In part two of my series where actors from Broadway’s hottest shows share what they love about New York, I’m profiling Gabriella Sorrentino. The native New Yorker is currently the dance captain, swing ensemble member, and Peggy/Maria cover for Hamilton, which, as we all know, has been a smash success ever since it opened in the summer of 2015.
Following are excerpts from a recent interview with Sorrentino.
Where do you live?
Hells Kitchen, Manhattan.
What’s your favorite neighborhood in the city and why?
There are so many amazing neighborhoods, but one of my favorites is the Upper West Side. I love walking around all the side streets and admiring the beautiful brownstones and buildings architecture. There are also so many cute shops, restaurants, and cafes to try!
Can you tell us your top picks in the Theater District and what makes them so great?
I love tea, so one of my favorite spots is Bird & Branch [on W.45th St.]. They have a huge variety of specialty teas as well as delicious treats to go with it. Its a great place to kick back and have a moment of calm and relaxation. I also love brunch, and The Blue Dog [on W.50th St.] is the place to go! They have a juice menu, a wide selection of teas to choose from and the food is delicious...READ MORE