The Maddening Rain in NYC – continued
Am now not sure what day I’m on…Day 5 that’s right. It can suck you in can New York City. In a good way. Wandered around theatre district and Times Square yesterday in the rain. I was quite surprised to learn that Broadway tickets are priced at around $150 a go. That sort of means a family of four going to watch The Lion King or some such and then having a birthday tea at TGI Fridays aren’t getting much change out of $750! Although I guess that’s the stalls and top price but even so. No wonder the ‘Half Price Hut’ queue was two hours long.
I then went up to The Frick Collection and was quite bowled over. The setting was beautiful and quietly understated with the most wonderful paintings hanging in the various rooms. I’m not much of one for spotting great art when it’s in front of me but the audio guide proved excellent in pointing out things like ‘light being the actual focus of this painting…a hallmark of many Vermeers’ but I was really taken in by the whole thing and loved it.
I then met David Luff along with a casting director and PR executive who has just taken on Janet McTeer who has recently married and moved to Maine so I hear. It was good to get a flavour for the New York scene. It seems ‘subsidy’ and ‘Hollywood actors’ are the order of the day for making a show work out there and getting it across to London. Which we kind of knew anyway.
The sun is out again, which is lovely and we’re meeting the Artistic Directors of 59e59 later today. And The Maddening Rain is on tonight with tickets selling all the while. Felix is well and enjoying his time here. He seems to be relishing re-engaging with the part of ‘Man’…a part only he has ever conquered which must be a nice feeling. On we go.