New York, NY -- Screenvision, the leading innovator in cinema advertising, continues its mission to bring the best from the world of fine arts to movie theaters as it will present the New York Philharmonic's all-new, star-studded production of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical, Company. Through an arrangement with Ellen M. Krass Productions and the New York Philharmonic, Screenvision will bring the special performance recorded live in New York at Lincoln Center's famed Avery Fisher Hall to its North American digital cinema network for a limited number of engagements beginning June 15.
This sold-out engagement of Company includes an all-star cast of television and stage heavyweights. Headlining the production are (in alphabetical order): Craig Bierko, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Patti LuPone, Jill Paice, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jim Walton and Chryssie Whitehead. Sondheim specialist, Paul Gemignani conducts the New York Philharmonic with Jonathan Tunick's original orchestrations. Lonny Price is the director; Josh Rhodes is the choreographer; Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers and Ellen M. Krass is the executive producer.
Company marks the latest addition to Screenvision's alternate content strategy, designed to bring events from the worlds of fine arts, sports, children's programming and engaging documentary programming to the movie theater environment. These events are designed to help exhibitor partners maximize attendance during off-peak weeknights, while providing patrons across North America an opportunity to experience captivating programming to which they otherwise would not likely have access.
"Through the partnership with Ellen M. Krass Productions and the New York Philharmonic, we're thrilled to bring a show of this caliber to Screenvision exhibitor partners and their patrons," said Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Operations and Exhibitor Relations for Screenvision. "Screenvision remains committed to bringing appealing alternative programming opportunities to theaters nationwide."
"We are gratified to be able to share our production of Company with audiences in movie theaters across North America thanks to this arrangement with Screenvision through Ellen M. Krass Productions," said Zarin Mehta, President and Executive Director of the New York Philharmonic. "We are always looking for ways to bring our music to the greatest number of people, such as through our iTunes Pass and our weekly internationally syndicated radio series, and this is one more innovative way to do so."
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, Company follows five couples and their bachelor friend, Robert (Harris), exploring the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. For additional information and ticketing, visit www.companyonscreen.com.