About How 2 B A New Yorker: Dinner and a Show
The hilarious comedy revue How 2 B A New Yorker is certainly not your traditional dinner theater. The show, written and performed by two licensed NYC tour guides who also happen to be talented actors and comedians, is currently playing at Planet Hollywood Times Square’s Screening Room Theater, having recently moved from a smaller venue where it was selling-out performances on a regular basis. Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle, the show’s two energetic, hilarious performers, have added new material for the show’s re-launch, and use their impressive improvisation skills to bring fresh moments to every performance. Add to that a southern Italian dinner buffet catered by family favorite Buca di Beppo, and you’ve got a recipe for an exciting time out in the city.
Natives and visitors to the city alike will appreciate this comedic, but affectionate, skewering of dozens of New York archetypes. Let Copeland and Doyle (both cunning mimics) take you on a wild ride through the stories and characters that make New York the crazy, lovable place it is. Along the way you’ll learn a thing or two about what it means to be a “real” New Yorker, and how to fit in like a native. Directed by Robert Ross Parker, this fast-paced, rollercoaster ride of a show sets its sights on New Yorkers from all walks of life (more than 70 characters worth!): construction workers, cab drivers, Wall Street-ers, MTA employees, and even Mayor Bloomberg, all receive a lovable lampooning at the hands of Copeland and Doyle. You’ll find yourself in capable hands with this pair – Copeland, a native New Yorker, and Doyle have an intimate familiarity with the quirks of this unique city, and will cheerfully bring you up-to-speed on what it takes to survive in the Big Apple. Book a viewing of this Saturday Night Live-style performance to find out for yourself as you learn How 2 B A New Yorker!
One hour and 30 minutes. Lunch or dinner is served for the first 30 minutes, followed by a one-hour performance.
Did you know?
The Obie Award (the Off-Broadway version of the Tony) was first awarded in 1956. How 2 B A New Yorker Director Robert Ross Parker was the co-artistic director of the Vampire Cowboys, which won an Obie in 2010.
At present, New York City has about 13,000 yellow cabs operating on its streets. It takes 42,000 drivers to keep them going 24 hours a day in order to service 241 million passengers annually.
This performance is perfect for out-of-town visitors interested in experiencing a vibrant Off-Broadway production in a classic New York City location; fans of improv comedy and resident New Yorkers will also appreciate the always fresh material and lovable skewering of classic New York archetypes.
Good for kids?
Children ages eight and older are welcome at this performance. Kids will enjoy the larger than life décor at Planet Hollywood, and at just one hour run-time shouldn’t have any trouble staying put for the performance.
The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Location Information:
New York, NY 10036
1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S to 42nd St./Times Square; B, D, F, M to 47th – 50th Sts./Rockefeller Center