When I was a teenager my mom and I were watching TV and on came Barbara Walters interviewing Angela Lansbury sitting on a bench in, I believe, Central Park. When it was over my mother asked me if I wanted to get tickets to MAME. I immediately said yes because at 14 years old it was my first time going into the city on my own. Approaching the Winter Garden box office I'll never forget hearing Eydie Gorme singing a loop of "If He Walked Into My Life" over and over again blaring from a large speaker on the sidewalk. It was outside, I believe, a CBS affiliated record store. The fact that I was able to purchase three great orchestra seats was even more exciting. And on that most memorable afternoon as the overture was playing and the lights dimming I remember my sister nudging me as a handsome Robert Reed was being rushed to his seat in the row in front of us. In the years to follow, I was fortunate enough to see Ms. Lansbury two more times in the role. Once more on Broadway and again at Westbury Music Fair. Some of my best theatre memories.