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:
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?