Jennifer Nettles Gets Jazzy As Roxie Hart In CHICAGO the Musical

Jennifer Nettles, the singer-songwriter and lead vocalist of Sugarland, has brought her country superstar power to the Big Apple this winter for an eight-week, limited-engagement of CHICAGO the Musical on Broadway.

I had the pleasure of seeing Nettles more than hold her own last week as CHICAGO’s protagonist, Roxie Hart, alongside Broadway veteran Carly Hughes. Believe it or not, it was my first time seeing CHICAGO on Broadway despite being a huge fan of both the movie and musicals in general. Performed live, the tale of greed, murder and show biz, with its Fosse-style dancing, is brought to another level. Nettles fits seamlessly into the cast, garnering a range of emotions from disgust to sympathy to amusement. Her voice is of course a delight and her smile lights up the stage. It couldn’t be easy stepping into such big shoes.

Celebrating its 17th year, CHICAGO is one of Broadway’s longest running musicals. Six Tony Awards and a nod from the New York Times as “the best musical in town,” CHICAGO is still a safe bet for date night, girls’ night or out-of-towners.

If you want to catch Jennifer Nettles before her run is complete, you have until March 29th!

CHICAGO plays on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or in-person at the Ambassador Theatre Box Office. Regular Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

{NYC Event} Suburbs 101 Parent Night Out 3/11

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I know a thing or two about transitioning from Manhattan to the suburbs but we started the process somewhat blindly and on a whim.

For our city friends considering a {more thoughtful} move to the ‘burbs, Suburban Jungle Realty Group is hosting a Suburbs 101 Parent Night Out on Wednesday, March 11 from 6:30-8pm at Lillian August in the Flatiron to help families learn about the key factors that should be considered before making a move to the suburbs.
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Essie LeBlanc Au Pairs {NYC}

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As my local friends start to contemplate summer plans, I wanted to call attention to Essie LeBlanc Au Pairs, a boutique NYC au pair agency dedicated to connecting families with warm, experienced, college-educated au pairs from the Southern United States.
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Visiting the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than a visit to Radio City Music Hall for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The Rockettes have been adding a dash of glamour to New York City for over 85 years and this year’s show doesn’t disappoint with its dazzling dance numbers combined with 1,100 colorful costumes and state-of-the-art technology. GPS-enabled snow flakes anyone?
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Love Letters on Broadway

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A revival of Love Letters, A.R. Gurney’s 1988 play, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is showing on Broadway this fall with a star-studded cycle of casts including: Brian Dennehy, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen:
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Beauty Buzz | Lash House Beauty Boutique

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Valerie Ben-Or is a lawyer and lover of all things fashion and beauty. She loves to keep up with the latest trends, try the newest beauty products, and write all about it! You can follow her on Twitter at @LegalValerie.

Am I the only one who has Kardashian lash envy? I doubt it. That’s why I jumped at the chance to try out eyelash extensions at Lash House Beauty Boutique shortly after it opened a new Manhattan location (the original is in Livingston, New Jersey).
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A Whole New World | Aladdin on Broadway

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Sebastian and I spent some alone time in the city last week as guests of Tieks at Aladdin on Broadway. I was 7 years old when I saw my first musical (Singin’ in the Rain) and was a tad skeptical about Sebastian’s ability to sit through the entire performance at the age of 5 but Aladdin is so high-energy from the singing and dancing to the bright colors and technical aspects that he was engaged the entire time.
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Vimbly | Things To Do In NYC With Kids

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My cousin Alex is interning this summer with the new booking service, Vimbly. It’s like Opentable but instead of restaurant reservations, you can browse, compare pricing, and book activities in NYC (and quite a few other metropolitan areas).

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#RBabyRocks | R Baby Foundation’s “Rockin’ to Save Babies’ Lives” Benefit Concert

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Avenue Q’s 11th Anniversary

Avenue Q the MusicalTypically, audience members are asked to turn off all cell phones prior to the start of a show. That was not the case at last night’s unique, interactive social media performance of Avenue Q, celebrating the Tony award-winning musical comedy’s 11th anniversary.

Cousin Kat and I were encouraged to share our experience on social media with the hashtag #AVENUEQLIVE and treated to a post-show reception with the puppets and previous cast members.

I can’t believe it took me so long to see Avenue Q and I’m really glad I did. The show is clever, entertaining, and left us in stitches:

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