Billboard charting Recording Artist April Rose Gabrelli and Kulick will join One Times Square and Wonderama as New Year’s Eve Correspondents at Times Square the center of the world live on New Year’s Eve. Wonderama will be streaming talent on New Year’s Eve for 18 hours all over the world starting in New Zealand and climaxing in New York for a 4 hour live virtual concert.
Soho Records artist April Rose Gabrielli will be featured as a co-host of the event as well as performing her smash hit “Do You?” The BMG artist has already had her music featured at the Tribeca film festival, has sold out at the iconic Bitter End and has charted in Billboard. She has performed all over the world and continues to create pop music.
Wonderama is bringing the party to VNYE, the immersive New Year’s Eve experience connecting people to the virtual world of Times Square, exclusive games, and livestreams from Times Square and around the world. Wonderama will host an 18-hour live broadcast on the VNYE app and vnye.com that includes musical performances and appearances from Tony Orlando, Bootsy Collins, Randy Edelman and more.
Hosted by Wonderama’s David Osmond, the broadcast will circle across the globe to provide livestreams of New Year’s Eve festivities from seven countries and culminate with the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Celebration in Times Square.
“We are so excited to be able to share this New Year’s Eve experience with the world,” said Charles Armstrong, Wonderama CEO. “We are bridging two worlds with the event: a Wonderama Live Global Broadcast and the virtual world of One Times Square. Now everyone can join the festivities from the best seat in the house, as you can place yourself virtually anywhere around Times Square.”
Wonderama’s New Year’s Eve broadcast will begin with a live feed from New Zealand at 6:00 a.m. EST on December 31, 2021. At 8:00 p.m. EST, David Osmond will join special guest hosts April Rose Gabrielli and KULICK reporting live from Times Square’s various performance stages.
The broadcast will feature world class performances and special VIP guests including:
Wynston Marsalis (JAZZ@Lincoln Center)
Bootsy Collins (Rock and Roll Hall of Famer)
Matteo Markus Bok
McKenzi Brooke (Tik Tok Superstar)
Reif Harrison (Tik Tok Superstar)
Kadie Lynn (AGT)
Maddie Poppe (American Idol Winner)
New Hope Club
Jamestown, the owner of One Times Square, which is the site of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Celebration, launched VNYE last year as a new way to celebrate New Year’s Eve amid the pandemic and cancellation of in-person celebrations. In total, VNYE reached more than 3.7 million people worldwide last year.
The VNYE app is available to download in app stores. For more information, visit VNYE.com and follow along at @onetimessquarenyc.
Jamestown is a global, design-focused real estate investment and management firm with a 38-year track record and mission to create places that inspire. Since its founding in 1983, Jamestown has executed transactions in excess of $35 billion. As of September 30, 2021, Jamestown has assets under management of $13.1 billion and a portfolio spanning key markets throughout the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Jamestown employs more than 400 people worldwide with headquarters in Atlanta and Cologne, and offices in Amsterdam, Bogotá, Boston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Current and previous projects include One Times Square and Chelsea Market in New York, Industry City in Brooklyn, Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Innovation and Design Building in Boston, and Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam. For more information, visit www.jamestownlp.com.
Wonderama is a legacy media brand, with a 40+ year history in entertaining kids. Today, it has been reimagined and relaunched to critical acclaim. Designed to entertain, educate and engage kids and families across multiple platforms through original content, Wonderama blends musical performances, science experiments, cooking demos, games, and much more in every episode. This creative and interactive approach makes learning truly resonate with kids, and Wonderama is certified by Stanford University and Metropolitan College of New York as Educational and Informational Programming. Wonderama has quickly expanded its platform to help serve the virtual educational needs of elementary and middle school kids, providing content and lesson plans through “Wonderama U.” Wonderama TV is syndicated across the U.S. to over 100 markets reaching 90mm households, and is also distributed internationally.