Shane and I went to New York City Tuesday for a quick, last-minute 2 night stay. We got tickets to see the revival of 'Funny Girl' with Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch. We had a pretty good time. The first act is definitely much better than the second. From the time we bought our tickets to the time we actually saw the show, the show officially opened and the reviews came out. They were mostly not great. I agreed pretty much with the Times review. The problem with the show isn't that it doesn't star the original Funny Girl (Barbra), but that the plot of the show is VERY dated. Anyway... it was fun and it has been a long time since there was anything on Broadway I wanted to see.
Yesterday we walked around Greenwich Village and had a late breakfast at a diner there. I gorged myself on pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage. It was so good. Later last night we celebrated our 24th anniversary a bit early by having dinner at Chez Josephines in Mid-Town. It's a great restaurant with naked pics of Josephine Baker all over the place. They have a pianist playing dinner music and delicious food. We shared a bottle of wine. Shane had a steak and I had the grilled salmon. For dessert we split the chocolate mousse cake. It came out with "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate along with a lit candle.
After dinner, we met up with one of my nieces who lives in NYC, and sang the night away at a piano bar in the Village... Marie's Crisis is the name of the club and it is a lot of fun if you like show tunes... which I do. It was a fun (but oh so pricey) short trip.