We remember it as if it were yesterday: It was 2011. And the question everyone was asking was, "Have you seen that trippy, choose-your-own-adventure version of Macbeth in that dusty Chelsea warehouse?" Sleep No More was scheduled for a four-week run. Three years later, it still draws lines down the block.
And now its producer is back with a new experience--just as visually mind-boggling but this time with plates of suckling pig and mushroom paella for the taking. Clear your calendar and get yourself to Queen of the Night.
Similar to Sleep No More, you’re encouraged to explore the space (the ornate Diamond Horseshoe ballroom of the Paramount Hotel) and interact with the actors. But unlike its melancholy predecessor, the vibe here is high glamour and a whole lot of crazy. (The concept--which incorporates music, dance and circus elements--is loosely based on The Magic Flute.)
We don’t want to spoil too much, but just wait till the Thom Browne-clad aerial acrobats contort above you while you steal lobster from the next table. Seriously.