TRIP OF LOVE Becomes Longest Running Show to Play Stage 42
Trip of Love, the 1960's pop music spectacular,breaks the Stage 42 house record, becoming the theater's longest running tenant. At the matinee on Wednesday, June 22, Trip of Love will have played 305 performances (including 24 preview performances). This breaks standing house record held by the 2003 musical Fame on 42nd Street, which ran for a total of 304 performances (including 40 previews) at the same venue when it was previously called The Little Shubert Theater.
Stage 42 was built by The Shubert Organization in 2002, as part of a new residential tower located on West 42nd Street's Theatre Row. Stage 42 is the first off-Broadway theatre owned by the Shubert Organization.
High-voltage dance numbers. Powerhouse vocals. It was a time when we were born to be wild, boots were made for walking and we were all looking for somebody to love. The 60's are alive now at the high octane sexy musical spectacular, Trip of Love where the worlds of "Mad Men," and "American Bandstand" collide with "Dancing with the Stars," Woodstock and "Soul Train." Celebrate classic pop hits from such greats as The Beatles, Tom Jones, The Beach Boys, Leslie Gore, Jefferson Airplane, Petula Clark, Bob Dylan, The 5th Dimension, The Vandellas, Nancy Sinatra and more. With a cast of two dozen scorching hot young men and women, Trip of Love takes audiences on a musical journey through a history of rock and roll with such hits as "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," "Downtown," "Venus," "California Dreamin," "You Don't Own Me" and "Wipe Out."
Created, directed and choreographed by James Walski (Saturday Night Fever, Starlight Express), Trip of Love currently stars Joey Calveri (Broadway's Rock of Ages), David Elder (Curtains, 42nd Street), Kelly Felthous (Flashdance, Nat'l Tour), Bahiyah Hibah (Broadway's The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Rock of Ages, Memphis), Austin Miller ("Grease: You're The One That I Want"), Tara Palsha Moats (Vegas! The Show, Las Vegas), and Laurie Wells (Broadway's Mamma Mia!), with Yesenia Ayala, Sissy Bell, Bo Broadwell, Ian Campayano, Alexa De Barr, Daniel Lynn Evans, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Steve Geary, Jennifer Gruener, Autumn Guzzardi, Marina Lazzaretto, Brandon Leffler, Connor McRory, Connor Schwantes, Kirstin Tucker and Colt Adam Weiss.
Starting July 12, Trip of Love proudly welcomes Nia Sioux to the company. One of the stars of the hit Lifetime Television series "Dance Moms," Sioux will perform specialty dance solos including "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," "Moon River," and "Wipe Out."
Trip of Love features a spectacular, psychedelic design by Tony Award winning scenic designer Robin Wagner (The Producers, Dreamgirls) and James Walski, and Tony Award winning costume designer Gregg Barnes (Aladdin, Kinky Boots). The lighting design is by Tamotsu Harada; sound design by Peter Fitzgerald/Domonic Sack; Hair design by John Marquette; and projection design by Daniel Brodie. Trip of Love is produced by Makoto Deguchi (Blue Man Group: Tubes),and had its world premiere in April of 2008 at the Theatre Brava! in Osaka, Japan.
LISTINGS INFORMATION: Trip of Loveplays at Stage 42 (422 W 42nd Street). Performances are Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm and 8pm, Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $35 - $79 and can be purchased viaTelecharge.com, (212) 239-6280.