The international, Olivier Award-winning sensation Slava’s Snowshow is returning to Broadway for a limited engagement. This holiday season the immersive theatrical experience will once again audience dazzle audiences with a stint at Broadway’s Sondheim Theatre beginning previews on November 11, 2019, opening November 13, with the engagement concluding on January 5, 2020.
“The singular troupe of Slava’s Snowshow brings its spellbinding and romantically wistful theatrical adventure back stateside for the holiday season. Unleashing a breathtaking artistic thrill ride for audiences of all ages and languages, the show offers a dreamlike vision that overflows with magical dynamism and humorous antics, set within an absurd and surrealistic world. Each scene paints a picture: an unlikely shark swimming in a misty sea; heart-breaking goodbyes on a railway platform; an entire audience enveloped in a gigantic web; a wave of vibrant balloons bouncing off the fingertips of theatergoers; and a world-renowned roaring snowstorm of a finale that’s sure to leave audiences spellbound. “
Slava’s Snowshow is created by Slava Polunin and is presented in collaboration with Slava and Gwenael Allan. Production Management is by Tinc Productions and General Management is by KGM Theatrical. Polunin was born in central Russia where discovered the art of pantomime in high school. As he grew to adulthood in Leningrad, he developed an eccentric version of the form, which he lovingly dubbed ‘Expressive Idiotism.’ From 1979 on, Slava quickly became a fixture on Russian stages and TV, sharing his gifts and continuing to redefine the art of clowning with his poetic and poignant approach to comic performance.
Slava’s Snowshow first came to the United States in 2004 where it played Off-Broadway at the Union Square Theatre. There, it ran for over 1000 performances, won a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience (2005), and then transferred to Broadway in 2008 for a limited engagement which earned a Tony Award Nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event. “Slava’s Snowshow pushes the boundaries of family show to its highest standards and has been rewarded with more than twenty international awards, including an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, a Drama Desk Award, and a Tony Award nomination.”
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His forthcoming book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, will hit the shelves in October, 2019. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.
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