Bubbles—like lobsters—inspire curiosity in children and fill the most luxurious baths. Amaze children both inner and outer with this GrouponLive deal to see the Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages. For $39, you get one ticket for seating in the orchestra section, rows A–M, between February 15 and May 31 (up to a $77.75 value, including all fees). Doors open one hour before showtime. Choose from the 29 performances listed in the dropdown menus above.
Fan Yang’s Gazillion Bubble Show is more than a spectacle of delicate art, dazzling lasers, and moving music—it’s an extension of his family. The 16-time Guinness World Record holder has devoted his life to understanding and creating bubbles, creating a stage show that demonstrates his mastery of the medium. Over the past two decades, the Yang family joined in, building their legacy on an effervescent foundation, and today the Gazillion Bubble Show – The Next Generation might star any one of the five suds sculptors: Fan, Ana, Jano, Deni, or Melody.
In this clip, courtesy of the Vancouver Sun, Fan speaks of his inspiration for the project: a pond fed by a burbling waterfall by his humble childhood home, and a single bubble floating on the surface. This fascination followed him into his teenage years, when Yang devised his own soap solution and a scheme to create a bubble big enough for him to step inside—which soon evolved into an internationally acclaimed stage show.
The youngest Yang in bubbles, Melody currently headlines the show most nights and has taken her own version of the performance on the road across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Delighting children young, old, and aging in reverse, Melody specializes in extraterrestrial recreations of galaxies and solar systems inside her orbs and has surpassed her parents’ records for largest bubble and most people inside a bubble.
New World Stages
Stepping into New World Stages is like stepping into a cultural retreat. Outside, Times Square bustles with international energy, but inside, away from the travelers and giant screens, an oasis of blue and yellow waits. From a lobby that speaks strongly of industrial architecture, five stages branch off to host Tony- and Pulitzer-winning performances as well as spectacles outside any expectation. Before or after each show, the Time Out New York lounge quenches thirst and conversational cravings with a full bar.