THE GONG SHOW LIVE Partners With Area Businesses to Give 300 Tickets To Area Sandy Victims, 12/6
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by Patrick Nugent
People hardest hit by Sandy can enjoy the Off-Broadway show, THE GONG SHOW LIVE and food and drink on December 6 at the new The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, in New York City, at 7:30 pm.
THE GONG SHOW LIVE - the Off Broadway stage show of the iconic TV series, THE GONG SHOW - has partnered with five sponsors, to give 300 tickets to unlucky victims of horrible Hurricane Sandy, who can sign up via the NEWS page at http://www.gongshowlive.net.
The partnership of THE GONG SHOW LIVE and area businesses was inspired by a theatergoer, Mary from Staten Island, who lost her ticket to the December 6th show, when she lost her home in the storm. Mary declined a refund, explaining that attending the show was very important to her, "It's going to be one night to have fun, laugh and feel normal."
Executive Producer Leslie Gold (The Radiochick) put the project of distributing tickets in motion. The mission and the motivation for the project was simple: to provide a warm, welcoming, hilarious evening out to those who desperately need one.
"I wouldn't normally think attending our show would be helpful to those in such terrible circumstances, but Mary's story touched me, and reminded me that laughter can heal" said Gold. The sponsors who stepped up immediately are Neutocrete Company (Danbury CT), ITU Agency (Washington DC), Andy Troy's TastingNYC.com (NYC), Gabor and Assoc (NYC), The World of Ed Heck (artist, NYC), good samaritan Scott Butler (Westchester NY) and The Lippincott Center (Somerville, NJ) The special show will be presented at the brand new Cutting Room on Dec. 6 at 7:30 pm. To add to the generosity of area businesses, The Cutting Room is welcoming Sandy attendees with a free drink and appetizer.
THE GONG SHOW LIVE now is seeking names of 300 people kicked in the gut by Sandy for these tickets. Send in the name and contact information of someone you know, who experienced severe losses in Sandy, via the NEWS page at http://www.gongshowlive.net.
THE GONG SHOW LIVE is a hilarious and loving recreation of one of television's most entertaining and outrageous cult classics – and is the only authorized stage production of the original GONG SHOW. It's been described as "Jaw-droppingly hilarious" by critics. This theatrical Off-Broadway show at the Cutting Room stars Ray Ellin, Chuck Nice, Dan Naturman, Mason Reese, THE GONG SHOW 10 Live Band, Gene Gene the Dancing Machine and the Unknown Convict. THE GONG SHOW LIVE is appropriate for the whole family.
Gold, and select castmembers – including The Amazing Amy (an 80-year-old contortionist), Manolo Blank (a disco/balloon dancer) and "Illusionist" Chipps Cooney are available for interviews/miniperformances to help spread the word.
Tickets to regular performances are available at gongshowlive.brownpapertickets.com.