Long-running percussion show, ‘STOMP,’ officially had its final NYC performance on Sunday, January 8th.
The rhythmic off-Broadway show has been playing at the Orpheum Theater in the East Village since 1994. Over the span of nearly three decades, the theater played 11,000+ performances.
Known for its use of atypical “instruments,” cast members in ‘STOMP’ bang on everything from Matchboxes to brooms, garbage cans to Zippo lighters for its dynamic beats. ‘STOMP’ has become an iconic name in the theater scene, garnering a variety of awards including: an Olivier Award for Best Choreography, New York’s OBIE Award, & a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience.
The show was created and directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas and contains an eight member cast. Though its run in NYC has come to an end, the North American and European tours will continue. So if you never got the chance to see it, or if you’re particularly fond of the production, you’ll still have an opportunity to see it!
“While we’re sad to see it close at The Orpheum Theatre, we couldn’t be prouder of the impact that STOMP has had—and will continue to have—as the tours run both here and in Europe,” said a producer of the show.
This year also marks an end to Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, Beetlejuice, and Almost Famous. However, in light of such theatrical losses, New Yorkers can look forward to a new Broadway show inspired by Britney Spears to hit the stage, the opening of Lin Manuel Miranda’s most recent project New York, New York and a Frida Kahlo musical coming in 2024. Find more shows opening on Broadway here.