Thanks to overwhelming demand and multiple sold-out locations, the Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of Falsettos will now play in more movie theatres, and for an extended period of time. The broadcast hit big screens across the country July 12.
“The interest we’ve received in Falsettos coming to movie theaters from Broadway fans across the country is astounding. The demand was so high that we’ve added even more locations and exhibition dates, especially focusing on states and markets that didn’t previously have any available theater locations,” said Darryl Schaffer, EVP, Operations & Exhibitor Relations at Screenvision Media, in a press statement. “This is such an incredible capture of a truly beautiful and timeless show. I’m so pleased that even more people will now have the opportunity to enjoy it on their hometown big screen.”
The revival—which was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical—was filmed January 3–4, ahead of its final performance on January 8.
“The overwhelmingly positive response to Falsettos from audiences nationwide is a testament to this poignant and powerful show, and the exceptionally talented cast, crew and artistic staff behind it,” added Andrew C. Wilk, executive producer of Live From Lincoln Center. “We are thrilled to add more screens and locations to enable more people to experience this very special cinema event.”
The limited cinematic engagement is presented by Live from Lincoln Center, Screenvision Media, and KAOS Connect.
William Finn and James Lapine’s Falsettos opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre October 27, 2016. The musical tells the story of Marvin, his lover Whizzer, Marvin’s wife Trina, and their extended family through the early days of the AIDS crisis.
The cast was headed by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten!, Peter and the Starcatcher) as Marvin, Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block (Wicked, Drood) as Trina, and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) as Whizzer, with Tracie Thoms (Rent) as Dr. Charlotte, Betsy Wolfe (The Last Five Years) as Cordelia, Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz (An American in Paris) as Mendel, and Anthony Rosenthal (A Christmas Story) as Jason.
Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) joined forces with Jujamcyn Theaters to bring the Tony Award-winning musical back to Broadway. Book writer and original director Lapine returned to helm to helm the revival.
The filmed version of Falsettos is also set to be broadcast on PBS in October.
Watch video highlights from the revival below: