RANDY WEINER’S ALL NEW GENRE-CROSSING EVENT
” Q U E E N O F T H E N I G H T “
ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CAST
” Q U E E N O F T H E N I G H T “
TO PREMIERE AT LEGENDARY HOTSPOT
D I A M O N D H O R S E S H O E
ON NEW YEARS EVE
New York, NY – Randy Weiner‘s newest genre-crossing, environmental experience, Queen of the Night, which begins on December 31, 2013, has announced casting for its six week run at legendary supper club, Diamond Horseshoe. The premier offering of the newly reopening supper club, Queen of the Night features a cast of thirty-three multi-genre performers from the world of circus, modern dance, theater, nightlife, and magic.
Katherine Crockett (Martha Graham dancer) stars as The Marchesa and Steve Cuiffo (The Elephant Room) stars as Sarastro. The circus, created by Shana Carroll, co-founding artistic director of Les 7 Doigts de la main, features Mason Ames, Valerie Benoit-Charbonneau, Kevin Beverley, Isis Clegg-Vinell, Emilie Desvergne, Kyle Driggs, James Gonzalez Palacios, Dimitri Hatton, Anna Kichtchenko, Olga Kosova, Erika Nguyen, Maude Parent, Nathan Price, Julien Silliau, Olaf Triebel, and Xia Zhengqi. The Marchesa’s cadre of Butlers features Ehizoje Azeke, Nabiyah Bashir, Olivia Bowman-Jackson, Clinton Edward, Victoria Finehout-Vigil, Katherine Hozier-Adams, Toussaint Jeanlouis, Geoff Kanick, Kimo Kepano, Jason Macdonald, Mayte Natalio, Emily Palmquist, Wil Petre, Katherine Roarty, and Vaishnavi Sharma. In addition to Weiner, the creative team of the immersive environmental experience, Queen of the Night, includes Simon Hammerstein and Murtaza Akbar.
The legendary supper club, Diamond Horseshoe, will officially reopen to the public in its original subterranean location beneath midtown’s Paramount Hotel on New Year’s Eve, 75 years after it first opened its doors and forever changed New York nightlife.
In the spirit of original Diamond Horseshoe owner and nightlife impresario, Billy Rose,, Paramount Hotel owner and art collector Aby Rosen, in partnership with Variety Worldwide (Murtaza Akbar, Simon Hammerstein, Javier Vivas, & Randy Weiner) and LDV Hospitality (Curt Huegel & John Meadow) will present Queen of the Night. Tony ® Award winner Christine Jones to direct, with circus creation by Shana Carroll, co-founding artistic director of Les 7 Doigts de la main and food performance created by Jennifer Rubell. The experience will feature associate direction by Jenny Koons, creative direction by Giovanna Battaglia, set and scent design by Douglas Little, fashion design byThom Browne, lighting design by Austin R. Smith, sound design by Darron L. West & Charles Coes, magic design by Steve Cuiffo, and interior design by Meg Sharpe, with choreography by Lorin Latarro and casting by Henry Russell Bergstein. Jason Kallert will be the executive chef. Nathan Koch and Jennie Willink produce.
Queen of the Night is a dark debutante ball thrown by The Marchesa for her daughter Pamina. Queen of the Night is a fusion of dance, music, fashion, circus, culinary delights, theater and nightlife that welcomes the audience into a wholly interactive entertainment experience. Drinks will flow, dinner is served, and over the course of the gala, guests will be engaged, entertained, and immersed in this genre-blurring initiation. For tickets visit queenofthenightnyc.com.