After twenty-one months of sold-out, multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art, electronically interactive tours of the Midtown Area of the Greatest City in the World, the phenomenon known as THE RIDE will add eight shows to its sold-out performance schedule.
THE NEW PLAYING SCHEDULE - THE RIDE:
Mondays Wednesday & Thursday at 7:00pm & 8:30pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 7:30pm
Thursday @ 9:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Saturday, Sunday @ 12:00 noon
PLAYING SCHEDULE: THE Fazzino RIDE:
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:30pm only!
Four motor coaches make up New York’s spectacular fleet of traveling theatres created for group exhilaration and audience participation. An audience, which in this case, happens to be the hundreds of people on the streets of mid-town Manhattan.
THE RIDE was inaugurated on OCTOBER 11, 2010. On May 3, 2012 CEO/President Richard Humphrey launched THE RIDE’S Second Season with the introduction of THE Fazzino RIDE, several new motor coaches, a new cast, new themes, new management and a new Box Office located at Madame Tussauds on 42nd Street in Times Square.
THE Fazzino RIDE, a new gigantic 1.5 million dollar traveling theatre, has been designed as a visually choreographed piece of kinetic art that will feature new interactive content and street performances allowing the passengers to view New York City through the beloved 3-D artist’s whimsical, original and amusing eyes from their front row stadium-style seats that offer an exhilarating 4-D view.
Mr. Fazzino has created a special design wrap for the motor coach making THE Fazzino RIDE a 75-minute moving work of interactive art.
Directed by Richard Humphrey, THE Fazzino RIDE features original content and videos of Fazzino's universally recognized New York 3-D paintings that jump to life on the forty interactive screens aboard. THE Fazzino RIDE also features original music written by Patrick Noth and a new cast of specialty performers who entertain along the 4.2 mile journey through mid-town Manhattan.
The exhilarating nature of Charles Fazzino’s New York City characters and cultural icons has been brought to 12-ton-bus-size life in vibrant, eye-popping colors that have been gloriously embellished with over 2,500 dazzling Swarovski crystals.
The concept is a brainstorm of design that has resulted in a fleet of multi-million dollar motor coaches whose interiors are a state-of-the-art wonderland of electronic wizardry that guide 49 dazzled tourists around the most fascinating city in the world. THE RIDE resulted from the realization that Manhattan’s streets are a fifty-mile stage exhibiting the most riveting scenery, cast and crew on earth.
Fitted with stadium seating that offers 49 front-row seats to the city streets, riders look through massive windows that deliver New York as the most successful Broadway show in the entertainment industry. The coaches are essentially innovative theaters on wheels, equipped with surround sound, LED lighting and 40 video screens that captivate both rider and onlooker.
At the end of the tour, each motor coach’s cargo is encouraged to participate in a rousing rendition of “NEW YORK, NEW YORK”. They do. Big time. With a soundtrack and reverberating karaoke microphones. You can hear them all over Times Square as they pull in to the finish. Rock stars, all.
Now add to the mix Charles Fazzino, the official artist of the Olympics, the NFL and the Super Bowl, whose internationally acclaimed and collected 3-D Pop Art is breathtaking in its fantastical interpretations of world events such as New York City.
Contact the box office at 42nd Street between Broadway & Eighth Avenue. Directly beside Madame Tussauds. Tickets are $74. Visit Telecharge.com or call 866-299-9682 for individual tickets. Groups: 212-244-2551 (X155).