On this episode, Matt chats Darren Lee Cole and Alexander Wright the co-creators and directors of the new site-specific, immersive theater experience at New York’s SoHo Playhouse, Tammany Hall. Performances begin on Friday, Oct. 15 for the show which takes visitors back 92 years to Election Night, November 2, 1929 for an up-close look at the corruption, scandal, romances and intrigue that brought New York’s most notorious political machine crashing down.
While awaiting the results of the night’s big mayoral race, audiences engage with 15 different rooms at one of New York’s historic Jazz Age hotspots. Jimmy Walker, Fiorello LaGuardia, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Legs Diamond, Betty Compton, and Marion “Kiki” Roberts are just some of the luminaries that we will be on hand for the night.
Audiences observe all of the political machinations in the club room, spy on their trysts in the penthouse suite, peek in at Follies rehearsals on stage, and maybe even knock back a libation or two while conspiring with henchman and government spies in the underground speakeasy.
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