After 14,275 Performances THE DINNER DETECTIVE Premieres in NYC
The New York Premiere of The Dinner Detective, on Saturday, October 14, at The Millennium Broadway Hotel's Gotham Room and Bugis Street Brasserie, will mark the 53rd American city to host the unstoppably successful interactive groundbreaker.
The New York Premiere will also celebrate The Dinner Detective's 13th Anniversary.
There will be a Special Preview Performance on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00pm.
On Saturday, August 26, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, Co-Creator and Executive Producer, Scott O'Brien, celebrated the 14,275th national performance of his critically acclaimed, award-winning, record-breaking, uber-successful The Dinner Detective, the world's largest and most successful interactive and immersive murder mystery dinner show.
The Dinner Detective originally opened on Halloween weekend, 2004 in the Champagne Room at the miniscule San Gennaro Café in Culver City, CA.
That's when the rave reviews began to appear and the extremely positive word-of-mouth ignited a major U.S. franchised system.
As with the other 52 cities, The Dinner Detective will enjoy an open-ended run in New York.
The New York Premiere will be immediately followed by October/November openings in Birmingham and St. Louis after which productions will bow in Washington DC, Nashville, New Orleans and Baltimore.
The Dinner Detective is currently and hilariously solving capital crimes in: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks, Long Beach, Orange County, San Diego, Tucson, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Boston, Minneapolis, Troy, Indianapolis, Cincinnati , Cleveland, Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Omaha, Lincoln, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, IA, Madison. Milwaukee, Schaumburg, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Orlando, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Jacksonville, FL, Claremont, Raleigh, Louisville, Charlotte, Kansas City, Columbus and Oklahoma City.
In the emerging genre that is the Interactive Murder Mystery, The Dinner Detective is, by leaps and bounds, the leader; financially and creatively.
And in New York?
The Dinner Detective, in association with the Millennium Broadway Hotel, will be serving audience members and suspects alike gourmet appetizers, salad, dinner and dessert at the heralded Bugis Street Brasserie before the fireworks begin in the Gotham Room.
The Dinner Detective has re-written the rules for the Mystery Interactive genre and continues to do so nationally, week in and week out, with its breakthrough immersive and audience-obsessed events.
Awarded and voted Best Interactive Dinner Show in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and throughout the U.S., Co-Creator and Executive Producer Scott O'Brien and his team continue to push the limits of the genre by incorporating technology and social media into the event.
The show at the Millennium Broadway Hotel will begin with an Interrogation Reception and a delicious Asian themed buffet consisting of appetizers, salad, dinner and dessert at the Hotel's Bugis Street Brasserie before moving upstairs to the Gotham Room where the bloodshed, mayhem, carnage and mystery commence.
A woman screams.
People start dying all over the place.
The New York Homicide Detectives arrive.
Everyone is a suspect. This is New York.
Everyone declares his or her complete innocence. This is New York.
No one has seen anything. This is New York.
But everyone in the audience thinks they know who did it. This is New York.
This is also one of the most entertaining and hilarious events selling-out across America.
Now it's in New York.
Previously Co-Creator and Executive Producer Scott O'Brien worked in the writer's Department on the Emmy Award winning shows "The Practice," "Ally McBeal" and "Boston Public" during which time he had ample dealings with detectives, lawyers and police departments in his exhaustive research.
The combination of his comedic acumen and his entrepreneurial vision of the future of live entertainment has resulted in a sold-out phenomenon for The Dinner Detective.
His rotating cast of forty has been plucked from great Improv houses including IO West, the Groundlings, Second City and the Upright Citizens Brigade as well as New York's unparalleled comedic talent pool.
Scott O'Brien's 90-year-old Grandmother would like us all to know that she has seen "a lot of shows in her time" and The Dinner Detective "is the best she has ever come across."
The Chicago Collection called it "utterly captivating." The Denver Daily News reviewed it as "wildly entertaining." The ABQ Journal, Fox News and the Los Angeles Times all agreed that The Dinner Detective is "fun". Fox News put it in capital letters! "FUN!"
The Millennium Broadway Hotel
145 West 44th Street
(between Sixth & Seventh Avenues)
The Gotham Room
Bugis Street Brasserie
The Playing Schedule
$99 plus tax/fees