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By admin • May 12, 2017 • 0 Comments

Last week I realized I never posted these, so happy Flash Back Friday everyone!

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By admin • May 05, 2017 • 0 Comments

Where does the time go! March 25th came and went in a flash this year, before I even knew what hit me. It didn’t even dawn on me until a week ago as we were celebrating Bandstand’s Opening Night, so today, for #FBF, let’s enjoy a belated 10 YEAR Anniversary Celebration of Laura Winning Grease: You’re the One that I Want with a Grease: You’re the One that I Want Gallery update!

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By admin • April 29, 2017 • 0 Comments

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By admin • April 29, 2017 • 0 Comments

The living room floor slopes in Laura Osnes’s fifth-floor walk-up on the Upper West Side, baffling Lyla, the resident Chihuahua, making guests question their alcohol intake and necessitating the removal of the rolling desk chair.

The kitchen is of a size that invites unfavorable comparisons to a postage stamp, and the dishwasher is 35 years old (that would be Ms. Osnes’s husband, Nathan Johnson). But there is a deck, high ceilings and exposed brick — and thanks to the five-flight climb, absolutely no need to join a gym. It’s all very “Barefoot in the Park,” an association that delights the apartment’s occupants, who, while approaching their 10th anniversary, seem as much like newlyweds as the characters in that Neil Simon play.

“We’re very happy here,” said Ms. Osnes, 31, a two-time Tony Award nominee (for the musicals “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella”) and a star of the Broadway musical “Bandstand,” which opened April 26.

When Ms. Osnes triumphed in a reality show talent competition and won the lead in the 2007 Broadway revival of the musical “Grease,” the prize didn’t include help in smoothing the way from her home in Eagan, Minn., to the mean streets of Manhattan. “It was like, ‘See you in New York for your first rehearsal,’” recalled Ms. Osnes, who was knee-deep in wedding plans at the time.

She and Mr. Johnson, an actor turned photographer, came east to scout the territory and found a one-bedroom on the 31st floor of the Orion, a shiny new high-rise condominium near Times Square. The unit’s owner was offering a year’s lease, and the newlyweds grabbed it, lured by the view, the unsullied surfaces and the location.

“It was super close to the theater I’d be working at,” Ms. Osnes said. “There were laundry facilities a floor away, and a doorman. And they served continental breakfast. Moving here with a job and a brand-new husband and a great apartment set us off on the right foot.”

But after a year, the couple wanted to see some trees and save some money, and it so happened that a cast mate from “Grease” was vacating her one-bedroom rental and looking for someone to take over the lease. Ms. Osnes and Mr. Johnson were willing and eager.

“We were ready for a change. We were ready for the New York experience,” said Ms. Osnes, who wasn’t sure initially just how much of that New York experience she really wanted. “When we lived in the high-rise and I went to visit friends in walk-ups, I thought to myself, ‘I will never do this. Why would anyone live like this?’ And then, a year later, I found myself living in a five-flight walk-up. It’s funny how your attitudes change the longer you live here.”

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By admin • April 28, 2017 • 0 Comments