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Wet Pants and Walls: An Interview with Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour

Playwright Nassim Soleimanpur. Photo by Joan Marcus

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour was once given the gift of a wet garment. Yet random presents are requested from audience members during his latest off-Broadway play, Nassim. This deeply personal and profound theater experience from the author of White Rabbit Red Rabbit is a 75 minute interaction between the playwright, the audience, and a new actor at every performance.  To describe it in detail is to reveal too much. It is best experienced with an open mind and a tender heart.

Travel Idea! Why Philadelphia is a Great Place to Visit in Spring

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Philadelphia has a lot going for it when it comes to being a Manhattanite. It’s a city that is quicker to get to than most (90 minutes via Amtrak), has a great culinary, fashion and LGBTQ scene, and mimics a lot of what NYC has to offer and then some. Why are we not visiting this iconic city more? Here’s why you should.

‘Alice By Heart’ is a Spellbinding Ride

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There’s a new drug on the market. MCC Theater is peddling the mind-altering substance in its’ impressive Hell’s Kitchen home. It’s called Alice By Heart and it comes in the form of musical theater. Side effects include visions of hookah huffing caterpillar, an overbearing queen (redundant for Hell’s Kitchen), a jabberwocky, mock turtle, march hare, and a magpie. Such side effects are not fatal and last for 90 minutes. Still, it’s one of the safest and more enjoyable trips you’re bound to take.

Five Tips for Keeping Others Out of Your Relationship

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Not every break up makes sense, and sometimes they can happen due to interference in a relationship from friends or family members.

Need a Fab Place to Stay? Look No Further Than Hotel Elysee

Hotel Elysee
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Hotel Elysee continues to be one of Midtown East’s most incredible spots to stay in. It’s one of the few hotel locations left in Manhattan that will transport you to another time the minute you check in and have you back to reality with a smile on your face the instant you check out.

Fun Times Ahead: 5 Can’t Miss Events Happening This Spring

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Spring has officially sprung in Manhattan. Our shorts and skirts are ready to fly out of the closet in anticipation of warmer weather, outdoors activities and so much more.

Yum! 4 Fantastic Restaurants to Try This Spring and Beyond

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Manhattan and its surrounding areas are filled with restaurants that are worth trying at least once in your lifetime. Heck, I’ve done hundreds over the past decade with plenty more to go. My foodie travels have been plentiful over the past month, with four places in particular that I think you’ll enjoy this spring and beyond.

Legendary Star Ben Vereen Doubles Down at Dizzy’s

Ben Vereen
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Ben Vereen is back. Actually, he hasn’t been far from the public eye with recent television appearances on Magnum P.I., Sneaky Pete, and Bull. Last fall, he packed the house for two performances at The Cutting Room. Next week, he’ll take his groove further uptown to Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

London’s ‘Ruthless! The Musical’ with Kim Maresca Now on Broadway HD


Her competition might be dead, but Tina Denmark‘s terror will reign forever on the internet. The central character from the 2018 London production of Ruthless! The Musical has found residency on Broadway HD, the streaming digital platform.

Manhattan Digest Exclusive with Vocal Powerhouse Christina Bianco

Christina Bianco
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It can be said (quite literally) that Christina Bianco is a woman who contains multitudes. A powerhouse vocalist and gifted comedienne, she has gained considerable prominence for her spot-on and loving impersonations of celebrities ranging from Spears to Streisand.