ANNOUNCEMENT
February 15, 2024
The Official DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Live Theatrical Experience

Adventure awaits as Showpath Entertainment & Curious Hedgehog unite with Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro to bring the first-ever officially licensed DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (D&D) theatrical production to the stage this spring – The Twenty-Sided Tavern! Gather your party and experience the interactive theatrical adventure that has captivated critics and audiences worldwide, with previews starting at Stage 42 (422 W 42nd St) in New York City on Friday, April 19, 2024, and an official opening of Sunday, May 5, 2024. Exclusive pre-sale tickets will be available starting February 29th. Interested fans can sign up at thetwentysidedtavern.com for pre-sale access. General public on-sale begins Monday, March 4th.

 

A global phenomenon and leader in cross-platform fantasy entertainment, D&D is the most popular tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG) in the world, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As part of the festivities, producers David Hutchinson and Nathan Brine of Showpath Entertainment (MONOPOLY Lifesized, The Paddington Bear Experience, The SpongeBob Musical) alongside David Carpenter (Slava’s SnowShow, PUFFS), Sarah Davis Reynolds, and David Andrew Laws of Curious Hedgehog present an all-new, unique, and audience-engaging production that just might involve dungeons, possibly even dragons, and is guaranteed to be unlike anything you've ever experienced. 

 

David Hutchinson, CEO of The Path Entertainment Group, said: “We are committed to producing innovative experiences that allow audiences to engage with IP in unique formats. MONOPOLY LIFESIZED has been hugely successful for over two years in London, and we are thrilled to broaden our license with Hasbro with our third IP -DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. The use of role-play within D&D, the history of the game, and the breadth of the lore, offers significant storylines and themes which makes up the incredible live event adventure that is DUNGEONS & DRAGONS The Twenty-Sided Tavern! This, combined with launch of Hasbro’s film and digital gaming adaptations in 2023, and the celebration of 50 years of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS this year, makes it an incredibly exciting time to be adapting the IP for this interactive  experience. We are thrilled to be working with the original creators of The Twenty Sided Tavern,  Curious Hedgehog alongside Wizards of the Coast, and Hasbro, to find new ways to bring this IP to life.”   

 

At DUNGEONS & DRAGONS The Twenty-Sided Tavern, the audience is not just a viewer but the "fourth player," influencing key decisions via Gamiotics, a browser-based software that allows you to vote on where the story will go — what characters appear, what experiences they explore, and more. With a cast of five actors and over 30 playable characters, audiences will experience an expansive fantasy world set in the Forgotten Realms, and face riddles, puzzles, combat, and more, to help shape the story. Laughter will flow like ale and with the audience in full control and exciting reveals around every corner, no two shows are alike! For those seeking a more daring experience, there are opportunities to join the action onstage and test your strength (or dexterity, or wisdom, or charisma) through a variety of rollicking games, including trivia, charades, and the ever-popular Fantasy Beer Pong. Featuring behind-the-scenes talent from popular theatrical shows such as Dimension 20, Marvel’s Rogers: The Musical, Beavis and Butthead and more, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS The Twenty-Sided Tavern is the game you know and the experience you’ll love but bigger and better than ever.

 

Called “A sure-fire hit,” by the British Comedy Guide, and declared “fantastic fun… utterly excellent” by Broadway World, the original experience played sold-out engagements in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Chicago Tribune raved that the show is “a total blast, not least…due to the pleasure of being surrounded by so many kindred spirits.”

 

The worldwide growth and popularity of D&D has spawned a diverse array of immersive products, content, and experiences including a massive and passionate community of players, expansive maps, countless game guides, live events, streaming shows, an award-winning AAA video game, and a major motion picture – DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Honor Among Thieves.

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