'Hedwig And The Angry Inch' Hosts an All-Black Affair on Its Broadway Opening Night
It’s been a long time in the making, but LGBTQ rock musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch has finally made its official Broadway debut, giving fans still sulking over the end of How I Met Your Mother (or at least the iffy final episode) a chance to rejoice once again over the return of made-for-Broadway actor Neil Patrick Harris. As if the show’s rave reviews and hilarious (though controversial) ad-libs weren’t quite enough, last night’s official opening night in New York City gave us just one more reason to love the cult classic Broadway show: the string of fabulous celebrity fashion it attracts.
Whether it was an unspoken rule or just a happy coincidence, stars like Amanda Seyfried, Christina Hendricks, Kelly Ripa, and more showed up to take in one of the most colorful shows on Broadway in a notable lack of color, donning all-black ensembles on the red carpet.
Seyfried — who attended the premiere with boyfriend Justin Long — gave her dark ensemble a rocker edge, pairing a simple LBD with an oversized, double-breasted blazer and clunky shoes that fell somewhere between men’s dress loafers and combat boots. Finishing the look with a basic, low ponytail and a classic red lip, the actress looked casual, chic, and comfy for the Broadway performance.
Mad Men’s Hendricks went a dressier route, pairing her curve-hugging, satin sheath dress with a fitted blazer and embellished, suede booties. Complementing the polished ensemble with a graphic envelope clutch, glittering diamond necklace, and soft waves, the red head looked simply stunning in her all-black outfit.
Like Seyfried and Hendricks, Live! With Kelly and Michael co-host Ripa also donned a basic blazer, but brought some shine to the red carpet with her sequined, strapless jumpsuit. Though she kept her clutch black to match her ensemble, she strayed from the monochromatic memo slightly with her pointy-toed white pumps.
Though it would have been nice to see some color (or at least a pop of print here and there) on the red carpet, the guests' dark numbers just helped to keep all eyes on the loud, proud, and colorful show and its fabulous stars.