THE AWESOME 80s PROM Returns to NYC at 42West Tonight
The long-running Off-Broadway interactive show THE AWESOME 80s PROM has a new place to cut footloose this spring and summer! The production will return for five Saturday evening performances only -- today, May 17 through September 20 -- at New York's hottest new club 42West, located at the bottom of The OUT Hotel on West 42nd Street.
THE AWESOME 80s PROM is the acclaimed interactive experience in the style of Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding set at Wanaget High's Senior Prom...in 1989! All your favorite characters from your favorite 80s movies are at THE PROM -- from the Captain of the Football Team to the Asian Exchange Student, from the Geek to the hottie Head Cheerleader -- and they're all competing for Prom King and Queen.
And just like on "American Idol," the audience decides who wins, all while moonwalkin' to great retro hits like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!"
To quote a Huey Lewis tune, come "Back in Time" and join the break-dance circle or just sit back and watch the '80s drama unfold. If you're lucky, you'll even get to dance with The Captain of the Football Team. And this time you don't have a curfew!
THE AWESOME 80s PROM was conceived and directed by Ken Davenport and written by Davenport and "The Class of 1989," a group of performers including Sheila Berezan, Alex Back, Adam Bloom, Anne Bobby, Courtney Balan, Nicole Cicchella, Mary Faber, Stephen Guarino, Jeff Hiller, Emily McNamara, Troy Metcalf, Jenna Pace, Amanda Ryan Paige, Brian Peterson, Jessica West Regan, Kathy Searle, Mark Shunock, Josh Walden, Noah Weisberg, Brandon Williams, Simon Wong and Fletcher Young.
In addition to its record-breaking run as the second longest-running interactive Off-Broadway show, THE AWESOME 80s PROM has been produced in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Baltimore, and as licensed by Samuel French Inc., has been performed in countless high schools around the country. For more information on licensing THE AWESOME 80s PROM, visit www.SamuelFrench.com.
42West is midtown's new 14,000 square foot, blank canvas. The multimedia, multipurpose events and performance space is adjacent to The OUT Hotel and KTCHN Restaurant located at 514 W. 42nd St. The venue comes equipped with a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system that can be used for live musical performances, off-Broadway theatrical productions, screenings, gallery exhibits, dance, cabaret and special events. 42West offers clients a seamless booking and execution of events involving any combination of hotel rooms, event spaces and catering.
This spring and summer, THE AWESOME 80s PROM performs the evenings of May 17, May 31, June 21, July 26 and September 20 at 8 p.m. at 42West (514 W. 42nd St., between 10th and 11th Aves.). Tickets for THE AWESOME 80s PROM are $49-$99 and can now be purchased by calling 1-877-RAD-PROM (723-7766) or by visiting www.Awesome80sProm.com.