[Photo in April 2015 by Derek Berg]
In April 2015, the owners of the Orpheum Theater were suing the producers of "Stomp" to prevent the long-running show from leaving its home on Second Avenue between St. Mark's Place and Seventh Street. However, a Manhattan judge ruled that the production is allowed to discontinue its contract and move on to a new theater in Midtown.
According to a report today in the Post:
[A]n arbitrator ruled that the dance/percussion show must stay in its longtime home at the Orpheum Theater after it tried to relocate to a competing playhouse uptown.
The arbitrator also said its producers also should have to cough up a whopping $2.2 million in legal fees for trying to wriggle out of a contract that barred the show from leaving the Orpheum for a competitor, New World Stages.
Stomp began its run at the Orpheum in February 1994.
In October 1995, the cast appeared on an episode of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood." You will want to watch this here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Reports: 'Stomp' will be leaving the East Village (21 comments)
Why 'Stomp' might be leaving the East Village after 21 years (25 comments)