A weekend away for Carrie in NYC with a friend.
Our mission...to see the shows. We came with tickets to see Promises, Promises, starring Sean Hayes and Kristen Chenoweth (they were amazing).
But we stood in line at this...two more times.
Got tickets for Mamma Mia and South Pacific, both shows really good.
In case you did not know, I oh so enjoy musicals.
We did the tourist thing. Went to Rockfeller Center's Top of the Rock and a NBC Studios tour.
Got the Hop on, Hop off Tour Bus, rode all the way around Manhattan, seeing most of the major sites. One day hoped off for a street market in Soho.
We stayed right in time square (our hotel entrance to the bottom right of the picture). All the lights, sounds (smells), people, the full NYC experience.
Of course we ate pizza, a couple of real restaurants and some sweet treats (hit up some infamous cupcake shops).
We did see Zarin Fabrics (next time we will go in). If you have no idea what this is, do not worry, you are probably better off.
And our celebrity spotting...
We were walking back from the Lincoln Center after seeing South Pacific, kind of off the busy streets of Time Square. About 11:30 p.m. and a little blond walks by us and to an ATM. My friend and I looked at each other...it was Kristen Chenoweth (the star of the Promises, Promises and guest star on Glee). Of course we hovered for a minute, then a guy walked her to a old green suburban with a little white dog in it. They drove off. We did not get up enough nerve to say something after all being approached by a complete stranger, late at night in NYC, while at an ATM...not really the best time. After the fact we realized that the guy might have been her reported boyfriend, Lane Garrison (we googled for pictures and it did look like him).
Regrettably, we did not get any photos.