I know I’m a fashion blogger, not a music one, but I just had to post something about my Broadway experience in New York! I have always been a fan of musicals and have dreamed of one day seeing a Broadway show. This past week I saw two shows on Broadway. One was the musical Evita, which was simply amazing. The music and dancing are phenomenal, and the story is a real tear jerker. The swelling meaningful lyrics paired with latin beats will have you humming the songs for weeks after seeing it. It is based on a true story about the queen of Argentina, Eva Peron. As a bonus, the narrator is played by Ricky Martin, who fits the role well. The second show I saw was not a musical, but a comedy called Harvey. It is a hilarious tale about a man who has an imaginary 6 ft tall rabbit friend and his family’s struggle to get him in an insane asylum. There is a movie from the 50’s that is based off the play which is definitely worth watching before going to see the play. The main role is played by Jim Parsons, who is better known as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on the popular comedy Big Bang Theory. I have to say that he does just as good a job live, as he does recorded, and is every bit as hilarious. Unfortunately, the play is only around for 3 weeks, so unless you are going to visit New York in the next few days, you will probably not get a chance to see it. However, if you do, and you have some spare time after the play, rush to the back of the theatre. If you make it soon enough, you can get a spot in line to get an autograph form Jim, and the other cast members. While there, I got to meet him and get a poster signed. It was a great experience!
August 4, 2012