I went to see The Motherfu*ker with the Hat the other day. If you haven't already heard about it from all the Tony nomination buzz then here's the basic rundown as to what the play is about:
"Jackie (Bobby Cannavale) and Veronica (Elizabeth Rodriguez) have been in love since the eighth grade. Now Jackie is on parole, clean and sober under the guidance of his sponsor, Ralph D. (Chris Rock), while loving his volatile soulmate Veronica, who is far from sober. Their love is pure, and nothing can come between them — except a hat." (thank you playbill for that lovely little summary!)
Lucky for me my friend's dad IS Bobby Cannavale so I was able to see the play fo' free (!) with his son, his nephew and my boyfriend. With that being said, I would totally pay and see it again because it is worth the money. It's a really different and more risque play than is usually seen on Broadway which I think is really cool. The story wasn't too intellectual or hard to follow but the acting was unbelievable and really moving. I definitely recommend the play to all!
My after-play experience was by far the most exciting part of the play though... We went back to Bobby's dressing room and met Elizabeth Rodriguez and two of his other actor friends Steven Pasquale and Laura Benanti (sorry to name drop, but it's exciting!). After Bobby signed people's playbills and all that jazz, we headed over to Justin Timberlake's new restaurant Southern Hospitality with Chris Rock (NO BIG DEAL OR ANYTHING..... :O). We sat in a curtained off VIP area and it was uh...AMAZING. I ate a BBQ shrimp salad which was absolutely delicious and tried some of Damien's mac & cheese which was equally as tasty! It was funny because they brought out all of our food and seemed to forget Chris's haha. Chris was really nice and genuine and not at all diva-y or stuck up. It was a really exciting night and still feels surreal.
BUT ANYWAYS, even though not everyone who sees the play can dine with the cast, it's still totally worth seeing :p