Halloween NYC 2013: Halloween parties and events

Find Halloween parties, parades and events with our guide to Halloween—NYC is full of ways to celebrate the holiday.

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Halloween shows

Buster Poindexter

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Following a string of solo pursuits and a respectable New York Dolls reunion run, David Johansen pulls his tux out of mothballs to resume his activities as boisterous cocktail-lounge lizard Buster Poindexter, playing the Café Carlyle.

  1. Café Carlyle (in the Carlyle Hotel) 35 E 76th St, at Madison Ave
  2. Until Thu Aug 7
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Alice in Slasherland

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Alice in Slasherland. Incumbator Arts Project. By Qui Nguyen. Directed by Robert Ross Parker. With ensemble cast. Running time: 1hr 35mins. No intermission. [Note: This is a review of the play's 2010 production at HERE. The 2013 revival features a partially different cast.] We know that crazy Red Queen loves ordering decapitations, but she’s got nothing on Tina (Andrea Marie Smith), the satanic hottie who threatens humanity in Qui Nguyen’s horror-action thrill ride, Alice in Slasherland. Sheathed in scarlet pleather, rocking the stilettos and sporting a mini top hat, Tina doesn’t just command lackeys to carry out ass-kickings; she’s happy to open up multiple cans of whup-ass herself. True, Tina isn’t exactly the Red Queen’s counterpart. As Nguyen makes winkingly clear, his blood-spattered comedy isn’t so much an homage to Lewis Carroll as a demon possessing his defiled corpse. As we’ve come to expect from Vampire Cowboys’ pulptastic pop-cult romps, Nguyen handles both the scripting and fight-choreography honors. And director Robert Ross Parker never misses a chance to squeeze in sight gags between roundhouses to the face. The loose grab bag of slasher-flick in-jokes (which for expediency’s sake we’ll call a plot) involves a conduit to Hell through which devils are slipping to feast on human flesh. Nerdy teen Lewis (Carlo Alban) joins forces with sassy cheerleader Margaret (Bonnie Sherman) and the titular underworld avenger (Amy Kim Waschke) to save Earth. There’s also a jive-

  1. Incubator Arts Project at St. Mark’s Church 131 E 10th St, at Second Ave
  2. Until Sat Nov 2
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Jackie Hoffman, Christine Pedi, Mary Testa and Kristine Zbornik: Silly Witches

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Four of the funniest ladies in musical theater—Xanadu costars Jackie Hoffman and Mary Testa, plus the zany Kristine Zbornik and ace impressionist Christine Pedi—pool their talents for a spell in a post-Halloween celebration of witchcraft.

  1. 54 Below 254 W 54th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave, 10019
  2. Until Sat Nov 2
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Radiotheatre's Dracula

  • Price band: 2/4

The original vampire aristocrat is back in this adaptation of the Orson Welles Dracula script.

  1. Kraine Theater 85 E 4th St, between Bowery and Second Ave, 10003
  2. Until Sun Nov 10
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