Wednesday, September 14, 2011

'Phantom of the Opera' Will Be Broadcast Live To Theatres For 25th Anniversary


This year marks the 25th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.  To commemorate the event, a performance of the hit show will be broadcast to theatres on October 2nd.  This performance of Phantom was shot in London's Royal Albert Hall and will also be released on DVD/Blu-Ray November 14th.







According to the official release:



“The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall” will star Ramin Karimloo as ‘The Phantom’ and Sierra Boggess as ‘Christine’. They will be joined by Barry James as ‘Monsieur Firmin’, Gareth Snook as ‘Monsieur AndrĂ©’, Liz Robertson as ‘Madame Giry’ and Wynne Evans as ‘Piangi’, together with a cast and orchestra of over 200 and some special guest appearances.


I am a total theatre nerd, as many of you know, so this excites me for a couple of reasons.  First, people who have only seen the awful movie version of Phantom of the Opera will now be able to see the actual show. Second, for those that are unable to go see Broadway shows (finances, location, etc.) but really want to, this is a great option.  

The theatre broadcast will be happening through Fathom Events.  Visit them at www.FathomEvents.com to find a screen near you.  While it's not as expensive as seeing it live, it isn't the price of movie either.  Most locations start at $22 a ticket.  

What say you?

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1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited for this. Not 100% sure I'll see it in the theatre, but I'll get the blu ray for sure. Hoping they film it right and keep the live feel of it.

    Would be great if they have Crawford & Brightman involved somehow, much like the Les Mis concert tributes.

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