STOMP to Be Featured on NY1, 2/28; Show Celebrates 20th Anniversary Today
STOMP will be featured on NY1 tomorrow Friday February 28 in a segment in which intrepid reporter Stephanie Simon visits the cast and gets a few lessons in how to Stomp. The segment will air first in the 11 AM hour and then be rebroadcast several times over the weekend.
Today Stomp celebrates its 20th anniversary at NYC's Orpheum Theatre; tonight the Empire State Building will light up red and white to honor this monumental achievement.
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. It has played everywhere from The Acropolis to The Academy Awards and has collaborated with stars ranging from The Rolling Stones to Paul Simon to The Muppets.
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. In addition to the New York show, Stomp is running in London's West End, and on North American and European tours.
STOMP plays at The Orpheum Theatre, 126 Second Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets.