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Truffles at the Secret Room

Dinner and mayhem at the Secret Room with the new musical, Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder performed with a talented robust cast. 

November 10, 2019: Would you like to add a little excitement to your dining experience? Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder!!! is returning to New York for a new second “season,” which began performances on Saturday, November 2 and is initially scheduled to run through December 28. The audience-pleasing original ran for four years. The new incarnation will run Saturdays at 6:30 pm at the Secret Room, 707 8th Avenue, between 44th & 45th street. 

Dinner and mayhem at the Secret Room with the new musical, Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder performed with a talented robust cast. 

November 10, 2019: Would you like to add a little excitement to your dining experience? Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder!!! is returning to New York for a new second “season,” which began performances on Saturday, November 2 and is initially scheduled to run through December 28. The audience-pleasing original ran for four years. The new incarnation will run Saturdays at 6:30 pm at the Secret Room, 707 8th Avenue, between 44th & 45th street. 

From the creators and fans of the original long-running production, this re-imagined Truffles… invites you to a one-of-a-kind immersive theater experience, an evening of playful jazz, poisoned wine, and proper comedy. It’s a dark and stormy night at the Donati family restaurant, as those lovable oddballs Dante and Olga Donati prepare to auction off their legendary 2-pound truffle. When the mushroom is stolen and a murder discovered, it is up to YOU and the rest of theTruffles family to discover “whodunnit” before the legendary mob boss Don Fiola puts the Donatis out of business for good! Enjoy a sit-down dinner as YOU the audience participates in this musical murder mystery 

Truffles was originally created by Billy Manton, Sonia Carrion, and Hal Galardi and written by Sonia Carrion.   This new edition features a book by Gregg Ostrin, songs by Jenni Lark, Hal Galardi, and Cassie Nadeau. The evening is directed by Matthew McVey-Lee with pre-show parody lyrics by Austin M. Tracy.  

The evening is hosted By Engine Room New York & Urbani Truffles and presented by Truffles Consortium, LLC.  

The cast includes John “JohnG” Guild (Amazon Prime “Livin’ Large”) as Dante Donati, Lindsay Lavin (NYC: It’s A Man’s World)  as Isabella Donati, Willie Marte (Regional: Sister Act) as Carlo, Cassie Nadeau (NY: Wretched, Cirquelesque) as Olga Donati, Steve Tardio (Performs with “Andsemble”, “MISC, Inc) as Virgil and Eddie Varley (Regional: Little Shop of Horrors, BWW Award for Best Male Performance) as Chef Bruno. 

Truffles Consortium, LLC is a collective of producers, investors, and artists who were fans of the original four year run of Truffles.  By banding together, they have relaunched the production with added zeal—featuring updated songs, updated menu, and a brand-new ending. They are excited to share this immersive musical comedy experience with a wide audience.
  Tickets are $50 (show only), $95 (includes a three-course meal), and  $150* (includes a three-course meal and VIP seating) and can be purchased by visiting TrufflesMystery.com or by calling 212.279.4200 

Photography: Barry Gordin