House of SpeakEasy: Seriously Entertaining
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,” The New York Times says it’s “a literary mixtape [with] perfect flow and variety,” and CBS Local News adds: “You have never seen a cabaret quite like this…. The lineup includes some of the most brilliant minds in the literary and artistic worlds.”
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.
February 7 “Never Say Never”
Asale Angel-Ajani, Novelist
Mahogany L. Browne, Poet
Jeff Gordinier, Journalist and Author
Zachary Karabell, Columnist and Historian
On February 7, the next edition of “Seriously Entertaining” will explore the unexpected, the unplanned, unheard of, and everything in between with the theme “Never Say Never.” Join us to hear one of the Kennedy Center’s NEXT 50, writer, educator, and organizer Mahogany L. Browne; Contributing Editor, Esquire Magazine and author of Hungry, Jeff Gordinier; nonfiction writer, professor, and author of the debut novel A Country You Can Leave, Asale Angel-Ajani; and prolific commentator, author of a dozen books, and founder of the Progress Network Zachary Karabell.
March 7 “The Road Ahead”
May 9 “Playing with Fire”
June 6 “All That Glitters”
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 may be released for in-person, walk-up sale right before the show begins.