KICKS OFF WITH PEACOCK'S RED CARPET EVENT FEATURING PETE DAVIDSON & KALEY CUOCO
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 22, 2022 / Manhattan West's spectacular new variety venue Midnight Theatre, a major investment of Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN), launched its first season with a bang this week, kicking off with Peacock's premier of new romantic comedy Meet Cute on Tuesday. Midnight Theatre's red carpet was stacked with global media covering the arrival of the film's stars Pete Davidson and Kaley Cuoco, among others like Zosia Mamet, Rock Kohli and Evan Jonigkeit who convened inside the theater for the screening.
On Wednesday night, a sold-out Midnight Theatre launched its first season of programming, presented by Mastercard, with a special opening night spotlighting two signature themes - magic and music. Its official NYC debut was a highly entertaining one-two punch called The Soul of Midnight and featured The Mingus Big Band preceded by the magic of Matias Letelier and Eric Dittelman.
The Mingus Big Band is a Grammy-winning jazz ensemble that celebrates the music of composer and bassist Charles Mingus. Brooklyn-based Matias Letelier is an award-winning Chilean-American illusionist and mentalist with over 24 years of experience. Eric Dittelman combines amazing mind reading with stand-up and improv comedy. In 2012, he blew audiences away as the first ever mind reader on NBC's America's Got Talent where he was a season 7 Top Ten finalist and judges' favorite.
Future programming will include talent from the Broadway stage, comedy, music, DJs and other unique special events - including a showcase Magic Tonight on September 24 and British singer/songwriter Raye on November 7 (sold out).
In late November, the theater will premiere an original show called A Brief History of Magic. Written and produced by Midnight Theatre Creative Director Warren Adcock, formerly of David Blaine Productions, the narrative one-woman magic show stars Broadway's Holly James (Moulin Rouge, Hamilton). Holly James' character Cassandra will interact with history's greatest magicians through the theater's state-of-the-art digital walls while performing tricks taught to her by professional Magic's greatest consultants.
'We are excited the day has come to share this special venue with the world,' said Bill O'Dowd, CEO of Dolphin Entertainment. 'Congratulations to Warren, our partners at Mastercard, and all who helped bring this state of the art, best in class variety theater to life.'
Midnight Theatre's dazzling technological capabilities bring performances to the next level. The architecture of the 160-seat theater features a permanently installed 270-degree immersive projection system to digitally change the decor of the room, and transport visitors anywhere as part of a performance's narrative or needs. It features an array of built-in animated digital scenery and also has real-time animated environments that react to music. A multi-modal theater, the space can be arranged for cabaret, comedy, music, magic, podcast tapings, ensembles, and more, with versatile audio-visual systems and customizable acoustics. It also boasts full broadcast and live-streaming capabilities. Midnight Theatre is also the new home of Mastercard's innovative multisensory studio, including special entertainment and tasting experiences.
An escape from the everyday, Midnight Theatre is also a culinary destination. On September 26, the venue's pan-Asian restaurant and bar, Hidden Leaf will launch their lunch menu, adding a delicious array of Banh Mi sandwiches and salads to an incredible spread of dim sum, noodles, and wok dishes from Chef Chai Trivedi (Pranna, Tamarind, Buddakan, Eventi Hotel). Hidden Leaf will also expand its dinner hours to Monday through Saturday then.
About Midnight Theatre
Midnight Theatre is a new, intimate performance venue in the heart of New York's Manhattan West - Brookfield Properties' latest neighborhood development between 9th and 10th Avenues and West 31st and 33rd streets. The ever-evolving, 160-seat theater was conceptualized by Creative Director Warren Adcock to be a unique palette for talent in all genres of magic, music, theater, and performance art. Inside the glamorous Midnight Theatre is an equally elegant and lively restaurant and bar, Hidden Leaf. Created by chef/restaurateur Josh Cohen (Chez Ma Tante, Lilia, Saint Vitus) and with a kitchen helmed by Chef Chai Trivedi (Pranna, Tamarind, Buddakan, Eventi Hotel), the romantic and playfully chic dining room serves polished, table-sharing, pan-Asian cuisine.
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About Dolphin Entertainment
Dolphin Entertainment is an Emmy®-nominated creator of television, digital, and feature film content. Dolphin's TV division is most well-known for its decade-long partnership with Nickelodeon across a slate of prime-time, live-action series and movies, including the top-rated series, Zoey 101. Dolphin's feature films include the Mattel co-production Max Steel and the Justin Bieber documentary Believe. In Cannes this year, Dolphin announced a partnership with IMAX to co-finance, co-produce, and co-distribute feature documentaries. The first project in the slate is The Blue Angels, producing partners include Bad Robot, Zipper Bros., and Glen Powell. In addition to its legacy production business, Dolphin owns 6 powerhouse Entertainment PR and Marketing agencies, including leading Film/TV agency 42West, which has recently been ranked the most powerful PR Agency in Entertainment by both Forbes and the New York Observer. Dolphin is a publicly traded company on NASDAQ (DLPN), with over 200 employees and offices in Los Angeles, New York and Miami. To learn more, visit: https://www.dolphinentertainment.com.
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