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Banana Shpeel to Slip Away On June 27

Banana Shpeel to Slip Away On June 27

Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel will close at New York City's Beacon Theatre on June 27 ahead of plans for a North American tour beginning this fall. The production was originally scheduled to run through August 29.

Drawing inspiration from the vaudeville era, Shpeel follows the antics of master of ceremonies Schmelky (Danny Rutigliano) and his zany crew ...

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A Fruitful Opening Night for Cirque Du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel

A Fruitful Opening Night for Cirque Du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel

Jugglers! Flying guitars! Giant wigs! Airborne acrobats! Crazy clowns! Those are just some of the zany acts on display at the Beacon Theatre, where Cirque du Soleil’s newest spectacle, the vaudeville-tinged Banana Shpeel, opened on May 19. After an energetic first performance, Shpeel’s cast of clowns headed over to the Roseland Ballroom for a wild after-party. (No word ...

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A Zany Opening for Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel

A Zany Opening for Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel
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Vaudeville is alive and well at the Beacon Theatre as Cirque Du Soleil unveils its vaudeville-style spectacle, Banana Shpeel. The elaborate show is filled with slapstick humor, amazing acrobats, upbeat dance numbers and lead by host Schmelky and his unruly group of clowns. At the show’s May 19 opening, its stars and creative team, as well as some other ...

Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel Delays Start to April 29

Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel Delays Start to April 29

Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel has again delayed its first performance at New York’s Beacon Theatre. The new vaudeville show, which had already postponed its start date from February 25 to March 17, will now begin performances on April 29.

The press announcement quotes fictional producer Schmelky as saying that “Banana Shpeel still needs more time to ripen ...

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Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel Shifts Date of First Performance

Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel Shifts Date of First Performance

Banana Shpeel, the latest circus-infused piece from the Cirque du Soleil portfolio, has pushed back its previously announced preview dates at the Beacon Theatre in New York. The new production, directed and written by David Shiner, will now begin performances on March 17 (instead of the previously announced February 25). This is the second time the production has shifted its ...

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New Yorkers Go Bananas for Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel

New Yorkers Go Bananas for Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel

A blizzard warning couldn’t keep a crowd of banana-wielding theatergoers away from the Beacon Theatre on February 10. Their mission? Scoring tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s brand new vaudeville extravaganza Banana Shpeel . To celebrate the unveiling of the show’s marquee, the nice folks at Cirque offered the public a very special offer: one ticket for the (reasonable ...

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Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel Shifts New York Start Date

Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel Shifts New York Start Date

Banana Shpeel, the latest circus-infused piece in the Cirque du Soleil portfolio, has pushed back its previously announced preview dates at the Beacon Theatre in New York. The new production, directed and written by David Shiner, was originally slated to begin performances on February 4, 2010. Banana Shpeel will now begin playing on February 25, with an official opening date ...

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Clowning Around with the Cast of Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel

Clowning Around with the Cast of Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel
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After years of successful big-top-style shows, Cirque du Soleil is debuting Banana Shpeel, its first foray into a proscenium theater. Inspired by vaudeville, this mix of comedy, tap, hip hop, eccentric dance and slapstick is debuting at the Chicago Theatre prior to an engagement at New York’s historic Beacon Theatre. During a recent trip to the Windy City, Broadway ...

Banana Shpeel Arrives at The Beacon

Date
Apr 29, 2010
Where
Beacon Theatre
Show
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Cirque du Soleil's new twist on vaudeville, Banana Shpeel, begins performances at The Beacon Theatre.

Propelled by crazy humor and intense choreography, Banana Shpeel plunges us into the world of Schmelky, a brash, ambitious producer who is trying to put together a spectacular variety show. His world is populated with sidekicks, dancers, singers and novelty acts – and a trio ...

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Annaleigh Ashford and Michael Longoria Exit Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel

Annaleigh Ashford and Michael Longoria Exit Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel

Although they performed at a September 9 press event for Banana Shpeel, Broadway stars Annaleigh Ashford and Michael Longoria are no longer a part of the new Cirque du Soleil production. A spokesperson confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that the pair will not appear in the show when it starts performances at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago on November 19 ...

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