About the 2014 Spring Festival
Hotels are transient places where secrets come and go, deals are made, romance finds a home, regulars gather, and intrigue is ripe. Sleeping Around celebrates the cultural life of New York across time and place through the city’s greatest landmark hotels, their occupants, and the historic and notorious ties these venues have to artists and their work. With Virgil Thomson and Bobby Short, Marilyn Monroe and Fidel Castro, there’s no denying that these hotels set the scene for some of society’s greatest adventures. This spring festival includes an Andy Warhol film fest, a night of the American songbook with Barbara Cook, an evening exploring Dorothy Parker’s wicked pen, and so much more.
Sleeping Around also includes our May 3rd Wall to Wall, a joyous romp through the world of cabaret celebrating the speakeasies and nightclubs of Prohibition, the elegant hotel cabarets and jazz clubs that introduced Sarah Vaughan and Eartha Kitt, and the cabaret renaissance taking place right now. Hosted by James Naughton and featuring an impressive roster of guests. Check out the events listed below or go to the festival website for details.