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November 2023

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situations. In fact, besides being able to offer hard-to-get tickets, Dean can also organize backstage tours, workshops, classes, and cast meet-and-greets. For example, she recently curated a small performing arts school's trip to NYC where she arranged tickets to Moulin Rouge, a dance class with one of the cast members, and a music workshop with the Tony-winning orchestrator of the show. Dean can also organize backstage tours of Radio City Music Hall and a dance class with a Rockette. In addition, she's on the Tony Nominating Committee, so she sees every Broadway show and can make recommendations to clients based on what style of theater they enjoy. Another option San Diegans have is joining one of the theater tours offered by e Old Globe. ese take place in spring and fall and go to London as well as New York. And what about pre- and post-theater dining? According to my NYC sources, who range from local theater buffs to an Oscar-nominated actor and a Tony-winning director, the two classics — Sardi's and Joe Allen — are still top notch. ey also recommend Bar Centrale, Becco, Osteria al Doge, Café Un Deux Trois, and La Masseria. As for sightseeing, I plan to visit the new Museum of Broadway in Times Square on my next trip, but only after I've paid my respects to the very lovely Lady Liberty. MAIN Times Square's lights are so bright that they are visible to astronauts on the International Space Station TOP Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford star in the lead roles of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street MIDDLE Hell's Kitchen is based on a year in the life of singer- songwriter Alicia Keys BOTTOM Broadway theaters have successfully rebounded from the dark days of covid closures @ranchandcoast SWEENY TODD: PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY AND EVAN ZIMMERMAN ALICIA KEYS: PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2023 67

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