For readers who want to meet their favorite authors in New York City, The James cultural collection partner House of SpeakEasy makes it as simple as browsing the bookstore. As a part of its highly acclaimed monthly series “Seriously Entertaining,” audiences experience live readings and performances from adored writers and literary professionals like they’ve never seen them before: up close, very personal and telling stories in a “splendidly uncommon” way, as House of SpeakEasy touts.

Each cabaret features a variety of writers from fiction to non-fiction, from the dramatic arts to stand-up comedy, poetry and even song. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll undoubtedly be moved as The New York Times describes it to be “a literary mixtape [with] perfect flow and variety.”

Every event has a title – a central theme – and its next show, which will be held at the local Joe’s Pub on April 19 is available for ticket purchase now. The show is called “While the Music Lasts” and will begin promptly at 7 p.m. (doors opening at 6 p.m.). And, as always, not-for-profit House of SpeakEasy will be striking up the band for this fun-filled night of wordy cabaret. As a guest you will enjoy an impressive batch of writing talent, showcasing new works, old favorites and sharing a sense of vulnerability with audience members.

No performance is ever the same and no two attendees leave with the same experience. If you’re looking for something different to do while appreciating the arts, this show is an absolute must.

Here is a glimpse into the power-packed lineup, including: special Vanity Fair correspondent and award-winning financial journalist Bryan Burrough of Days of Rage; journalist, humorist, and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson  of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed; theoretical physicist and musician Stephon Alexander of The Jazz of Physics and multiple Tony Award-winning playwright and performer Lisa Kron of Fun Home.

Learn more about House of SpeakEasy and its show on June 13: “Seriously Entertaining: When Strangers Meet."

*Photo Credit: Speakeasy.com

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