I should, I suppose, be thankful there isn’t any new snow on the ground. But you know what? It’s 18°F out (that’s -8° for you Celsius folks out there) with a wind chill that makes it feel like 4° (or -14°C) so I’m too cold to be grateful.
When one is this cold, the only thing to do is go into denial and that is what I intend to do. Who’s with me? Right – so, let’s say winter is over. It’s Spring. Go on, work with me.
Imagine birds chirping, the smell of new mowed grass in Central Park, a Central Park full of people (not smoking thanks though how such a ban will be enforced no one has yet to sufficiently explain.
So, a park full of non-smoking people, blinking repeatedly in the sun after a long hibernation. Blinking at the sight of flowers. In flowerbeds and not just in buckets outside delis. Are you imagining it? Great – so am I.
Now, what are we going to do on this lovely Spring day? We have so much to choose from.
We could go on a walking tour. Goodness knows there are plenty to choose from and – let’s face it – we could use the exercise after sitting in the apartment all winter starting at the white out conditions. We knew we shouldn’t have ordered all that take out but they delivered and it meant we could stay inside. Well, we’ll walk it all off during the Spring and by summer, we’ll be back in our favorite jeans.
Not quite ready to hit the sidewalks after being snowbound all winter? I understand. After all, we just got out of the house. We might need to build up to something as active as walking. So why not go indoors and enjoy a nice show instead?
Best of all – no need to spend a fortune or plan too far in advance if you go the TKS way. Go to the booths ( info on locations – there are 3 -and hours at the Theatre Development Fund website ) and see what they’ve got that day. You won’t find everything but you’ll find a lot.
I’m not so much interested in the standard, been-here-for-year productions. We’ve seen those. We’re sure you have too. if not, pop over to TKS and grab some tickets or – if you need to plan in advance, pop over to Broadway.com and get your tickets to well-established, nay entrenched shows, there.
I’m going for some new, maybe shorter run stuff this time around. Stuff like:
- New revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying anyone? A revival staring Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette? Yes, please!
- Speaking of revivals – Anything Goes is back – this time with Sutton Foster and Joel Grey. Another one I might have to see.
- War Horse. Go. Go see it. Go see it before the movie opens (not that there’s anything bad about the movie that I can tell so far – and besides, it has Benedict Cumberbatch in it. How can anything with Benedict in it be bad?).
For other upcoming shows (such as John Leguizamo’s new solo show, Edie Falco in House of Blue Leaves, new interpretations of Alice in Wonderland) the dates and details, check out the upcoming shows page on Playbill.com. And – don’t forget upcoming off-Broadway options. Some of the best stuff I’ve ever seen has been off-Broadway and you won’t find it in the Broadway houses.
Well there ya go. Some nice Spring things to think about while we wait for the wind to stop howling, the temperatures to stop dropping and for some one to have a serious sit down with that damned groundhog. Now, if you’ll excuse me – I’m going to put on a few more layers and conserve some body heat now. See y’all when the roof garden at the Met opens in May!