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.
The Radial Park at Halletts Point Play Halloween Drive-In Experience will be held Thursday, October 29 – Saturday, October 31. For one weekend only, audiences will enjoy favorite Halloween flicks, live music and dance performances, a magic show, haunted house, trivia games and prizes, and more! The movie line-up for the Halloween Drive-In Experience includes Beetlejuice (October 29), Hocus Pocus (October 30) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (October 31).