New York Update

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Well, the shows are done.  Audiences seemed to like it, although almost everyone who attended was a friend or family member of someone in the cast…. so that doesn't count.

After-show outings were entertaining: HGTV's Libby Langdon ("Small Space, Big Style") took us to a nice restaurant for which she had interior designed (Libby is the daughter of cast member Mary Ann Luedtke).

We also went out with Michael McDonald, who came to our show right after the Tony Award dinner.  Mike, a friend of Joe's (our director), has received his first Tony nomination ever – for costumes in Hair

On Thursday, Cheryl and I went to Central Park to watch the Broadway Show League.  It was hot; we ended up mostly watching South Pacific beat out 9 To 5, sitting with Laura Osnes (Nellie) who didn't play, but was nice enough to show up to route the team on.

Some random celeb sightings: Senator Bill Bradley, Tim Robbins, and Michael Emerson.  Oddly, this is the second Emerson sighting for me.  On another visit to NYC a couple of years ago, I saw him too.  This time it was in the 23rd St. subway; he was with wife and kid.

Anyway, some shows to see this weekend, including 9 to 5, and Waiting for Godot.  Lots of sailors in town (it's Fleet Week), but they don't sing and dance like in On The Town.