Fall Arts Tour

Deciding that you need a vacation?  Need to organize a getaway but simply can’t make a decision?  While iWeiss doesn’t offer vacation packages exactly – we have been in the travel industry for years!  We have been diligently working all summer long to bring you a large number of new shows and touring productions beginning this Fall.  Trust us to be your guide for your very own Fall Arts Tour 2015.

OCTOBER 2 – 9:  Beginning in the tri-state area your vacation starts now!  Dames At Sea, the Off-Broadway hit from 1969 is having is Broadway debut this year at the Helen Hayes.  Catch the Saturday matinee, hop on a quick train from Penn Station, and be over to Papermill Playhouse in time for an evening performance of The Bandstand: A Heroic Story of Love.  Have your leisurely Sunday morning and still be able to catch Trip of Love, an Off-Broadway show (with a Broadway budget) happening over at Stage 42 (formerly the Little Shubert Theatre).  The score promises to be a crowd-pleaser with recognizable tunes, flying scenery, and a colorful design palette – your own psychedelic trip into the 1960s.

OCTOBER 23 – 25:  If you were a big fan of Jessie Mueller in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical  take a quick trip down to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC and see her sister, Abby Mueller, take on the same role in the touring production.  Plan on a Friday night or Saturday performance and still make it back in time to catch the second of two performances of Bullets Over Broadway at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ.  You’ll even be home in time for your Sunday night TV show catch-up.

NOVEMBER 6 – 8:  Switch up the transportation a bit and take an inexpensive Megabus from New York to Boston.  This will give you an opportunity to visit before the season turns too cold, see the autumn leaves, and head to the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA to see Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas on tour.  Worcester is approximately an hour’s drive from Boston or just under 2hrs for a bus.

NOVEMBER 14 – 22:  It may be a full weekend but you are only a few days away from that Thanksgiving holiday!  Try to obtain a Friday evening performance of School of Rock (based on the Jack Black film of the same name) at the Winter Garden Theatre in Manhattan, Alvin and the Chipmunks is playing at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn for two performances on Saturday, and Misery at the Broadhurst Theatre. The play is based on the best-selling Stephen King novel and Academy Award winning film.  It also stars Bruce Willis in his Broadway debut.  If you think you’d also like to get out of New York City a bit early for the holiday – head to the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, PA for the award-winning and critically acclaimed A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder before they head to the west coast for the holiday season.

Should you be heading to the west coast, catch the 20th Anniversary Riverdance tour or, if you simply need some warmer weather, treat yourself to a cruise on the Disney Wonder (traveling down the California Coast or from Florida to the Caribbean), and/or visit the American Adventure pavilion at EPCOT in Lake Buena Vista Florida.

Remember to take photos of your trip and send them our way via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter; we love to see what our friends and family are up to.  Enjoy the Fall and we will be back with a Spring review before you know it!

Let’s Hear it for School SPIRIT!

Did you know, not all digital printing has to be done on WHITE?

What better way to say welcome to your new incoming students than a fresh face lift to your auditorium. Our client, Rye Country Day School, wanted to do exactly that for the start of the 2015/2016 school year.

To show the school spirit that Rye Country embodies to each of its students and faculty they wanted their school emblem on display right up front in their auditorium. Instead of having one logo in the center as we have seen at many other facilities our client chose to use the logo as a repeat along the bottom finish of each panel.

The navy logo digitally printed directly on the 22oz Ice Blue Encore. The end result granted a classic feel to this show of school spirit.

Let us help you refresh your auditorium and request a price or even a quick budget here.

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David Rosenberg Retires!

DavidAfter celebrating 30 years at the helm of iWeiss this year, CEO David Rosenberg will be retiring.

David joined iWeiss after working as a carpenter, electrician and stage manager. During his time here he   was responsible for bringing the company  to the forefront of the Broadway world as well as moving the company back into theatrical rigging and theatre restoration. Although he is “retired” David will remain on as a consultant to the company working with Jennifer Tankleff and Richard Parks as they lead the company into the next phase in its future.

“It is extremely gratifying and comforting to me to see the company under the very capable leadership of Jennifer and Richard. They have shown – in their combined 30 plus years with the company – that they have the knowledge and drive to maintain the values and integrity of the company while moving it ever forward.”

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Did you miss the USITT conference this year in Cincinnati?

Check out the Stage Directions video below of our booth and you will feel like you were standing right there!

Tony Season is HERE!

While it was unfortunate to say goodbye to some of our previous productions represented on Broadway – it was exciting for us to turn around 17 new ones for this year’s season!

The drape shop has certainly been hopping – particularly with the energy and splash of Honeymoon in Vegas, Something Rotten!, It Shoulda Been You, On the Twentieth Century, Gigi, You Can’t Take It With You, and the two largest dance productions this season – On the Town and An American in Paris

And where some of the more intense moments arrived onstage, the shop never succumbed to the drama of meeting tight production schedules and fabrication of The Audience, Disgraced, The Elephant Man, Doctor Zhivago, Fun Home, The Last Ship, and The King and I.

You’ll find that this season’s stage drapery is as varied as the ceiling upholstery in It’s Only a Play to the specialty tablecloth in Finding Neverland.  We are always happy to cater to the needs of our creative friends in order to bring you the best performance possible.

We send our best wishes to the entire industry as they prepare for Tony nominations (www.tonyawards.com) on April 28 and the Awards Ceremony on June 7.

We look forward to seeing you at the theater and should you not be in the immediate NYC area, look for us with new shows Bette Midler: Divine Intervention (in cooperation with Tait Towers), Burn the Floor (on Norwegian Cruise Lines), Frozen: Disney on Ice (in cooperation with Bungalow Scenic), and Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Ontario Canada).

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National News – Kings Theatre

This past Saturday NBC Nightly News did a story on the Kings Theatre Re-Opening. It was a brief story, but boy did it show the grandeur of the space. Find 2 minutes and 44 seconds to watch this clip, you will want to run out and buy tickets to see this space in person.

To read the full story on our work in this fantastic space please take a look at our Portfolio Page.