Preservation Hall Jazz Band Tunes Up at Sleep No More's McKittrick Hotel Jan. 3
By Adam Hetrick
The New Orleans-based Preservation Hall Jazz Band begins "Crescent City Stomp" Jan. 3, an 11-night residency at the McKittrick Hotel, the home of the interactive Off-Broadway production Sleep No More.
Surprise guests will be part of the live music event, which will also include The New Orleans Bingo! Show on Jan. 12 and 13. The special engagement, which will include dancing and New Orleans-inspired cuisine and cocktails, continues through Jan. 13. Tickets for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band shows, which take place nightly at 8 PM, are $25. In addition, late-night Preservation Hall Jazz Band shows will be offered Jan. 4, 5, 11 and 12.
Tickets for the engagement are separate from those for Sleep No More.
Punchdrunk artistic director Felix Barrett directed and designed Sleep No More, which is loosely based on Shakespeare's Macbeth. Sleep No More is presented at a redesigned commercial space located at 530 West 27th Street that formerly served as a Chelsea nightclub. The production opened to critical acclaim April 13, 2011.
Sleep No More takes a non-linear approach to its storytelling, allowing theatregoers to freely explore the dark environment, where scenes, tableaux and scenarios play out, conjuring the world and themes of Shakespeare's bloody tale. Audience members don masks and must be silent during the experience. Participants are encouraged to open drawers, pull back curtains, read private notes and journals as they navigate the shadowy, music-filled world.
The production has co-direction and choreography by Maxin Doyle and sound design by Stephen Dobbie. Design associates are Beatrice Minns and Livi Vaughan.
The New York debut of Sleep No More is presented by Emursive's Randy Weiner (The Donkey Show), Arthur Karpati and Jonathan Hochwald, in association with Rebecca Gold Productions.
For tickets visit SleepNoMoreNYC.
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