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.
March 7 “The Road Ahead”
Marie Brenner, Journalist
Jennifer Michael Hecht, Poet
John McWhorter, Linguist
Alex Segura, Novelist
On March 7, “Seriously Entertaining” looks into the future in "The Road Ahead." Join us to hear journalist, Vanity Fair writer at large, and author Marie Brenner; Columbia University linguist and New York Times writer John McWhorter; Anthony Award-winning writer of mysteries, comic books, and podcasts Alex Segura; poet, historian, and author of the bestselling Doubt: A History Jennifer Michael Hecht as they examine where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.
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.