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TARZAN THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
Before and After Notes II
Monday, May 8, 2006
Noon arrival at La Guardia Airport -- waiting
for suitcases that arrived six hours later.
The ads in the background all extoll the luxury
of the Marriott's King-sized beds and luxury pillows
-- very tempting after our all-night trip.
Arrival by limo outside the Marriott Marquis
on 45th Street.
Easy job for Joe the driver as we had no luggage
for him to worry about.
The luxurious Marriott bed and pillows looked
a three-hour drive to Winnipeg airport and Air
Canada flights to La Guardia via Toronto.
We fought the temptation and headed for Broadway.
The Coolest Elevators in New York City
Tarzan has taken over Times Square:
Skyscrapers, wall paper screens, billboards,
busses, etc. are all adorned with Disney Tarzan images.
The more authentic image of the ape-man (Bill
Stout art) on JoN's T-shirt attracts many stares and questions.
At last! A Chinese restaurant just off Broadway
-- our first meal of the day.
Internet Cafe on 42nd St.
A time-out to see what the rest of the world
is doing and to catch up on ERB business.
More sight-seeing. We visit Hello Deli beside
the Ed Sullivan Theatre.
A chance to meet Rupert and take away one of
Looking down Broadway toward the Iridium Jazz
and Blues Club from the Ed Sullivan Theatre.
The day ends with a dinner show at the Iridium
where we catch the regular Monday night appearance
of 91-year-old guitar and tech legend Les Paul.
Les's reaction when he learns I play a Fender
Tele is caught on camera by Nathan
seated at the table beside us.
Nathan's young son had the foresight to bring
a pick-guard from a
Gibson Les Paul guitar which Les autographed
We had been about to go to the club in our travelling
shorts and T-shirts
but our luggage containing our clothes arrived
at the last minute.
in action at the Iridium on YouTube
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A late night prowl around Times Square.
This famous section of Manhattan Island has been
rejuvenated since our last visit many years ago.
Our first adventure plunged us into the middle
of a holdup situation.
Sue-On and I were pushed aside by a desperate
character who ran past us and down into the subway.
We were immediately surrounded by converging
NY police officers, on foot and mounted, all with guns drawn.
They were after a fugitive who had just robbed
a nearby liquor store.
Recovering from this we carried on down Broadway
until we were stopped by a movie crew
who asked us to look in disbelief at a camera
truck that was about to come down Broadway.
They were shooting a modern-day Western and
we were to pretend that we were watching a stage
coach coming down the street.
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