Wednesday, 24 August 2016

So much to see at Stanford University campus (including a museum with almost as much Rodin as the Musee Rodin in Paris!).

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Farewell NYC - you've been amazing as always.

Hello California! First time back (for more than a brief stopover) in over 20 years! What do you have in store for me?!

Monday, 22 August 2016

Bid farewell to the Ranstar this morning (after breakfast with her NY 'mom') and headed off to Strand for too much book purchasing (is there such a thing?!), followed by lunch with the ever-lovely Matt and a taping of Late Night Seth. A fab way to end my time in NYC.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Bid farewell to Matt's lovely Brooklyn abode and checked ourselves into the Ace Hotel for our last night(s) in NYC. Then we headed off to Mable's in Brooklyn where I ate my weight in brisket and candied yams.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Two show day - first a matinee of The Color Purple which was incredible. Cynthia Erivo blew me away. What a voice. What a talent.

Then it was off to the Lincoln Center for Oslo. Jennifer Ehle - again - amazing.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Look the expectations for On Your Feet - The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan were never going to be high, and that's ok. It was fun. And the lead guy was waaaaaaaaay hotter than Emilio actually is. Talk about casting yourself cute.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Tonight's delightful surprise of a show - Waitress. Original cast, which means I got to see Jessie Mueller, who was awesome. The surprise standout though, was Jenna Ushkowitz, who I only knew as  Glee's Tina Cohen-Chang. Her knockout performance leads me to believe that Glee absolutely wasted her talent. Fools.