The activation takes place inside the actual theater where Season 3 was filmed (in real life, it’s called the United Palace in Washington Heights). The event runs from Saturday, September 23 to Sunday, September 24, and tickets are available for free, first come, first served.
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Clues will be scattered throughout the theater, and guests can collect their own crime scene clues in an attempt to solve the crime before the final curtain closes.
The experience begins with a briefing from Detective Williams’ team to get the scoop on the current status of the investigation. Then, you’re ready to explore. Props and costumes from the show’s third season will be on display as evidence, toy bills are waiting to be distributed and guide lamps will double as UV forensics tools.
There is also a memorial shrine for Ben Glenroy where fans can leave notes, flowers, and photos of themselves with Ben or their latest CoBro fan fiction.
If you haven’t seen the TV show yet, here’s the premise: Broadway star Ben Glenroy (played by Paul Rudd) has been murdered, and the cast and crew of the stage show “Death Rattle Dazzle” are the prime suspects. A trio of friends and neighbors – played by Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez – investigate the murder, creating a podcast and engaging in hilarious shenanigans along the way.
To make the pop-up experience just like the show, expect to see areas logged, evidence secured, and forensic investigators walking around. Stop by the dressing room for a quick touch-up with Rare Beauty makeup to get ready for the stage. Before you go, pin your theory about the crime on Mabel’s crime board.
Once visitors have finished investigating for the day, they will exchange their UV lamp for a parting gift as they walk out the door.
If you dare, sign up to experience this murder mystery here. The activation continues on Saturday, September 23 (11am – 7pm); and Sunday, September 24 (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) at the United Palace Theater (4140 Broadway in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood).