'The Great Gatsby: The Immersive Show' to close off Broadway
The interactive production, which takes place in a wing of a hotel refurbished to resemble a 1920s-style mansion, began New York performances in June.
The party is ending, old sport. The Great Gatsby: The Immersive Show will play its final Off-Broadway performance on August 27 after 88 total performances.
The show, conceived and directed by Alexander Wright and produced by the theatre company Immersive Everywhere, came to the U.S. after a seven-year run in the U.K., making it the longest-running immersive production to ever play there.
The U.S. version transformed a wing of the Park Central Hotel New York into the 1920s-themed Gatsby Mansion, where attendees interact with characters from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel and explore various rooms as the story of the title billionaire plays out around them.
The Gatsby Mansion will continue to be used for live events. “We look forward to hosting more spectacular entertainment, fabulous deco parties, big band music, and favorite DJs in our after-hours nightspot at the unique Gatsby Mansion space in the fall,” said producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook (of Immersive Everywhere), and Marc Routh and Simone Genatt (of Broadway International Group) in a statement.
Though The Great Gatsby: The Immersive Show announced that its "final summer performance" is this Sunday, it has yet to be announced whether the show plans to return at a different venue in the future.
The cast includes Joél Acosta as Jay Gatsby Rob Brinkmann as Nick Carraway, Jillian Anne Abaya as Daisy Buchanan, Shahzeb Hussain as Tom Buchanan, Stephanie Rocío as Jordan Baker, Keivon Akbari as George Wilson, Claire Saunders as Myrtle Wilso, Nicholas Caycedo as Joey, Kiki Burns as Lucille, Anika Braganza as Gilda, Charlie Marcus as Meyer Wolfsheim, Jeremiah Ginn as Owl Eyes, and Stephanie Cha as Kitty Klipspringer.
Photo credit: The cast of The Great Gatsby: The Immersive Show. (Photo by Joan Marcus)
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