Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway + Outfit

Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Neil Patrick Harris on Broadway

On Sunday, Mish and I went to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Neil Patrick Harris on Broadway!!!! It was so incredible. NPH was the perfect Hedwig. We marveled at how he could dance, jump, and do splits on stage in GIANT HEELS, whereas we can barely walk in them. And his improv in between songs was hilarious (of course). You must, must see it. I need to watch the movie all over again.

Mish & I on the train to NYC

I’m so glad Mish and I went together. We don’t hang out nearly as much as we used to, and I miss her so. ♥

Hedwig and the Angry Inch outfit

Had I planned my outfit a little better, I probably would have worn something a bit more glamorous and had crazy makeup with lots of glitter, but maybe next time. ;)

Outfit details: Coach Tour Top: Marshalls, $14 (similar, similar). Pink & Navy Striped Skirt: J.Crew, $20 on sale (similar). Navy Blue TOMS: Navy Canvas Women’s Classics, $48. Pink Hair Flower: gift from Mom. Clock heart necklace: handmade by White Flag Designs (now OHWTO), $30. Pink Beaded Bracelets: gift from Aunt Kathy. Watch: Timex Women’s Croco Strap, courtesy of Timex.

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A Wicked Fun Ladies Getaway!

In case you were trying to figure out the clue I gave Scarlett about her 10th birthday present, the apple stood for the Big Apple {as in NYC}. Suzi and I took her to see Wicked on Broadway! {I should have posted this sooner, but I was totally wiped out from the trip!}

We took the train down yesterday and stayed at Hotel Metro on West 35th Street.

We checked our luggage at the hotel {by the way, never visit New York with luggage that doesn’t have wheels}, and did a little shopping in SoHo.

While in SoHo, we stopped for cupcakes at Sugar Sweet Sunshine, which was one of the best cupcake bakeries in New York according to this article on Serious Eats. We tried the Bob, Sexy Red Velvet, Black & White, and Strawberry. Suzi really liked the “moose” {that’s how it’s spelled in their brochure!} frosting on the sexy red velvet, but I honestly wasn’t impressed by any of the cupcakes. The cakes themselves were kind of dry and mostly flavorless and the frostings were too sweet and hardened like day-old frosting from the supermarket. :/

After strolling around SoHo a bit longer, we headed back to the hotel to check in and gussy up for Wicked:

Scarlett got compliments all night on her adorable outfit:

We had dinner at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, where Suzi and I were in our element, singing along with the waiters, who are all aspiring Broadway actors. My favorite was the Phantom of the Opera duet, in which the male singer/waiter donned a paper towel and sunglasses in lieu of a mask:

We got to Gershwin Theatre with a few minutes to spare. Our seats were crazy good — four rows from the stage! We were off to the side, so it was a little hard to see some things happening on stage, but it was still amazing.

After the show, we went back to the hotel and crashed, our legs and feet tired from walking. {We clearly need to walk more.} Today was a bit less eventful, but I did find these amazingly cute shoes at a sample sale:

Plus we had lunch at Shake Shack in Madison Square Park.

And just before jumping on the train back home, we stopped to pick up cupcake minis at Baked by Melissa. After eating cupcakes from at least 5 different bakeries in New York, I still have to say Melissa’s are my favorite.


Promises, Promises


Yesterday, my aunt and uncle took my sister, cousin, and I to see Promises, Promises on Broadway. Because my Uncle Ray is incredibly resourceful, he found us really great tickets, maybe 25 feet from the stage. I could even see some of the actors sweat! {Marcus asked me to catch Kristin Chenoweth’s sweat in a vial for him, but unfortunately I was fresh out of vials — sorry Marcus!}. Sean Hayes {who you may remember as Jack from Will & Grace} and Kristin Chenoweth {who starred in Broadway’s Wicked, and has been in Glee and Pushing Daisies} starred in this cute 1960’s-era romantic comedy.

The show was amazing! I cried at the end, but I always cry at Broadway shows. The talent is just so overwhelmingly powerful it brings me to tears. Having done some stage acting myself when I was younger, I know how much effort goes into bringing a character to life, and that was just small-time acting! I can’t imagine what it’s like to give it your all on Broadway night after night. Truly amazing. If you haven’t heard anything about Promises, Promises, find out more here. It’s absolutely hilarious, fun, and feel-good. Now, if only I could get Stan to see shows with me…

We also stopped at Crumbs Bake Shop before the show {there’s one conveniently located next to Broadway Theatre}, and Suzi and I shared an enormous Red Velvet cupcake — yum! I didn’t know this before, but apparently there are a few Crumbs locations in Connecticut — in New Canaan, Stamford, and Westport, and there will be one coming to Greenwich soon. If only there were a few in the Hartford area!