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By Lynn Marie

How to Be A New YorkerWhether you have been to New York City a million times or this is your first trip to the Big Apple, you need to make a point to see a performance of "How to Be A New Yorker. "

There are 8.5 million people and five boroughs here, and it's the only city in the world that has a transportation system that runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

San Diego has 2 million people it's like a "quaint village," compared to New York City, states Kevin James Doyle one of the stars of the sketch comedy show.

Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle the stars and co-writers of the off-Broadway comedy How to Be a New Yorker teaches audience members everything they ever needed to know about what it takes to be a bona fide citizen of the Big Apple.  They also show the audience how New Yorker's can sometimes have a "love hate" relationship with the city.  

Armed with boxes full of costumes and props, Copeland and Doyle take on dozens of personalities complete with silly accents, mustaches and expressions that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
 Mr. Doyle, joking states,"We know you are happy to be here because they don't serve you dinner before the Lion King." 
How to Be A New YorkerThe Planet Hollywood edition of HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER introduces a bounty of new material including the debut of its hilarious new sketch, "Real Housewives of the Upper East Side." 

"How to Be A New Yorker" delivers a laugh-filled tour around the greatest city in the world with actors, comedians and licensed tour guides Ms. Copeland and Mr. Doyle as they play over 60 characters.  Under the direction of OBIE Award winner Robert Ross Parker, this "Saturday Night Live" style comedy features amusing stories of NYC's 400-year history. 

Immigrants, construction workers, muggers, (although there isn't anything funny about someone being mugged) Wall Street bankers, panhandlers, MTA Workers, and Mayor Bloomberg all get a dose of mockery.   It doesn't matter if  you were born on the Upper West Side or just took your first subway ride you will love learning How to Be a New Yorker.
Off-Broadway's hit comedy How to Be A New Yorker is currently running at the brand new Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square 1540 Broadway (entrance on 45th Street just east of Broadway) 

The regular playing schedule for How to Be A New Yorker is Friday's at 7pm and Saturdays at 1:30 & 7 pm.  Lunch or dinner is served at each performance with a tasty menu, catered by Buca di Beppo, consisting of House Salad, Spaghetti Marinara, Fettuccini Alfredo, Chicken Parmigiana, and Cookies & Brownies.  Tickets are $59 (including the full buffet) and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or through www.How2BaNewYorker.com

Photos courtesy of How 2 B A New Yorker

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