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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Look Who's Lighting Up Broadway

Vendor, Spring Street, NYC
Photo by myself in Soho, around Spring Street and Broadway.

These little kiosks look so cozy to me, when they're just glorified tin cans.

Many are fashioned out of stainless steel, with an imprinted diamond pattern.. The stainless steel means they won't rust in the rain, and the diamond pattern breaks the surface of the metal, to help against buckling (though you wouldn't know it from this photo).

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The local New York news channel, NY1, televises an update on Broadway theater every weekend. There are many superstars you can see performing live, right now.

For instance, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels and Marcia Gay Harden all appear in God of Carnage. Susan Sarandon and Geoffery Rush star in 'Exit the King'.

Meanwhile, David Hyde Pierce stars in a musical called 'Curtains', while Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons are in 'Impressionism'.

I don't recall so many well-known actors on Broadway, all at once. Does this have to do with the film industry? Is it because most current movies are big budget and action-packed, that is, less-focused on the actors?

Hard to tell. Perhaps all the above!

Related posts: On Seeing the World Through a Different Lens, A La Carte and Welcome to New York.

6 comments:

Spandrel Studios said...

what an array of choices! Getting to a show in the city is one of my goals this spring.

Lily Hydrangea said...

and Jane Fonda in 33 Variations...
I think famous actors draw crowds to the theatre that might not otherwise go. & in this economy the plays need all the help they can get.

Kitty said...

Hi Spandrel
I'm going to try my best to get Mark to go. We need a good dose of culture.
Love to know which show you wind up seeing!

Hi Lily
Good point.

The arts are among the first to suffer. I hadn't even considered that. Eek.

Olivier said...

la lumière est magnifique sur ce marchand ambulant, superbe photo.
the light is beautiful on this street vendor, superb picture

Kizz said...

Lauren Graham and Oliver Platt are in Guys & Dolls, too.

Kris said...

Can you get an "authentic" New York hot dog here?