Broadway at the Drive-In!
Friends of Halletts Point and Stark Production Group have introduced Radial Park, a specially created Broadway-centric drive-in movie experience featuring live performances at Halletts Point Play, a 50,000 square-foot open-air space in Astoria, Queens, located along the waterfront, with views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline. The first-of-its-kind drive-in will feature a variety of experiences including live performances from Broadway stars, movies on the big screen, karaoke with Bluetooth speakers, movie-style concessions, and much more.
The new drive-in experience began with a showing of longest running show on Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera (25th Anniversary Gala Performance recorded from the Royal Albert Hall in 2011) on the big screen along with live specially interwoven musical numbers from stars Derrick Davis and Ali Ewoldt , who bring this all-time fan favorite to life alongside a live 11-piece orchestra. The Phantom of the Opera ran from October 1 – October 10, 2020.
Purple Rain: A Live Drive-In Experience, featuring select songs from the talents of “American Idol” semi-finalist, Aaron Marcellus (“The Kid”), Broadway’s Nick Rashad Burroughs (“Morris”), Grammy Award nominee Lenesha “Sister” Randolph (“Mother”), and Chevonne Ricci (Apollonia), played the big screen and stage October 10 – 25.
Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience, starring two-time Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada, plays the big screen and stage at Radial Park at Halletts Point Play for two nights only Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET, with special opening performance by Latin Grammy Award winner Ella Bric, alongside a live 6-piece band.