Close Encounters During On Broadway

1205419372Last night’s special screening of On Broadway reminded us that despite its big-city status, Boston is a surprisingly small town. As we entered the lobby of the Regal Fenway Cinemas, we caught a glimpse of our first love, Joey McIntyre, as he mugged with writer-director Dave McLaughlin and fellow costar Mike O’Malley. And when we took our seats in the theater, we saw a woman who looked oddly familiar.

As it turns out, we’ve been close to Joey Mac for months and never even knew it.

The woman we couldn’t place participates in one of our classes at the gym. Isn’t that funny, we thought to ourselves as Mayor Tom Menino started to auction off items to benefit The Joey Fund. But it was about to get a whole lot funnier.

“Joseph, don’t forget about your sister!” The woman yelled at Joey Mac.

Unbeknown to us, we’d been working out with a member of the McIntyre family for months. Silently, we prayed we hadn’t gushed openly about her married brother while milling around the gym.

Incidentally, his sister was pretty nice. After awkwardly introducing ourselves and talking about our workouts, she brought over her brother to say hello. Finally, we’d met our first crush in person. Our inner nine-year-old rejoiced.

Unfortunately, McIntyre was mum on any plans for a New Kids on the Block reunion. But now that we know where to find his sibling, we hope we’ll be the first to know about a tour.

You can see On Broadway in theaters around the city starting tomorrow.