Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Looking Back on 2010

The New Victory Theater - 2010
The Year in Numbers ....

Puss in Boots (El Gato con Botas), September 2010
Photo: Eric P. Mull
We presented 2 operas in 2010: The Enchanted Pig by The Royal Opera House and Puss in Boots (el Gato con Botas), a collaboration with Tectonic Theater Project and Gotham Chamber Opera in association with Blind Summit Theatre.

116 performers came through The New Victory, The Duke on 42nd Street and The New 42nd Street Studios throughout 2010.

The Programming department has seen 277 shows around the world this calendar year while putting together future seasons at the New Vic.

Eyjafjalljökull Volcano, April 2010
Photo: BBC News UK
1 extremely volatile volcano erupted, Iceland's Eyjafjalljökull, casting an ash cloud over Europe and stranding the cast of Elephant in the UK, delaying a performance until the cast could safely arrive.

The New Vic presented shows from 9 different countries, including Israel, Spain and Australia, and 4 different states.

We welcomed 7 staff members: Joe, Heather, Renata, Hing, Jack, Kali and Mara!

260,100 season brochures printed and mailed to season patrons and our partners, all about the 2010-2011season, family workshops and Studio weeks!

Cast members of Momentum with New 42 President Cora Cahan
and Israeli Acting Consul General Ido Aharoni
Photo: Alexis Buatti Ramos
It was our 15th birthday! The Consulate General of Israel hosted a reception to celebrate the anniversary and welcome the cast of Momentum from Israel.

New Vic apprentices used approximately 2,900 dry noodles to create artwork for The New 42nd Street Gala dinner design.

The New Victory has sold approximately 46,000 tickets this season.

There are 156 Education Partner schools this year with a $2 price for each student ticket.

The Baron Vegan von Hamburger IV with Squirm Burpizza
Photo: Alexis Buatti Ramos
1 Squirm Burpizza, the New Vic's first Broadway 'za from Two Boots Hells Kitchen, premiered in November in honor of the Squirm Burpee Circus.

All in all, it's been an exciting year. Here's hoping for an exciting, healthy and successful 2011 for all of our fellow theater organizations!

What do you remember most about the New Vic in 2010?

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