Phantom of the Opera sequel slated for November 2010
Fri Oct 9
Even though its summer season is over, Coney Island has certainly been in the news this week. First, the Brooklyn nabe's 100-year-old Dreamland Bell, which was recently pulled from the depths of the ocean, went on display at Borough Hall . Now composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced that the long-awaited sequel to Broadway's longest-running play, The Phantom of the Opera , will be set during the fun zone's turn-of-the-century heyday. According to the Associated Press , the new musical will be titled Love Never Dies and will hit the Great White Way in November 2010. Ten years after losing his love, Christine, the Phantom has migrated from Paris to NYC, and "rises from one of the attractions at a freak show to control the entire complex." The story doesn't sound quite as sweeping and romantic as the intrigue that unfolds at the original's Paris Opera House, but we're still curious. We especially can't wait to see how Webber one-ups the drama and suspense of...
Amazing crepes at Yorkville Creperie on the Upper East Side
Fri Oct 9
Eating crepes stateside usually makes us long for the ones in Paris but we were pleasantly surprised by the treats at Yorkville Creperie on the Upper East Side . Kids will be wowed by the sweet selections, such as the "S'more"—chocolate, graham crackers crumbs and fluff—and the "PB&J"—creamy peanut butter with strawberry or grape jelly. Parents might be more inclined to go for the savory stuff: The "Roma" is filled with chicken and mozzarella cheese and topped with bruschetta. Plus, the open layout is perfect for strollers and little ones who don't always stay in their seats. The eatery even hosts storytime sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 11am.
Flowers are blooming in Chelsea through Saturday
Fri Oct 9
Looking to brighten your mood on this overcast day? Then escort your tykes to Chelsea's Marlborough Gallery for a taste of spring (albeit an artificial one). The folks at the awesome kiddie art collective Hi Art just reminded us that the the space's current exhibit, " Will Ryman: A New Beginning" is closing on Saturday, so it's your last chances to see the artist's oversized sculptures of red and pink flowers, garden detritus and insects. The works are two- to seven-feet tall and the enlarged scale is intended to give visitors the feeling that they are rodents traipsing through a garden. So what are you waiting for? It's time to stop and see the roses!
Friday's pick of the day: Bolt screening at the Moxie Spot
Fri Oct 9
After a long work week, you can barely muster up the energy to pick up Chinese let alone plan an actual Friday night outing. The Moxie Spot sympathizes. To help you out, the Cobble Hill eatery invites families to come out, grab a bite and take in a free flick. Tonight, Disney's Bolt is screened after a yet-to-be-announced short. The feature flick follows a Hollywood white shepherd who believes that his on-screen superpowers are real—until he finds himself off-set (in NYC!) with only his buds and intuition to help get him back home.
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