It’s always sad when a venue that has been an institution loses its lease – and so the case with Sofia’s Downstairs at the Edison Hotel.  But. . . their loss is Planet Hollywood’s gain in the Screening Room as this funny off Broadway show (with lunch or dinner) changes venues beginning September 20th.

Take a zany tour around New York with guides, creators and actors Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle in “Saturday Night Live” style comedy getting a hilarious look at NYC’s 400-year history. Immigrants, construction workers, muggers, Wall Street bankers, panhandlers, MTA workers, and Mayor Bloomberg all get a solid lampooning!

How To Be A New Yorker –  Closing on August 17th at Sofia’s.

Opening September 20th at The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square (1540 Broadway) will be Fridays at 7:30 PM and Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM. The entrance is located on 45th Street just east of Broadway. Lunch or dinner will continue to be served beginning 30 minutes before each performance, with a delicious and substantially improved menu consisting of House Salad, Spaghetti Marinara, Fettuccini Alfredo, Chicken Parmigiana, and Cookies & Brownies. Tickets are $59 (including the full buffet) and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or through