stompthe hit stage show about the percussive playing of everyday objects comes to an end after 29 years in New York.
The show ran off-Broadway at the East Village’s Orpheum Theater since February 27, 1994.
However, it will continue touring in Europe and North America following its final Off-Broadway performance on January 8, 2023.
Producers gave no reason for the closure, although there has been speculation that the decision could be the result of a drop in tourism to New York amid the Covid pandemic.
In a statement, stomp‘s team of producers said (per meeting): “We fell in love stomp When we first saw it in Europe and when we brought this difficult-to-describe show here, we imagined it would find an audience.
“We couldn’t have imagined the remarkable success of becoming part of popular culture, touring for years, and making an unmistakable mark on the theater landscape here and around the world.”
The statement continued: “While we are saddened to see it close at the Orpheum Theatre, we couldn’t be prouder of the impact stomp had – and will continue to have – as the tours take place both here and in Europe.”
stomp will have lasted a total of 11,472 performances when it finally closes in January.
Co-creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas said, “We are so proud that the East Village and Orpheum Theater have been so successful stomp’home for so many wonderful years and want to thank our producers and our amazing cast, crew and front of house staff who have all worked so hard for so long to make the show such a success.
“They have always given 100 percent to every audience, from the beginning in 1994 to the post-lockdown audience in 2022. We want to thank everyone involved for this incredible run in New York.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/news/stomp-new-york-off-broadway-close-b2240022.html Stomp: Off-Broadway Show comes to an end after 29 years in New York