'Purple Rain' continues Broadway at the drive-in run in New York City
Has changed cities across the country in New York Broadway shows her stalled until may of next year. But as the expression goes, the show must go on. NBC's Lionel Louise tells us how one group has found a way to do that. Broadway is alive in New York City through the sounds of one of the most iconic performers. Prince this show is It's really like elaborate concert series. Aaron Marcellus plays lead in purple Rain. It's part of the new Broadway at the Drive in Syriza Radio Park in a story of Queens to see the movie played on then, when the songs come where they're like Thanks. So then costumes and everything. See, you know, you can kind of put yourself into the film cast on stage with Aaron some of the entertainment industry's finest, also featuring Nick Burrows, Shiven Rechy, Bonjour, Boakye and Grammy nominated singer Lanista Randolph. Everyone's wearing masks, even those outside. Um and you can bring food is B y. O. B Or you can order food. You know, it's just the kind of nice to feel like you're at a picnic picnic watching the show. And or you mean your card. They bring the performances of the 1984 film toe life with their vocals and passion by the end of the show, Man, People are dancing in there up on their seat, and they're out, you know, screaming to the top of their lungs because we all have a bunch of stuff we just need to release Radio Park is not only creating a great event to go to, but it's also helping creatives through the uncertainty of the pandemic, providing work and a sense of purpose to not only the singers but also the band, the stagehands, producers lighting it. Sound concessions. The list goes on. We don't have jobs as arts workers, you know, so number one to be able to do. A show in the pandemic is just a blessing. It's a job in the city of dreams at a time. It's gone dark When you think about pandemic relief arts relief was the last and it's the least but we are a huge part of the workforce. Executive producer Jeremy Shepherd self funded the project in planning He wanted to ensure there was a safe space 20,000 square feet where we place 50 pick me Damn. So that is really socially distance. The tables are each in their own mark Box 12 ft Apart. One per group. Guests can also rent one of the 50 parking spots. They're both options. $100 a girl. People are afraid everyone's afraid people are celebrating. Everyone's celebrating. So be able to feel secure and celebrate. Feels like Oh, my gosh, Maybe we're getting some place.