Photo Flash: HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Performs for THE RIDE

May 14
5:38 PM 2013
The stars of Off-Broadway's hit comedy How To Be a New Yorker performed live for THE RIDE on May 8th in Times Square. As the giant tour bus approached the Lyceum Theatre on 45th Street, it stopped in front of How To Be a New Yorker's Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle clad in elderly garb on the sidewalk. To the delight of the passengers, they performed the opening sketch of the show in which two altkakas bitterly (and hilariously) complain about a bygone New York City before gentrification wiped out all the fun. Check out photos below!

Since May 2012, THE RIDE has given RIDErs a unique New York City experience: a realistic and authentic city show/tour that offers the surprises of improv comedy, the songs and voices of Broadway, and the facts of a city sights tour. The largest vehicle allowed on the streets, the 45-feet-long, 14-feet tall RIDE coaches are fully loaded with the best audio, video and wireless technology to amp up what's happening on board while keeping connected to what's happening outside. From performers to passersby, THE RIDE interacts with everyone and everything it rolls by!

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 Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle as they play over 60 characters. Under the direction of OBIE Award winner Robert Ross Parker, 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.

HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER is produced Off-Broadway by CRC Productions and Marie B Productions. The playing schedule is Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 PM and Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM, with a running time of 65 minutes (no intermission). Pre-show lunch or dinner is served beginning 30 minutes before each performance at Sofia's Downstairs Theater, 221 West 46 Street (between Broadway & Eighth Ave.) Matinee tickets are $45 (which includes lunch) and evening performances are $55 (including dinner), and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or through For more information about THE RIDE, visit

Photo Credit: Roderick Innes Smith

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Photo Flash: HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Performs for THE RIDE
Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle

Photo Flash: HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Performs for THE RIDE
Margaret Copeland, Kevin James Doyle and THE RIDE

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