Today’s W42ST Daily presented by Intrepid Museum — 10/8/2020

Yesterday afternoon, I had the privilege to be in Times Square as Broadway sang again. The performance was brief  — but you can watch it all below.  The voices were strong, the talent was huge, the emotions high, and tears were shed.  It was a preview for Broadway coming back.

It was just one song at a popup event in Times Square called “A Moment for Broadway”.  The chorus stood socially distanced, behind face shields to sing Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday” from ​Sunday in the Park With George​ on the TKTS Red Steps. Thanks, Holly-Anne Devlin and the team at NYCNext for organizing and inviting me to share.

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We’re celebrating New York through Sondheim again! Seth Sikes has released a new video “What More Do I Need”.  It’s his musical “love letter to the city”. The fun video sees him cavorting on the subway, riding a Citi Bike, and fighting with neighbors. The message of the video: “Even when you’re wearing a COVID mask, New York City remains the fabulous center of the universe.”   

A consideration of the humble ham sandwich. (Grub Street) 

As hotels struggle to find business, some are considering converting to offices — including the Intercontinental Hotel on W44th St and 8th Avenue. (NY Times)

Is it “Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday”?  They’ve filed for bankruptcy and their Times Square location has disappeared from their website. (NY Daily News)

OK, just one more bit of Sondheim before we go. Randy Rainbow released a collaboration with Patti LuPone. The new parody video/song, “If Donald Got Fired,” is based on “If Momma Was Married” from the classic Broadway musical Gypsy, written by Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne. It’s already hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts!

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