Simon Hammerstein

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    The Slipper Room Gets a Gorgeous Makeover

    Peter Shapiro has a lot on his plate. At 39, he is already the veteran ofthe 1990s jam club Wetlands, which he took over at 23, and the successful Brooklyn Bowl, a combination concert venue, casual dining restaurant, and bowling alley, located on Williamsburg's east side. (He also owns Port Chester' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    The Box Is Opening In London

    ​Yes, oversized vaginas are dancing their way all the way to the UK! Simon Hammerstein's The Box -- the Chrystie Street haunt filled with vaudeville acts, sometimes even onstage -- is branching out to London's Soho district, where transsexuals will faux-pee on real celebrities just like here.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Jay-Z Talked About Magic and Wizardry at the Box on Friday Night

    ​Tonight, he's at the New York Public Library, talking with Cornel West about his excellent new book, Decoded, but Jay-Z held a different sort of event on Friday night at the Box. Invitations sent out less than 24 hours in advance asked guests to something called "The Turn"; the email said som ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 27, 2009

    Lesbian Star of Glee: I Identified as a Boy!

    Chatting with perennial Guest star Jane Lynch.

  • Music

    October 1, 2008

    Dirty Blonde: A-Trak's Unibros and the Box's Woes

    Plenty of incestuous DJ action to partake in, but enjoy the clubs while you can

  • NYC Life

    December 12, 2006

    Put a Cork in It

    Bottle service corrupts the soul of New York City nightlife.

  • Theater

    May 9, 2006

    Extreme Makeovers

    For adventurous theater companies, all the world's a stage—literally

  • Theater

    July 1, 2003

    Summer Clearance

    You're on Vacation, and for Some Reason the Theater Isn't

  • NYC Life

    June 17, 2003
  • Theater

    April 1, 2003


    Jean-Paul Sartre's Men Without Shadows; Jenny Lyn Bader's None of the Above; Molière's Don Juan

  • Theater

    October 1, 2002
  • NYC Life

    September 3, 2002

    Rallying the Troupes

    Young Directors Take Charge