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Thursday, 26 May 2011 13:03

SLEEP NO MORE Extends New York Premiere Due to Popular Demand

NEW YORK’S MOST CELEBRATED THEATRICAL EVENT

“ S L E E P    N O    M O R E ”

EXTENDS NEW YORK PREMIERE

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND

WINNER:

DRAMA DESK AWARD FOR UNIQUE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE
OBIE AWARDS’ SPECIAL CITATION FOR DESIGN & CHOREOGRAPHY
PUNCHDRUNK’S SMASH-HIT IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
NOW SCHEDULED TO PLAY THROUGH LABOR DAY
AT THE MCKITTRICK HOTEL

New York, NY - EMURSIVE (Randy WeinerArthur Karpati, and Jonathan Hochwald, principals) announced today that the New York premiere of Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More has extended its run through the Labor Day, September 5, 2011.   The decision to extend was based on the overwhelming demand for tickets, and follows on the heels of rave reviews and a handful of recent honors, including the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and the Obie Awards’ Special Citation for Design & Choreography.  The production began performances on Monday, March 7 at The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), and officially opened on Wednesday, April 13.

A legendary hotel. Shakespeare’s fallen hero. A film noir shadow of suspense.  Punchdrunk's Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone’s journey is different and unique.  No one under sixteen will be permitted.

The creative team features Felix Barrett (Direction and Design), Maxine Doyle (Direction and Choreography), Stephen Dobbie (Sound Design),Beatrice Minns (Design Associate), and Livi Vaughan (Design Associate).

Tickets are priced at $75 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), $85 (Thursday, and late performances on Friday & Saturday), and $95 (regular performances on Friday & Saturday), and are available via sleepnomorenyc.com or by calling (866) 811-4111.  Please note that ticket availability is extremely limited.  A small number of Premium Access Tickets will be reserved for each performance and can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Entry times are as follows: Monday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  There are additional late performances on Fridays and Saturdays, with entry times at 11:00 p.m., 11:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m., 11:45 p.m. and midnight.

Sleep No More is produced by EMURSIVE in association with rebecca gold productions.  EMURSIVE produces immersive theatre in extraordinary places.

For additional information, please visit: www.sleepnomorenyc.com.

Unanimous Critical Praise for Sleep No More

“A merry macabre chase.  A voyeur’s delight.  Messes with your head as thoroughly as any artificial stimulant.  Spectacular!

-Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Brilliantly imagined!  Utterly unique!  Brilliant and sly and insane.  The level of detail is enough to make you swoon.

-Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press

Grade: A.”  “Wickedly wonderful.  A unique evening that engages all the senses.  A brilliant production!  Transformative.  An unusually enlightening evening of entertainment.”

-Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

“The show infects your dreams. I’ve felt theater overwhelm me before, but until Sleep No More, I’ve never felt it pass through me. It was a lovely evening in hell, one I’ll be recovering from for some time.”

-Scott Brown, New York Magazine

««««”   “Thrilling, mind-bending!  Unlike anything you’ve ever seen.”

-Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Post

««««”   “Sensational ...  Erotic ... Unique.”

-Joe Dziemianowicz, The New York Daily News

««««”  “Bedazzling.   A true astonishment!”

- David Cote , Time Out New York

««««”  “You’ve never experienced anything quite like it!”

-Matt Windman, AM New York

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