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One of the little-known facets of what makes up my personal DNA is an immense love of the arts. I have always been drawn to the visual arts – painting, sculpture and photography – most likely since my mom, Joan was a skilled and innovative painter.
But my real love of the performing arts took off big time in 1987 when I married Julie, herself a trained classical ballet dancer and teacher. Ballet has been her life since early childhood, and we have always attended as many concerts, dance performances and gallery openings as we can in our 21 years of wedded bliss.
I write all this to lead into a little bit of Broadway news...not for the world, but for me, and I am guessing for you too. And of course, if it's Av8rdan, this show news MUST have something to do with flying machines:
"Boeing-Boeing" is a Broadway show currently running in New York City at the Longacre Theater, and stars Bradley Whitford – one of my favorite actors because of his work on The West Wing. This comedy revolves around a complex plot that has Whitford's character, Bernard, making time with three stewardesses at once. The story was made into a movie in 1965 starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis. Writes reviewer Mattias Thuresson about the movie "Living in Paris, journalist Bernard has devised a scheme to keep three fiancées: Lufthansa, Air France and British United. Everything works fine as long as they only come home every third day. But when there's a change in their working schedule, they will be able to be home every second day instead. Bernard's carefully structured life is breaking apart."Intrigued, I checked out some reviews of Boeing-Boeing, and it might well be a very good ticket to purchase if you are headed to the Great White Way any time soon:
"A riot! Director Matthew Warchus and his sparkling cast fine-tune this production with clockwork precision. Kathryn Hahn is like Paris Hilton on steroids: Her voracious sexual appetite threatens to devour everyone on stage." – David Rooney, VarietyThis might be a great show to check out....tickets are available here, and more 411 on the show is at their official site here.
"Boeing-Boeing' is pure pleasure and unconditional bliss! It soars right out of its time zone and into some stratosphere of classic comedy. the happy cast, led by Bradley Whitford and Christine Baranski, is a roaring success. Mark Rylance gives a priceless performance. A delicious, delirious production." – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"A MATTERHORN OF COMICAL FROTH! Everybody better tape their ribs to prevent fractures from laughing so furiously at the madness galloping across the stage in this giddy revival." – Michael Sommers, The Star-Ledger