NYCID–Your Passport to New York’s Wonders

First of all, it is free to all New York City residents. (nyc.gov/idnyc) Second, it will replace all those cards you can never keep track of, especially your library card.(nypl.org) Once you have your NYCID card, go to your local NYC library and register it. The library remembers your number and you’re home free. I’ve…

SHE LOVES ME –A PERFECT SHOW DONE PERFECTLY

The Roundabout has done it again. We have always liked this show better than “Fiddler,” Boch and Harnick’s bigger blockbuster, and last night’s performance confirmed that. This is now the fourth time I’ve seen it and the fifth for Rory, who saw the original with Barbara Cook. We have loved it every time but this…

Return to the Joyce for a Little Dance

(grandlifehotels.com) This time, we headed over to Eighth Avenue and 18th Street for Parsons Dance, an innovative group led by Artistic Director and choreographer David Parsons. It has often struck me that we adore the Met Opera, steward of great operas of the past, but rarely go to see new works mounted there–our limitation you…

School of Rock–Surprisingly Listenable and Watchable

Lots of talent here: Downton’s scribe, Julian Fellowes, did the book which is very funny, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s songs and Glenn Slater’s lyrics were tuneful and clever and the choreography took off the roof. I’m happy to say that the music almost never stopped. It’s the old story of a strict school run by the…

Iphigenia Ascends to the Gods in the East Village

(csc.org) As part of their Greek Festival, the Classic Stage Company on East 13th Street mounted a new translation of Euripides’ last play, Iphigenia in Aulis, complete with singing and dancing Greek chorus and it was great. The 2500 year old play, as fresh as yesterday, explored how parents with good intentions inflict pain on…

Gigi on Broadway–Remind Me Why, Exactly, We Are Here?

(nytimes.com) If you loved Gigi, the movie, there are remnants of it here, most notably the music and lyrics including additional songs by the authors, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Unfortunately, these extra songs are not up to the rest of the score and finally, after many years of defending it to Rory, I…