Last revised: November 12, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Subway from 59th St. (Columbus Circle) to Times Square

Times Square

Times Square is already a busy Saturday morning when we got there around 10:30. The "TKTS" place for Broadway Shows was open, and Karen got in line for an afternoon show.

Times Square - one of the planet's best 'people-watching' spots:

"She's a long way from Nashville - (Check her 'leg-money-belt!)

Shubert Theatre

Karen did a great job at 'TKTS' and we bought half-price tickets for this afternoon's performance of "MEMPHIS". We stopped for a quick Italian lunch and lined up at the Shubert Theatre for the 2 o'clock show.     

Broadway Show #1.

"MEMPHIS" was a great show and received 8 Tony Award nominations. ** (Tony Awards on CBS - June 13, 2010 - WON 4 TONY AWARDS). The music was wonderful, especially Montego Glover's songs. She has a beautiful voice and is a great actress. 


** 1. Best Musical,  
2. Best Book of a Musical (Joe DiPietro), 
3. Best Original Score - Music:
(David Bryan)  - Lyrics: (Joe DiPietro, David Bryan)
4. Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
(Chad Kimball)
5. Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
(Montego Glover)
6. Best Direction of a Musical
(Christopher Ashley), 
7. Best Orchestrations
(Daryl Waters & David Bryan)
8. Best Costume Design of a Musical
(Paul Tazewell)



(Joe DiPietro)
(Music: David Bryan) - (Lyrics: Joe DiPietro)
(Daryl Waters & David Bryan)


"MEMPHIS" takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 1950s. A young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn't: Rock 'n' Roll and an electrifying black singer. Memphis is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.

CHAD KIMBALL - (Huey Calhoun)


Great Dancing!

What a great show! I liked as much or better than "Jersey Boys" which we
saw in Tampa last year. I hope the show wins many Tony Awards!

Rockefeller Plaza

After the matinee, we walked over to Rockefeller Plaza for a 'Starbucks Break' and walked through the 'NBC Experience Store'. Many souvenirs available from various NBC shows.

And... Karen ran into her old friend Matt Lauer, who posed for a photo with her.  

                          (Not really -- cardboard cutout)

We had perfect May weather (70s) and enjoyed walking south on 6th Ave. to Bryant Park - another great 'people-watching' place. It is located near the New York Public Library, and a welcome oasis of green in midtown Manhattan.

In the 1960s Bryant Park was a hangout for drug dealers and other undesirables, but in 1989 the city renovated the park as a great place for workers and visitors to relax.

Bryant Park

Wonderful place for New Yorkers and visitors to relax!

A Fountain,  Greenery, and even a double-swing under a tented snack shop!

"It's nice to be outdoors enjoying New York City's Bryant Park!"

Although we didn't visit the New York City Public Library - by Bryant Park - on this trip, it is on our list of things to do when we return to New York City another day!

Starting to get 'hungry' out...

Walking is a big part of our New York City adventure, and now we started looking for a nice restaurant, which we found on West 38th Street. We like to explore new areas and try new foods, so we stopped at The Australian. Karen had Gnocchi with broccoli and mushrooms. I had a Roast Lamb Wrap (honey & fresh rosemary lamb with onions & mashed potatoes and gravy.)  (Gnocchi is the Italian name for a variety of thick, soft noodles or dumplings.) The food in New York City was wonderful, wherever we went.

Last walk of the day, as we went through Times Square to our hotel on 44th St...

Love the red tables and chairs in 'The City That Never Sleeps'

Last revised: November 12, 2011

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