The 8th thing I love about living in Arlington, VA…

Wait, what – Hurt Locker is a musical? Nope…just an elaborate inside joke from the current Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Finally being close enough to New York that theater weekends can be a real thing!

Thanks to Vamoose Bus and its direct trips from Arlington to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan, we’ve been taking full advantage of this proximity to catch up on some amazing Broadway shows.


Our first trip up not long after moving back to the US from Berlin, we saw Wicked (Theater Girl’s pick for her very first Broadway show), plus the sadly now-closed After Midnight (with Dulé Hill!) and Buyer & Cellar (Michael Urie!).

On our second trip, we were extra-ambitious and managed to squeeze in four shows plus a whole day with a friend conveniently visiting from Berlin that same weekend. Seeing Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a thrill I’m still pinching myself over months later, matched only by FINALLY seeing Alan Cumming in the latest Cabaret revival (Michelle Williams, too). Stunning performances, all.

Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall? Enough said.
Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall? Enough said.


Seriously, looking back at those sentences I just typed, I have to wonder if I’m not the luckiest person ever.




Add in Pippin and this other kinda-well-known actor Daniel Radcliffe (Daniel Radcliffe!!!) in The Cripple of Inishmaan and I already know it’s going to be hard to top that theater-licious weekend.


At least until Theater Girl is stage managing professional shows of her own, because you know I’m going to want to be in the audience for those every single night.