Whether or not Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein were ever a thing in real life, they were contemporaries during an intriguing time in world history.
In the NYC premiere of the British play “Insignificance,” which opens Feb. 24 inside an actual hotel suite at Langham Place, they definitely had at least a one-night affair, and it’s making things awfully complicated with Monroe’s husband, baseball great Joe DiMaggio. Meanwhile, Sen. Joe McCarthy is snooping around, looking for answers about where Einstein’s true loyalties lie.
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The audience stands and sits around the suite as the actors storm in and out in fits of rage and get tangled in the politics of the era as much as each other. There are cocktails (at a pop-up bar next door), strobe lights and, if you stick around for dinner after the show, 20 percent off at the hotel’s Michelin-starred Ai Fiori restaurant.
Through March 20
Tuesday-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 3 p.m.
Langham Place, New York, 400 Fifth Ave.
$45 standing room; $79 seats; $125 front-row seats (and a cocktail)