It’s Springtime in the City

And we all know what that means…the buzz is all about the Tony Awards as nominations were announced yesterday. Being a newbie to Broadway, it was exciting to witness the hubbub and excitement among the theater community. And the support. If there is anything I have learned during my four month stint on Broadway, it is that this industry is enormously successful because and only because it is enormously supportive. There is so much passion and heart for the arts, to people’s avocations, crafts and talents, and to life and society. To the education of people, of oneself, the documentation of a legacy in the present tense. It’s pretty amazing and it’s something particularly unique to Broadway.

And speaking of unique to Broadway, I can’t believe my internship is wrapping up already. I have a week and a half left. My initial thought with this blog was that I would document my experience during the internship, alas I learned just how busy interns and assistants and producers and artists are on Broadway doing the things they’ve done and then some for the 100 years before social media and blogs. I’ve also learned how exhausted I am when I get on the train. So, instead, I have been collecting experiences that I will be reflecting upon and sharing in the summer months. In Times Square and on Broadway, there are certainly no shortage of them.

As far as the Tony Awards, watch them live on CBS in June 11. And then, go see a show! Last two shows I saw were Miss Saigon and Significant Other, both of which I enjoyed very much. I particular like that, this season, I saw both a play and a musical. I really enjoy plays and I see of trend of plays gaining more interest among theater goers and productions. Next season, the goal will be to build on that and see at least four plays.

Well, thanks for reading and until the next curtain call…this is me with Jon Jon Briones after his excellently charismatic performance in Miss Saigon…He took the time to speak with me about my experience with Vietnam as a veteran’s daughter and that being why I wanted to see the show. That was a special moment I’ll keep from this season on Broadway.

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Welcome to Rachel’s Broadway Blog

Welcome to my page about Broadway in New York City.

Hi! ┬íHola! Bonjour! If you found this page, it is because you, like me, love all things Broadway in New York City! My name is Rachel and you’ll find me running up and down and around the Theater District, running errands, eating food and taking in performances. Or catching a train to Grand Central to Yankeeland where I rest my head when I’m not in the city. Only to come back to midtown Manhattan to do it all over again!

My first Broadway show was Phantom of the Opera in 1999. I have since also seen Equus, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. This year I have seen Matilda the Musical and On Your Feet!. On tour, I have seen Annie and Cabaret. I have loved every show I have ever seen.

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