Theater District


Of course with my love of the theater, we couldn't miss seeing a show on Broadway! A friend of mine from university recommended August: Osage County. It was an especially good choice because the play was written by a Pulitzer Prize winning author from Oklahoma (my home state) and the story is even set in the great plains of the NE corner of the state.


We were lucky that Tony-nominated actress Amy Morton had recently rejoined the cast to reprise her role as Barbara. She is the hottest thing on Broadway right now and I can see why. The whole cast was strong as it's really an ensemble drama in the tradition of the greats like Eugene O'Neil. Just beautiful!


We got our tickets from the TKTS booth on Times Square where you can get half-price seats. We were right at the front, which made for some interesting angles - but it also gave me the opportunity to sneak a photo of the set which was strictly verboten!

10 comments:

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

What a magnificent set (and I love the angle)... thanks for the verboten image, Halcyon! My wife and I saw a show at Radio City last year and had second row middle seats, and was a wonderful way to experience the Rockettes (probably more so for me than my wife)...
;)
David

Olivier said...

j'ai encore jamais vu de comedie musicale à NYC, peut être cette année. J'aime bien, comment ils ont arranges la place ou se trouve le kiosque TKTS sur Times Square

this too will pass said...

love the top photo

mum said...

wow, how nice you can go to all those places. we are taking our staycation next week, drowsy chaperone will be in okc and we are also going to the full monty in guthrie. we also have our golf fun day this sat and the last weekend is the club championship (i am a defender w/handicap!) hope you come see us soon.
Love,Mum

Babooshka said...

Just the name Broadway makes me want to burst into song. Grab those earplugs. Great iconic images.

Jacob said...

You rascal, you! Glad you had a good time!

Jim said...

I think security is looking for your and your camera. One think I havent seen is a good Broadway type play, well I havent seen a bad one either.

Rambling Round said...

Halcyon, you DO get around! Glad you are getting to see some plays in NY.

B Squared said...

Enjoy the city. It's always fun to visit. Hope to get there in the Fall.

Hilda said...

Heehee! We sure do take chances taking photos of stage sets! I'm glad you got this — I love it! It almost looks like an entire house up there — and with two-story columns to boot!

The performing arts season here will begin in a month or two. I'm already looking forward to some of the announced plays and dances! And I hope my luck holds out with the sneaky photos :)