Speakeasy Dollhouse

Hailed as a “hot club fun time machine” by The New York Post (Feb. 4, 2013) and “no ordinary theater experience” by The Wall Street Journal (February 3, 2013), Speakeasy Dollhouse brings a true, unsolved Manhattan murder to life in a hidden Lower East Side location. At each sold-out show, audience members become part of the unfolding drama—eating cannoli, playing cards with gangsters, sipping hooch disguised in coffee cups, and watching burlesque performances.

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The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini premieres in NYC

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 12, 2018

New York audiences were be transported back to 1926 to experience a world of mysterious speakeasies, backstage intrigue, and hotel room affairs as they unraveled the untimely death of legendary illusionist Harry Houdini in The Girl Who Handcuffed Harry Houdini, the latest immersive theatrical production from playwright and director Cynthia von Buhler and her production company, Speakeasy Dollhouse.

Check out The Madador Network’s awesome Facebook video (which has over 200,000 views) and coverage and reviews in Time Out New York (One of the top 7 things to do this week), New York Magazine’s Bedford + Bowery, BlackBook, Inside Hook, Bowery Boogie, and Broadway World.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 12, 2018 at 3:10 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

WPIX visits with The Brothers Booth

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 23, 2014

For one Saturday night each month, New Yorkers are invited into the members-only Players Club, the historic mansion on Gramercy Park, for The Brothers Booth, a new immersive theater experience by the creators of the long-running downtown hit Speakeasy Dollhouse.

In the clip above, WPIX’s Julie Grauert takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the new play which explores the sibling rivalry of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth and Edwin Booth, who founded, lived, and died at The Players Club. Other coverage of The Brothers Booth includes an in depth feature in The New York Daily News, New York Observer, DNAInfo, Inside Hook, Pure Wow, and Untapped Cities.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Cool Hunting visits Speakeasy Dollhouse

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 12, 2013

Check out this fantastic behind-the-scenes look at immersive downtown theater hit Speakeasy Dollhouse by Cool Hunting.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 9:29 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Speakeasy Dollhouse in Salon, DailyCandy, Metro

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Sep. 27, 2013

With the fall theater season kicking into gear, PKPR continues to secure ongoing coverage for Speakeasy Dollhouse. Recent highlights include a cover story on immersive theater in American Theater Magazine, an interview with creator Countess Cynthia Von Buhler in Salon.com, a feature in Metro, and best of the weekend picks in DailyCandy, PureWow, and Guest of a Guest

Permalink | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 9:36 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Speakeasy Dollhouse: “A Hot Club Fun Time Machine”

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 27, 2013

As it embarked on its third season, Speakeasy Dollhouse tapped PKPR to develop a campaign to garner renewed press attention for the play and to position it at the forefront of a new wave of immersive theater productions in New York City.  PKPR worked on three fronts: inviting critics to review the play for first time, pursuing profiles and interviews with the play’s creator Cynthia Von Buhler, and placing features and round-ups on the emerging trend of immersive theater. 

The results: an awesome profile in the Wall Street Journal, reviews in outlets like the New York Post, Show Business Weekly, and NYTheatre, and in depth features on the immersive theater phenomenon in Crain’s New York Business, Theatermania, and NewYork.com

Permalink | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


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