'Ghost Light' Will Take A Look At The Haunted History Of Broadway

The supernatural side of NYC's Theater District comes to life this Halloween.
Steve Schonberg (left) and Laura Heywood will co-host "Ghost Light" at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York. 
Steve Schonberg (left) and Laura Heywood will co-host "Ghost Light" at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York. 
Two of the gay community's most beloved diversions -- Halloween and Broadway -- will come together on Oct. 30 for a special, one-night-only musical event. 
"Ghost Light: Songs and Creepy Stories from Broadway and Beyond" will feature a bevy of musical talent, including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, "On Your Feet!" star Doreen Montalvo and cabaret performer Stacy Sullivan. The show, which plays New York nightspot Feinstein's/54 Below, will be co-hosted by theater experts Steve Schonberg (who is also a Huffington Post blogger) and Laura Heywood, best known as Twitter personality Broadway Girl NYC.  
Through story and song, the performers and co-hosts will recount myths and creepy anecdotes of Manhattan's Theater District. For instance, does legendary director-choregrapher Bob Fosse really haunt the Lyceum Theater? And what about playwright and theater impresario David Belasco, whose ghost was said to have burst a pipe during rehearsals for "Dracula The Musical" in 2004?
Schonberg began planning "Ghost Light" after chatting with singer-actress Melissa Errico, who starred in "Dracula." He sees the show as a unique opportunity to explore the supernatural side of Manhattan's theatrical heritage.  
"As a writer and theatre personality, I'm always looking for great stories and realized that there was a new, and pretty eerie, perspective to share," he told The Huffington Post. "Who doesn't love those weird moments when someone tells a personal ghost story and you get the chills or the hairs go up on the back of your neck?"
Of course, this being a cabaret performance and not a slasher film, "a creepy chill paired with a chilled martini is what I hope all our audience members will enjoy," Schonberg said.  
Sounds spectacularly spooky! 
"Ghost Light" will play Feinstein's/54 Below in New York on Oct. 30. Head here for more details. 
Also on HuffPost: 
  • Circa 1905. Circa creepy AF.
    Historic Photo Archive via Getty Images
  • "You tie their hands behind their backs like this."
    Cincinnati Museum Center via Getty Images
  • "Billy, great to see you at this year's guinea pig sacrifice, really glad you could make it!"
    Hulton Archive via Getty Images
  • "Car trouble, huh? Yeah, we'll fix you up real good."
    Transcendental Graphics via Getty Images
  • "They said follow the screams, but I only hear low-pitched wailing."
    ullstein bild via Getty Images
  • They don't want candy, but rather your sweet, delicious soul.
    Lambert via Getty Images
  • Tommy wasn't interested in the treats. He was merely casing the joint for later.
    Jodi Cobb via Getty Images
  • Pirate costumes ... or actual pirates?
    Transcendental Graphics via Getty Images
  • "The perfect disguise," thought the actual devil in a child's devil costume.
    ullstein bild via Getty Images
  • The best part about a costume with a bag is you have something to carry your victims in.
    Jacobsen via Getty Images
  • The smiling masks made no difference. These children were out for blood.
    Duane Howell via Getty Images
  • But it was too late for the parents and their bags of candy. The child herd had detected their presence.
    Teenie Harris Archive/Carnegie Museum of Art via Getty Images