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December 01, 1995 - Image 91

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-12-01

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P LAYB ILL

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zeroing in on the Generation X
Market.
The producers created a na-
tional point-of-purchase display
campaign that promoted the
show with the proactive line,
"Stomp does for rhythm what
Freud does for sex." The red and
black counter-top posters were
strategically placed at health
clubs, music clubs, comedy clubs
and restaurants and bars.
All seven performances sold
out a week before the show hit
town.
City after city of sold-out
Stomp shows hasn't gone unno-
ticed. "There is a real hunger for
this kind of entertainment, which
is unclassifiable and to a degree
cutting edge," says Routh.
Blue Man Group, a body-paint-
ed performance ensemble that,
among other things, taps on tubes
and premiered off-Broadway be-
fore Stomp, recently opened an
additional troupe in Boston. And
two other shows, Tap Dogs,
which also debuted at the Edin-
burgh Festival, and Jam on the
Groove„ an off-Broadway hip hop
piece, are hoping to ride the
weave of Stomp's success.
Nevertheless, Routh says,
"there's something innately won-
derful about Stomp. Detroit au-
diences, at least, have yet to prove
him wrong. ❑

BROADWAY COMES TO SHAAREY ZEDEK LAKER FAMILY CONCERT

Who's the guy at the grocery
store checkout counter buying
20 brooms? Might just be the
hapless stagehand for Stomp.
Here's a list of the other sup-
plies the group goes through
in one week

The Hit Musical

40 gallons of water
2 gallons of floor paint
6 wooden poles
5 Sunday New York Times
30 lbs. of sand
7 mop heads
1 fire bucket
10 garbage can lids
2 hatchet handles
4 wheel rims
8 fist-sized chunks of chalk
4 rolls of gaffer tape
6 Ace bandages
6 disposable ice packs
6 ball-peen hammer handles

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