Last night, Nate sent me out on the town by myself, which was much needed and much appreciated. I took advantage of the student discount we get, and went and saw Gypsy, starring Patti LuPone who, by the way, is A-MA-ZING! The show is about a very over-zealous backstage mom, who is obsessed with pushing her daughters to stardom. It was a great, entertaining show, although I thought the script had some plot holes in it, as in the second act, the main character goes from a sweet, moral, innocent girl, to a stripper, and it's never really clear why she does that, except that she likes it. So that was kind of weird, a little Grease-ish if you will, you know, good turns bad. But the music and singing was incredible, I would definitely recommend it if you don't mind that the very end is a little risque. Oh, but I have to say, the absolute BEST part, is when these 3 old and washed up Burlesque chicks, sing about their acts wearing fishnets, and essentially lingerie. And they were really these women in their 60s or 70s, just struttin' their stuff. It was, HILARIOUS!! So, while I definitely don't think my dad would enjoy it... I thought it was quite entertaining!
So while that was the best part of the show, the best part of the night, was when I came out of the theater onto 44th Street, and there was Daniel Radcliffe making his grand exit from his play Equus, which just happened to be across the street. Ok, so I technically only saw his back, but it was definitely him, wearing what looked like a black leather jacket and a hat. There were tons of people, and it was very crazy, so it was hard to tell for sure. He got into a plain black SUV with dark tinted windows, and just drove away. Well, his driver did anyway. I was surprised by how short he is, Daniel, not his driver. I know it's silly, but I thought it was pretty cool. I texted the news to my sister Jillian right away, and was very disappointed when she failed to write back to share in my excitement. Come on Jill, I really expected more from you!;)