My fondest memories of New York go back to childhood and my Cousin Judy. When I graduated from Junior high school (Middle school didn’t exist at the time). For my graduation present I was able to spend time with my cousin and her husband over the summer. I remember Cousin Judy telling me that she wanted me to keep a travel diary of all the things we did and my impressions. We visited places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Serendipity 3, Bloomingdales and Broadway. I still have the journal from that trip and pull it out every so often. It was my first travel journal.
So when I decided to spend my birthday in New York and Cousin Judy wanted to take me to lunch and a Broadway show, I jumped at the opportunity. There are 40 Broadway theaters but many other theaters off Broadway that offer tremendous entertainment. The distinction between Broadway and off Broadway is in reference to the venue size. If a theater has 499 or less seats it is considered “off Broadway” and with less than 100 seats it is considered “off off Broadway”.
Cousin Judy and I outside of Chaplin before the show
Inside the Barrymore Theater before Chaplin started.
Outside the Barrymore Theater
Chaplin was fantastic. I really loved the show and while I was with Cousin Judy she also showed me how to wait in the Tickets line for half priced Theater tickets. I was with a friend in the city on Sunday and we decided to see if there was a show that we could see. We found Peter and the Starcatcher which is the prequel to Peter Pan. It was also great!
Here is the inside of the Brooks Atkinson Theater. It’s also beautiful!
I still have more time in the city so it wouldn’t surprise me if I go back to Broadway yet again!Tweet