How Theatre Fans Should Spend Halloween Night

Cabaret & Concert News   How Theatre Fans Should Spend Halloween Night
Clubs, playhouses, and concert halls where you can catch some entertainment after you’re done collecting your treats.
Jay Armstrong Johnson
Jay Armstrong Johnson Roberto Araujo

Halloween night is almost here, and Broadway fans will be happy to know that some of its biggest stars are ready to summon up some ghoulish musical fun.

Here is a look at some of the places, performances, tricks, and treats you won't want to miss. All shows listed here take place October 31, except where otherwise noted:

The Skivvies: Halloween Hootenanny
The Green Room 42, New York City
The underwear-clad indie-pop duo of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley stages their annual Halloween Night bacchanalian concert of seasonal music, accompanied by top-drawer Broadway friends Alice Ripley, Sierra Boggess, Nick Adams, Jessica Vosk, Lesli Margherita, Kevin Zak, Josh Lamon, Travis Kent, and Leslie McDonel.
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Jay Armstrong Johnson’s Not So Scary Halloween
Feinstein’s/ 54 Below, New York City
Jay Armstrong Johnson and Alysha Umphress, who co-starred as Chip and Hildy in the 2014 revival of On the Town, are reuniting for a Spook Night extravaganza—but you might not be able to recognize them. They will don costumes from the cult film Hocus Pocus for Armstrong’s annual tribute to ghosts and goblins, scheduled for two shows, 7 and 9:30 PM October 31.
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At a special 11:30 PM show, the Manhattan supper club and cabaret will also present Swingin’ With The Mouse: Villains, with a concert of songs written for Disney film baddies, including “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” “Be Prepared,” and “Cruella de Vil.”
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Truffles Mystery Jazz Halloween, and Nona Hendryx: The Night Before the Day of the Dead
Joe’s Pub, New York City
The cabaret at the Public Theater in Greenwich Village has two Halloween shows. At 7:30 the club is transformed into Ciacco‘s Italian restaurant for the immersive murder mystery, Truffles Mystery Jazz Halloween, in which a prize two-pound truffle suddenly goes missing.
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At the late show, Nona Hendryx: The Night Before the Day of the Dead, Mictecacihuatl the Aztec Goddess of the underworld, invites you to come in costume and bring marigolds, candles (electric only) and sweet offerings or a message to add to her altar. She is promising “Dancing, rituals, prayers and a rebirth closing, with guests Pistolera, Ani Cordero, Carl Hancock Rux, Keith Fluitt, Kiki Hawkins, and Asa Arnold.
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Groovin’ on a Halloween Eve with Ann McCormack and Woody Regan
Birdland, New York City
October 30
The cabaret singers play jazz at the Restaurant Row landmark in Manhattan.
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The Poetry Brothel Masquerade Tour
The Lafayette Hotel, San Diego, California
An immersive poetry-theatre event featuring burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, and mysticism in a bordello setting.
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Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret Presents: Horror Show
The Great Star Theater, San Francisco, California
October 27 and 28
‘A truly horrific variety show with slasher film parodies, gruesome serial killers, demonic possession, and singing!” Attendees are encouraged to come in costume.
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Netflix and Kill
Improv Asylum, Boston, Massachusetts
October 28–31
Improve theatre show about “the best and worst parts of everyone’s favorite spooky holiday.”
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Splatter Theater
Annoyance Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
October 28
A parody of the Friday the 13th film franchise, specializing in abundant spurting blood.
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Phantasm 2017: Halloween at the Armory
The Armory, San Francisco
October 28
Annual festival of rock music and performance art, hosted by Yasmin Lee.
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Alice Ripley has been a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises.

Sierra Boggess is scheduled to be one of the headliners on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas July 2018 cruise to Iceland, accompanied by Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, and Carmen Cusack.

Cabins are still available for Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein for November 3–13, also featuring Rachel Bay Jones, Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Laura Osnes, Marc Kudisch, Brandon Uranowitz, and Seth Rudetsky.

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