(from Entertainment Weekly, 1/14; via Pam Green.)
Content provider Screenvision and the new company BroadwayHD teamed up to record the recent Orlando Bloom-led production of Romeo and Juliet and broadcast it to movie theaters across the country.
Before it closed in December, high definition cameras recorded the show on Nov. 27 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre under the direction of Emmy Award-winning Don Roy King. That recording – the first time in over 36 years Romeo and Juliet had been on Broadway – will be available in more than 2,000 movie theaters in all 50 states from Feb. 13-19.
“It’s so great to capture it because who knows when it will be on Broadway again,” said Darryl Schaffer, an executive vice president at Screenvision. “It’s just such a great production. We’re excited to bring it to movie theaters.”
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