Issued London, UK - 1pm Monday 3 February 2014
British actor Orlando Bloom's acclaimed performance in the recent Broadway production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is to be made available to cinema audiences worldwide (ex US and Canada) from 1 April 2014 by London-based distributor More2Screen.
Filmed live at the Richard Rogers Theatre on Broadway in November 2013, it features Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings) as Romeo and two-time Tony Award® nominee Condola Rashad as Juliet. Critics and New York audiences alike have welcomed the new energy and contemporary feel the production brings to the timeless story of the world's most famous star-crossed lovers.
Christine Costello, Managing Director, More2Screen comments: "Screening theatre productions at the cinema has become hugely popular and we're thrilled to bring this modern take on one of Shakespeare's best-known plays to our exhibition partners across the globe. With its star-studded cast and dynamic staging, this Broadway Romeo and Juliet will appeal both to the regular theatre-goer and to those coming new to Shakespeare, particularly teenagers and students."
Stewart Lane, Producer and Co-Founder of Broadway HD says: "This was the first time Romeo and Juliet had been staged on Broadway for 36 years and it's a stunningly modern production directed by five-time Tony® nominee David Leveaux. Broadway is an art that we believe everyone should experience and with our new company BroadwayHD we are committed to making that possible. We're looking forward to working with More2Screen to bring our Broadway interpretation of the all-time greatest love story to local cinemas around the world."
Notes To Editors:
More2Screen is the leading distributor of event cinema in the UK* with more than 7 years of experience acquiring and distributing world-class opera, ballet, music concerts, theatre and special event films to 4,000 cinemas in 50+ international territories - including 37 live broadcasts and over 100 different recorded productions, plus 3D live/recorded content.
We're passionate about bringing the finest entertainment content closer to local audiences across the globe, from distributing magnificent opera and ballet productions in partnership with Europe's leading companies including the Royal Opera House, the Mariinsky Theatre and the Dutch National Ballet, to first-class classical music concerts from the Berliner Philharmoniker. Our ever-expanding repertoire also features live and recorded pop music events from best-selling artists like The Rolling Stones, Adele, Queen, Peter Gabriel, Def Leppard and Morrissey, plus the musical theatre must-sees Chess In Concert, Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds and an all-star Broadway cast performing Stephen Sondheim's Company.
*(Source: IHS Screen Digest Report 2012)