An Exclusive Tour of Immersive Theatre Experience Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning
Creator-writer-director Cynthia von Buhler weaves family history into Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning
, an interactive and immersive theatrical experience where each guest participates as a character in the story. Based on her grandparents' experiences owning two speakeasies in Prohibition-era New York City, the production features secret bookshelf passageways, burlesque dancers, adultery and, of course, murder. Here, von Buhler takes Playbill on an exclusive tour of the production which is performed at the Back Room, a speakeasy-style pub in NYC's Lower East Side. Click here
for details and tickets.
The "Singing Baker" Hits the Road with Evita's National Tour: Part Three
Dubbed the "singing baker" after a memorable appearance on Food Network's "Sweet Genius" baking competition, Alison Mahoney has been making baking-related television appearances since, most notably on WCBS' "Live From the Couch" morning show. With a love of fresh and tasty ingredients, Mahoney hit the road with the touring company of Evita
ready to find the best baked treats across the nation. As the Evita
tour found its way to St. Louis and the Fox Theatre, Mahoney discovered that Donna Lynch, one of the show’s dressers, just so happens to be an expert in a delicious Midwest classic — gooey butter cake.
See Part Two
Desmond’s Steakhouse Offers 100,000 Welcomes
Located only a few short blocks from Times Square, Desmond’s Steakhouse takes a modern approach to the quintessential New York steakhouse. The menu features dry-aged (28-35 days) USDA prime beef, which is fired up on a 1500-degree grill. As chef Silvestre Mora tosses some steaks on the grill (accompanied by hash browns and asparagus), owner Paul Hurley chats about the mission of the restaurant and the origin of the Desmond’s name. For more details, click here
EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Groff Rehearses for Get Back Benefit Performance
On Nov. 24, Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff
will take the stage at the Five Angels Theater to perform a one-night-only benefit concert for the 52nd Street Project. Titled Get Back
, the show draws inspiration from both Groff’s childhood days and the mission of the 52nd Street Project — to let kids explore their lives through theatre arts. Musical direction is by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. In this exclusive rehearsal studio peek, Groff runs through a variety of tunes including “Pure Imagination,” “The Age of Not Believing” and, of course, “Get Back.” For info, visit www.52project.org
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