Broadway’s “Annie” Takes THE RIDE. Off-Broadway’s Jonah Verdon Documents THE EVENT. Carnegie Hall’s MUSICAL EXCHANGE to Broadcast It All.
Two of the Broadway Community’s most vibrant stars got on THE RIDE last week to document THE EXPERIENCE for Carnegie Hall’s MUSICAL EXCHANGE. Jonah Verdon, the star of Seth Rudetsky’s hit musical, “Disaster,” and his camera crew, interviewed his good friend, Lilla Crawford, Broadway’s beloved “Annie.”
Both stars were sharing their valuable professional advice to young talented performing hopefuls all over the world while gliding through the streets of Mid-Manhattan, the Center of the Universe, on the newest bus in the fleet of the sold-out-brilliantly-acclaimed THE RIDE. Mr. Verdon’s wonderful video will be broadcast on Carnegie Hall’s MUSICAL EXCHANGE, a global online community made up of young people from all over the world who dream of working in New York, plus young people and established professionals who are living and working here. Mr. Verdon, on Miss Crawford’s advice, also interviewed the award-winning cast of THE RIDE demonstrating the almost incalculable number of opportunities to be a dynamic member of New York’s internationally acclaimed Community of the Arts.
The event was a smashing success.
About CARNEGIE HALL’S MUSICAL EXCHANGE
Carnegie Hall’s Musical Exchange is a global online community where young musicians (ages 13-25) connect with each other, share their musical performances, and participate in groups and projects led by professional artists from Carnegie Hall. Musical Exchange focuses on musical sharing, creativity, and international collaboration. Young musicians from all over the world – all levels and all musical styles – are invited to join the community.
About THE RIDE
Los Angels hosts The Universal Studios Hollywood Tour. Leavesden, England just opened Warner Brothers’ The Making of Harry Potter Tour. New York City owns THE RIDE, which has become the singularly most requested ticket at Travel Agents’ offices all over the country. The concept is a brainstorm of design that has resulted in a fleet of multi-million dollar motor coaches whose interiors are a state-of-the-art wonderland of electronic wizardry that guide 49 dazzled tourists around the most fascinating city in the world. THE RIDE’S original genius was its realization that the streets of Manhattan are a fifty-mile stage exhibiting the most riveting visuals on earth. Adding its own actors to the crowded mix on the street, the huge motor coaches deliver a show worthy of the standing ovations and group euphoria that results at the end of each RIDE.
THE BRAGGING RIGHTS
THE RIDE has played forty months of sold-out, multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art, electronically interactive tours of the Midtown Area of the Greatest City in the World. Over 75,000 very happy customers have supported the 4.2-mile journey that has been termed “a Passport to New York City.”
THE CELEBRATED MOTOR COACHES
There are four of them. Together they make up New York’s spectacular fleet of traveling theatres created for group exhilaration and audience participation. An audience, which in this case, happens to be the hundreds of people on the streets of mid-town Manhattan. THE RIDE was inaugurated on OCTOBER 11, 2010 to across-the-board critical acclaim. On May 3, 2012 CEO/President Richard Humphrey launched THE RIDE’S Second Season with the introduction of THE Fazzino RIDE, several new motor coaches, a new cast, new themes, new management and a new Box Office located at Madame Tussauds on 42nd Street in Times Square. More across-the-board critical acclaim. More added performances. The motor coaches are events in their own right. They are specifically designed theatrical vehicles; the tallest allowed by federal law, fitted with stadium-style seating that orients the 49 fortunate participants sideways so as to look through the massive windows that deliver New York as the most successful Broadway show on earth. These multi-million dollar coaches are equipped with surround sound, 3,000 LED lights and 40 video screens. They are, in essence, rolling state-of-the-art theatres that introduce their travelling audiences to an interactive experience that only the most interactive city in the western hemisphere could deliver. Each motor coach’s external speakers and lighting allow riders and on-board performers to interact with THE RIDE’S street performers as well as anyone else they pass on the street.
THE RIDE is an EVENT whether you are on the bus or on the street. But it’s better on the bus.
THE BOX OFFICE:
Located on 42nd Street between Broadway & Eighth Avenue. Directly beside Madame Tussauds.
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