SCREENVISION MEDIA ANNOUNCES TICKET SALES FOR AWARD-WINNING U.K. HIT MUSICAL EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Five-Star Hit Musical Direct from London’s West End Arrives in Theatres Throughout the U.S.
NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2018– Screenvision Media, a national leader in Cinema advertising, in collaboration with More2Screen, a leading distributor of event cinema in the U.K., and Nimax Theatres, today announced ticket availability for the award-winning five-star hit musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Theatre screenings for the musical will take place on November 7, 11 and 14 in hundreds of theatres nationwide. Excited fans can purchase advance tickets at www.jamieincinemas.com.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Screenvision Media to bring this incredible musical to movie theatres across the U.S. Staged at the Apollo Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, the show regularly sells out and receives nightly standing ovations from delighted audiences, including many American tourists who have fallen in love with this inspiring story of acceptance and belonging,” said Christine Costello, CEO of Event Cinema distributor More2Screen. “The arrival of this show is highly anticipated stateside and we can’t wait to see the enthusiastic reactions from both fans and critics alike.”
Inspired by a true story, winner of three WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for five Olivier Awards, this funny, fabulous musical sensation has thrilled audiences and critics alike since opening in 2017. Fresh and contemporary with an extraordinary mother and son relationship at its center, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie celebrates acceptance, belonging, the power of unconditional love of a mother for her child and how good life is when everybody is the best they can be.
Jamie New is a 16-year-old from Sheffield, England who doesn’t quite fit in. Supported by his brilliant, loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.
“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a feel-good, coming of age musical that champions diversity,” said Darryl Schaffer, executive vice president of operations and exhibitor relations, Screenvision Media. “We are honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to bring it to audiences across the U.S.”
For more information on Everybody’s Talking About Jamieor to purchase tickets, visit www.jamieincinemas.com.
ABOUT SCREENVISION MEDIA
Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision Media 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 to top-tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest-quality movie-going experiences. The Screenvision Media cinema advertising network comprises over 15,000 screens in 2,300+ theatre locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 7 of the top 10 exhibitor companies. For more information: https://screenvisionmedia.com/.
More2Screenis a leading distributor of Event Cinema with an unparalleled reputation among its blue-chip partners for professionalism, responsiveness and the delivery of great cinema events to audiences around the world for a maximum commercial return. Founded in 2006 by CEO Christine Costello, it has been a global pioneer in the harnessing of digital technology to bring the very best in live music, performance arts and cultural entertainment to local cinema audiences. In collaboration with its stellar list of long-standing content partners, More2Screen has acted as consultants, producers and worldwide distributors in bringing more than 150 individual ‘special event’ productions to its network of more than 7,000 cinemas in 65-plus international territories. Its extensive catalogue of world-class productions from across the cultural spectrum is second to none and includes many sector ‘firsts’. The More2Screen team is proud to have been named Global Box Office Award winners in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018 (Event Cinema Association), a Screen International Awards finalist in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and winners of the inaugural Best European Distributor award in 2015.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamieis produced in the West End by Nica Burns, Ian Osborne, Paula Marie Black, Teresa and Craig Beech. The musical has drawn inspiration from the story of Jamie Campbell and his mother, Margaret. It is a dramatised portrayal of a period in Jamie’s life, but is not a faithful account. Certain events and characters have been fictionalised.
Music by Dan Gillespie Sells
Book and Lyrics by Tom MacRae
From an idea by Jonathan Butterell
Directed by Jonathan Butterell
Design by Anne Fleischle
Choreography by Kate Prince
Lighting design by Lucy Carter
Sound Design by Paul Groothuis
Video Design by Luke Halls
Musical direction by Theo Jamieson
Casting by Will Burton
Jamie New John McCrea
Margaret New Josie Walker
Miss Hedge Tamsin Carroll
Pritti Pasha Lucy Shorthouse
Hugo Battersby Phil Nichol