Thanks for popping by. Am having a lovely lovely time with Grace
Who is just a bundle of fun and energy.
I have to say, I almost bought tickets for Inky Boots! Ooh I thought! I wonder what that's about!
Until I realised the K. Seen it. Great film anyhow!
Times Square. Even crazy at 10 in the morning.
But don't look up - it'll make you dizzy....
And then you turn off the main drag, and boom! You're in Flower lane. Florist City.
And tucked away in little courtyards you find the most fantastical art...
Had to sit down. Had walked the length of Manhattan looking for flip flops to buy. Out of season....
So let me tell you a story. Robert, centre-stage, is Grace's oldest, bestest friend from California. They have been buddies since they were nippers, knee high to a grasshopper. Robert is a magical dancer. Always was.
When they were little, Grace and Robert always sang, did acrobatics and danced. They played at musicals, made up performances, and the world was a stage. Grace went on to become an actor, and is here in New York, making it happen. Robert went to NYU for Dance, and stars here in a brilliant Dance show called Illuminate. Which is wonderful. It is coming to Europe on tour in April. And just goes to show that you move towards what you picture in your mind. Matthew on the left here is another brilliant young performer, and also making it happen. And how cool that they now all live here in New York! They look out for each other here, and I am happy about that.
Here we are at Stardust, a New York Diner on Broadway. It's a real special place, where all the waiters and waitresses are performing artists aspiring to get into a Broadway musical. And they sing while they work! Yep, they belt out all your favourite musical numbers whilst whizzing round serving! And what voices!! This was our server, standing on the seat ledge singing Happy! My favourite song! Last year apparently, 18 young people got picked up here by producers and talent scouts, and are now in mainstream shows on Broadway. Brilliant concept. And these guys are performing here on Broadway in their own way too!
So yeah. A glimpse at New York from another angle.
Travelling back tonight.....
See you on the flipside!
Lots of love,