PLAN DATE: WEDS / AUG. 14
Are you the type of couple who is known to perform “Paradise By the Dashboard Light” at parties and on karaoke stages? Then get ready to hear Meat Loaf’s greatest hits in a whole new way at Bat Out of Hell, Jim Steinman’s musical of Meat Loaf’s most legendary anthems, from “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” to the show’s titular namesake. Rock out to the story of rebellious Strat who falls for the daughter of a tyrannical ruler in this limited run at the New York City Center in Midtown, following sold-out seasons in Toronto and London.
Once the show is over, make your way to the Parker hotel a block up. Walkthrough the red velvet curtained ornate lobby, and be on the lookout along the wall for a small hallway with a very nondescript sign for Burger Joint (hint: there’s also usually a line right by it). Then go through a curtain around the corner and be transported from upscale hotel lobby to dive-y hidden burger shack. Wait in line and review the instructions on how to order—they are very specific about how you ask for your burger and it’s cash only. Still, you’ll be willing to fall in line in exchange for a fresh, hot burger made just the way you want it in a secret little hole in the wall in the middle of Manhattan.
Dinner and a Show
Rock and Roll
Bat out of Hell
131 West 55th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Show runs 8/1-9/8; get your tickets and see the show schedule here.
119 West 56th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Look at the scribblings on the walls to see some signatures from celebrities.