Artist replaces stolen bubbles

October 21, 2008 4:15:57 AM PDT
An off-Broadway artist can breathe a sigh of relief now that he's been able to replace the stolen soap solution he uses to blow bubbles for his "Gazillion Bubbles Show."

Fan Yang feared the bubble might have burst for his show in June when someone stole 3.4 tons of the specialized solution, which takes months to make. Thousands of toys also went missing from his Hoboken, N.J., warehouse.

But a show spokesman says new toys and solution to make the air-filled globes of soapy film arrived from Hong Kong a few weeks ago. He says Yang now has enough bubble solution to run his holiday show and keep going through next year.

Yang's interactive show features dazzling light effects, lasers and lots of bubbles - some so intricate or big they have smoke, other bubbles or even people inside them.