Spring Awakening's Duncan Sheik Plays Seaport's Spiegeltent Aug. 17

News   Spring Awakening's Duncan Sheik Plays Seaport's Spiegeltent Aug. 17
 
Duncan Sheik will perform at the Spiegeltent—the European tradition in traveling entertainment which recently perched itself at Manhattan's South Street Seaport—on Aug. 17 at 10 PM.

The Spiegeltent—a smallish, art nouveau structure in which booths and mirrors surround a small playing stage—was brought to New York by Ross Mollison and P.S. 122 artistic director Vallejo Gantner. A beer garden sits next to it, offering an array of handcrafted beers from New York City’s Heartland Brewery, as well as a variety of food choices.

According to press materials: "The Spiegeltent pavilions were used as traveling dance halls and wine tasting marquees since the early 20th century. The intricate, historic design consists of woven balloon canopies, a circular teak dance floor, stained cut glass windows, intimate booths, an ornate bar, beveled mirror columns and a magnificent Art Nouveau chandelier at its breathtaking center. There are only a handful of these and legendary `tents of mirrors' left in the world. An awesome sight of wood, mirrors, canvas, leaded glass and velvet and brocade details, each has its own personality and style offering a unique entertainment experience for audiences."

Sheik, a pop singer who hit the charts in the mid-90s with "Barely Breathing," recently made a mark in a new arena with his hit Off-Broadway musical Spring Awakening. The show will transfer to Broadway this fall.

Sheik will perform alongside singer-songwriter Vienna Teng. Tickets are $25.

The venue capacity of the Spiegeltent is 400 standing, 320 seated, and 300 with full table and chair cabaret seating. Additional ticket information is available through Ticket Central, (212) 279-4200, daily from 12 noon to 8 PM, or on line via www.spiegelworld.com.

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