'Super WHY! Live: You've Got the Power!'

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May 02, 2013


Beacon Theatre

Upper West Side

All Ages


Event description: Based on the top-rated, Emmy-nominated preschool TV series that airs on PBS KIDS everyday across the US, "Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power!" brings entertainment and education together in an interactive live experience.

"Super WHY Live" was written by "Super WHY" creator Angela Santomero. The TV series has a proven ability to help boost preschoolers' early literacy skills, according to research by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

"Super WHY Live" dimensionalizes this "edu-tainment" experience for Super WHY fans in a new way. To top that off, Jack Antonoff of the Grammy-nominated band "fun." wrote and produced the live show's soundtrack. The live show was developed and is produced by S2BN Entertainment ("Yo Gabba Gabba! Live" and "Spider-Man" on Broadway), in association with Out of the Blue Enterprises.

"Super WHY Live" will stop in 27 cities across the US in April and May, taking kids and parents on a live reading adventure traveling inside a book to find the answer to the question, "Who has the Greatest Super Power in the World?" The show is uplifting, entertaining, and educational. It features kids' favorite literacy-powered super heroes: Alpha Pig with "Alphabet Power," Wonder Red with "Word Power," Princess Presto with "Spelling Power," Super Why with the "Power to Read," and their puppy pal Woofster.

Fans who want to sing along at the show can get a head start learning the music, as the soundtrack album, "Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power Soundtrack" from Razor & Tie is available now at iTunes, Amazon.com, and retailers nationwide.

Address: 2124 Broadway
Upper West Side, NY 10024
Phone: 212-465-6225
Website: beacontheatrenyc.com

About Beacon Theatre

The Beacon Theatre is the "older sister" to Radio City Music Hall. Both legendary venues were the "brainchild" of Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel, the great theatrical impresario and visionary of his time.

Roxy Rothafel had identical dreams for both theaters. He believed that both the Beacon Theatre and Radio City Music Hall should become an "International Music Hall" theater, to present live entertainment acts and present cultural and popular events.

Designed by Chicago architect Walter Ahlschlager in the Art Deco style, the Beacon Theatre opened in 1929 as a forum for vaudeville acts, musical productions, drama, opera, and movies.

In 1979, the historic venue was designated a national landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.