AMENIA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A sold-out crowd welcomed again reside theater on Saturday night time.

A New York City present halted by the coronavirus pandemic discovered a option to re-awaken for 2 nights in Dutchess County, at a drive-in movie show, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported Sunday.

The creators of the musical “Super You” are using a excessive.

It was lastly carried out in entrance of a long-awaited reside viewers, cheering and honking.

Opening night time Saturday introduced energy ballads and rock anthems to The Four Brothers drive-in movie show within the small upstate New York city of Amenia, which is greater than two-hour drive from Manhattan’s Daryl Roth Theater, the place Super You is meant to be enjoying. The pandemic prevented that.

But now, “This is really happening,” stated Super You creator and star Lourds Lane.


Lane and about 40 Broadway veterans, actors and crew members handled some unfamiliar struggles as rain blew in shortly after rehearsal began.

“The show must go on,” Lane stated.

The rain mercifully lifted simply earlier than showtime.

The sold-out crowd was a mixture of Dutchess County locals and New York City theater followers.

“The talent is crazy right here,” one fan stated.

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Traditional theaters like those on Broadway have a methods to go, so for now survival of reside productions might rely upon those that assume outdoors the field.

The earliest some Broadway exhibits would possibly return is the tip of September, however retooled productions that meet social distancing necessities can get individuals working once more and convey elevated earnings to house owners of other bigger or out of doors venues, just like the Amenia drive-in, the place films more and more take a again seat.

“Incredible. Absolutely knocked it out of the park,” Four Brother supervisor John Stefanopoulos stated, including the drive-in is having a stronger-than-usual yr.

“There’s comedy, graduations, weddings,” he stated.

Lane stated she finds the expertise of bringing her present out right here electrifying.

She didn’t pull the plug and fade away. She simply discovered the best outlet.