Booze and ballet? Plus other theater events for Halloween
Want to know where to go out tonight? You might try the theater. Check out these critic's picks for themed parties, plays, cocktails and ballet.
Choreographer Matthew Bourne hasn’t produced just any “Sleeping Beauty.” He’s given New York audiences the gift of gothic romance by adding vampirism, love triangles, cheeky humor and plot twists to the classic ballet, here brilliantly danced to the Tchaikovsky score you already know and love. On All Hallows' Eve, those with a ticket to the show can also attend a pre-party at The Dream New York (5:30-7:15 p.m.) featuring thematic Blood-tini and Bloody Good Bubbly cocktails, which are free to anyone in costume. www.nycitycenter.org
‘Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812’
This musical has created a lavish home for itself in the Theater District, setting up its own enormous tent to host Kazino, the Russian dinner club that comes with a beautiful show inspired by a storyline in “War and Peace.” The festivities tomorrow evening include a costume contest (dressing up in your best opera attire or military wear is encouraged), as well as an exclusive afterparty for attendees. thegreatcometof1812.com
‘Sleep No More’
More than just a home to the hit immersive theater experience, “Sleep No More,” the McKittrick Hotel is known for hosting elaborate themed parties, commonly centering on holidays, and this Halloween is no different. Tomorrow night, that party’s theme is “Curse of the Mummy.” You can book a ticket to dine with the show’s stars, the standard show and/or the afterparty, which features live DJs and, yes, an open bar. Visitors are required to dress in costumes pertaining to the theme. www.mckittrickhotel.com/curseofthemummy
Today, “Wicked” celebrates its 10-year anniversary on Broadway. With witchcraft, flying monkeys and deceptive wizardry, it’s the perfect musical to enchant your family (suggested age is 8 and up) on this spooky holiday. And it’s the perfect way to honor the show’s milestone, which only 10 previous musicals have achieved. www.wickedthemusical.com