About This Event
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
Like eggnog and mistletoe, Christmas isn’t complete without Murray’s annual legendary holiday extravaganza!
* A MURRAY LITTLE CHRISTMAS *
Featuring a cast full of misfits:
BRIDGET EVERETT, ERIN MARKEY, CARMINE COVELLI
NYC BURLESQUE CHOIR & THE CRAIG’S LIST QUARTET
Comedian and larger-than-life personality MURRAY HILL (aka Mr. Showbiz) gives the much needed gift of holiday cheer and entertainment to New York City with his legendary Yuletide tradition: A MURRAY LITTLE CHRISTMAS. Expect an evening of hilarious and wacky skits with the cast, a sleigh full of cheesy holiday songs, plenty of nuts, fruits and tree trimming. Murray also promises a few tender moments when he sings his signature “Have Yourself a Murray Little Christmas.”
‘Tis the night before Christmas. Murray finds out the theater where his annual holiday show is booked, has been flooded and is still without power due to the Hurricane Sandy! Murray is devastated and wonders if he should just throw in the showbiz towel and cancel the show. He’s lost all hope and his special guests were counting on the paycheck and free drink tickets. Then, almost if by divine agnostic intervention, a magical hipster elf (an out of work actor who specializes in over-acting) suggests to the downtrodden cast of characters to do the show in the dark by candle light. As the loose plot suggests, even though the Mayor cancelled the NYC Marathon, somehow Murray’s holiday show miraculously goes on (without the use of any hidden generators or agendas). Murray and the gang discover what matters most is their love for each other and to never give up hope, especially during the darkest of times.
This year’s special guests:
BRIDGET EVERETT (carnal chanteuse and fearless cabaret star), ERIN MARKEY (wacky performance artist), CARMINE COVELLI (a.k.a. SEBASTIAN THE ELF), THE NYC BURLESQUE CHOIR (conducted by Shelly Watson) with live swinging holiday music from Murray’s band THE CRAIG’S LIST QUARTET (Jesse Elder–piano, Kenball Zwerin–bass, Matt Parker–saxaphone, Arthur Vint–drums and rimshots). SANTA CLAUS and RUDOLPH are scheduled to appear. Set design by Steven Hammel.
$20 – standing room only
$25 – seated, general admission
$50 – VIP tickets, reserved front seating and an exclusive new Murray Hill T-shirt!
* A portion of proceeds will be donated to Ali Forney Center (LGBT youth homeless shelter) that was destroyed by hurricane Sandy.
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
NYC nightlife legend, comedian, and renowned entertainer MURRAY HILL, “the hardest working middle-aged man in show business,” is a relentless retro shtick slinger, larger-than-life personality and freewheeling ad-libber. The New York Times anointed Murray “reigning patriarch of downtown performance.” He’s been included in “Best of New York” lists in the Village Voice, Time Out, PAPER and New York Magazine; inducted into Paper’s Nightlife Hall of Fame; selected as OUT magazine’s Top 100 influential performers; and named one of the top 12 gender-bending performers in NYC by TimeOut. He was just awarded by NY State for his positive contributions to LGBT life in Brooklyn.
Murray Hill just hosted international burlesque superstar DITA VON TEESE live show “Strip Strip Hooray!” to a sold-out, record-breaking 10 shows at the famed ROXY on Sunset in Los Angeles. This May, they toured Live Nation’s House of Blues venues and sold-out all dates in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Ana, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, and New Orleans. He’s had a string of recent cameos such as: HBO’s Bored to Death, STARZ’s Gravity, HBO’s Taxi Cab Confessions, BRAVO’s Real Housewives of New York, UK’s E4 Dirty Digest at the Showbiz Correspondent and The Murray Hill Show (pilot); music video for TV ON THE RADIO’s Grammy nominated No Future Shock; and documentary Florent: Queen of the Meat Market. He’s appeared in music videos from LE TIGRE, THE GOSSIP, and SCISSOR SISTERS. Murray’s annual sold-out A Murray Little Christmas is a “downtown institution” (New York Times). He’s thrilled to have an essay included in Dan Savage’s new book “It Gets Better.”