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Series: My Perfect Broadway Day - Mary

Broadway Inbound

Here at Broadway Inbound, we proudly know a thing or two about Broadway. We’re frequently asked what shows we’d personally recommend and what we like to do around the city. We thought we’d take you behind the scenes on what our perfect Broadway day would look like! Check out Mary’s day below, and tell us about your perfect Broadway day over on our Facebook page.

My Perfect Broadway Day begins at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. This library houses an impressive amount of theatre history collections: recordings, programs, sheet music, & photographs. As an extra bonus, the library also hosts special exhibitions & performances.

My next stop is the Met Opera Gift Shop, where I can pick up performing arts inspired gits including jewelry, accessories, notecards & costumes.

Next, I stroll down to W 49th St & pause for reflection at the historic St. Malachy’s, also known as the Actor’s Chapel. See the beautiful paintings of the patron saints of the arts & light a candle to wish your favorite show or performer continued success!

Before my show, I have dinner at the fun, South Seas inspired Reunion Surf Bar on W 44th St. I enjoy their signature Mermaid cocktail, aka a frozen mojito with a delicious Le Americain sandwich: a french fry, wonton meatball & melted cheese sandwich. Delicious!

It’s showtime! I now head over to Beautiful and marvel over the many iconic songs Carole King wrote for other recording artists. I’ve always been inspired by Carole’s journey from writing for other people to finding the song in her own heart & having the courage to share it with the world. You’ll laugh with her, you’ll cry with her as she finds her own voice. Her story truly is beautiful & the production captures that spirit. The mix of heartbreak & joy is sincere, honest & moving to behold-the reason I’ve returned many times to the show.

As I head home, I feel the earth move under my feet as I remember my Perfect Broadway Day.

Author: Mary McCann