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Thursday, 15 October 2009 13:56

NY's First Halloweeen-Themed Theaterland Nightclub Happening "Purgatorio" Begins Tonight

“ P U R G A T O R I O ”


New York, NY (9/12/2009) – Purgatorio, the newest venture from Simon Hammerstein and Randy Weiner (founding partners of famed downtown hotspot The Box), begins performances tonight at its tri-level space in the heart of Times Square (268 W. 47th Street).  A nightmare fantasyland created especially for Halloween season, Purgatorio features a cast of more than 100 performers and 15,000 square feet of fully-functional theatrical design by acclaimed theatrical scenic designer David Korins.  This limited engagement ends October 31.

By combining the energy and glamour of a world-class nightclub with the spectacle and illusion of the theater to offer guests an interactive Halloween experience unlike anything seen before in New York nightlife, Purgatorio is where nightmare meets nightlife.  Adults 21 and over will be immersed in a multi-level world of macabre fantasy complete with interactive variety acts and installations, all set in a dynamic environment that is at once frightening, erotic and whimsical. 

Purgatorio features production/scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Evan Morris and is being presented by CBS Radio’s New York stations.
Regular tickets for Purgatorio range from $39.99 to $59.99.  VIP tickets range from $59.99 to $79.99 and include two complimentary beverages and preferred access.  Tickets can be purchased at or by phone at (212) 352-3101 from New York City or (866) 871-4111 from outside New York City.

About The Box
Under the leadership of managing partners Simon Hammerstein, Richard Kimmel, and Randy Weiner, The Box has become New York City’s premier destination for late-night entertainment and has garnered international renown for its award-winning design, exclusive clientele, extraordinary service, and unique live productions.  Since opening in February 2007, it has presented over five hundred variety shows featuring top local talent and international celebrity guest stars such as Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock, Katy Perry, Queens of the Stone Age, Wu-Tang Clan, Moby, and LL Cool J.  The Box is also a high end, full service event facility. Past events include the launches of Microsoft’s Zune player, Virgin America, Absolut Pear, Ralph Lauren Notorious, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and Topshop North America along with parties for Janet Jackson, Donna Karan, John McEnroe, Andre Balazs, and Sting.

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