(l to r) Brandon P. Raines and Katherine Winter in ‘Chasing Andy Warhol.’ (Photo: Jenny Anderson)
This February marks the 35th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s death, but the prolific artist will soon, once again, appear on the streets of New York City. Bated Breath Theatre Company has released new photos of Chasing Andy Warhol, the upcoming immersive walking tour production that opens at Astor Place in the East Village. Previews for Chasing Andy Warhol begin March 25, 2022, with an official opening night set for April 7, 2022.
Chasing Andy Warhol follows on the heels of Bated Breath Theatre Company’s award-winning production Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec, the longest-running pandemic friendly show in New York City. Voyeur turned the West Village into Paris in 1899 and now, in partnership with Fever/SECRET NYC, the Greenwich Village Business Alliance, the NoHo Business Improvement District, TMPL Clubs at Astor Place, and Von Bar, Bated Breath will use the East Village as a set that will transport audiences into the world of the most influential artist of the 20th century.
The theatrical walking tour production will employ Bated Breath’s unique multimedia approach as scenes inspired from Warhol’s enigmatic life unfold on the streets, behind windows of area businesses, and inside secret locations along the route. Despite Warhol’s celebrity and fame, he was also an obscure, mystifying persona who preferred to remain elusive. The show will use a distinct blend of immersive theatre, dance, film, art, and puppetry to peek into the iconic artist’s life. Chasing Andy Warhol goes beyond the hype and into the deepest feelings of a profoundly complex person – whose legacy continues to bombard our senses at every turn.