I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, June 5, 2017

Stars in the Alley

Me & Mom - In celebration of the end of the 2016/2017 Broadway season and in anticipation of the upcoming Tony Awards, the Broadway League  and United Airlines presented a concert of musical numbers from current Broadway productions. The concert, Stars in the Alley took place on Friday June 2, 2017 in Shubert Alley. Every musical was represented except for The Lion King,  Hello Dolly, Hamilton and The Book of Mormon along with some of the plays currently running on Broadway. *  Security was tight, and the alley was packed. Also, it was often hard to see the stage if you are short like we are. However, the entertainment was extraordinary! Also, there was a screen, you could watch if you could not see the stage. All in all, it was an incredibly fun experience, and we can't wait for next year's edition!

* While the show, War Paint was represented by two members of its cast, no musical number from the show was performed.

For more about the specific performances at this years Stars in the Alley, see below:

From Wicked - Alyssa Fox (Elphaba standby)  sang The Wizard and I
From Waitress - Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie) sang Never Ever Getting Rid of Me
From Sunset Boulevard -Michael Xavier (Joe) sang Sunset Boulevard

From School of Rock - The kids sang If Only You Would Listen

From Phantom of the Opera - Ali Ewoldt (Christine) and Rodney Ingram (Raoul) sang All I Ask of You

From On Your Feet  - Cast members sang 123

From Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 - Dave Malloy sang Sonya Alone
From Miss Saigon - Alistair Brammer (Chris) and Eva Noblezada sang On the Other Side of the World
From Kinky Boots - J. Harrison Ghee( Lola)  sang Hold Me in Your Heart
From Groundhog Day - Barrett Doss (Rita) sang If I Had My Time Again
From Dear Evan Hansen - Rachel Bay Jones (Heidi Hansen) sang Good For You

From Come From Away - The cast sang Welcome to the Rock

From Chicago - Bianca Marroquin (Roxie) sang Roxie

From Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Trista Dollison (Violet) sang The Queen of Pop

From Cats - Mamie Parris (Grizabella) sang Memory

From A Bronx Tale - The cast sang Roll 'Em

From Beautiful - The cast sang I Feel the Earth Move
From Bandstand - Corey Cott (Donny) sang Donny Novitski
From Anastasia - Christy Altomare (Anya) sang Journey to the Past

From Aladdin - Telly Leung (Aladdin) sang Proud of Your Boy

For more about Stars in the Alley in general go to https://www.broadway.org/info/stars-in-the-alley/. For more about the Broadway League and other events that they are having go to https://www.broadwayleague.com/home/.  For more about the upcoming Tony Awards go to http://www.tonyawards.com/index.html

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.
Photo credits: All Stars in the Alley concert photos by Jeremy Daniel