Until today, I'd never been to a broadway play, although I've always wanted to experience one. Pat talked me into going to Mamma Mia tonight. What an amazing show! Did you know (appropriately enough) that they hold a 'lottery' every night, drawing a handful of names from a hat and giving a dozen people FRONT ROW tickets for $25 each?!
I didn't take Kleenex. Why bother, right? Mamma Mia, 'a feel good happy hit' doesn't imply the need. Oh my, how wrong I was. I'm such a sap. I laughed and I cried and I loved the entire production, and now Pat has talked me into going with her to see yet another one -- Wicked -- on Friday night before we both fly home. I can't wait!
Pat's waaaaaay more on the ball with her blog than I've been, have you noticed?! I loved Central Park and am almost certain this is a photo of the bridge from the movie Stuart Little, which my boys loved when they were younger. Pat keeps looking for horses and the M&M billboard in Times Square is soooo cool I had to include a shot for my boys.
I never get out of the house, so this trip has been great. I met my agent for lunch today and it was so good to see her. Liza's such a sweetheart! Over the years, what began as a nice working relationship has evolved into a friendship I wouldn't trade. After lunch, Pat joined us at Liza's office, so she got to meet her, too, and Liza loaded us down with books. Eeeek! How are we going to fit them all in our luggage?!
Tomorrow, I'm meeting my editor, Ellen, for the first time and I'm really looking forward to it. Ellen has been so enjoyable to work with and now that she's got The Silver Compass (gulp!! who wouldn't be nervous about handing over their manuscript, right?!) I'm rolling up my sleeves to learn even more....
P.S. At noon tomorrow, when I grab a cab to Penguin Group (something I'm really not good at here in New York -- polite Canadian and all) Pat will be *ahem* waiting in front of our hotel for THE CAR William Morris is 'sending for her'! They're having what I call a 'gush luncheon' where Pat will meet a bunch of wonderful agents, read from Lottery, and get to wear her best clothes.
Too fun! Check back with us tomorrow....