The end of March will find me back in New York City for another Broadway show; this time it’s “Phantom of the Opera” at the Majestic Theatre. This is one of those Broadway productions that I’ve been wanting to see even before the first of visits to the NYC’s Theatre District last year. I have only seen parts of older film versions. However, I loved the 2004 “Phantom of the Opera” starring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum, with its atmospheric scenes.
On the first day of this semester, I saw info posted around campus for the upcoming Broadway trip and other excursions. I was so excited to see what show the tickets would be for this time and bought mine within a few days. As I’ve done before when writing about Broadway trips to NYC, I looked up the theatre that we’d be going to. You can read about its long history on Playbill.
Along with seeing the show, I’m looking forward to once again taking in the sites of the Theatre District and Times Square. Here are some of the places that I’d like to check out during free time roaming Midtown, a few of which will be repeat visits.
- The Actor’s Studio
- Planet Hollywood
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Music Box Theatre
- Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
- Times Square sites
- Cort Theatre
- TVI Actors Studio
- Barrymore Theatre
- Discovery Times Square Museum
- Gift Expressions
- American Eagle, Grand Slam, Broadway Baby, Toys ‘R’ Us, Forever 21, M&M World
- Barnes & Noble at 555 Fifth Ave.
Chances are that I won’t have time to see all of these since they spread out in multiple directions around Majestic Theatre. Whatever places I see, I’ll have a lot to write about soon after the trip. With so much to see and do there, I’d love to live there for at least some amount of time in my life.