OFF-BROADWAY'S SMASH HIT COMEDY "HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER" EXTENDS THROUGH APRIL 26TH 2014
By Lynn Marie
Whether 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.
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.
"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.
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