The New York City Ballet–A National Treasure

(nycballet.com) Somehow, I missed most of the New York City Ballet’s spring season but woke up in time to catch “Midsummer Night’s Dream” last night at the State (Koch) Theater. George Balanchine’s first full length ballet, created in 1962, bore all the hallmarks of the master–the way he discreetly moved individuals on and off the…

The King and I – Good Revival of an Old Favorite

I never saw this show on stage with Yul Brynner and Gertrude Lawrence (wsj.com) but was, of course, familiar with the gorgeous 1956 film starring Yul Brynner and the non-singing Deborah Kerr dubbed by opera’s Marni Nixon.(bam.org) Here the leads are played by Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe but the real stars of this show…

Bijoux, Botanicals and Ballet

In these winter months, bargains are to be had at many NYC events, museums and attractions, some of which are offered through various discount newsletters. One of them is Goldstar and it is free to sign up. This week, offers will get you half price tickets to¬† a few of my favorite places. One is…