Stomp Along at Home -- Or at a City Near You

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Nearly four years old Off-Broadway, Stomp has helped re-define the theatre/dance show, influencing everything from Tap Dogs to Riverdance. The show continues in an open run at Off-Broadway's Orpheum Theatre and has spawned two U.S. touring companies and two European tours.

Nearly four years old Off-Broadway, Stomp has helped re-define the theatre/dance show, influencing everything from Tap Dogs to Riverdance. The show continues in an open run at Off-Broadway's Orpheum Theatre and has spawned two U.S. touring companies and two European tours.

Still, those who haven't Stomped in the theatre can now enjoy the percussive, clever dancing at home when HBO presents "Stomp Out Loud," a special performance featuring cast-members of various Stomp troupes past and present. The show premiered on the cable network Dec. 6, 8 PM (ET). Future playdates include Dec. 11 (10 AM), 14 (10:30 AM), 19 (11:15 AM), 23 (7 PM), 25 (5 PM) and 31 (8 AM).

Directed by the show's theatre directors, Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, Stomp Out Loud features scenes shot on location in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and also in front of a live theatre audience. According to a spokesperson from Boneau/Bryan-Brown, sequences include the cast-members "swinging off a billboard of a Queens rooftop, and the performers in water up to their rib-cages, playing off suspended metal tubes." Other scenes include "Basketballs," in which the troupe obstruct traffic in an alleyway and the quiet interludes of "Elevator" and "Cards."

For more information about Stomp, which opened Feb. 28, 1994 at the Orpheum Theatre on NY's 2nd Ave., check out their website: http://www.usinteractive.com/stomp or call (212) 307-4100. The show first came to fruition in Brighton, England in 1991.

As for the touring shows, the company now in Boston (Nov. 4-Jan. 4, 1998) will then go to Cincinatti (OH), Chapel Hill (NC), Greensboro NC, and then to various cities in Pennsylvania. The company in Escondido (CA) moves to Honolulu (HI) and then to Seattle (WA). The European companies are targeting Australia, New Zealand and various cities in Germany. Here, courtesy of the Boneau/Bryan-Brown press office, are the upcoming Stomp tour dates, comprising the U.S. and international companies:

Jan. 6-Jan. 18, 1998: Seattle, WA, Fifth Avenue Theatre

Jan. 6-Jan. 11, 1998: Cincinnati, OH, Aronoff Center.

Jan. 13-14, 1998: Chapel Hill, NC, Memorial Hall

Jan. 16-18, 1998: Greensboro, NC, Aycock Auditorium

Jan. 20-25, 1998: Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), Northern Jubilee Auditorium.

Jan. 20-21, 1998: Erie, PA, Warner Theatre

Jan. 23-25, 1998: Heshey, PA, Hershey Theatre

Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 1998: Portland, OR, Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 1998: Wilkes Barre, PA, Kirby Center

Feb. 3-4, 1998: State College, PA, Eisenhower Auditorium

Feb. 4-8, 1998: Austin, TX, Paramount Theatre

Feb. 4-22, 1998: Sydney, Australia, Capitol Theatre

Feb. 6-8, 1998: Toledo, OH, Stranahan Theatre

Feb. 10-15, 1998: Columbus, OH, Palace Theatre

Feb. 17-22, 1998: Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center

Feb. 17-22, 1998: Wilmington, DE, Playhouse Theatre

Feb. 24-25, 1998: Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel PAC

Feb. 24-March 8, 1998: Detroit, MI, Fisher Theatre.

Feb. 24-March 1, 1998: Canberra, Australia, Canberra Theatre

Feb. 27-March 1, 1998: Jacksonville, FL, Florida Times Union Center

March 3-4, 1998: Savannah, GA, Mercer Theatre

March 5-8, 1998: Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand Arts Festival

March 6-8, 1998: Mobile, AL, Civic Center Theatre

March 10-11, 1998: Daytona, FL, Peabody Auditorium

March 10-11, 1998: Fort Wayne, IN, Embassy Theatre

March 10-15, 1998: Auckland, New Zealand, ASB Theatre

March 13-15, 1998: Huntsville, AL, Von Braun Civic Center

March 13-15, 1998: St. Louis, MO, Fox Theatre

March 17-22, 1998: Knoxville, TN, Civic Auditorium

March 17-19, 1998: Green Bay, WI, Weidner Center

March 19-29, 1998: Brisbane, Australia, Suncorp, Piazza South

March 21-22, 1998: Rapid City, SD, Fine Arts Theatre

March 24-26, 1998: Owensboro, KY, River Park Center

March 24-29, 1998: Indianapolis, IN, Clowes Hall

March 28-29, 1998: Topeka, KS, Georgia Neese Gray Hall

March 31-April 12, 1998: Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theatre

March 31-April 12, 1998: Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre

April 1-12, 1998: Melbourne, Australia, Palais Theatre

April 14-26, 1998: Washington DC, Warner Theatre

April 14-15, 1998: Grand Forks, ND, Chester Fritz Auditorium

April 15-May 3, 1998: Perth, Australia, Regal Theatre

April 17-19, 1998: Omaha, NE, Music Hall

April 21-26, 1998: Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theatre

April 28-29, 1998: Duluth, MN, DECC Theatre

April 28-29, 1998: Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre

May 1-3, 1998: Buffalo, NY, Shea's Buffalo PAC

May 1-3, 1998: Iowa City, IA, Hancher Auditorium

May 5-10, 1998: Rochester, NY, Auditorium Theatre

May 5-10, 1998: Memphis, TN, Orpheum Theatre

May 12-17, 1998: Louisville, KY, Whitney Hall

May 19-June 7, 1998: Montreal, Canada, Theatre St. Denis

May 19-June 7, 1998: Munich, Germany, May 19-June 7, 1998

May 19-24, 1998: Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre

May 26-27, 1998: Augusta, GA, Bell Auditorium

May 29-31, 1998: Greenville, SC, Peace Center

June 2-7, 1998: Stamford, CT, Palace Theatre

June 9-July 25, 1998: Toronto, Ontario, Elgin Theatre

June 9-July 5, 1998: Oberhausen, German; Theare in der Arena

June 16-21, 1998: New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre

June 23-28, 1998: McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas, TX

July 7-Aug. 9, 1998: Hamburg, Germany, Thalia Theatre

July 7-12, 1998: Phoenix, AZ, Orpheum Theatre

July 14, 1998: Los Angeles, CA, Veteran Wadsworth

July 28-29, 1998: Princeton, NJ, McCarter Theatre

July 31-Aug. 2, 1998: Newark, NJ, NJ PAC

Aug. 4-9, 1998: Cleveland, OH, Palace Theatre

Aug. 11-16, 1998: Berlin, Germany, Theatre des Westens

Aug. 11-16, 1998: Nashville, TN, Andrew Jackson Hall

Aug. 18-30, 1998: Frankfurt, Germany, Alte Oper

Aug. 18, 1998: Atlantic City, NJ

Aug. 19-30, 1998: Mexico City, Mexico

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