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My perfect Broadway Day begins on the Upper West Side. I have tickets to Company this evening, and the two miles between my apartment and the theatre district are full of opportunities for pre-show activities—starting with the New York Historical Society.
Company is a very New York show (“Another Hundred People” alone is probably one of the most New York songs ever written) and there is no better place to steep yourself in New York history than the New York Historical Society. Established in 1804, NYHS was New York City’s first museum, which is really something considering there are now 32 museums in Manhattan alone. Studying the history of women in New York, checking out whichever new exhibit they have on offer, and taking in the room full of Tiffany lamps, is the perfect way to start the day.
After I leave the Historical Society, I walk south, through Central Park. I wind my way toward Columbus Circle, passing the Bethesda Fountain, the Olmstead flower bed and the many elm trees. I stop at Tavern on the Green for a pre-show dinner and ask for a table on the patio so I can enjoy the warm evening.
As 8pm approaches, I head over to the Jacobs Theatre. Company is one of my all-time favorite Sondheim shows, and I can’t imagine a better way to spend the evening than to watch director Marianne Elliot’s new take on this classic.
It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, Why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man? Isn’t it time to settle down and start a family? Questions that take on new significance in this production, which reimagines the show with a woman as the lead.
Katrina Lenk breathes new life into Bobbie’s story—backed up by Patti LuPone and an incredible cast—as she searches for answers, and discovers why being single, being married, and being alive in 21st-Century New York could drive a person crazy.
After the show, I pop into Glass House Tavern for a nightcap – a day spent in my favorite city seeing a reinvented Broadway classic? I’ll drink to that!