit... nature of their songs (again, see Track 15). He was fun to talk to... and I found out 1) that the grin on his face when the started "The Bitch of Living" was _not_ due to his Tony win (as I had thought), but to his attempt to not choke when he inhaled for his first line; and 2) that the covering of their mouths during "Totally Fucked" (track 15), was at least partially his idea. (I thought it was brilliant, and told him so. I also told him I stood up and cheered when he won - which I had).
Wednesday was a DAY OFF. In NEW YORK.
I spent hours at the Met looking at art. (I love museums). I went to Purl. (I had gone to Habu on Monday before the customer visit). I bought yarn, of which I have no photos yet.
I do have photos from the trip in general, which will be up in my Flickr space soon.
Wednesday night I went to see Young Frankenstein. OH MY GOD IT IS SO FUNNY.
OK, so I would have been happy with only a good Puttin' On The Ritz number. But it had so much more!
Roger Bart is perfect as Frankenstein (that's Frank-en-steen.)
Megan Mullaly - my god, the woman has a set of pipes on her! There's a song in the second act where she lets loose and WOW!
Sutton Foster is hilarious as Inga. And acrobatic. And, she yodels.... all in the first song she's on stage. (then she gets better...)
Everyone else is good also, but... It was worth every penny of my extravagant ticket. I predict a Tony for Best Musical 2008.
On Friday, I went to see Cyrano de Bergerac with Kevin Klein and Jennifer Garner. This was also a wonderful show, with a strong cast and lovely sets. (not extravagant sets, but lovely) Swordplay. Poetry. Love. Grief. Sigh....
Saturday I came home and collapsed.
Oh yeah, I also went to Photo Plus Expo 2007 on Thursday and Friday :-)
I have to take some photos to have a true knitting update. Coming soon (hopefully tomorrow)