Debbie (debmats) wrote,

NYC - February 7th through 11th - Part 2

Wednesday started out with a quick walk around the neighborhood. Walking up either 2nd or 3rd, saw a guy checking out his phone while walking his cute dog. Sure looked a lot like Josh Groban. I've seen pictures of his dog too. Hmmmm. Me, being me, did not ask him or say hi or anything. Just smiled as we walked by. Joey said he would have stopped and asked.

Brunch! Go!Go!Curry on east 53rd. YUM! Joey & I both ordered the Home Run Curry (curry over rice with cabbage and chicken or pork katsu, tempura shrimp, sausage and hard boiled egg). I got mine with pork katsu, Joey got the chicken. We both added natto (yum!) and I also got the fukuzinzuke. The place is named in honor of Hideki Matsui's jersey number (55) and instead of small, medium or large, you can order the walk, single, double, triple...

Now I want more curry.

Joey & I walked to the Imperial Theatre to see The Great Comet. Horrors! The part of Pierre would be played by Scott Stangland. Actually, I was okay with this - probably because I had on stage tickets for the show Thursday night. More about my thoughts of the show in a combined post later.

If I had checked my email that morning, I would have read:

Dear Telecharge Customer,

You are receiving this email because you have ordered tickets for THE GREAT COMET at the Imperial Theatre for Wednesday matinee February 8, 2017, 2pm performance. Please be informed that Josh Groban will not appear at this performances.

At this performance, the role of Pierre will be played by SCOTT STANGLAND. Mr. Stangland (Pierre Standby) is a New York-based actor and musician. Select theatre: Once (Broadway); Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (A.R.T.); The Wheel (Steppenwolf Theatre). Select TV/film: “Vinyl” (HBO); “Crisis,” “Chicago Fire” (NBC); “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story” (TNT); “Contagion,” and “End of the Tour.” Scott received his MFA from The Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University. Scott also plays in the band Youth in a Roman Field.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REMAIN AND SEE THE PERFORMANCE. Please stay through intermission. At intermission if you decide to leave and would like an exchange, you may see the ticket taker in the front lobby to have your tickets scanned out. Then email to request to be rescheduled.

If you do not wish to attend the performance and are interested in exchanging your tickets for another performance of THE GREAT COMET, you may use our Online Exchange tool:

• Go to your Order Status page (address attached)
• Click the “Exchange” button and follow the steps to select your new performance date and seats.
• Your exchange will be completed after you have selected new seats.

If you are having difficulty using this Online Exchange feature, contact:
Telecharge Customer Service
212-239-6210 / 800-543-4835 (9am-9pm EST)

If you would prefer a refund instead, contact Telecharge Customer Service at one of the phone numbers above for assistance. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you.


Telecharge Customer Service

Did a bit of shopping at One Schubert Alley & Theatre Circle and a snack at Mendy's Deli at Rockefeller Center (split pea soup & chopped chicken livers!) then back to the hotel for a quick break before dinner.

Had a lovely dinner at El Cocotero with Joey, mat_t and his Kevin!!! Haven't seen Mat since the last trip to NYC in November, 2015 and had only heard about this Kevin =)

T'was wonderful to spend time with them, getting to know Kevin and munching on some yummy antojitos: Degustacion/Sampling (Bite size crispy arepas, crispy yucca, tostones and four sampling toppings of: Shredded beef, chicken, reina pepiada and dominó).

I had the hallaca (Venezuela style corn tamale, stuffed with a stew of chicken, beef, pork, olives, raisins and capers, wrapped in banana leaves, served with venezuelan’s style potato salad) More Yum!

We chatted until there was nobody left in the restaurant except one other table of customers (we were not the last out!) and the staff was tidying up - well after 10pm and both Mat & Kevin had to work the next day.
Tags: food, friends, musicals, nyc, vacation

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