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Queen Of The Night

PlayItAgain
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joined:11/8/11
Queen Of The Night
Posted: 12/21/13 at 12:36am
Anyone planning on going to this? For those that don't know its a new theatrical experience piece by some of the producers of Sleep No More thats taking place at the paramount hotel.

Updated On: 12/31/13 at 12:36 AM
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Play Esq.
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joined:7/10/09
Queen Of The Night
Posted: 1/9/14 at 10:55am
Noticed this just got extended...anyone go yet? Curious as a fan of opera and Sleep No More.

http://playbill.com/news/article/186298-Lavish-Immersive-Theatrical-Event-Queen-of-the-Night-Extends-at-Diamond-Horseshoe?tsrc=hph
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Brian07663NJ
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joined:6/21/06
Queen Of The Night
Posted: 1/9/14 at 11:08am
On the verge of purchasing tickets...noticed that Tuesday is $125, Weds/Thursday $150 and then Fri/Sat $175...

Glad it is extending because I am certainly looking for a Tuesday night ticket.
Up next: Dec 18: Side Show June 19: Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett June 25: Bette Midler
Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
Queen Of The Night
Posted: 1/9/14 at 12:19pm
I haven't seen Sleep No More, but I am interested in seeing this show. Hoping somebody posts about how the experience is soon.
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Brian07663NJ
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joined:6/21/06
Queen Of The Night
Posted: 1/9/14 at 12:51pm
Purchased my tickets for Sunday night, February 16...

Before purchasing the tickets it says "Dress to please the Queen. Cocktail or gala attire required."

Once the order is complete, and you have paid, the fine print says "For this unprecedented affair, evening attire is required. Jacket and tie for gentlemen, please."
Up next: Dec 18: Side Show June 19: Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett June 25: Bette Midler
dave1606
Broadway Star
joined:12/8/07
Queen Of The Night
Posted: 1/9/14 at 03:19pm
I am seeing this on January 19th and couldn't be more excited. For those interested there is a fascinting piece (with a few spoilers) here:

http://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/trends-news/slideshow/queen-of-the-night-food-art/?slide=10

Also, I bought a ticket on a sunday night and it was $125 too. Which marks one of the most expensive tickets I have purchased..that said a full meal is included (with free flowing alcohol!) so I am sure it will be more than worth it!

I will report back when I see it.
Morla
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joined:1/5/12
Queen Of The Night
Posted: 1/17/14 at 03:05am
This show is lots of fun, spectacular. I recommend getting there as early as you can (like line up 20 minutes before opening), in order to fully enjoy the spontaneous, wild and intimate cocktail hour. After that it's all gravy. There are a few very exclusive secret encounters waiting inside, but everyone gets some level of interaction. Dress to impress, hip, not like yr in downtown abbey.

Updated On: 1/17/14 at 03:05 AM
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Brian07663NJ
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joined:6/21/06
Queen Of The Night
Posted: 2/17/14 at 12:08am
Got there at 7:10 for my 7:30 admission time.
7:45 asked the guy at the door when they were admitting 7:30 patrons and he told me to get in line. I was in line and 6th person from the door watching about 40 people from the "other line" get zipped in - guessing they were the VIP tickets?

Out of frustration I said "this is crazy - it is freezing cold and we showed up on time as requested in the TWO emails I was sent today!"

His response was "thanks for telling me it is cold out here."

Get inside...it is a construction "zone" coat check. You then can enter to descend the stairs and then line up to wait some more. Ok at this point the line for a build up of anticipation has worn out the welcome. Finally get let in to the main room and am really eager to find the bathroom only to be told "oh there is a performance in progress IN the hall leading to the bathroom...you have to wait."

I said "I cannot begin to tell you HOW SORRY I am that I came here tonight."

A performer got real close, put his hands on my shoulders, started to stroke me and say "take deep breaths and we will get you to the bathroom soon."

Do you think I have much more to say about this show even before it started?!

The cocktail as you enter:
"Oh those are made with vodka and that one is made with bourbon but this one is spicy". That was the bartender description.

The appetizers...saw two trays and was able to try one mash-potato ball (?) and a deviled egg (about quail sized).

VIP ticket holders were whisked to the fat side of the room while some random performers were doing their thing. Since I looked interested in the performance rather than the booze I was taken to the VIP side if the room. Found the "bathtub" room - yawn....unless you want to see a topless woman in a mask dipping her toes in water.

Spoiler - if you attend and want lobster - sit around the perimeter of the room. The lobster tables have newspaper and lobster crackers/buckets on them. The pork and beef tables are in the center of the room.

The meal is rushed so be ready to eat like a starved maniac. If you desire to try other meats from other tables be ready to pounce. I hardly had time to eat the two claws and tail when I noticed they were clearing the tables (taking away the remains of whole pigs and beef).

If you read that a breakout of mononucleosis has broken out in midtown...it is most likely from within the performers at this show. There is plenty of kissing amongst everyone. "Show" elements were taking place but I would challenge that this is a show. This is a rushed chaotic dinner with performance acts.

Oh and watch out for dessert or you will miss your mouthful. If you don't get up from your table to dance you won't be near the locations to obtain a spoonful of cake. Don't look for coffee or tea because by the time you realized it was the moment...it was over.

Paid $135 (plus $6 convenience charge) for the Sunday night...experience.
I would admit it was a fair price based upon the food and drinks but not really for the show. I would be hard pressed to recommend this to anyone. Glad I didn't bring those I intended on bringing as my guests because I would have been embarrassed to subject them to this...food and performance!

Btw...my two email reminders day of the performance said "gala attire" - WTF was with the two guys showing up in those hideous Olympic ugly sweaters! Yes the ones the athletes walked into the opening ceremonies wearing! People did not observe the "gala attire" guidelines.

Up next: Dec 18: Side Show June 19: Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett June 25: Bette Midler
Updated On: 2/17/14 at 12:08 AM

 
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