Nestling among the numerous news stories associated with the current London Film Festival is the fact that Nov. 13-14, there will be screenings of Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together at the Odeon in Leicester Square.
A digital recording of the Sondheim show, made in New York, will give London audiences a taste of New York theatre and, hopefully, encourage them to cross the Atlantic and sample some more, live, on Broadway.
If the idea catches on then London cinemas could prove an ideal marketing tool for Broadway shows - and vice versa. Putting It Together appears to be an appropriate show to kick off with, given Sondheim's popularity on both sides of the Atlantic, and that the New York production is produced by Britain's best-known impresario, Sir Cameron Mackintosh.
For further details re times and ticket prices contact the Odeon box office on 0870 50 50 007.
by Paul Webb Theatrenow