I never could afford to attend any Broadway shows while attending NYU but I got my fill of them on this trip. Both sold out productions with standing ovation crowds at Matilda and Newsies, Audrey loved it and was excited. I got to see David Byrne's Here Lies Love at the Public which was really a great and unique production about a historical time span in the Philippines as told/sung musically from Imelda Marcos' point of view. It will roll out nationally and when it hits your town...don't hesitate - go see it!
But for all the fun that we had as tourists (I do admit it :( ) I don't think I could do the NYC grind today. The subways, the noise, the dirt, the smells - all familiar but I wouldn't CHOOSE to do it anymore. In LA, I have my car and my solace of the 20 minute drive to work. The heat can reach 105 degrees but I have my central air conditioning and the local mall 2 minutes from my house to escape cabin fever. Am I a Whimp? Have I lost my edge? or is it just that I am a Rapidly Aging Hipster...you decide.