In the New York Subway, Moving Theater, In More Ways Than One

In the New York Subway, Moving Theater, In More Ways Than One

Date posted: 2009-02-02 09:52:00

Photo by Earl Wilson/The New York Times

Story By VINCENT M. MALLOZZI

The longest-running theatrical production in New York — it runs from Brooklyn to Manhattan — premiered on Thursday night to rave reviews in subway stations around the city. 

Proving that all the world's a moving stage, a 30-member cast and crew spent a whirlwind winter's night performing before captive audiences aboard subway trains that served as the combined setting for "IRT: A Tragedy in Three Stations."

The two-hour play — which can be a bit shorter on express trains — tells the story of the evolution of the New York City subway system and the men who risked their lives building it.

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