Off-Broadway's Gazillion Bubble Show Victim of Theft
24 Jul 2008
Fan Yan in Gazillion Bubble Show
Photo by Chermaine Cho
A large quantity of the "soap star" of Off-Broadway's Gazillion Bubble Show — the bubble solution that allows Fan Yang to dazzle audiences with his bubble magic — has been stolen.
Press representatives for the Off-Broadway production at New World Stages confirmed to Playbill.com that 3.4 tons of the liquid, which takes two months to make, were stolen. The Associated Press reported that someone broke into the North Bergen, N.J., warehouse June 10 and made off with the solution and 6,000 toys.
Performances will not be affected.
Incorporating "light effects, lasers, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry," the interactive Off-Broadway production began performances Off-Broadway Feb. 15, 2007.
Fan Yang holds the Guinness world record for the biggest bubble ever blown, the largest bubble wall ever created and most bubbles within a bubble. In May 2006 he was able to encapsulate 22 people inside a single soap bubble on live television in Madrid.
Gazillion Bubble Show has been seen at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, the Pacific Science Centre in Seattle, the Singapore Science Centre, the Ontario Science Center and the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, CA.
Plans are also underway for a world tour of Gazillion Bubble Show. Tickets for the Off-Broadway engagement are currently on sale through Nov. 23.