New York City’s Webster Hall Offers First Look Inside Newly-Renovated Venue [Photos]

first_imgNew York City’s Webster Hall is set to reopen its newly-refurbished doors with a show featuring hometown hero Jay Z tonight, April 26th. The popular Manhattan venue, which was originally built in 1886 and renovated in 1992, has spent the last year-and-a-half undergoing renovations which began back in August 2017. As the venue looks to reopen for business beginning this week, its new owners, Brooklyn Sports Entertainment, have finally shared the first photos of its new interior, giving local fans a glimpse inside Webster Hall 3.0.Related: Camden’s BB&T Pavilion Announces Venue Upgrades, Discounted Tickets For 25th AnniversaryAs seen in the newly-shared photos below, areas of the three-level venue including lounges, bars, and decor have all been given a facelift. In addition to major interior changes, fans will notice upon arrival that Webster will also have a new entryway on E. 11th Street. A new lounge that was once the venue’s smaller Marlin Room performance space is now a massive room meant to welcome attendees.The priority of the lengthy renovations was to make the venue’s Grand Ballroom–the largest performance space on the top floor–the main focus. The room has been refurbished with a new state-of-the-art sound system and lighting rig, along with updated acoustics developed by Arup and Sonic Designs. Other noticeable changes include the relocation of the Grand Ballroom bar from the middle of the room to stage right in hopes of preventing crowd bottlenecks, the installation of elevators, updated bathrooms, and new dressing rooms for artists and performers.“We wanted to ensure that we were true to the spirit and the history of the venue,” CEO of BSE Global Brett Yormark mentioned in a statement on the initial goal of the renovation process. “There are many traditions and characteristics we maintained, while other aspects have been contemporized to adapt to today’s standards.”Fans can check out the photos below to see some of the new updates to the venue’s interior. Fans can also visit the venue’s website for the complete listing (and tickets) for upcoming performances.Renovated Welcome Lounge (Formerly the Marlin Room)New Bar SpaceNew Design Layout In The Lounge[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

The Heathers Are Here!

first_imgGet ready because the Heathers have arrived off-Broadway! The new musical, featuring a book, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, begins performance at New World Stages on March 15. Directed by Andy Fickman, Heathers will open on March 31.  In Heathers, Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But outsider Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under. Heathers stars Barrett Wilbert Weed as Veronica, Ryan McCartan as J.D. and Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alice Lee as the Heathers. Other cast members include Katie Ladner as Martha Dunnstock, Jon Eidson as Ram Sweeney, Evan Todd as Kurt Kelly, Tony winner Anthony Crivello as Ram’s Dad/Big Bud Dean, Dan Cooney as Kurt’s Dad/Veronica’s Dad/Principal, and Michelle Duffy as Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom. Rounding out the ensemble are Dan Domenech, Cait Fairbanks, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, Charissa Hogeland, AJ Meijer and Dustin Sullivan. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014 Related Shows Heathers: The Musicallast_img read more