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Flash mob musical troupe break out in NYC

Flash mob musical troupe break out in NYC


Note the police officer who attempts to break up the faux flight until the singing begins!

Break Out In Song is an ambitious public arts project that pushes the boundaries of live theater as it dazzles unsuspecting audiences with free, spontaneous and fully staged Broadway musical numbers. The idea came to producer Ryan Mackey as he would listen to show tunes on his iPod, wishing that he could start singing and dancing. After seeing the viral video of about 200 dancers perform a song from THE SOUND OF MUSIC in a train station in Antwerp, Belgium, he decided he wanted to do something similar in New York.

I love Ira: This American Life live

I love Ira: This American Life live

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The waiting room is alive with the sound of music

The waiting room is alive with the sound of music

While the New York-based group ImprovEverywhere has been creating seemingly spontaneous yet meticulously planned public “scenes” for years (including this musical in a mall food court and the “frozen” Grand Central Terminal), the video below from a Belgian train station is the most impressive example of this kind of thing we’ve seen from overseas. Keep…