My Visit to #CurtainUp
As I mentioned in my LCF video, last week I ventured up to Lincoln Center to the New York Public Library for Performing Arts. There, I went to a free exhibit called Curtain Up. It highlights shows from Broadway and London's West End, like costumes, props, even stage manager notes. They have some interactive elements, like the sound board from Hairspray. One of my favorite things was a dress that Helen Mirren wore in The Audience (which I saw and loved.) There was also a video with Helen and the director of the play talking about how they aged her while portraying Queen Elizabeth throughout her long reign.
The highlight for me, though, was tucked in a corner. There is a small TV screen playing the last song from In the Heights. This is the show that really made me fall in love with theatre, and I saw it more than 10 times during its run on Broadway. I was surprised that after all this time, watching the cast on this tiny screen could still bring me to tears.
Its a small exhibit, but if you're a theatre fan and have even half an hour to look around, you'll enjoy it!