Dinner and a show have always gone hand in hand, from the madrigal dinners of the Middle Ages to the Friars Club's infamous roast of Porky Pig. Enjoy similarly entertaining eats with this GrouponLive deal: for $39, you get a cabaret night for two at Metropolitan Room (up to a $139.75 total value). The cabaret night includes:
- Two general-admission tickets to any regular upcoming performance (up to a $35 value each)
- Four beers, cocktails, or glasses of wine (up to a $14.95 value each)
- One shared dessert (up to a $9.95 value)
Metropolitan brings audiences into a 115-seat cabaret-style space to enjoy evenings steeped in music and dynamic humor. Playing four shows in July, Tony-winning vocalist Alice Ripley needs little more than a guitar, her sterling pipes, and a beaming applause sign to draw standing ovations from the crowd as she performs numbers from the Broadway smash Next to Normal, as well as original songs, including the jazzy "Beautiful Eyes." The incomparable Janet Planet (July 26–27), meanwhile, brings her sultry, versatile voice to the stage to complement the bar's speakeasy vibe and to breathe new life into songs penned by music icons Bob Dylan, Cole Porter, and Leonard Cohen. The rest of the calendar brims with jazzy throwback ensembles, including the husband-and-wife song-and-sax duo Halloran and Hitchkock and the genre-defying guitar acrobatics of Sean Harkness in his Duos series.
The club also regularly hosts comedy shows to keep floor workers from becoming depressed after working long hours in a laugh factory, including a Saturday night slot hosted by industry insider Andy Engels. A menu of small bites such as hummus and antipasto platters also includes fruit-heavy craft cocktails, bottled beer, and wine by the glass.