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Critically Acclaimed Immersive THE GREAT GATSBY Makes US Debut this Fall
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 12:34 pm EDT 04/21/21

The UK's Longest Running Immersive Production
THE GREAT GATSBY
To Make American Debut This Fall
In New York City

Immersive Everywhere's critically acclaimed immersive production of The Great Gatsby, created and directed by Alexander Wright , will make its American debut this Fall in New York City. Venue and casting to be announced at a later date.

Jay Gatsby invites you to one of his infamous large parties. While the champagne flows and the drama unfolds the man himself will be the perfect host. As invites go, this is the hottest in town - why would you want to be anywhere else?

The Great Gatsby allows audiences to fully immerse themselves into the world of Jay Gatsby - a world of red-hot rhythms, bootleg liquor and pure jazz age self-indulgence. With cocktails, dancing and scandal, this heart-racing adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's seminal tale of the Roaring Twenties puts the audience at the heart of the action.

The Great Gatsby is the UK's longest running immersive production and has become an international phenomenon, with productions across three continents, including London, Ireland, South Korea and Belgium (in three different languages).

Olivier Award winning producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook launched a new company in 2019, Immersive Everywhere, entirely dedicated to developing and staging theatre-led immersive experiences. The New York production is produced by Immersive Everywhere, Hartshorn - Hook Productions and Broadway International Group, and Executive Produced by Louis Hartshorn, Brian Hook, Marc Routh and Simone Genatt.

Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook said, "The Great Gatsby is finally coming to its spiritual home in New York. Dark, hedonistic, literary and theatrical, this immersive telling of one of the world's greatest novels brings audiences closer to Jay Gatsby's opulent world than ever before.

First conceived in 2015 when director Alexander Wright and producer Brian Hook were running The Fleeting Arms - a pop arts and community pub in an abandoned building in York, The Great Gatsby then ran in York in 2016 with a parallel production in Sheffield in partnership with Theatre Deli. The production first came to London as part of VAULT Festival in 2017, eventually transferring to Immersive|LDN in Mayfair. The production has played in Dublin, Brussels and Seoul and has several other international productions in the pipeline.


The original production was produced by the Guild of Misrule and created by Holly Beasley-Garrigan, Amie Burns Walker, Hannah Davies, Phil Grainger, Michael Lambourne, Thomas Maller and Oliver Tilney.

HARTSHORN - HOOK PRODUCTIONS
Hartshorn - Hook Productions is a commercial producer and general manager. Credits include the immersive The Great Gatsby (London Bridge), Olivier Award-winning Rotterdam (Trafalgar Studios), Murder Ballad (Arts), Urinetown (Apollo), American Idiot (Arts and UK Tour), The Blues Brothers - Live (Arts and Hippodrome Casino) and Woody Sez (Arts) which was nominated for Best Musical in the 2011 Evening Standard Awards. International work includes We Live by the Sea, Operation Crucible, and Rotterdam (all 59E59 New York), a new West Coast production of Rotterdam (Skylight Theatre, LA), which won the 2018 LADCC Best Production award jointly with Hamilton, the Away From Home world tour, concluding in Auckland, New Zealand, and The Rat Pack - Live which has toured to Europe and Africa.

H+H is proud to continue to produce unique experiences and small-scale theatre. With Dippermouth Theatre, on April 23rd, 2016 - the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death - they presented Richard II as the first ever production in the Palace of Westminster; where the real Richard II resigned his crown to Bolingbroke in 1399. Collaborating with The Flanagan Collective, the company has produced an immersive, dinner-theatre version of A Christmas Carol, the chamber musicals Some Small Love Story, Beulah, and family favourite, Treasure Island. H+H has developed over 60 productions at the Edinburgh Festival and ran the BUC venue for two years at the Brighton Festival Fringe.

THE GUILD OF MISRULE
A place of mischief, of secrets, of splendour and debauchery. We are just across the threshold, after hours, down the alleys and on the other end of twilight. Sometimes there'll be a little, sometimes there'll be a lot, but our doors are always open to the curious and the adventurous. The Guild of Misrule are the creators of the immersive production of The Great Gatsby. The Guild of Misrule is led by Alexander Wright and Brian Hook.

BROADWAY INTERNATIONAL GROUP
Broadway International Group is among the largest production, management and distribution companies of live entertainment throughout Asia, and its founders, Marc Routh and Simone Genatt, are two of the most active commercial Broadway producers in the international markets, whose productions have won 56 Tony Awards, 62 Drama Desk Awards and countless international awards in London's West End, Australia, Canada, and Asia. Select Broadway and Off-Broadway productions include: An American in Paris; Anastasia; Amélie; The Producers; Hairspray; The Sound of Music; Legally Blonde; Little Shop of Horrors; Murder Ballad and Stomp.

Broadway Asia, founded by Simone and Marc, is a leader in the field of international licensing and touring with shows in more than 40 countries including over 60 cities in China, representing The Rodgers & Hammerstein Theater Library and Ira and George Gershwin in Asia and India. Select international productions include: The Great Comet; Immersive Great Gatsby; Cookin'/Nanta; Cinderella; The King and I; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Jay Chou's The Secret; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Murder for Two; Janis Joplin; Shear Madness; Manual Cinema; Tape Face; Ice Age Live; Madagascar Live; Fuerzabruta and many other esteemed authors and shows.
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