New York City is a universe all its own. That universe contains the whole world-every nation, every ethnicity represented and celebrated in community.
That universe also contains the whole world of art and culture. From Broadway plays to New York City cabaret, the magic is only in New York.
The first time I visited New York, I felt as if I was entering the kingdom of This Is. This is where it happens. This is where it happens first. This is where the writers write. This is where the musicians make the music. This is where the art is born, the art which will transform our culture, and eventually touch minds and hearts in every hamlet across America, and perhaps the world. This is where the plays, the musicals, the songs, the monologues that everyone will be quoting someday first come to life.
New York City is the This Is city.
Broadway plays and cabaret in New York are foundational. These artists point the way for everyone else. Trends, styles, and even genres are born here.
Broadway plays and cabaret in New York are formational. They change lives. They change the world. Sometimes the change happens quickly, and other times it can be seen only through the lens of years and generations. The change happens.
There are places in NYC everyone has to visit, for them to truly experience the city: the 9/11 Memorial and Freedom Tower; Times Square, and Central Park, to name just a few.
There are events in NYC everyone should experience, happenings that are quintessentially New York: a cabaret, a Broadway play, a boat trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
These, and many others, are New York. And New York is America. And New York is the world.