08 Sep 2019

A New MOMA

It’s a favourite destination whenever we are lucky enough to be in New York. And why not? MOMA has a staggering permanent collection of contemporary and modern art. • Vincent Van Gogh. Starry Night. 1889 • Paul Gauguin. The Seed of the Areoi. 1892 • Henri Matisse. The Dance (First

08 Sep 2019

Little Shop of Horrors

“I’m just a mean green mother from outer space, and I’m bad.” If you’re in New York, you might try to secure tickets to the Off Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. Directed by the Tony-winning Michael Mayer and with a fantastic cast – Jonathan Groff (and Gideon Glick for

22 May 2018

MOMA: The Long Run

As artists pass a ‘certain age’ – TBD by culture, demographics, the century in which they are living – the whispers get louder. If these artists have not yet achieved the success they seek, it’s: ‘why are you still doing this?’ ‘Isn’t it time to give up?’ Those artists who

20 May 2018

New York Shows ’18

What an incredible Broadway season this is. From new, Tony-nominated offerings like The Band’s Visit and SpongeBob Squarepants The Musical to stunning revivals like Carousel, Angels in America, Travesties, My Fair Lady. It’s a star-studded run with Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane in Angels in America, Renée Fleming in Carousel,

18 May 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

JK Rowling has issued a post play warning: Keep the Secrets. She cannot be blamed. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child – the two part play that started in London and has extended to Broadway – is extraordinary. Now nominated for ten Tonys, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is at

12 Aug 2016

@ The Whitney

If you are in New York and looking for a great half-day, work your way to The Whitney Museum in The Meatpacking District. To make it an indoor-outdoor experience, start your journey at West 34th Avenue, between 10th and 12th Avenues. There you will find a walkway – one end

24 Jul 2016

Hamilton!

I wanna be in The room where it happens The room where it happens Aaron Burr wants to be in the room when Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison hash out The Dinner Table Bargain or the Compromise of 1790. It is a highlight number in the show; Lin-Manuel Miranda calls it

22 Jul 2016

Sixties @ MOMA

The soundtrack of The Sixties still gets enthusiastic play. Which songs remind you most of this decade? Top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 1960s are: 1. The Twist – Chubby Checker 2. Hey Jude – The Beatles 3. The Theme From A Summer Place – Percy Faith and His Orchestra 4.

17 May 2016

New York Shows II

It is our last round of shows in New York, before we head back to a city that sometimes sleeps. She Loves Me She Loves Me is known as a perfectly structured musical. The mysteries and intrigue of Act I resolve beautifully in Act II. With a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry

17 May 2016

Chelsea Market

If you have seen Iron Chef or Chopped, then you have seen the top floors. Food Network headquarters sit atop the Chelsea Market, the original headquarters for Nabisco Biscuits in the early 1900’s. This Meatpacking area destination fills an entire block from front to back. If you know Iron Chef, then