Home of Sleep No More, Manderley Bar, Gallow Green and The Heath.
Established in 1939
Completed in 1939, The McKittrick Hotel was intended to be New York City’s finest and most decadent luxury hotel of its time. Six weeks before opening, and two days after the outbreak of World War II, the legendary hotel was condemned and left locked, permanently sealed from the public. Until now… EMURSIVE has brought the Grande Dame back to life. Collaborating with London’s award-winning PUNCHDRUNK, the legendary space is reinvented with SLEEP NO MORE, presenting Shakespeare’s classic Scottish tragedy through the lens of suspenseful film noir. Audiences move freely through a transporting world at their own pace, choosing their own path through the story, immersed in the most unique theatrical experience in the history of New York.
My girl friends and I did Halloween right by going to The Witches Ball. This place had everything! From Burlesque to Jazz, every floor had a different vibe. I loved what we called the blue room bc it had a live band that played great Jazz. The red room was a burlesque moment where there were ppl in BDSM outfits just posing and being sensual, the green room was like a haunted house exhibit, and the main room was a club. There were photo booths studded throughout. Open bar all night, but drinks are limited. No Tito’s, no jagger, but it is open bar so I sucked it up and drank Smirnoff. Thank goodness no hangovers that feel like screwdrivers being drilled into my brains.
Semantics: we had to buy tickets in advance (general admission is suffice. No need for VIP bc you just get a table with curtains. Who wants to be secluded?) You have to get a COVID test with negative results 24 hrs in advance and show proof of vaccination. It is annoying, but it allows everyone to feel safe and have a precovid like vibe.
My girl friends and I had such a great time. It was definitely something I needed to let out steam. Personally, the night was interesting when a former engagement that I have not seen for seven years resurfaced. The mistakes of my early twenties coming to haunt me during the spookiest time of the year was an unwarranted, but funny moment.
Overall, could not get enough of this place. Would go again tonight if the body was able to handle it. I will be taking a seat tonight, but I 100% suggest going to The Witches Ball here if there are still tickets available! Probably one of the best parties I’ve attended in a long time!
‘ THE WOMAN IN BLACK ‘ – the worst show I have seen in my entire life.
I just wan’t to start out by saying I’ve seen numerous shows at the McKittrick including Sleep No More, The Illusionists Table, Speakeasy Magic and several others. They always deliver.
I hate to leave this review as I am sure all the actors worked very hard but The Woman in Black was quite possibly the worst show I have seen in my life. It felt like we were in a college lecture that we didn’t wan’t to be in…it was painful to watch. It felt like watching a Shakespeare play but worse. There were only two actors and you have to sit in the most uncomfortable stools/seats. There are polls and people blocking the view of the stage.
We ended up leaving at the first intermission it was that terrible.