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Seriously Entertaining is House of SpeakEasy's acclaimed series of literary cabarets where authors take the stage to riff and ruminate informally, dinner-theater-style, on the evening’s theme. The Wall Street Journal calls it “Think-y entertainment for New York’s book-loving crowd,” and The New York Times says it’s “a literary mixtape [with] perfect flow and variety.”
Since the debut show in 2014, Seriously Entertaining has proudly featured a diverse range of authors and performers, from Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists, bestselling novelists, poets, comedians, musicians, and emerging writers such as Eve Ensler, Margo Jefferson, Charles Yu, Rachel Feinstein, Kevin Young, Loudon Wainwright III, Mary HK Choi, and Barry Levinson.
Whether you're a series regular or a first-time ticket holder, you should expect the unexpected from their personal and affecting stories, which will make you laugh or cry—or sometimes both—on any given night.
“You have never seen a cabaret quite like this…. The lineup includes some of the most brilliant minds in the literary and artistic worlds.” — CBS Local News
Lineup for September 13th:
Stacey D'Erasmo, novelist
James Hannaham, novelist
Julie Klam, essayist
Bill Schutt, zoologist
Lineup for October 4th:
Sofia Ali-Khan, public-interest attorney
Roosevelt Montas, educator
George Packer, journalist
Douglas Rushkoff, documentarian
Photos courtesy House of Speakeasy
$15 - $35
For last-minute tickets, please visit our Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. Web sales and phone sales end when doors open, and tickets are often released for in-person, walk-up sale right before the show begins.