SLEEP NO MORE hosts a gala reopening party at the McKittrick Hotel
Last night on Valentine’s Day, Punchdrunk’s highly anticipated return of Emursive Sleep No More giveaways celebrated its grand reopening party to great fanfare at the McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC).
The evening’s festivities began with an inauguration ceremony organized by the residents of the hotel, with a frenzied marching band. Following the evening’s performance, the producers hosted a reopening party with a special performance by New Orleans’ legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band and dancing in The Club Car. Cocktails and a buffet dinner were also served on the hotel‘s wintery rooftop, The Hideout at Gallow Green. The lights went out in the wee hours of the morning as the last guests of the evening left.
Presented by Emursive (Jonathan Hochwald, Arthur Karpati and Randy Weiner), Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a dark cinematic lens. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone’s journey is different and unique.
The story unfolds through an impressive mix of acrobatic choreography, film noir soundtrack, and 100 densely detailed atmospheric rooms spanning over 100,000 square feet of space. The elements intertwine for a subversive and intoxicating 360 degree sensory immersion. The show is New York’s long-running hit in its 11th year and is considered the leader in immersive theater.
Originally built in 1939, The McKittrick Hotel was intended to be the finest and most decadent luxury hotel of its time. Six weeks before it opened and two days after the outbreak of World War II, the legendary hotel was boarded up and left locked, permanently closed to the public – until Emursive brought the Grande Dame back to life, reimagining the legendary space in conjunction with London’s award-winning Punchdrunk theater troupe.
The Sleep No More creative team includes Felix Barrett (directing and design), Maxine Doyle (directing and choreography), Stephen Dobbie (sound design), Beatrice Minns (design associate) and Livi Vaughan (design associate).
Sleep No More is produced by Emursive (Jonathan Hochwald, Arthur Karpati and Randy Weiner, directors) in association with Rebecca Gold productions. Emursive produces immersive theater in extraordinary places.
Performances are offered on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets, priced at $99.50, are on sale now.
During their stay, guests can also enjoy live music along with cocktails, wine and spirits in the festive Manderley Bar.
Tickets are also on sale for the “dazzling” Speakeasy Magick and final performances of the famous The Woman in Black – a pub ghost story. Visit www.mckittrickhotel.com for a full calendar of events.
Guests are invited to dine on the hotel’s winter rooftop, The Hideout at Gallow Green, before or after the show. Visit www.mckittrickhotel.com/gallow-green for menus, reservations or to customize a private meeting.
The McKittrick Hotel is committed to providing healthy and safe facilities for both guests and members of our shows. Guests participating in Sleep No More will be required to present proof of vaccination upon arrival. All reopening plans will be made in accordance with state and local government COVID-19 protocols, and are subject to approval by the New York State Department of Health and the Governor.
The McKittrick Hotel is located at 530 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001. Tickets are available online at www.mckittrickhotel.com or by calling the box office at 212-904-1880.