Saturday April 23, 2011

Entertainment

Coming Live To Galaxy April 28 

He fell in love with everything he shouldn't have; rock and roll and an electrifying black singer

Submitted by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

ineplex Entertainment, via our Front Row Centre Events is pleased to announce the limited engagement presentation of Memphis. Broadway’s reigning Best Musical Tony Award® winner Memphis, can be enjoyed at participating theatres in Canada on Thursday, April 28; Wednesday, May 4; and Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. (local time). Treat Mom to a special matinee performance of Memphis on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. (local time). Each showing will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the musical that won four 2010 Tony Awards® and continues to play to sold out houses on Broadway.

Memphis represents the first time the current Tony Award-winning Best Musical will be presented in movie theatres while concurrently running on Broadway. Memphis was captured live in performance at Broadway’s renowned Shubert Theatre in New York City with the original Broadway cast by Broadway Worldwide. Their production team is led by founder and executive producer Bruce Brandwen, Emmy Award®-winning director Don Roy King (Saturday Night Live, CBS’ The Early Show, Survivor) and Grammy® and Emmy Award-winning sound producer Matt Kaplowitz (Ghandi, PBS’ To Bear Witness.

"For years, our guests have asked us to bring Broadway performances to our big screens. Today we are so pleased to announce that Memphis, one of the most exciting productions to ever play on Broadway, will now be featured on our screens across Canada in High-Definition with digital surround sound," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment.

Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 1950’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball) fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer (Montego Glover). Memphis is an original story about the Cultural Revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. Bursting off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love, this incredible journey is filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.

Memphis features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony®-winning original score with music and lyrics composed by David Bryan, Grammy Award® winning keyboard player and founding member of Bon Jovi. Directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) with choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), the all-star cast features Tony® nominee Chad Kimball, Tony nominee Montego Glover, Derrick Baskin, J. Bernard Calloway, James Monroe Iglehart, Tony nominee Michael McGrath and Cass Morgan.

"We are absolutely thrilled to share the story of Memphis and its Broadway experience with audiences nationwide," said Memphis producer Sue Frost. "It’s an extraordinary opportunity for all of us involved with the production, and we can’t wait for Broadway lovers across Canada to see it on the big screen!"

Advance tickets are now available at participating theatre box offices, through the Cineplex Mobile Apps and online at www.cineplex.com/events  or our mobile site m.cineplex.com. Not all theatres will offer all four performances. A special rate is available for larger groups of 20 or more. Please contact Cineplex corporate sales at 1-800-313-4461 or via email here. 

Galaxy Cineplex Theatres in Chilliwack are located at 8249 Eagle Landing Parkway 604-793-0516

About Cineplex Entertainment

Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada and owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,352 screens serving approximately 70 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the exclusive provider of UltraAVX™ and the largest exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country. Proudly Canadian and with a workforce of approximately 10,000 employees, the company operates the following top tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, Colossus, Coliseum, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. Cineplex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "CGX". For more information, visit www.cineplex.com.

 

About Broadway Worldwide

Broadway Worldwide was established in 1995 as first-to-market in the high definition, surround sound production and worldwide distribution of Broadway musicals captured live-in-performance for digital cinema, DVD and television. To date, Broadway Worldwide has captured and distributed SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, Broadway’s longest running musical revue, Stephen Sondheim’s PUTTING IT TOGETHER starring Carol Burnett and JEKYLL & HYDE starring David Hasselhoff.

 

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