New York Theater

I’ve been lucky enough to see a few shows since living here in the city since January 1st. After “Junk” I saw the Parisian Woman, Come From Away, Folk Wandering and This Flat Earth. And then I saw “Red Roses, Green Gold” and “Escape to Margaritaville”.

I bet you can gather that, from the names at least, each show was vastly different than the next. It’s pretty crazy that all these shows can be on Broadway (and off Broadway) and be so different. I went from seeing an INCREDIBLE, and indescribable, show about the true story of the planes that were literally flying in the air as 9/11 was taking place that were then all averted to the small town in Newfoundland, Canada. Each person was affected by the incident that happened that day and by each other just living together in this small town for several days. It was beautiful and heartbreaking all at once and I yes, I did ball my eyes out. Looking around the theatre I realized that many of these people were here in New York on that day and, I’m sure even the night I was there, some of the people represented in the show (all of the characters played by each cast member were based off a real person) were in the audience. It was very powerful. Haha so I go from a show like that to a show called “Escape to Margaritaville” which is just a bunch of Jimmy Buffet songs put together to create a story line around it. It was a very fun evening and it reminded me how poetic Jimmy Buffet is with the lyrics in his songs. But to go from come from away to that campy show is fascinating to see the wide spectrum that is Broadway.