By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Entertainment Newsweekly -- The critically-acclaimed recent Broadway production of "Romeo and Juliet" is expanding to an additional 300 movie theaters for 800 showtimes nationwide through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network on Thursday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. (all times local). Presented by Fathom Events, Screenvision and BroadwayHD, the highly-buzzed-about production stars Orlando Bloom in his Broadway debut opposite the gifted Tony®-nominated Condola Rashad. The production, which had a limited 16-week engagement, was the first time in over 36 years the play has been produced for Broadway.
Tickets for the additional showings of "Romeo and Juliet" are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of Fathom Event theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Captured live in Nov. 2013 at New York'sRichard Rodgers Theatre by multiple high-definition cameras, the stunningly modern stage production was directed on stage by five-time Tony® nominee David Leveaux and for the cinemas by Don Roy King (Saturday Night Live). In addition to Bloom and Rashad, the cast includes Christian Camargo (The Hurt Locker, Dexter), Justin Guarini (American Idol, American Idiot), Tony® Award winners Brent Carver (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Sleepy Hollow), Chuck Cooper (Law & Order, American Gangster) and two-time Tony® nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Follies).
"Fathom has the perfect Valentine's Day gift this year for theater and Shakespeare fans across the country with this incredibly powerful Broadway production, captured during its limited Broadway run," said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of Fathom Events. "Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad's portrayals of 'Romeo and Juliet' will long be remembered by fans who attend this exclusive, big screen experience."
"Our goal for BroadwayHD is to make Broadway more accessible to people across the country," said Bonnie Comley, co-producer of Romeo and Juliet, co-founder of BroadwayHD. "Through Fathom and Screenvision's partnership, we're excited to expand the reach of this exclusive content."
For a list of all participating theater locations, visit BroadwayHD.com. About AC JV, LLC Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment's biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras - creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom's live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com. About Screenvision Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest quality moviegoing experience. The Screenvision cinema advertising network is comprised of over 14,200 screens in 2,200+ theater locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 6 of the top 10 exhibitor companies. For more information: http://www.screenvision.com. About BroadwayHD BroadwayHD is extending the reach of live theater. This exciting new series makes Broadway shows available to everyone. Nothing can take the place of live theater but high definition (HD) cameras can capture the excitement of a NYC Broadway performance in front of an audience and bring it to movie screens around the world. If you missed a sold out show or limited engagement or just didn't get to New York for the latest hit Broadway show check out www.broadwayHD.com to see when it comes to a movie theater in your town. If you can't get to Broadway get to BroadwayHD.
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