Though Broadway stages will remain dark until next spring, New Yorkers don’t have to miss out on musical theater performances.
Every Saturday in October, Madame Tussauds New York will hold Broadway performances at 2 p.m. from the balcony of their A-List room. Each Saturday will feature a new performer — the series began on Oct. 10 with Ali Ewoldt, who stars as Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway.
“Broadway is vital to our city. We hope that this taste of Broadway fills the room with excitement for the bright future we know lies ahead,” said Mindy Clements, General Manager at Madame Tussauds New York. “This series of performances is a natural extension of our immersive and innovative Broadway experience which allows guests to see firsthand what it takes to make a Broadway show happen every night.”
“I’m missing Broadway so much so to have a little taste of Cats or seeing Glenn Close in all her ‘Sunset Boulevard’ refinery is so exciting,” said Ali Ewoldt. “For those who don’t often get to step on to a Broadway stage to get to see it in real life is so thrilling.”
‘Madame Tussauds New York Presents Broadway’ is in an interactive journey behind the scenes of iconic Broadway shows. Guests are invited to get ready for their big performance in a dressing room complete with interactive makeup filters on a digital screen and belt out the finale from The Phantom of the Opera in a fog-filled gondola. The highlight of the experience is a wax figure of Grizabella from the musical, Cats, featuring a 3-D sculpted head and singing “Memories” which video projection brings to life.
Also in October, Madame Tussauds New York is offering an opportunity to see their new iconic Tony Tower, providing guests with the perfect backdrop for their red-carpet moment.
Madame Tussauds New York is offering a special ticket for locals for $19.99. Local ticket eligibility is limited to residents of New Jersey, New York’s five boroughs, Connecticut’s Fairfield and New Haven counties. Visit madametussauds.com to purchase tickets and to review safety protocols.