The executive producer of NYC’s ultra-lavish “Queen of the Night” immersion dinner theater/performance art piece, Simon Hammerstein also presides over The Box—an X-rated variety show with locations in both London and New York—and helps manage Variety Worldwide LLC, which has its hands in multiple insane nightlife venues across the globe. So it comes as no surprise that an average night for him is a lot more exciting than a glass of wine, a bowl of pasta and binge-watching the past two seasons of Game of Thrones. Here, he takes us through a typical night and outlines his insider tips for endurance and recovery.
A Night Out with Simon Hammerstein
8 p.m.: “Queen of the Night”
“Recently I had a friend in from out of town so I took him to ‘Queen of the Night’ and had him eroticized. We gorged on food. We were at the beef table, so I was very happy. Everyone was bringing lobsters to our table to try to swap. When I take people to ‘Queen of the Night’ who have never been, I love watching it for the first time through their eyes.”