Sutton Foster is doing some serious research for her new role in Broadway’s Violet—no, she’s not dyeing her hair purple. She’s riding the New York City bus! The Tony winner knows a thing or two about prepping for Broadway roles, and she’s taking her newest gig very seriously. Foster hit the road to study up on her new character, a young woman who journeys by bus from her farm in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in hopes that a televangelist will heal the scar on her face. Foster posted this adorable photo of her bus-riding adventures on her Instagram—what happened next, Sutton? Did you make it to your destination safe and sound? Check out this Hot Shot of Foster prepping for the stage, then see her in Violet, beginning March 28 at the American Airlines Theatre!