Mothers & Sons & Hedwig


This year’s Broadway excursion with my Mom has just been solidified, and it includes two recently-nominated-for-a-Tony shows. I’d been hedging on getting tickets because I was on the fence about what we should see, but when the reviews started coming in for Neil Patrick Harris in the revival of ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ I moved quickly to secure tickets. Luckily, I got them – in the third row no less – so I hope Mom is prepared for glitter and sweat (she usually is).

The night before Hedwig struts his/her stuff, we’ll be seeing ‘Mothers & Sons’ – the new play by Terrence McNally. Our theater-going history has been rife with Mr. McNally’s work – he wrote ‘Love! Valour! Compassion!’ and ‘Master Class’ – both of which we were lucky enough to see on Broadway – and he also wrote the book for ‘Ragtime’ which we also enjoyed. I’ve been hearing mixed things about ‘Mothers & Sons’ but more good than bad. Besides, it seemed a fitting title for a mother and son Mother’s Day weekend in New York.

While last year’s trip will be hard to top, as ‘Kinky Boots’ and ‘Pippin’ proved a theatrical double-knock-out, Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig may be more than ample magic to do it. (And we’re even having dinner with Suzie again, which was a highlight of our last excursion. No cupcakes or holding cases necessary, I don’t care if they are pink.)

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