“Well, one does want a hint of color”*

Or..How a play, a bus trip, and a piece of attire  can make for an interesting fall evening!

I was riding home on the bus from Lincoln Center sitting in the “elderly” section, when an elegant couple dressed in traditional NY colors of black and black, came on  and joined us.  They were  laughing and continued to laugh all the way across town. When  the couple across from them got up to leave, the woman looked down and  said, “I like your red socks.” I hadn’t noticed them before  but, along with everyone else in our section, we also   looked down and smiled  at the bright red socks in his shiny well-polished black shoes.  The comment sent the couple into gales of laughter. (Inside joke?)  It appeared they had been out to dinner as  red-socked man was  holding one of those ubiquitous restaurant bags, probably with  leftovers.  Couldn’t help but wonder was it for them to snack on later   or for their dog?

Now speaking of animals… (nice segue,  if I say so myself) I was on the   bus after seeing Lincoln Center Theater’s production of The Wolves.   A good interesting   play about a high school girls’ soccer team at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater.  (See Kay’s Notes  for more  on the play and the playwright.)

 While  I was waiting for the bus after the play,  some of the young  cast went by and shouted, “Thanks for coming, hope you liked it!” as they saw us in the queue  holding our  PLAYBILL with its yellow logo.

Seeing the bus  approaching,  I got ready to step up those steep stairs, Metro card in hand with  my red sweater  under my black cape. (BTW, I was freezing, it was a cold windy night)     And behind me came  the laughing  well-dressed couple,  and the rest, as they say, is history.

 Interesting happenings…happen all the time in this City.

Men's Chaps Ribbed Crew Socks, Size: 7-12, Red

 For more than a hint of color…Central Park in the fall is gorgeous!

Love this City! 


IMPORTANT TO KNOW:  From LCT’s website…about the playwright and the play:  Last season a young playwright, Sarah DeLappe, brought her debut play, THE WOLVES, to New York and it became something of a phenomenon. It was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; the production won an Obie Ensemble Award; it won a special Drama Desk Award for its acting ensemble, and was nominated for Lucille Lortel and Drama League awards for Best Play, as well as for the Outer Critics’ Circle John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Play.  At its most straightforward, THE WOLVES is a fly-on-the-wall look at a girls’ high school soccer team as they go through their warm-ups. Beyond the surface, though, is the thoughtful and eloquent way Ms. DeLappe delineates each of the young women in the space of 90 minutes and six scenes.

GOOD TO KNOW: Lincoln Center Theater membership link and remember tickets for MY FAIR LADY now on sale  opening in Spring 2018, a production by Lincoln Center Theater.      http://www.lct.org/membership/

*Fun to know: The line I used to intro this post came from Nathan Lane’s character in   the movie The Birdcage. In the scene he came out  in a suit (not his character’s usual attireand    when he crossed his legs..voilà…  pink socks!  Hence, one of the favorite quotes from the film.    If you’ve seen the movie you know the scene, if not you’re missing a really funny and touching movie.

Image result for The Birdcage The cast with  Nathan Lane and Robin Williams   is one of my favorites. I’ve seen it many times, know the lines and still laugh out loud …I think I’ll watch it again soon.

Disclaimer: I try for correct info on my posts, but no guarantees people







Or…what you knew and then forgot and then remembered!

A friend told me Lincoln Center Theatre has a membership program that offers  discounted tickets to  their productions. Now some of you might know that, not me.  She said that not  only are tickets heavily discounted, but you learn about new productions coming up with  tickets available before the general  public.  Lincoln Center Theater

Wow, that is  for me.  I checked out the site and found that the membership was closed.  Bummer!   But, good news, there’s a waiting list. I put myself on it and then forgot about LCT until a few weeks ago  when I received an email inviting me to join. Then, of course, I remembered!   Immediately I entered all my info and Voilà I was in!

So go ahead and  put yourself on the waiting list – cause right now membership is  closed again.    It took me a few months to receive that all important email, but it came.  Membership is $50 plus small fee.  As soon as I joined, I checked what was on and immediately bought a ticket to OSLO, center orchestra, for the great price of $57.00 (with fees)

My $57  seat  sells for around $147- if you can even get one! OSLO is based on  the 1993  Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and  the Palestinians. It was originally at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center  to sold out audiences before moving upstairs to the larger venue, the Vivian  Beaumont Theater.

Vivian Beaumont, Mitzi Newhouse,Clare Tow Theaters at Lincoln Center by the Reflecting Pool.

Here’s the link, check it out.   See, it’s good to know what you don’t know, unless of course, you knew and maybe forgot or maybe you’ve been a member for years!   Who knew?


Love this City!

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:  MY FAIR LADY opening Spring  2018 so plenty of time for a membership and early tickets!
GOOD TO KNOW: From LCT OSLO website: OSLO –  How did the 1993 Middle East peace talks come to be held secretly in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo?
INTERESTING TO KNOW:  Not only is the membership available for Lincoln Center Theater productions at Lincoln Center but also for any performances outside of Lincoln Center that have been produced by LCT.
DIRECTIONS:   Enter the Vivian Beaumont, ( Mitzi E. Newhouse and Claire Tow Theaters, housed in the same bldg)  via the street-level entrance on 65th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam), or at the Lincoln Center plaza level (near the reflecting pool).
WHERE TO EAT:  Too many choices, so little time.
 Disclaimer: I try for correct info on my posts, but no guarantees people.