House of Spirits Serves Up Five Floors of Boo Booze

House of Spirits Serves Up Five Floors of Boo Booze

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | The only thing that can make a haunted house more fun is surrounding yourself with people who have a chemically induced loss of impulse control. House of Spirits is an aptly-named source of cocktails and ghost tales. The experience covers five floors of a mansion in the Wall Street district, and […]

Scarlet Envy Serves Red-Hot Songs and Sass, when ALLSTAR Livestreams from Caveat

Scarlet Envy Serves Red-Hot Songs and Sass, when ALLSTAR Livestreams from Caveat

Scarlet Envy—the Louisville, KY native, favorite daughter of NYC, and RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Season 6 contestant (whose exit left us feeling very “uncomfortable” with the show’s host)—offers Gothamites an intimate performance made accessible to worldwide audiences, when she brings her solo show ALLSTAR to the comfy confines of Lower East Side venue Caveat. Last seen […]

Slices of the Tenderloin #6: La Sylphe

Slices of the Tenderloin #6: La Sylphe

BY TRAV S.D. | For Women’s History Month, we will continue our series on famous vaudeville performers connected with the Tenderloin District. Now long defunct, the Tenderloin was a NYC neighborhood that at its furthest extent ran between 24th and 62nd Streets between 5th and 8th Avenues, thus overlapping with modern Chelsea. The Tenderloin was so-named […]

Edith O’Hara—A Personal Remembrance

Edith O’Hara—A Personal Remembrance

BY CHIP DEFFAA | I’ve never known anyone quite like veteran theater-owner/producer Edith O’Hara—longtime manager/artistic director of the 13th Street Repertory Theater (and mother of actresses Jenny O’Hara and Jill O’Hara)—who has just died at the age of 103. And she died exactly the way she wanted to: At home, not in a hospital, in […]

Enter ‘Exit’: Peter Michael Marino Goes Online with Tale of $6 Million Musical, Made & Unmade

Enter ‘Exit’: Peter Michael Marino Goes Online with Tale of $6 Million Musical, Made & Unmade

Desperately Seeking the Exit: Online Live | In 2007, American actor/writer Peter Michael Marino wrote a musical based on the Madonna film Desperately Seeking Susan, featuring the hit songs of Blondie. It opened on London’s West End… and closed a month later. Whoops! This high-octane, comical solo train ride fills in the blanks of how […]

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice &… Blah

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice &… Blah

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre is a long, narrow, terraced space with seating on three sides; performers practically fall in the laps of spectators. So when Michael Zegen and Ana Nogueira, who play Ted and Alice in the New Group’s musical version of Bob & Carol & Ted & […]