Unlike prerecorded music, live shows can contain unexpected twists, such as an impromptu sing-along, an extended encore, or the surprise appearance of Beethoven’s cantankerous ghost. Keep an eye out for spectral celebrities with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a Duplex cabaret package for two (up to an $86 total value) at The Duplex Piano Bar and Cabaret. The package includes:
- Two covers (up to a $40 value).
- Four drinks (up to a $46 value).<p>
This option is valid for all cabaret shows; reservations to shows are required and may be made online through the cabaret calendar.
For more than 50 years, Broadway-caliber performers have belted out show-stoppers on stage or from the bar as they mix drinks for audiences at The Duplex Piano Bar and Cabaret. Choose from a packed schedule of shows before sitting down at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre with a date or the line of ducklings that followed you from the parking lot to view performances ranging from Sondheim sing-alongs to light-hearted comedies and noir-themed burlesque. The Duplex Piano Bar and Cabaret pours domestic ($6.50) and imported ($7.50) brews while shaking or stirring well cocktails ($8.50), call cocktails ($9.50) with Stoli or Tanqueray bases, and super-premium cocktails ($11.50) made with Grey Goose or Patrón. Accompanied each night after 9 p.m. by live piano music, the talented members of the bar staff serenade patrons with popular songs and Gregorian chants as they sling suds.
Far more than a local institution, The Duplex has served as a stepping-stone for world-renowned artists such as Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand at various points in its more-than-50-year history. The 70-seat venue continues to play its part in star-making, hosting a regular schedule of performances by esteemed composers and cast members of off-Broadway shows.
Its mission to entertain influences everything that goes on behind Duplex’s glitzy façade, which conceals both the theater and an intimate piano bar. While pianists field song requests from memory or provided sheet music, bartenders sing along and catch swooning guests before they fall into the piano. Take a look around the crowd, and you might recognize some Broadway stars looking to informally flex their vocal cords between shows.
61 Christopher St.
Manhattan, New York 10014