Back in cinemas for Valentine’s Day

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The Broadway production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is hitting cinemas once again, specially for Valentine’s Day. The classic romantic tragedy starring the acclaimed Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad was originally distributed to cinemas worldwide by More2Screen in April last year, but owing to popular demand, the play will be re-released for the most romantic day of the year as well as several other special dates.

In this dazzling BroadwayHD production, five-time Tony award nominee director David Leveaux offers a modern interpretation of the Shakespearian masterpiece with the aim to make the play more accessible to the younger generations. Leveaux brings a dynamic energy to the play with a contemporary American setting and the intriguing dimension of race.

Orlando Bloom has been an adored heartthrob on the big screen for over a decade, rising to fame through The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean series and since then has starred in Kingdom of Heaven, The Good Doctor and has reprised his role of Legolas in the Hobbit trilogy. Yet in Romeo and Juliet, the renowned Hollywood star makes his Broadway debut, bringing a unique swagger to the role that Time Out’s David Cote says makes Bloom’s Romeo, “the most engaging you’ll see in years”. Starring opposite Bloom is acclaimed Broadway actress Condola Rashad, making the famous star-crossed lovers from two differing ethnic backgrounds and, in turn, presents a dynamic that is more illustrative of the societal makeup of today.

Romeo and Juliet was filmed with nine cameras in high definition, putting the audience up close and personal with the titular lovers and turning the average cinema trip into a highly intimate and emotional experience. If you are looking for romantic ideas for February 14th, then what better way to spend a Valentine’s evening with your partner or spouse reliving the greatest love story of all time.

Prizes to be won

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you’re in the UK we have some fantastic Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet goodies to be won leading up to the release of the film in cinemas on 1 April. The prize bundle includes a Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet Limited Edition Poster, Romeo and Juliet ‘Quotes’ Bag, Romeo and Juliet ‘Quotes’ Mug and a ‘No Fear Shakespeare’ Romeo and Juliet Books. There are competitions running on the Film News, Pure Movies and Movie Muser websites – best of luck!

Exclusive preview with SugarScape!

Romeo_Orlando Bloom_2_305x305Wondering how Orlando Bloom makes his first entrance as Romeo in Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet? All we can say is it’s not on foot…but if you head over to the SugarScape website now they have an exclusive preview and you can see for yourself! The film is screening in cinemas from 1 April 2014 and the latest cinema information is HERE. If your country isn’t showing yet do keep checking back as we’ll be adding more venues very soon.

Glittering cinema premiere

R&J Premiere, Condola Rashad and Orlando BloomPopular Broadway melds with timeless Shakespeare in the exciting modern production of Romeo and Juliet, starring the talented actors Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad as the titular lovers. Released in North American cinemas to coincide with Valentine’s Day, the stunning production will be distributed to cinemas around the rest of the world by the leading London-based event cinema distributor More2Screen from 1 April 2014.

Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet premiered on 4 February at the Chelsea Cinemas, New York City, a glittering event attended by many of the cast, including Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad. A project conceived by new production company, Broadway HD, Romeo and Juliet takes the Broadway theatre experience to an eager audience across the world.

With its well-known cast and the edgy modern-day setting, the production will capture the imagination of a younger generation getting their first taste of Shakespeare and this timeless story of star-crossed lovers.

Stewart Lane, CEO of Broadway HD, commented in Variety: “It’s a different theater-going experience. The camera is right up there. You see the tears on Juliet’s face. You feel the emotion. It’s a new art form.”

Check out our list of cinemas and screenings to find a venue near you showing Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet. New locations will be added to the list regularly.

Watch Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad talking about Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet on premiere night over on the Broadway HD website here

Coming to cinemas worldwide

Romeo and JulietBritish actor Orlando Bloom’s acclaimed performance in the recent Broadway production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is being distributed to cinemas worldwide (ex US and Canada) from 1 April 2014 by London-based event cinema distributor, More2Screen. Filmed live at the Richard Rogers Theatre on Broadway in November 2013, it features Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings) as Romeo and two-time Tony Award® nominee Condola Rashad as Juliet.

Critics and New York audiences alike have welcomed the new energy and contemporary feel the production brings to the timeless story of the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers. Christine Costello, Managing Director, More2Screen comments: “Screening theatre productions at the cinema has become hugely popular and we’re thrilled to bring this modern take on one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays to our exhibition partners across the globe. With its star-studded cast and dynamic staging, this Broadway Romeo and Juliet will appeal both to the regular theatre-goer and to those coming new to Shakespeare, particularly teenagers and students.”

Stewart Lane, Producer and Co-Founder of Broadway HD says: “This was the first time Romeo and Juliet had been staged on Broadway for 36 years and it’s a stunningly modern production directed by five-time Tony® nominee David Leveaux. Broadway is an art that we believe everyone should experience and with our new company BroadwayHD we are committed to making that possible. We’re looking forward to working with More2Screen to bring our Broadway interpretation of the all-time greatest love story to local cinemas around the world.”

You can find out where Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet is screening by going to our Cinemas and tickets tab – if your location isn’t listed yet please do keep checking back as we’ll be adding new venues regularly.