Broadway Shows, New York City
Go see a show (Broadway or Off- Broadway -- or Off Off Broadway, for that matter). The Talent in New York is unprecidented. See something you've never heard of. Hit or miss, it's something you'll never forget.
Also, take in the nightlife. I am a swing dancer, so I'd recommend Cache, or Swing 46 for starters.
Fondest memory: I would miss dancing the night away at a swing club, and then going to an all night diner to tide me over til morning.
SEE BROADWAY SHOWS!!!!
I usually go to the TKTS counter at the World Trade Center to get the cheaper tickets that go on sale every day. It's a covered area (as opposed to the Times Square branch) and you would still have time to go and line up at the box offices if the show you want to see isn't there. However, most of the 'hot' shows are not available from the TKTS booth...but good long-running shows are available.
Fondest memory: When I was in New York in Feb. 1999, one of my sources of pride was seeing 3 Broadway shows in 24 hours. FANTASTIC!!!! The biggest highlight was seeing Miss Saigon (with the original Miss Saigon, Lea Salonga)!!! She was stunning!
This time, Feb. 2001, I saw Fosse and Aida...both are great shows! My favorite would be Aida out of the two. Really great acting and singing from the female lead!
Go to a Broadway Show. While there I saw Miss Saigon, Rent and Les Miserables. We also were there during the Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you go during this time and want good positions to see the parade then better get up early, but bundle up as most likely it will be FREEZING...
Fondest memory: The cabbies.. Some of them are really good and yet others are very bad. We were lucky to get a good one who was willing to take us on a tour for a cheaper fare (i think he was off duty).
Favorite thing: No stay in New York City wouldn't be complete without a Broadway play. Astonishingly enough, my many visits never brought me to see 'The Phantom of the Opera'. We thouroughly enjoyed one of the oldest and long lasting plays.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory of NYC has to be watching Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. The show was amazing. The scenery, costumes, and overall structure of the theater is beutifully elaborate. Adding in an extreamly talented cast and great story provides a night of theater I won't soon forget. If I ever make it back to New York again, I will make time to see another broadway show.
The show is three guys. It's a performance affecting all six senses, and then a few others you didn't even know you own. As mentioned, this is a cool, very unique performance.
I'll include some photos taken from their web page, Blueman.com. Check it and them out when you're in NYC.
Go to Time Square!! You have to walk around and buy the hot dogs from the vendors and eat the peanuts from the vendors!! You want to haggle with the vendors!! Eat at 'hole in the wall' restaruants, instead of McDonalds!! See a New York Broadway show!!
Fondest memory: The CHAOS of Time Square!! All the news cameras that are there all the time....!! MTV!!!
Favorite thing: Actress Anna Sophia Robb attend "Breakfast at Tiffany's" on Broadway Court Theatre in New York.(AFP)
In fact I could not manage to see a show or a concert as I had limited time,but even the ads are very colurful and impressive..
I hope to visit there in July and see many many shows,concerts..
Favorite thing: I stayed off Broadway and took this subway everywhere. I walked my friend's dog every time I had a chance. The dog made a lot of friends.
OK. Here it is; Info on Blueman Group.
I went to see this group perform in 2001 when visiting a friend of mine, Brown Furlow (see my Mississippi page.)