Amy Wilson is best known online for her blog (and book of the same name), When Did I Get Like This? But tonight I suspect Amy won’t have much time for her online life. She and her lifelong friend, Julie Kramer created a show that, rumor has it, is more than worth your time. If you’re in New York City or will be visiting before October 20th, you have the chance to get tickets and see The Best of Everything, the play these two friends worked (for three years) to bring to life. Tonight is opening night, and we hear you’ll split a side laughing while your wheels are turning over the smart narrative.
The Best of Everything is based on Rona Jaffe’s 1958 novel of the same title. Amy quips, “I like to call it the Fifty Shades of Grey of fifty years ago (and a heck of a lot better-written).” This show, which Amy also plays a role in (yes, she’s an actor, too) showcases four women who come to the big city to work as secretaries and live adventurous lives, “having it all” before their future families appear.
“If you’re in the NYC area, or will be before October 20th, it is my extremely biased opinion that you will find this a funny, moving, thought-provoking, martini-swilling look at how much things have changed for women since 1952– and how much they haven’t.” – Amy
Amy may be biased, but she isn’t the only one singing the praises of The Best of Everything. The show comes highly recommended by Backstage, Reviews Off-Broadway, TheaterMania, nytheatre.com, Time Out New York and TheaterMania.
The blogosphere is cheering on someone else besides Amy today, and that’s the show’s associate producer Holly Rosen of The Culture Mom. Blogging brought Amy and Holly together, and now they (along with Julie and others) have brought a story to the stage. Congratulations to you both, and break a leg!
Amy’s hilarious and moving memoir, When Did I Get Like This? can be purchased via her publisher’s site (via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.)