ADDITIONAL DATES ADDED TO THEATRICAL LIMITED ENGAGEMENT OF STAR-STUDDED REVIVAL OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S TONY AWARD-WINNING
New York, NY – (June 22, 2011)
Taped During Lincoln Center Engagement, Production Stars Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Patti LuPone, Christina Hendricks among Other Stage and Television Luminaries
Additional Showings June 23rd through 26th; Tickets, Showtimes and Theater Locations Available at www.companyonscreen.com
Screenvision, the leading innovator in cinema advertising, announced additional, extended dates for its limited presentation of the New York Philharmonic’s critically acclaimed, all-star revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical, Company. Due to the overwhelming response of the movie theater audience of the sold-out production, now more fans have the opportunity to see this once in a lifetime revival of classic musical theater.
Through an arrangement with Ellen M. Krass Productions and the New York Philharmonic, Screenvision will continue the special performance – recorded live in April at Lincoln Center’s famed Avery Fisher Hall in New York City – to hundreds of its North American digital cinema theaters through Sunday, June 26th. The limited engagement has proven to be a huge success.
Company is currently screening in over (50) markets that not only include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Boston but smaller cities as well to give as wide an audience as possible an affordable Broadway experience. Tickets, showtimes and locations are available at: www.companyonscreen.com Tickets are available at $18 each – a mere fraction of the cost of a Broadway production of this caliber.
Directed by Lonny Price, the highly-buzzed about revival of Company features an all-star cast of television and stage heavyweights. Headlining the production is (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. Josh Rhodes is the choreographer; Matt Cowart serves as producer and Ellen M. Krass is the executive producer.
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.
Company marks the latest addition to Screenvision’s alternative 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 provide patrons across North America an opportunity to experience captivating programming to which they otherwise would not likely have access.
Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services for its theatrical exhibitor partners. The Screenvision cinema advertising network is comprised of over 15,000 screens in 2,400+ theatre locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 10 of the top 15 exhibitor companies. For more information:http://www.screenvision.com.
ABOUT THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States and one of the oldest in the world, having given more than 15,000 concerts since its inception. Music Director Alan Gilbert began his tenure in September 2009, succeeding a distinguished line of 20th-century musical giants that goes back to Gustav Mahler and Arturo Toscanini. Renowned around the globe, the Philharmonic has appeared in 430 cities in 63 countries — including the February 2008 historic visit to Pyongyang, DPRK. The Orchestra has made nearly 2,000 recordings since 1917, with more than 500 currently available. Credit Suisse is the exclusive Global Sponsor of the New York Philharmonic. For more information: www.nyphil.org.
Jeffrey Klein, Ann Hinshaw