The film and Broadway legend shows off his new book of stunning iPhone photography.
There is no “Wilkommen!” There is no “Bienvenue!” when I enter the premises of J Rose Wholesale Flowers in Manhattan’s flower district. But there is a warm welcome. “Come on back!” calls Joel Grey, the legendary master of ceremonies in the musical Cabaret, both on Broadway and in the iconic 1972 film, for which he won an Oscar. “I’ll show you some stuff.”
I find Grey knee-deep in purple hydrangeas in the cooler at the back of the shop: “I’m a flower freak.” He is a regular visitor to the flower district; this season he also directed the acclaimed Yiddish-language version of Fiddler on the Roof currently playing Off-Broadway. “I have been since childhood. I would wander in the woods and find these crazy things that smelled like another world.”…[READ MORE]