New Dates Set for Immersive THE GREAT GATSBY in NYC
The 1920’s are going to come roaring back to life in NYC soon. Immersive Everywhere’s production of The Great Gatsby, created and directed by Alexander Wright, will now begin previews May 23 ahead of a June 15 opening at The Gatsby Mansion at the Park Central Hotel New York. Previously, the New York debut was set to begin performances March 9.
Audiences are encouraged to dress up at The Great Gatsby as they will spend the evening dancing, gossiping, and clinking glasses with Nick Carraway, Daisy and Tom Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson, and Mr. Jay Gatsby himself. Casting, along with details like an opening night and creative team, will be announced at a later date.
Ticketholders will enter a space inside the Central Park-adjacent hotel with its own separate entrance on 55th Street and Seventh Avenue. From the moment they enter the manse, audiences can follow other guests into smaller rooms and spaces. There is plenty of room to opt out should ticketholders prefer to watch the drama unfold from the sidelines.
The Great Gatsby is the U.K.’s longest-running immersive production and has become an international touchstone, with productions across three continents, including in Ireland, South Korea, and Belgium (all in their home language). Several other international productions are in the pipeline, including China and Singapore.
First conceived in 2015, when director Alexander Wright and producer Brian Hook were running The Fleeting Arms, The Great Gatsby ran in York in 2016 with a parallel production in Sheffield as a partnership with Theatre Deli. The production first came to London as part of VAULT Festival in 2017, eventually transferring to Immersive|LDN in Mayfair.
The New York production is produced by Immersive Everywhere, Hartshorn - Hook Productions, and Broadway International Group, and executive produced by Louis Hartshorn, Brian Hook, Marc Routh, and Simone Genatt. Co-producers include Naoya Kinoshita, VCM AGM, Gavin Kalin, Hunter Arnold, Bruce Robert Harris, and Jack W. Batman.
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