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Radial Park Opened Theatrical Drive-In With PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Halletts Point and Stark Production Group marked the official opening of Radial Park at Hallets Point Play with Broadway’s longest-running show, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera on Thursday, October 1st.

This one-of-a-kind performance showed the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of The Phantom of the Opera recorded from the Royal Albert Hall in 2011 on the big screen. Also included were musical numbers from stars Derrick Davis (The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King) and Ali Ewoldt (Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, The King and I), who brought this all-time fan favorite to life alongside a live 11-piece orchestra.

The Phantom of the Opera at Radical Park

Halletts Point Play, a 50,000 square-foot open-air space in Astoria, Queens, located along the waterfront, with views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline featured this first-of-its-kind drive-in. Halletts Point Play is steps away from Citi Bike and NYC Ferry with direct connections from the Upper East Side, Midtown, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Roosevelt Island and is just a short walk from the subway.

Following the requirements of government and health officials, Radial Park is implementing strict health and safety protocols including temperature checks upon arrival via an infrared, touchless thermometer, color-coded wristbands for social distancing, “lifeguards” on duty who will be ready to blow the whistle to enforce strict social distancing, and more.

For future events, check out Radial Park’s site for more info.


Photos: Richard Khuzami

Anna de la Rosa is a rising senior at New York University majoring in Media, Culture, and Communication. She has extensive experience in writing, editing, and strategizing for many digital and print publications as well as social media platforms. She is currently writing a newsletter called analog.

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