PREMIER ON 5th Launches Spring 2015 with “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: THE EXHIBITION” Celebrating 40 Seasons of Comedy
New York, NY – January 13, 2015 – Premier Exhibitions (NASDAQ: PRXI), the foremost presenter of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world, will unveil New York City’s newest “must-see” destination for New Yorkers and tourists alike this Spring 2015. Premier On 5th, a state-of-the-art exhibition and special events center located at 417 5th Avenue between 37th & 38th Streets, will offer visitors exciting, informative, entertaining and behind-the-scenes experiences through a diverse range of themed museum quality exhibitions and the opportunity to entertain guests with creative special events designed just for them.
Launching with one of New York City’s most iconic brands, Premier On 5th kicks off with “Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition,” celebrating the NBC program’s 40-year history as America’s comedic, musical, political and social pulse. In the Exhibition, SNL fans will be able to experience the excitement of the live show, which was the brainchild of writer/producer Lorne Michaels and became a cultural phenomenon within weeks of its debut on October 11, 1975. “Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition” reveals the intense creative process that unfolds to bring each episode of offbeat humor, edgy political satire and hip musical performances into millions of living rooms every Saturday night.
“In addition to connecting visitors with the backstory of the show and affording an opportunity to relive the show’s most laughable moments and sketches, “Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition” goes even further to give people a sense of what it’s like to be part of the creative team, and the frenetic schedule and pace that is involved with each weekly episode,” said Mark Lach, Creative Director of Premier Exhibitions. “It can look so effortless on TV, but this exhibition illustrates that a lot of hard work and preparation undoubtedly goes into each and every laugh.”
Beginning with the scripts that start to take shape on Mondays and culminating with the live broadcast on Saturday, the exhibition illustrates a week in the life of SNL. Original scripts, set pieces, props, costumes, masks and interactive elements reconnect visitors with iconic moments from their favorite sketches as performed by some of the finest comedic artists of their generation. Etched in our psyches, “Cheeburger, Cheeburger,” “This place has EVERYTHING!” “Living in a VAN down by the river,” “I’m Gumby, Dammit!” and so much more will always have their place in American humor. In partnership with Broadway Video Enterprises, “Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition” brings the comedic sensibility, history and tradition of SNL to life through this limited engagement exhibition. For an opportunity to purchase tickets prior to the public on sale and to subscribe to the exhibition’s e-newsletter, visit www.snltheexhibition.com.
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About Premier Exhibitions, Inc. -- Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRXI), located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a foremost presenter of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world. Premier is a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, BODIES...The Exhibition, Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, Pompeii The Exhibition, Extreme Dinosaurs and Real Pirates in partnership with National Geographic. The success of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. lies in its ability to produce, manage, and market exhibitions. Additional information about Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is available at the Company's web site www.PremierExhibitions.com
About Broadway Video - Broadway Video is a global entertainment and media company founded by Lorne Michaels. Launched in 1979 in New York’s historic Brill Building, Broadway Video has grown into an independent studio that produces and distributes original comedic content for every platform. For more information visit: www.broadwayvideo.com
About Broadway Video Enterprises - Broadway Video Enterprises manages domestic and international licensing and distribution of Saturday Night Live and the rest of the company’s extensive library including Portlandia and The Awesomes. It also expands the library with innovative new programming made for distribution across all media channels. In addition, Broadway Video Enterprises works closely with brands across verticals that want to tell their stories in a fresh, creative and integrated way.
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