In our Fall Preview—featuring some of the season’s hottest attractions—we highlighted Matthew Bourne’s new production of Sleeping Beauty which debuts tonight at New York City Center. The production runs in New York through November 3 (before hitting the road on a national tour), and on Halloween night, City Center has organized special celebrations in honor of the spooky show.
You may be thinking, What the heck does Princess Aurora have to do with Halloween? Bourne is the key ingredient here—his restaging includes a vampire at the core of the story. (Check out Roslyn Sulcas’ preview of the work here.) But back to the celebrating: If you’re a ticket holder on Halloween night, you’re invited to a free, pre-show party from 5:30–7:15 at The Bar at The Dream hotel (210 West 55th st.). Come in costume, and enjoy “Blood-tini” and “Bloody Good Bubbly” champagne cocktails.