Venue Details

13 Star Starred
The Duplex
at 7th Ave 61 Christopher St. New York, NY 10014
646-418-3425
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Member Tips

Natalie
Casual
info Mar 16 2009 star this tip starred
Natalie
2 drink min - great cocktails
info Mar 16 2009 star this tip starred
Michelle
Good cocktails, but a little weak
info Mar 16 2009 star this tip starred
Expensive, weak cocktails - go for the beer
info • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Jamie
I stuck with wine
info Mar 16 2009 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

12 ratings
4.4 average rating
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8 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 09 2009

Cait Doyle and her mini-orchestra (piano + an amazing cello) were phenomenal. Her songs, stories, and sharing were as intimate as the setting.

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mvk
25 events
6 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

Very funny show with a small, intimate feel. I love that she updates every month based on her life. I'll likely go back again with more friends!

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6 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 13 2009

AMAZING! So funny and so enjoyable. A friend had found the event on Goldstar randomly and invited me. Now I'd def recommend to others.

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Website

http://www.myspace.com/hotmessinmanhattan

Description

Sometimes life in Manhattan means cosmos and rent stabilized brownstones.  Most times, it doesn’t.  Meet our everyWOMAN:  an unflappable, but lovable, 20-something New Yorker with a dream to “spread the truth” that Carrie Bradshaw is a lie. 

Based on creator Doyle’s real life experiences, Hot Mess in Manhattan, is an evolving cross-breed of stand-up and cabaret that creates a vehicle for outstanding composers to showcase their writing styles and reach the musical theatre community hungry for new, relevant music.  Composers already featured include Ryan Scott Oliver (Playwrights Horizon’s Mrs. Sharp), Adam Gwon (2008 Fred Ebb Award Winner, Ordinary Days), Gaby Alter (2008 Larson Award Winner), and more. Oliver and Gwon each received 2009 MAC Award nominations for Best Song for their contributions.

Hot Mess In Manhattan conceiver and MAC award winner Cait Doyle was last seen at the Public Theatre in This Preview is Rated RSO.  Other notable roles include Cathy in the San Francisco premiere of “The Last 5 Years” and the Fringe Festival’s “Underwear: A Space Musical”. The show is musically directed by Sharon Kenny and is directed by MAC & Bistro award winning Jonathan Whitton.

About the Ticket Supplier: The Duplex

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is a 70-seat off-Broadway venue that features performances of all types nightly.

Since their humble beginnings in the 1950s, under the auspices of Hal Holbrook, the Duplex's first booking manager, DCT has served as a jewel in the crown of the NYC cabaret world. Performers such as Barbra Steisand, Woody Allen, Joanne Worley, Lovelady Powell, KT Sullivan, Karen Mason and Lea Delaria all are Duplex alumns. DCT audiences have been lucky enough to catch premiere versions of hits like Nunsense; Hello Muddah! Hello Faddah!; and a slew of other new shows.

More recently, DCT has been the venue of choice for The Storefront Theatre's award-winning New Mondays series, featuring new work from composers both up-and-coming and legendary, from Frank Wildhorn to Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse to Galt MacDermot, Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, Andrew Lippa and many others. Also, DCT's popular Dowtown Revivals series features one-night-only engagements from the brightest lights on the cabaret circuit.