Until last night, I'd seen a performance in every single Broadway theatre, except one--the Nederlander.
When I first moved to New York, the musical Rent was firmly ensconced in the Nederlander, and it didn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. I'd seen Rent on tour, and didn't particularly feel like I needed to see it again, particularly several years into its run. And then, after that show closed, there were a couple of other things that went into that theatre, but I never managed to see either of them.
Eventually, Newsies opened at the Nederlander, and it seemed to be a real hit. But discounts were hard to find. But eventually, I found some steeply discounted tickets on a Monday night, and since it happened to be a night when David was at home, we went to see the show.
This list item was really about seeing the theatre, so I'm not going to talk about the show, at all. And I didn't get any really good photos from inside the theatre. But the City of New York has just done a great web series on all of the different Broadway Houses, called "Spotlight on Broadway." They talk about the history and architecture of all of the Broadway houses, and I think it's really worthwhile.
I love how Jimmy Nederlander is wearing a New York Yankees pin, but it's upside down.
Anyway, We sat in the mezzanine, and not even in the front of the mezzanine, but our seats were terrific. And the theatre is gorgeous. The video shows it, a bit, but the coffered ceilings in the lobby are pretty unique, as near as I can tell, among Broadway theaters.
So, at this point, I've seen a performance in every single Broadway theatre, at least one time. Meaning, I've completed that item on my list!