GUNNAR MONTANA’S “BASEMENT” TO STREAM EXCLUSIVELY ON BROADWAY ON DEMAND
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
THIS HALLOWEEN WEEKEND
BROADWAY ON DEMAND
THE PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT OF THE
IMMERSIVE DANCE AND HORROR EVENT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 AND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
EXCLUSIVELY AT BROADWAYONDEMAND.COM
New York, NY (October 27, 2020) – Broadway On Demand, the theater-focused streaming platform, and JDN Theatricals (Producer John David Nelson) will stream the premiere of Gunnar Montana’s Basement, a new immersive dance and horror event, for two nights-only this Halloween weekend, October 30 at 8:00 PM ET and 10:00 PM ET and October 31 at 8:00 PM ET and 10:00 PM ET exclusively at BroadwayOnDemand.com.
Visceral, disturbing, and certainly not for the faint of heart, Gunnar Montana’s Basement graphically depicts one man’s descent into madness. Audiences are immersed in an unrelenting, visceral nightmare as it unfolds. Explore the gruesome and sometimes violent affects that grief can have on the human mind – and the lengths some will go to in order to hold onto the memory of those they have loved and lost.
“I have never seen anything like this show,” says Producer John David Nelson. “When I saw it for the first time at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival around Halloween 2019, my jaw was on the floor from the beginning to the very end. When I approached Gunnar about the future of the show, I knew I had to be part of the team. A major thank you to Broadway on Demand for giving us the opportunity to create something during this tough time for the theatre, we’re hoping to be one of the first new shows to open off Broadway when we can finally come back.”
Jeff Keilholtz, Vice President of Original Programing for Broadway On Demand, was also stuck by the production when he first saw it, saying, “I was halfway through the trailer when I picked up the phone and called John David Nelson. The point of view of this production, combined with its athletic choreography and urgent storytelling, blew me away. Rarely does a work of art land such power and authority. Basement hits with the force of a meteor.”
Montana added, “I am so excited that Basement will premiere on Broadway on Demand just in time for Halloween. Basement is pure horror from start to finish, giving viewers a look inside the soul of a madman while at the same time inviting them to explore the darkness inside themselves. The timing is perfect.”
The cast of Gunnar Montana’s Basement features Danielle Curica, Jessica Daley, Frank Leone, Stephi Lyneice, and Kelly Trevlyn.
A 48-hour rental is available beginning November 1st for $9.95.
Gunnar Montana’s Basement runs 60 minutes.
Gunnar Montana is a Philadelphia-based choreographer and performance artist whose work has appeared in festivals across the region, including the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival and ThinkFest, as well as in several venues across New York City. Infusing movement and visual arts, Gunnar’s work refuses to be defined. His artistry as a whole is an array of visual art installations, prop-based choreography, set design, costume design, transformation of atmosphere, and innovative movement, concepts, and ideas. Gunnar attended The University of the Arts, graduating in 2011 with a BFA in Modern Dance Performance and a profound interest in choreography and creative movement.
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