Sunday, July 24, 2022

Sunday Salon - Hugh Jackman is America's Sweetheart

This week was back-to-work-after-vacation, which is always exhausting. There was a lot of catch-up but not as much as I expected. Everything was under control as of EOD on Wednesday- not bad!

Last night marked our triumphant return to Broadway; we saw our first show since the shutdown in March 2020. Right at the end of February we saw an adaptation of Medea starring Bobby Canavale and Rose Byrne. And yesterday we saw The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster!

I'm a huge Jackman fan and I have to tell you, back in my background days I was lucky enough to be on set with Jackman twice for the movie Bad Education. Bad Education was a movie about a corrupt school administrator who stole millions from a Long Island school system, and one day on set Jackman brought dozens of local lottery tickets he'd bought (because the lottery goes to fund public schools) and passed them out on set to the crew. Adorable! And for what it's worth you can see a scowling Marie in the courtroom scene towards the end of the movie. (I adore Jackman and it killed me to make mean faces at him!)

And there is a whole story about the series of delays in seeing Music Man; it was supposed to be my birthday show in February 2021 but then our tickets were pushed back to September, then again to May; then we were going to take a trip in May and rescheduled our tickets to June. Then the trip was cancelled, but Jackman got Covid and our tickets were pushed back again to July. So we finally got to see it last night and it was definitely worth the wait. He was amazing- the whole cast was. What a night!

Today I'm recovering from being out late with some bagels and coffee courtesy of my husband, who made them in our new air fryer. They are delicious! I'm pretty sure this is the recipe he used.

As far as what's up for today, we're going to hit Barnes and Noble for some funsies and relax the rest of the time. I'm doing some volunteer transcription for a local museum and I have a language book I need to look at for an upcoming class, so that should be fun, along with piano practice and other things.


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You really had a long wait for Music Man. Glad it was worth the wait.

I like your plans. Excellent.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

How exciting to get to see The Music Man yesterday and, the back story about Hugh Jackson was so cool as well. Hope you have a great wekk.