Photos courtesy of Adam Frank, the artist.

Starting today, aspiring stars can head to Broadway to get some faux love from a new interactive public art installation located at Anita's Way (the passageway east of Broadway that connects 42nd and 43rd Streets). Described to us as an “auto-affirmation machine," the piece will give each participant "a virtual clapping 500-person audience" as they stand under a spotlight and perform. Does standing in an alley performing for a clap track not sound depressing to you? Then head on over there! The installation will be there through November 22nd. BYO-Hugging machine to your after party.