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My Night Out: Looking for Love At 'Honeymoon In Vegas'

02/24/2015 07:35 pm ET | Updated Apr 26, 2015

Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas has the electricity of the city after which it is titled. Rob McClure's giddy slapstick humor as Jack Singer is contagious, and Tony Danza as Tommy Korman is just well... he's Tony Danza! The female lead Brynn O'Malley takes on the role of the irresistible Betsy Nolan, and she perfectly plays the part of the girl next door sandwiched between these two men vying for her affection.

The show centers around Betsy and Jack's relationship, which is threatened when Tommy swoops in determined to sweep her off her feet with a better life. In that "better" life, Tommy goes to lengths to plays the part of the perfect man -- well, perfectly -- and Betsy starts to get swept away. The show continues on from there, with the fourth star of the show (which shines just as bright as the others) being the theme of love.

Love, and what we will do for love, is pervasive throughout the show. There's definitely some irony to the show being set in the city of sin (not exactly where you expect to find true love!).

And Tommy does what many of us do at one point in our lives -- tries to become the person that he thinks Betsy wants him to be. But I think, and I bet most of you would agree, that finding love should be about being who you truly are (with all your imperfections) and not about trying to "win" someone. Why's that? Because I don't believe that love can be won, and we also never really know what someone will love about us until it happens. So the very thing that you are trying to hide about yourself might actually be the thing that the other person is the most attracted to.

I left the show with my friend (no ... we didn't pick up any men in the theater despite the fact that love was in the air) feeling just a little freer to be who I am. I smiled hello to the first person I saw on the street outside the theater and was greeted with a shake of the head and "are you going to walk or what?" Totally imperfect, totally New York. But knowing that someone is comfortable being who they truly are -- imperfections and all -- is more attractive than any suave, smooth-talking, well-dressed Tony Danza any day. No offense Tony.