Tag: Julie Andrews

Celebrity sightings in NYC

Adapted from this post on September 16, 2013.

I am terrible at spotting celebrities on the streets of New York City. My office is in an area known for celebrity sightings, so it’s not that I don’t have the opportunity. I think part of it is due to the fact that I’m often clueless when it comes to pop culture, and part of it is due to my tendency to put my head down and barrel through the crowds to make it to the subway.

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A lovely night at Cinderella on Broadway

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It’s been a little while since I’ve posted about going to the theater, so let me tell you about the first show I saw in 2014. It’s a little musical called Cinderella, and it’s currently starring Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, at the Broadway Theater. An unlikely pairing, maybe, for a Rogers and Hammerstein musical that originally starred Julie Andrews (more on that later), but I can’t comment too much on that because I didn’t see Carly Rae Jepsen. According to the playbill, her understudy, Jessica Hershberg, goes on every Saturday evening and Wednesday matinee, and I saw the show on a Saturday night. Ann Harada, one of the stepsisters, who was the original Christmas Eve from Avenue Q, also wasn’t in it that night; her role was played Laura Irion (who was great!).

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Celebrities in the wild

I am terrible at spotting celebrities on the streets of New York City. My office is in an area known for celebrity-spotting, so it’s not that I don’t have the opportunity. I think part of it is due to the fact that I’m often clueless when it comes to pop culture, and part of it is due to my tendency to put my head down and barrel through the crowds to make it to the subway.
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