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"This dress makes me feel like a mermaid coming out of the water. The detail is gorgeous, and it complements the beauty of the theater," says Hudson, who moved her family (fiancé David Otunga, 6-year-old son David Jr., and a 10-year-old nephew) from Chicago to New York City for her Broadway run. So far the crew is enjoying life in the Big Apple. "We love seeing musicals. We've made it to The Lion King and Wicked already. My son says, 'Mommy, this feels like home!'"

Dress, Mandalay, $2,040. Earrings, Madyha Farooqui. Bracelets (from left), Alexis Bittar and J/Hadley Jewelry. Shoes, Casadei.