8.30 a.m. Out the door. Subway ride to Astor Place. Walk past Cooper Union.
9 a.m. Meet Kyle Acheson for breakfast. Spend 90 minutes catching up.
10.30 a.m. Walk to Broadway. Bus Downtown.
10.50 a.m. Short shopping trip at Century 21.
11.35 a.m. Back on 6 Line heading north.
Noon. Brief stop at hotel. Walk over to 49th and Broadway.
12.30 p.m. Meet Jake Golliher for an hour of conversation.
1.30 p.m. Start walking throug the Times Square mob and throngs and hordes.
2 p.m. Belasco Theatre for Taye Diggs in Hedwig. A show that should run 90 minutes runs two hours. He’s a mess.
4.05 p.m. Cab to Lincoln Center.
4.20 p.m. Finally in the special collections research room at the New York City Library for the Performing Arts. Spend 90 minutes in nirvana. Come home with ten new songs.
6 p.m. Dinner at a restaurant across from Lincoln Center.
8 p.m. The King and I at the Beaumont at Lincoln Center. Sher. Sumptuous. Stunning. But without Kelli O’Hara, who is on vacation. $175 ticket. At least the cover was fab-fab, and the new King (Jose Llana) a real delight.
11.05 p.m. Cab back to hotel.
I love catching up with former students! And I love finding music that is new to me! And I love seeing high-quality shows in NYC!