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Broadway Vacay Staycay


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Wow, what a week! Nathan Lane, Alan Cumming, music, magic, spectacle, and a “Who knew?” performance by Andrea Martin.

I had a great time on my Broadway Vacay Staycay! Saw a whirlwind of Broadway shows plus a special tribute to Eliza Doolittle.

Last month, I announced my plans to take a week of vacation time and do nothing but see Broadway shows. As W would say, mission accomplished!

In the course of one week I saw Pippin, The Book of Mormon, The Nance, Macbeth, and a private reading of My Fair Lady that knocked my socks off. For a theater fan it doesn’t get much better than that. Read more…

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Happy Eliza Doolittle Day!


Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) entices Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) by offering her chocolates in the film My Fair Lady.

Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) entices Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) by offering her chocolates in the film My Fair Lady.

May 20th is Eliza Doolittle Day, named for the beloved Cockney flower girl in the musical My Fair Lady.

This isn’t a widely celebrated holiday, not as popular or well-known as the likes of Arbor Day, but it has its special allure and fans.

I plan to celebrate the day by attending a My Fair Lady reading with professional actors.

The date for Eliza Doolittle Day came from lyrics in the song Just You Wait, in which Eliza sings:

“One day I’ll be famous, I’ll be proper and prim,
Gone to St. James so often I will call it St. Jim.
One evening the King will say, “Oh, Liza, old thing,
I want all of England your praises to sing. Read more…

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