BroadwayHD has partnered with Fathom Events for a one-night-only screening of the recent West End production of 42nd Street. The musical, which was captured live in London, will be screened in cinemas May 1.
The event follows BroadwayHD's earlier collaborations with Fathom to bring the Broadway productions of She Loves Me and Holiday Inn—both now available on the streaming service—to the big screen. Similarly, 42nd Street will be available for watching on BroadwayHD later this year.
The London production of 42nd Street opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane April 4, 2017, featuring the largest cast in the West End. Mark Bramble, who co-wrote the book for the original 1981 Broadway production, directed, and Randy Skinner choreographed.
Performances of 42nd Street wrapped up in London January 5. Ross MacGibbon, in collaboration with Bramble, directed the filmed version for BroadwayHD.
“42nd Street was a groundbreaking production that made Broadway accessible and appealing to the masses, making it especially fitting for capture by BroadwayHD, where our mission is to make live theatre accessible and affordable to fans across the globe,” says BroadwayHD co-founder Stewart F. Lane. “With close detail paid to every element of this iconic show in filming and editing, viewers will feel that they are sitting in the hottest seat in the house.”
BroadwayHD, whose on-demand line-up includes over 200 theatre productions and exclusive live stream content, was founded in 2015 by producers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley. For more information, visit BroadwayHD.com.