Sunday, September 30, 2012

New York, New York

As I've said before, I 'm so lucky to live so close to New York City and all it has  to offer.  Yesterday we went in for a matinee of Nice Work If You Can Get It. It was such a fun show! The story was quite silly and farcical, but the music was delightful.  It's hard to go wrong with Gershwin.  This was a musical comedy built around some old Gershwin favorites like the title song and Someone to Look Over Me, S'Wonderful, Fascinating Rhythm, I've Got a Crush On You, and so many others that you had to bite your tongue to keep from singing along.
The two leading roles were taken by Matthew Broderick and Kelly O'Hara. Brodereick is still so adorable and the part was perfect for him.  I fell in love with O'Hara in South Pacific and she was equally winsome in this role with her fabulous voice and appealing looks. I loved the costumes of this Prohibition era and the singing and dancing were over the top.
If you want to see a show that keeps you grinning from ear to ear and often laughing out loud and singing the songs for the next several days, then this is a show for you.  

Of course one of the best parts of the day is always the lunch before the show.  We went to Le Rivage, a charming little French restaurant where I had eaten before.  I had one of my favorite French dishes, frog's legs. They were done to perfection with the prerequisite butter and garlic. Delish!


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to move back east and be able to get to NYC and all it has to offer. Thanks for sharing Norma.

Sarah said...

It sounds like you had a really nice day! I must admit though Im not sure I fancy frogs legs - although they do look delicious!