Created, Composed and Directed by Kevin Saunders Hayes
Performances begin on Monday, January 16, 2017 for an Opening Night on February 2, 2017
Preview by David Roberts
Theatre Reviews Limited
The producers of VOX LUMIERE’S PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are thrilled to announce that the award-winning immersive and interactive stage and screen experience is coming to New York City, beginning performances at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square on Monday, January 16, 2017. Created, composed & directed by Kevin Saunders Hayes, VOX LUMIERE’S PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will celebrate its Opening Night on February 2, 2017.
An explosive mashup of new rock music, breathtaking live performances and classic silent film, VOX LUMIERE’S PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is a completely original steampunk-inspired immersive and interactive experience for the 21st Century. Part epic concert, part interactive movie, part cutting-edge theatre, Vox Lumiere’s singers and dancers serve up a fun and outrageous new twist on Phantom as they perform a fusion of original rock, pop, and EDM music, as dazzling multimedia and the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera propel audiences deep into the action, drama and romance of this timeless classic.
“Vox Lumiere productions have electrified audiences from Los Angeles to Mexico to Paris, and now we’re ecstatic to bring this spectacularly unique experience to the New York stage,” said Hayes. “Vox Lumiere offers a riveting new kind of storytelling that is so much more than just a show. It tears down the walls between the stage and screen, and the audience and performers – and we couldn’t imagine a more fitting home than the iconic Daryl Roth Theatre.”
“I’m thrilled to have VOX LUMIERE’S PHANTOM as our next tenant at the DRT,” says Tony Award-winning producer and theatre owner Daryl Roth. “This exciting, immersive and unique theatre experience will continue our tradition at our beautiful theatre on Union Square.”
Like Cirque du Soleil and De La Guarda, the Los Angeles-based entertainment company Vox Lumiere creates captivating one-of-a-kind immersive and interactive multimedia productions, fusing old Hollywood with modern music, offering a fresh take on timeless classics that bring silent films to three-dimensional, high-decibel life. Vox Lumiere has captured the imaginations of audiences and critics alike, throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe, with their five critically-acclaimed touring productions – Metropolis, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Peter Pan, Silents You Can Hear and The Phantom of the Opera.
ABOUT KEVIN SAUNDERS HAYES (Creator / Composer / Director)
Kevin is an award-winning composer, songwriter, conductor, orchestrator, arranger and producer who creates music for film, television, theatre, animation, recording artists, video games, new media, theme parks and national brands. Kevin has composed more than 45 feature film scores, including two Academy Award® Nominated documentaries Mighty Times – The Rosa Parks Story and Rock the Boat, and is the recipient of five 1st-Round Grammy Nomination entries for the soundtrack recording of Vox Lumiere – The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as well as two 21st Century Filmmaker Awards for Excellence. In addition to his film works, Kevin has written and produced 15 stage musicals, including Full Moon, Shreek!, Boxing Helena and Syringe the Musical (What could possibly go wrong?), as well as hundreds of hours of music for TV for clients such as HBO, Showtime, NBC, ABC, CBS, Turner/Cartoon Network, Syfy Network, National Geographic, A&E and Animal Planet and thousands of national and international television and radio commercials for clients that include AT&T, Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Ford, Dodge, Six Flags, JC Penney, Discover, Toyota, Kellogg’s, and Mattel.