Off-Broadway's STOMP Featured on WAMC Radio
STOMP, the international phenomenon, celebrates 20 years at New York's Orpheum Theatre tomorrow, February 27 and will be honored when the Empire State Building lights up red and white to commemorate this monumental achievement.
Created and directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, Stomp is the winner of London's Olivier Award, New York's Obie Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, and a Legend of Off-Broadway Award. Cresswell and McNicholas received an Oscar nomination for the short film Brooms and an Emmy for the HBO Special Stomp Out Loud.
STOMP began as street performance and went on to become a world-famous show and an unmistakable part of popular culture with a sound, look and attitude all its own. Part of the fabric of New York's theatre landscape, Stomp has been called "a sure-fire crowd pleaser with a rock-and-roll heart" by the New York Times, and been seen by 25+ million people in 40+ countries. Stomp has performed everywhere from The Acropolis to The Academy Awards. It has been parodied on The Simpsons, been an answer on "Jeopardy!," jammed with Mister Rogers and The Muppets, and collaborated with stars ranging from The Rolling Stones' Ron Wood to Paul Simon.
The show continues to wow audiences worldwide with its unique combination of theatre, dance, comedy and percussion. In addition to the New York show, Stomp is running in London's West End, and on North American and European tours.
Visit www.stomponline.com for US information and www.stomp.co.uk for news on the London and European companies. The Orpheum Theatre is located at 126 Second Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com.