Performances of the wintry clowning spectacle that ends with a blinding "blizzard" begin Dec. 2; opening night is Dec. 7. The Helen Hayes is located at 240 West 44th Street. The production must end its Broadway run Jan. 4, 2009. Tickets are also available through www.Telecharge.com or www.snowshowonbroadway.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
Created and staged by Slava Polunin, considered by many to be one of the world's greatest clowns, Slava's Snowshow "is a sensory whirlwind for the entire family, combining theatrical spectacle with the unbridled hilarity and heart-warming poignancy of the art of clowning." A cast of ten appears in "a series of breathtaking stage images that need to be seen to be believed," and the show "culminates in a stunning coup de theatre finale — a joyous, swirling snowstorm that sweeps across the stage, filling the theatre and engulfing the audience."
(Theatregoers usually find "snow" in their coat pockets weeks after attending the surreal show.)
Slava's Snowshow played a long run at Off-Broadway's Union Square Theatre September 2004–January 2007, where it ran for 1,004 performances.
The production had its world premiere in October 1993 in Moscow and has since toured extensively, playing over 25 countries. Slava's Snowshow is the recipient of London's Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, New York's Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, Edinburgh's Festival Critics' Award, Moscow's Stanislavski Award, and Australia's Sir Robert Helpmann Award, among others.
Slava's Snowshow — billed for this engagement as Slava's Snowshow on Broadway — will be performed Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday–Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 4 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM and 6 PM.
Tickets for all preview performances (Dec. 2–6) are $79.50. Tickets for all performances Dec. 7–21 are $111.50. Tickets for all performances Dec. 23–Jan. 4, 2009, are $129.50.
All ticket prices include a $1.50 facilities fee.
For group ticket information, please contact Olga at (646) 536-8130.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE WEEKS
Wednesday, Dec. 24 – 2 PM and 7 PM
Thursday, Dec. 25 – 7 PM
Friday, Dec. 26 – 2 PM and 8 PM
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 4 PM and 8 PM
Sunday, Dec. 28 – 2 PM and 6 PM
Tuesday, Dec. 30 – 2 PM and 7 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 31 – 7 PM
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 – No Performance
Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 – 2 PM and 8 PM
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 – 4 PM and 8 PM
Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 – 2 PM and 6 PM
For more information, visit snowshowonbroadway.com.