To mark its 25th Anniversary year, “The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall” will be screened live in around 250 cinemas nationwide across the UK at 7pm on October 2nd. The event will be released on November 14th on DVD.
The event will also be screened live on over 500 screens in North America on October 2nd with additional broadcasts in cinemas on October 5th and 6th, with a special encore on October 11th. Canada will broadcast on Oct 3 with additional screening on Oct 22nd. Australia has a special premiere screening at the State Theatre in Sydney on October 8th, followed by screenings from October 13th – 23rd.
Other International markets including Europe and Japan will hold event cinema screenings during October, with DVD and Blu-ray™ releases following in early 2012.
“The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall” will star Ramin Karimloo as ‘The Phantom' and Sierra Boggess as ‘Christine' – both from London's recent “Love Never Dies”. They will be 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 over 200 and some special guest appearances.
“The Phantom of the Opera” became the longest running show in Broadway history on 9 January 2006 when it celebrated its 7,486th performance, surpassing the previous record holder “Cats”. In October 2010 the London production celebrated its 10,000th performance.
Worldwide, “The Phantom of the Opera” has grossed over $5.6 billion. The box office revenues are higher than any film or stage play in history, including “Avatar”, “Titanic”, “ET” and “Star Wars”. It has been seen in 145 cities in 27 countries and played to over 130 million people. “The Phantom of the Opera” is currently showing in London, New York, Budapest, Las Vegas, and Kyoto.
For more information, visit the official Phantom website.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.