Friday, December 31, 2010

Pursuing Entertainment in 2010

In 2010, I pursued entertainment by attending over 100 events, a majority of which were live entertainment.    I try to keep track of everything I see - mostly just for my own journal although I admit I lose track a few and don't usually count movies. I was introduced to some performers who are quickly becoming favorites, particularly Marilyn Maye and Anne Hampton Callaway.   It's impossible to narrow my favorites down to a top ten, but all of the best included wonderful friends sitting next to me - Kari at Feinstein's to see Betty Buckley, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and Tyne Daly, Kari and Noah at the Sondheim birthday concerts, Steve and Doug at Bernadette's concert with the Minneapolis Pops, Sally at the Tucker Gala and Lulu, Noah at Bernadette's first preview of A Little Night Music, Chelsea at La Cage aux Folles, my Mom at Der Rosenkavalier at the Met Opera, Kari at Women Beware Women at National Theatre in London, etc...

My 2011 list is already filling in with shows I plan to see and places I intend to visit, but half the fun is pursuing it all.   Thanks to all of the performers who shared their talent and to everybody who attended a show with me - I can't wait to see what the new year brings all of us!  

1. 1/2 Present Laughter, American Airlines Theatre, Broadway
2. 1/5 Carmen, Met Opera
3. 1/9 Der Rosenkavalier, Met Opera, Live in HD
4. 1/10 Angela Lansbury at Times Talks
5. 1/10 Carrie Fisher at Times Talks
6. 1/15 Der Rosenkavalier, Met Opera w/ my mom
7. 1/17 Finian’s Rainbow, St. James Theatre, Broadway w/ mom
8. 1/18 Beautiful Girls for Stephen Sondheim, Manhattan School of Music w/ mom
9. 1/19 Tyne Daly, Feinstein’s at the Regency w/ mom
10. 1/20 A Little Night Music, The Walter Kerr, Broadway w/ mom
11. 1/21 Tyne Daly, Feinstein’s at the Regency w/ Kari
12. 2/2 Betty Buckley, Feinstein’s at the Regency
13. 2/3 Renee Fleming, Met Master Singer
14. 2/4 Patti LuPone, interview with Leonard Lopate, 92nd Street Y
15. 2/2 Betty Buckley, Feinstein’s at the Regency
16. 2/7 Fanny at Encores!
17. 2/8 Drama League Gala for Angela Lansbury, The Pierre Hotel
18. 2/9 Tyne Daly at Feinstein’s
19. 2/10 La Fille du Regiment, Met Opera
20. 2/21 Ann Hampton Callaway, Dizzy’s Club CocaCola
21. 2/24 Looped, The Lyceum, Broadway
22. 2/25 Race, The Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
23. 2/26 Betty Buckley, Feinstein’s at the Regency
24. 2/27 Betty Buckley, Feinstein’s at the Regency
25. 3/1 first day at new job
26. 3/2 God of Carnage, Jacobs Theatre, Broadway
27. 3/8 Kate Baldwin, Birdland
28. 3/12 New York Pops Irish Celebration, Carnegie Hall
29. 3/15 Sondheim, The Birthday Concert, Avery Fisher Hall
30. 3/16 Sondheim, The Birthday Concert, Avery Fisher Hall
31. 3/19 Sondheim on Sondheim, Studio 54, Broadway
32. 3/20 God of Carnage, Jacobs Theatre, Broadway
33. 3/22 The Grapes of Wrath, Carnegie Hall
34. 3/25 Michael Feinstein & Dame Edna: All About Me, Henry Miller’s Theatre, Broadway
35. 3/28 RED, Golden Theatre, Broadway
36. 3/30 Hamlet, Met Opera
37. 3/31 Lend Me a Tenor, Music Box Theatre, Broadway
38. 4/1 Sondra Radvanovksy, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Carnegie Hall
39. 4/3 Porgy & Bess, Washington National Opera, Kennedy Center
40. 4/4 Sweeney Todd, Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA
41. 4/8 Madama Butterfly, New York City Opera
42. 4/9 Anyone Can Whistle, Encores!
43. 4/10 Anyone Can Whistle, Encores!
44. 4/11 Anyone Can Whistle, Encores!
45. 4/17 La Cage Aux Folles, Broadway
46. 4/18 Macbeth, West End Theatre, offoff Broadway
47. 4/22 Armida, Met Opera
48. 4/23 God of Carnage, Jacobs Theatre, Broadway
49. 4/25 Collected Stories, Friedman Theatre, Broaday
50. 4/26 Stephen Sondheim Celebration, City Center
51. 5/3 Bernadette Peters, book signing for Stella is a Star, Dylan’s Candy Bar
52. 5/4 The Forest, Classic Stage Company, offBroadway
53. 5/7 Bernadette Peters, Minneapolis Pops
54. 5/12 Lulu, Met Opera
55. 5/16 Deborah Polaski with Met Orchestra, Carnegie Hall
56. 5/18 Mitzi Gaynor, Feinstein’s at the Regency
57. 5/28 Le Grand Macabre, Avery Fisher Hall
58. 6/4 Paradise Found, Menier Chocolate Factory, London
59. 6/5 Women Beware Women, National Theatre, London
60. 6/6 Women Beware Women, National Theatre, London
61. 6/13 SarahB’s Annual Tony Party, The Regency
62. 6/14 Dame Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford, Times Talks
63. 6/20 A Little Night Music, The Walter Kerr, Broadway, Final Performance of Angela
64. 6/24 Missa Solemnis, New York Philharmonic, Avery Fisher Hall
65. 6/27 Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Feinstein’s at the Regency
66. 7/10 Norma, Caramoor Festival
67. 7/13 A Little Night Music, The Walter Kerr, Broadway, 1st preview of Bernadette
68. 7/18 In the Heights, Rogers Theatre, Broadway
69. 7/31 A Little Night Music, The Walter Kerr, Broadway
70. 8/21 I Do! I Do! Westport Country Playhouse, Connecticut
71. 8/26 In the Heights, Rogers Theatre, Broadway
72. 9/11 Coco, Musicals in Mufti
73. 9/18 Brief Encounter, Studio 54, Broadway
74. 9/20 Our Betters, Red Bull Theatre
75. 9/25 Renee Fleming & Lang Lang w/ NSO, Kennedy Center
76. 9/30 Das Rheingold, MetOpera
77. 10/4 MacBeth, screening at the Paris
78. 10/13 Alto Rhapsody and A German Requiem, Collegiate Chorale, Carnegie Hall
79. 10/16 Betty Buckley, Town Hall
80. 10/17 Broadway Originals, Town Hall
81. 10/22 Christine Ebersole, Met Museum
82. 10/27 A Quiet Place, City Opera
83. 10/31 Queen of Spades, Opera in Cinema, Symphony Space1
84. 11/1 The Sondheim Birthday Concert, screening at NYIT
85. 11/3 Wings, Second Stage
86. 11/5 Scottsboro Boys, Lyceum, Broadway
87. 11/7 Lucky to be me: The music of Leonard Bernstein, City Opera
88. 11/9 A Free Man of Color, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Broadway
89. 11/14 Tucker Gala, Avery Fisher
90. 11/15 Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Feinstein’s at the Regency
91. 11/17 Bryn Terfel, Carnegie Hall
92. 11/19 NYPops Sondheim Bday Concert, Carnegie Hall
93. 11/20 Elling, Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
94. 11/22 Sondheim & Frank Rich, Times Talks
95. 11/25 Adriana LeCouvreur, Royal Opera, London
96. 11/27 The Invisible Man, Menier Chocolate Factory, London
97. 12/5 Marilyn Maye, Metropolitan Room
98. 12/11 Don Carlo, HD Broadcast, Met Opera
99. 12/9 Susan Graham, Carnegie Hall
100. 12/16 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Belasco Theatre, Broadway
101. 12/17 La Bete, Music Box Theatre, Broadway
102. 12/18 A Small Fire, Playwright’s Horizon
103. 12/19 Pipes of Christmas, Madison Avenue Presbyterian
104. 12/20 Pelleas et Melisande, MetOpera
105. 12/24 Haunted, 59E59


pesce42 said...

Very impressive list! I get tired just looking at it!
Happy new Year and new pursuits!!


Sibyl said...

I really want to hear your take on killed me not to be able to hear it!

jiva said...

Is your life a dream come true?
I think so.
Congratulations S.B., for making your life everything you wanted it to be. I can't imagine anything better than seeing every show you want to see in the Big Apple!
You have my constant envy. :-)