SESAME STREET: THE MUSICAL Will Return Off-Broadway
Sesame Street the Musical is bringing those sunny days back to New York City this summer. The musical, which made its world premiere with a sold-out run last fall, returns to Off-Broadway at Theatre 555, and is presented by Rockefeller Productions, a leader in quality family entertainment, and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the iconic Sesame Street television series. Sesame Street the Musical begins performances on July 29.
Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, Gabrielle, and a whole host of Honkers, Martians, and other Sesame Street favorites as they will appear onstage in their very own musical. Filled with live puppetry, iconic songs fans know and love, and new compositions by Tom Kitt, Helen Park, and Nate Edmondson, this production is designed for both the young and the young-at-heart, including things furry fun for fans of all ages. The show is written, directed, and produced by Jonathan Rockefeller.
“It’s the summer of Sesame Street!” said Jennifer Ahearn, VP of Global Strategic Partnerships, Sponsorship and Themed Entertainment. “As we’ve done for the last 53 years, we’re so excited to continue sharing the laughter, song, and joy of Sesame Street with all of our little friends, families and fans.”
Sesame Street first aired in 1969 and is now in its 53rd season in the U.S. It is seen in 150 countries and continues to expand globally with content production and distribution, consumer products, English learning and formal education, themed entertainment, social impact initiatives, and more. Sesame Street has won 11 Grammys and 215 Emmys – more than any other children’s show.
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