This Theatrical NYC Walking Tour Tells the Story of Andy Warhol

published Apr 13, 2022
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Though he’s remained a prevalent character in the art world since the 1960s, Andy Warhol is still a bit of an enigma. Bated Breath Theater Co. wanted to explore Warhol’s life in New York City through an immersive theatrical experience, and this is an NYC walking tour you won’t want to miss.

Chasing Andy Warhol” takes audiences on an hour-long adventure that starts at the Astor Place Cube in the East Village. From there, performers take audience members to the Andy Warhol Building at 57 Great Jones Street where his mentee Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked, and 1342 Lexington Ave at 89th Street, where Warhol lived when he created his Campbell’s soup series.

The group also pops over to the Warhol hot spot Chelsea Hotel and Warhol’s silver factory, where the artist’s boyfriend Billy Linich decorated the space with aluminum foil.

“Despite Warhol’s celebrity and fame, he was also an obscure, mystifying persona who preferred to remain elusive,” the tour’s description on the Bated Breath Theater Co. website reads. 

It continues, “The show will present a distinct blend of immersive theatre, dance, film, art, and puppetry to peek into the iconic artist which goes beyond the hype and into the deepest feelings of a profoundly complex person — whose legacy continues to bombard our senses at every turn.”

Performances run Thursday and Friday starting at 5 p.m., and Sunday, with tours starting at 1 p.m. Groups will consist of up to 16 people at a time and tickets are currently on sale on Bated Breath Theater Co.’s website for $80. $25 rush tickets are also available at Astor Place one hour before showtime.