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The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

340 W 50th St, New World Stages, New York City, NY 10019-6629
+1 800-447-7400
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"Remarkably compelling!" Raves Time Out New York! Four Stars and Critics' Pick! The drinks are on us as you join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this critically-acclaimed new play with drinks and music! Tickets include 3 cocktails! The Huffington Post proclaims The Imbible is "an absolute must-see!" Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy that was actually used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, The Imbible sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group! Sit back and enjoy the music and drinks while Anthony holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, guides the audience through cocktail tastings, and - like any good bartender - keeps his guests laughing throughout the night! Combining Anthony's encyclopedic knowledge of beverage history and decades of bartending experience with his legendary skills as a storyteller and entertainer, The Imbible treats audiences to a completely original and thoroughly enjoyable evening of theatre utterly unlike anything they've ever experienced! The New York Times declares The Imbible is "the best Fringe deal!" Get your tickets early as this show sells out weekly!
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340 W 50th St, New World Stages, New York City, NY 10019-6629
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I haven't been this bored since high school. This show has no interesting content whatsoever (really? people drank beer because water was polluted? wow...). The four performers are so close to the audience that you have no choice but to politely smile at their juvenile...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm puzzled by the bad reviews. I guess they weren't smart enough to read the synopsis of the show and what it was about before buying the tickets. Even though this is Off Broadway, the show is more like a nightclub act. There's no stage;...More

2  Thank Barbie21144
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to show tonight. Enjoyable but gets boring after the first 30 minutes. What they should do is make the show more interactive, if they did that they would have a hit on there hands. Bring the audience into the show, have one get up...More

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

This was my Birthday Weekend my husband booke this Show to Surprise me he was so happy and excited to take me to this show finally!!! It was the worst show I have ever seen in my life!! We surffered through one hour of it!...More

1  Thank Joanie R
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Terrific show! If you like science, history, musicals, and booze. Then You MUST Go! It’s like a TED talk with music & cocktails. Checked off all the boxes for us!

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

The performers were amazing considering that the show content was NOT funny , NOT musical and absolutely PAINFUL to sit thru. I needed 3 DRINKs to recover from it. Not sure where they got the great reviews (bot reviewer perhaps). One said "one of the...More

1  Thank JB777NYC
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

If cool history, fine drinks, and a night of laughs and music sounds like a great night out, this show will fit the bill perfectly! The host, and supporting cast were both entertaining and brought the history of cocktails into clear focus, or at least...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

We were given tickets to the show as a present. My wife and I weren't sure what to expect. It takes place in a lounge ( an intimate setting ). The entertainers were funny (without being hokey). The script was informative without being preachy. There...More

Thank Duff1052
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Funny! Anthony is amazingly informative! I actually even learned and laughed! You get 3 drinks which tie in with period of history! Loved the journey of alcohol. The rest of the crew members were so talented and funny

Thank Cschuch
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Anthony takes you on a historical journey of alcohol. The show is funny and at the same time informative. There are three drinks included which correspond to the periods of history. You will laugh, you will learn and you will enjoy three amazing cocktails. Not...More

Thank Judy B
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lgntcakes
October 13, 2017|
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Response from Anthony C | Property representative |
We have two different shows running at New World Stages: "A Spirited History of Drinking" plays 8P Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 5P and 8P Saturdays. This show tells the story of cocktails and spirits from 10,000 BC... More
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