NYC Run of Slava's Snowshow Hits 1,000 Perfs Jan. 12

News   NYC Run of Slava's Snowshow Hits 1,000 Perfs Jan. 12 A rare Off-Broadway milestone will be reached Jan. 12, 2007, when Slava's Snowshow hits performance No. 1,000 at the Union Square Theatre.
Slava Polunin in Slava's Snowshow
Slava Polunin in Slava's Snowshow

The unique clown experience with an international reputation for spectacle — including a climactic, blinding snow storm — will play its final New York City performance a few days later (Jan. 14), making the total performance count 1,004.

Russian master Slava Polunin himself is expected to appear in select shows for the final week of the run.

"Come and see the show that has played in over 80 cities around the world and was the winner of the 2005 Drama Desk award for Unique Theatrical Experience and the Olivier Award in London for Best Entertainment," the producers invite.

Slava's Snowshow is produced by David J. Foster and Ross Mollison by arrangement with Slava and Gwenael Allen.

Created by Slava Polunin, considered by many to be the world's greatest clown, the work is "a magical theatrical experience that melds the unbridled hilarity — and the unexpected poignancy — of the art of clowning with stunning spectacle and awe-inspiring visual images and fantasy, culminating in a blinding, heart-stopping snowstorm that engulfs the entire audience."

After two-and-a-half hugely successful years and a total of 1,004 performances Slava's Snowshow "must close due to touring commitments in UK, Italy, Mexico, Canada and China," the producers said.

Slava's Snowshow performs Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 4 PM and 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM and 5:30 PM. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100, or on line at www.ticketmaster.com.