This past weekend, I did something I hadn't done in over ten years: I went to a Broadway show. I think the last show I saw was Fiddler on the Roof with Alfred Molina (who I knew better as Doctor Octopus, as Spiderman 2 had just been released). And it's not like I'm some Broadway buff that's taken a long leave of absence or anything; I've only seen three shows total (the other two being Les Miserables and The Lion King). However, being in such close proximity to the city and a subtle lover of musicals, you'd think I would have gone more often.
I think the biggest wrench has been the price. Tickets for the more popular shows tend to be rather expensive (exceeding $100 per person for decent seats) and I don't have the patience to hang around the TKTS line. So, when my aunt was coming into town from Korea and she suggested we go see something, it was a nice little excuse to drop serious dough on a show. I looked at Wicked and Matilda before my sister suggested we see something Disney. Aladdin seemed to have the most buzz and cheaper tickets so I just went for it. We ended up paying $140 for our center mezzanine seats (plus a hefty amount in fees, which I found ridiculous). But, the show was awesome so I was really happy we got to see it.
coupon for a garage on 56th so we dropped the car off and then walked over to our lunch spot.
Plaza Foodhall so she could choose from a selection of cuisines. Instead, she told me to just go and get whatever I wanted to eat and she would be happy.
Luke's Lobster booth for a lobster roll.
YoArt, macarons from FP Patisserie, and cupcakes from Billy's.
Aladdin is performed at the Amsterdam Theater, right on 42nd and Broadway.
We were sitting in row NN in the mezzanine level and we had a decent view. Obviously, sitting up closer to the stage would have been cooler, but I also liked being able to see the entire stage without turning my head from side to side to keep up with all of the action.