MIDTOWN — Sleeping Beauty is set to start dozing in the daytime — and stalking the shadows at night.
"Vampires, evil counts and a handsome gamekeeper" take the featured roles in "Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty," a fang-themed play scheduled to open for a two-week run at New York City Center on Oct. 23.
"The story begins in 1890…when fairies, vampires and decadent opulence fed the gothic imagination," read a statement from the The Dream Hotel, which is hosting a themed pre-show party on Halloween for the production. "Years later, when the princess awakens from her century-long slumber, she finds herself in the modern day, a world more mysterious and wonderful than any fairy tale."
The Dream Hotel will be celebrating on Oct. 31 with pre-show "Vampire-inspired Blood-tini cocktails" and, for anyone in costume, free "Bloody Good Bubbly" champagne cocktails.
Bourne won two Tony Awards for his all-male production of "Swan Lake." His take on "Sleeping Beauty," which first opened in London, will be staged 14 times in New York through Nov. 3, then hit the road for a national tour.
Tickets range from $30 to $130 and can be purchased online, at the New York City Center Box Office on West 55th Street, or by phone through CityTix at 212-581-1212.