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Now On Broadway: ‘Other Desert Cities’ ~ New York Times Review

‘Other Desert Cities’ at Booth Theater – Review – NYTimes.com.

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I’ve got tickets (3rd row center)…I’m looking forward to seeing this play…but exchanged them because Ms. Channing was out due to an injury. I have tickets to a show in two weeks (but the seats are not like these (below):


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Idina Menzel, Marvin Hamlisch and New York Philharmonic 2/5/11

We just returned from the excellent one-time-only Idina Menzel and New York Philharmonic concert at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. This was Ms. Menzel’s Philharmonic debut and the evening’s conductor was Marvin Hamlisch. The performance was a benefit for the general fund of the New York Philharmonic.

Ms. Menzel had a wonderful stage presence as well as great banter with Mr. Hamlisch. Ms. Menzel told the audience stories from her life, including her days as a Long Island wedding singer, a NYU student, working with the “RENT” team Off-Broadway, her Tony winning role in “Wicked”and shared her adoration for her 17 month old son and husband, Taye Diggs. One funny story involved her black Labrador Retriever, named Sammy Davis Jr. – she quipped, that the dog is a lot like her son-a black Jew (lots of laughs).

The barefoot Ms. Menzel mixed-it-up with songs from the American songbook, “RENT”, “Wicked”. and “Glee”. It is hard to imagine The Phil covering a Lady Gaga song (“Poker Face”) but it was great. Ms. Menzel dedicated “No Day But Today”  to Jonathan Larsen (the late composer and playwright of “RENT”). Later, Ms. Menzel turned off her mic and sang a cappella “For Good” with only her voice filling the grand space.

I was lucky to get tickets to this ‘Sold Out’ performance and I actually used StubHub to get our great center orchestra seats. This is the first time I actually paid more than face value for any ticket! The performance was worth it.

Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, February 5, 2011, 8:00pm

New York Philharmonic

Marvin Hamlisch, Conductor

Idina Menzel, Vocalist (Debut)

Rob Mounsey, Music Director and Piano


Here is a YouTube video from the night, compliments of deejaymcknight:

Other Desert Cities – Please move to Broadway. Sold Out Run!

The Leonard Lopate Show: Other Desert Cities – WNYC.

On air now. I need tickets to this sold old run-but I am not willing to pay $400 per scalped ticket.