Give my regards to Broadway, Remember me to Herald Square, Tell all the gang at Forty-Second Street, that I will soon be there.
Because it’s come to my notice that they’re making a movie out of Hamilton for release next year and we’ve been binge-watching musicals during lockdown.
I’m taking a Yankee Doodle Dandy dander through the American musical with a stop-off in London’s West End and Dublin’s Theatreland too.
Away, away, away, away
Come From Away: Which is all visitors coming into North America anyway.
These ones, of course, were the 38 planeloads who had to land in the small Newfoundland town of Dander after 9/11.
And found out a lot more about each other as I did when I saw it in Denver.
We all come from far away and have become friends over the years at IPW, the American Travel Fair, who bring the best of Broadway to whichever town is in town.
And here’s one from the show worth coming for…. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p8JI70eXjG8.
Which is, of course, the thing about musicals, they transform you to other lands.
Dublin was where Disney on Broadway invited us to take in Wicked.
But if you can’t get to the show this will warm your heart up… https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HEnQY_66GZc
King of London City
And our next-door neighbour texting us to tell us they had called the Gardai
Didn’t stop me throwing shapes though. It could wait until I got home before I threw my weight around!
And Carole.., What a natural woman!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
The Beatles LOVE: And this being Cirque de Soleil you just know it will be an interactive experience.
With trapeze artists and dancers twirling about… Vegas, baby!
All to the background of Liverpool‘s finest, the Fab Four.
And you’ll be lucky and see a guy in the sky with diamonds (or sequins at least).
Of course, the best musical is the one about a half-Scottish New Yorker who made good and led his country to great things.
This is my pick from the various productions out there.