Saturday, 31 March 2018
A seventeen year's old school student, accepting that he is gay, takes tentative steps towards coming out to his family and friends.
'Love, Simon' is packed with Hollywood style attractive characters living a privileged lifestyle which is probably far from the experiences of the majority of viewers of the film. More fantasy than realism.
Thursday, 29 March 2018
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
|Arrival at McCarran International Airport|
|The scene from my bedroom at the Park MGM Hotel|
|The Conservatory at the Bellagio Hotel|
|The water feature in front of Bellagio and other hotels across the road|
|All these buildings constitute one hotel called New York, New York|
|Mandalay Bay Hotel|
|Treasure Island (left) and The Venetian (centre and right)|
|The Ricky Martin Show gets underway|
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Monday, 26 March 2018
Sunday, 25 March 2018
Saturday, 24 March 2018
I took one day out of our New York stay to travel across to Washington DC to catch with friends from our days in Beijing (1980-82).
|The view towards the Capitol from Union Station|
|The National Lawn towards the Capitol|
Friday, 23 March 2018
|The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Centre, before curtain up|
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Wednesday, 21 March 2018
'The Parisian Woman' is a contemporary drama and satire on political life in Washington and those jockeying for positions of power and favour.
Uma Thurman is the wife who is balancing both husband and lover whilst manipulating those around her around to achieve her political and personal goals.
A delight for those into political intrigue.
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
I have seen 'Jerry Springer the Opera' previously at the Sydney Opera House and was interested to see it again in its current off-Broadway season.
Act 1 replicates a Jerry Springer show with its tangled, scarcely believable, relationships and situations with an audience baying for metaphorical blood followed by a homily from Mr Springer. Act 2 takes Mr Springer into a spiritual realm of his own facing the wrath of God and the Devil for his own behaviour.
Funny and bizarre with excellent performances.
Monday, 19 March 2018
British actress Glenda Jackson is the lead name in Edward Albee's 'Three Tall Women' which we also saw in preview in New York ahead of its official opening.
It is a long time since I saw Ms Jackson in a film and the first time I have seen her live on stage. She is superb, her stage presence is astounding and she is well supported by the other two women in the cast, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill.
Albee's play relates three stages in a woman's life; a woman of some privilege whose family relationships have broken down.
A marvellous acting experience.