Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas created the wordless (and thus, universal) Stomp, the show about banging everything from Zippo lighters to brooms to plungers to hubcaps. It opened in New York City Feb. 27, 1994 and continues to run. The show has spawned international tours and regional productions (currently performing in London's West End and on North American, European and Asian tours), an Academy Award-nominated short, the Emmy Award-winning HBO special "Stomp Out Loud," numerous television appearances as well as an IMAX film called "Pulse."
Among the accolades Stomp has garnered are an Olivier Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and an Obie Award.
At the decade mark in 2004, loosely calculated from all STOMP companies worldwide, the show had gone through:
8,000 pairs of earplugs The current record holder for longest Off-Broadway run, The Fantasticks with 17,162 performances, looks to maintain its position in the annals of theatre history for some time.
Tickets to Stomp at New York's Orpheum Theatre, 126 Second Avenue (between 7th and 8th St.), are available by calling (212) 307-4100. For more information, visit www.stomponline.com.