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The immersive Lady Gaga experience in NYC has just extended its run

'A Gaga Guide to the Lower East Side' premiered on Lady Gaga's birthday.

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

UPDATE 9/18/23: A Gaga Guide to the Lower East Side has officially been extended through October 15, with shows playing on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm and 5:30pm.

As has been the case since the immersive theatrical experience first premiered in March of last year (on Lady Gaga's own birthday!), the 95-minute long show covers about 14 blocks all throughout downtown Manhattan, starting at meet-up point 1 Extra Place, between Bowery and Second Avenue.

Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes!


Little Monsters, prepare thyselves! 

A new immersive experience set to take over the Lower Eat Side beginning March 28, Lady Gaga’s birthday, called A Gaga Guide to the Lower East Side.

Reminiscent of Bated Breath Theatre Company's pandemic theater walking-tour production Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec and Chasing Andy Warhol, which explored the life of the great artist through vignettes all around the East Village, the experience is part walking tour, part theatrical character monologue and an overall commentary on current celebrity worship culture.

The show focuses on Phill, the protagonist who has been conducting a walking tour of the Lower East Side “with an emphasis on the exploits of his favorite pop star and downtown denizen Lady Gaga” throughout the pandemic, reveals a press release. 

“For months, Phill has been faithfully guiding inquisitive minds past the boyhood home of George and Ira Gershwin, to the sites of former Yiddish theaters and delis, and through Instagrammable graffiti-strewn parks, right to the birthplace of Mother Monster,” reads the official synopsis of the production. “But a Yelp review has set off a chain reaction that threatens to take today’s tour in a totally unexpected direction.”

Lynwood McLeod and Adam Lawrence, who actually starred in both Voyeur: the Window of Toulouse-Lautrec and Chasing Andy Warhol, will rotate in the role of Phill. No word yet on which, if any, other cast members will be part of the show.

The experience, which is about 75 minutes long and covers approximately 14 blocks, will run through June 25. Tickets are already available for purchase for $28 right here. Note that performances may be canceled due to inclement weather, in which case you’ll receive a refund.

Given Lady Gaga's ties to the city, we're surprised it took this long for an experimental show of the sort to actually take shape. Here's to hoping the production will be just as entertaining as its subject matter has always been. 

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