Life Updates: Kinky Boots on Broadway + Big Hero 6

Life Updates: Kinky Boots on Broadway + Big Hero 6

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Kinky Boots on Broadway NYC

Broadway: Kinky Boots

Last Sunday it was below zero with the wind chill so I decided to take another chance on a Broadway lottery. Who else would be crazy enough to stand outside for cheap tickets? Turns out, practically no one! There were 20 of us, total, who entered the Kinky Boots lottery. Every single person won a ticket; to the point where people in groups were passing on tickets. When all was said & done, the theater still had about 30 tickets to hand out. It was fantastic.

I won a 7th row Orchestra seat for $37. If you’re trying for a Broadway lottery, I strongly suggest going on an extremely bad weather day.

The show itself was great. I was a little spoiled by watching Hedwig earlier in the month, which I will always love with all my heart. Kinky Boots was a great story, fun songs, and nice lesson. I’m not sure I would pay full price for this one but I definitely enjoyed the show.


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Movie: Big Hero 6

Since I had nothing else to do on that chilly Sunday, I decided to watch a movie before trying my hand at the Broadway lottery. Probably because of the Oscars, the Times Square Regal theater is currently still playing Big Hero 6. Sure, it was $15 but I really had wanted to watch this in theaters and missed it earlier in the year. I am so glad that I was able to see it!

This was absolutely one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time! It was hilarious and yet also incredibly sad. I cried. Twice. I also laughed out loud harder than I have for any movie. (Hairy Baby!)


NYC Bars Round-Up

Continuing my hedonistic February routine, I visited some more NYC bars with friends as I seek out social company this month.

Here’s a quick round up: Uncle Barry’s (Park Slope) has easy-but-fun Trivia Wednesday nights at 9p. It’s a great bar at other times too. Bonnie’s (Park Slope) has the best wings in the city. Soda Bar (Prospect Heights) is a laptop-friendly bar with wifi plus a $3 drafts happy hour noon-7p daily. Shorty’s has another location in Flatiron if you need a sports bar with decent food. Beer Authority (Midtown) is still my go-to for a beer before a Broadway show. They have $5 select drafts on Sundays. Peculier Pub (Greenwich Village) is still frequented by college kids and needs to clean their tap lines.


Best Of Internet: Links

I read some pretty great things on the Internet recently!

Satire
Hardcore Singer Accidentally Swallows Microphone – The Hard Times (2/12/15)

Introspective
Am I Optimistic? – An Exacting Life (2/19/15)

Invention
Dole has Created a Wearable Banana – Dole (2/19/15)

Books
Non-Fiction Books About Women’s Bodies – Book Riot (2/19/15)

Westminster Dog Show
Reviewing the terrifying dogs in Westminster’s ‘Working Group’ – SB Nation (2/17/15)

Nostalgia
Radio Shack Catalogs Archive

NYC
Hot Dudes Reading on Instagram

Programming
Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names (6/17/10)

Sewing
Love Lola

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6 Replies to “Life Updates: Kinky Boots on Broadway + Big Hero 6”

  1. Good to know you wouldn’t pay full price to see Kinky Boots. It is coming to Chicago this year and I was considering it. My husband on the other hand doesn’t think he’d enjoy it enough for the money. Now I want push it. I also want to see Beautiful which I think he’d enjoy. Also great link round-up.

    1. The lottery process for Kinky Boots was exactly the same as Book of Mormon (details). You can show up just a few minutes before “two hours before show” time. For the 7:30p show, they start announcing Lottery winners at 5:30p. You have between 5p-5:30p to enter the lottery. So you can get there at 5:25p and still enter the lottery. Or enter the lottery at 5p, then duck into a coffee shop for 25mins. Announcing the winners takes about 15-25mins depending on the amount of tickets. Then if you win, you have to stand in line with the other winners (outside) to purchase your tickets at the window, so that might be another 5-10mins.

      However, you do not have to stand in line outside for hours before-hand! So it’s really not too bad.

  2. Man, you are nailing it with these Broadway lotteries. I wish I’d done more when I was actually around.

    I really hated Big Hero 6, but it was my own fault. I didn’t know anything about the movie, I just saw a trailer and it was all about the puffy, white guy. When the movie barely focused on him, I was pretty disappointed.

    1. Sorry to hear that! I didn’t know much about the movie going into it either other than raving positive reviews. It was a bit darker/more emotional than I had expected.

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