Public Theater Extends Hoch's Taking Over an Additional Week

News   Public Theater Extends Hoch's Taking Over an Additional Week Danny Hoch's hip-hop exploration of the gentrification of New York City, Taking Over, has extended its Public Theater run through Dec. 21.
Taking Over's Danny Hoch
Taking Over's Danny Hoch Photo by Joan Marcus

"Taking Over has clearly struck a nerve with our audience – as it should, because it brilliantly speaks to the way we live now," said Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis in a statement. "We're delighted to extend Danny's show to give even more audiences the chance to see his amazing work." Originally scheduled to run through Dec. 14, Taking Over has now extended for an additional week. Tony Taccone directs the production, which began performances at the Public Nov. 7 following a free all-city tour that was part of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival in October. Hoch's solo show officially opened Nov. 23.

Press notes for Taking Over state, "Blazing through a fierce spectrum of New Yorkers, Hoch gives voice to everyone from the developers evicting locals to make way for lofts, to the bar-hopping career hipsters who buy them, and those left in the wake of both. True to Hoch's signature style, Taking Over is a raw, explosive, hilarious and heartbreaking study of the impact of our obsession with economic expansion."

The creative team includes costume and scenic designer Annie Smart, lighting and projection designer Alex Nichols and sound designer Walter Trarbach.

For tickets visit PublicTheater.

The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.

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Hoch is the founder of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival, now in its eighth year, which continues annually nationwide and has seen his Obie-winning Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop adapted for film.

In addition to his stage work, Hoch's HBO special "Some People" earned him a Cable Ace Award. Hoch has also appeared in the films "Bamboozled," "Subway Stories," "Thin Red Line," "Blackhawk Down," "American Splendor," "War of The Worlds" and the upcoming "Lucky You" and "We Own The Night." Hoch is currently writing a full length Hip-hop musical entitled A Word Is Born.

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