Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies Return to Cinemas
NCM Fathom Events and Omniverse Vision Present Phantom of the Opera The Complete Story this May
CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintoshs beloved The Phantom of the Opera makes its cinematic return on Monday, May 21, with a special encore presentation of Lloyd Webbers long-awaited continuation, Love Never Dies on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. local time giving audiences a chance to see the story from start to finish in this special presentation of The Phantom of the OperaThe Complete Story. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2011 with an exclusive in-theater event in October, The Phantom of the Opera pre-recorded event is a fully staged, lavish production, set in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of the Royal Albert Hall with more than 200 original and current cast members paying special tribute to the music of the night. Love Never Dies, a fully staged production pre-recorded at The Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, made its first U.S. appearance in select movie theaters in February.
Presented by NCM Fathom and Omniverse Vision, The Phantom of the OperaThe Complete Story will be broadcast to nearly 550 select movie theaters across the country through NCMs exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. Event tickets are available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall event was broadcast to hundreds of U.S. theaters many selling out in October 2011. Fans were treated to breathtaking performances of Masquerade, Angel of Music, All I Ask of You, The Phantom of the Opera, and more. This exclusive showing of Love Never Dies was also seen in hundreds of movie theaters featuring an in-depth interview with Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as behind-the-scenes footage following Lloyd Webber on set as he provides creative direction to the cast and crew of Love Never Dies.
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall stars Ramin Karimloo as The Phantom and Sierra Boggess as Christine. They are joined by Barry James as Monsieur Firmin, Gareth Snook as Monsieur André, Liz Robertson as Madame Giry and Wynne Evans as Piangi, together with a cast and orchestra of more than 200 including special guest appearances.
The Phantom of the Opera has been seen in 145 cities in 27 countries and played to more than 130 million people, winning more than 50 major theatre awards, including seven Tony and three Olivier Awards in the West End. The Phantom of the Opera first opened in 1986 at Her Majestys Theatre and is based on the French novel, Le Fantôme de l'Opéra.
Lloyd Webbers Love Never Dies features a 21-piece orchestra and a cast of 36 including actors Ben Lewis as 'The Phantom' and Anna OByrne as 'Christine.' The cinematic production, directed by Brett Sullivan, brings audiences into a world of passion, obsession and romance. The captivating love story of the Phantom and Christine continues in New Yorks playground, Coney Island where the Phantom begins a new life in New York amongst the freaks and side shows. In an effort to win back his love, the Phantom lures Christine and her family to this new sparkling unknown world.
For the first time ever, The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies fans will have the chance to experience Andrew Lloyd Webbers brilliant musicals as a complete story, said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. Except for attending these events in their local movie theaters, these fans may never get this rare opportunity again.
About National CineMedia (NCMI) (NCM)
NCM operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom present cinema advertising and events across the nations largest digital in-theater network, comprised of theaters owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) and other leading regional theater circuits. NCMs theater advertising network covers 177 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top 50) and includes over 18,600 screens (approximately 17,700 digital). During 2011, nearly 671 million patrons (on an annualized basis) attended movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive, cinema advertising agreements in place. The NCM Fathom Events live digital broadcast network (DBN) is comprised of over 700 locations in 167 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network offers 360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with cinema, encompassing 42 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and mobile applications. National CineMedia, Inc. owns a 48.7% interest in and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more information, visit www.ncm.com or www.FathomEvents.com.
About Omniverse Vision
Omniverse Vision is headquartered in London and produces and distributes unique, entertainment-related content for all media platforms with a particular focus on alternative cinema. Omniverse Vision is dedicated to bringing special events to screens around the world that are equipped with state of the art technology including digital platforms and 3D. Omniverse Vision enables the turnkey broadcast of shows as diverse as music concerts, sports and other special events. For more information, visit www.omniversevision.com, or www.cinerock.net.
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Source: National CineMediaCopyright Business Wire 2012