We went into the city on Christmas Eve to see “The Front Page” at the Broadhurst Theatre on 44th Street between 7th and 8th Ave. This production starred Nathan Lane (awards too numerous to mention) and other well known actors such as John Slattery (Mad Men, Iron Man 2, Ant Man); John Goodman (Roseanne, The Big Lebowski, Argo); Robert Morse (Tony awards for How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying; Tru); and Jefferson Mayes, who we had previously seen in a “tour de force” performance playing eight different roles in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” (based on one of my all time favorite movies, the English classic “Kind Hearts and Coronets” from 1949..
The first act was a bit slow and I was starting to get a bit worried that we wouldn’t like it. It’s was not my wife’s choice to see this and I feared the consequences if it turned out to be lousy. However, things picked up in the second act and by the third the house was “rolling in the aisles”. Nathan Lane was, as always, brilliant.
Afterwards we had an excellent dinner at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse in Grand Central Terminal.