(Yahoo!) – Sarah Hyland brought a showstopper of a date to see the Off-Broadway show “Under My Skin.”
The “Modern Family” star, 23, went to check out her father in the play Wednesday night in Manhattan and turned it into a girls’ night out by inviting Taylor Swift, 24, to come along.
The gals, who have been hanging out since the fall and rang in the new year together, watched the comedy, then headed backstage to see Sarah’s dad, Edward James Hyland, who plays the part of Poppa Sam. According to an insider, Taylor and Sarah hung out for about a half-hour “talking and congratulating the cast.”
They posed for photos with the entire group, which also included Kate Loprest, Matt Walton, Allison Strong, Dierdre Friel, Tony Award-nominee Kerry Butler, Megan Sikora, and Andrew Polk. Everyone was “joking and playing around backstage” during Hyland and Swift’s visit. Edward, who has had roles in “Boardwalk Empire” and will be in the upcoming “The Leftovers,” proved to be a bit of a ham too while posing for photos, making it clear where Sarah inherited her comedic chops.