HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Celebrates One Year Off-Broadway Today
Off-Broadway's sellout comedy sensation HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER turns one today. Performances began August 22, 2012 at Sofia's Downstairs Theatre where the show played to packed houses until Sofia's recently lost their lease after 40 years. At the curtain call this past Saturday evening, the show's writers and stars, Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle, brought their OBIE Award-winning director Robert Ross Parker onstage to help them lead the audience in a celebratory toast to their first triumphant year. And also to announce that HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER is going Hollywood! The show is set to reopen at The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square on September 20th.
HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER delivers a laugh-filled tour around the greatest city in the world with actors, comedians and licensed tour guides Ms. Copeland and Mr. Doyle as they play over 70 characters. This "Saturday Night Live" style comedy features a hilarious look at NYC's 400-year history. Immigrants, construction workers, muggers, Wall Street bankers, panhandlers, MTA workers, and Mayor Bloomberg all get a solid lampooning! It doesn't matter if you were born on the Upper West Side or just took your first terrifying cab ride, you will love learning How to Be a New Yorker.
The playing schedule for HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER at The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square (1540 Broadway) will be Fridays at 7:30 PM and Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM. The entrance is located on 45th Street just east of Broadway. Lunch or dinner will be served beginning 30 minutes before each performance, with a delicious menu consisting of House Salad, Spaghetti Marinara, Fettuccini Alfredo, Chicken Parmigiana, and Cookies & Brownies. Tickets are $59 (including the full buffet) and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or through www.How2BaNewYorker.com.
Photo by: Katy Wadsworth