I am starting a monthly series devoted to Broadway Playbills I have collected over the years. Once a month, I will post a photo of a specific Playbill and talk about my experience at the show and memories that come to life just by looking at my Playbill.
I’m starting this series with the most recent Broadway musical that I saw on May 6, 2016: Waitress. This was my first trip back to New York City since having my twins (who are almost 18 months) and it felt good to be back. We checked into our hotel on the UWS later than expected and met up with my friend, voice student, and babysitter for the evening, Annie. We all grabbed dinner at Barley & Grain before tucking my two little boys into bed for the night. Running a little late, we grabbed a cab to midtown around 7:30 and made it the Waitress box office at 7:55 for the 8:00 show. We were lucky to snag the last two orchestra seats for this performance.
For those of you that don’t already know this, the entire theatre smells like apple pie specifically for this show! Featuring music by Sara Bareilles and starring Jessie Mueller, it was a treat to be at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre this Friday night. Waitress was the perfect show to see as a woman, a mother, and a storyteller. I laughed, I cried, I remembered what it felt like the moment I heard my baby cry for the first time and how my life changed in the best possible ways.
After the show, my husband and I walked up to 52nd Street to our favorite little wine and cheese cafe, Casellula, to cap off the evening. Walking the streets of midtown Manhattan that night was a breath of fresh air and reminded me why NYC will always hold a piece of my heart.