Special screening of acclaimed West End revival of 42nd Street @ AMC on 42nd Street
April 17, 2019: BroadwayHD, the premier streaming platform for live theater, hosted a special screening of visionary director Mark Bramble’s acclaimed West End revival of 42nd Street, the Tony Award winning musical of 1981, which closed in London this past January. BroadwayHD founders, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comely, kicked off the special screening with an introduction of how the film came to be after they flew to London to see acclaimed musical and meeting with Bramble. The dazzling film by BroadwayHD captures the intensity and passion of the original West End production and is the next best thing to a seat in the theater. It will debut in movie theaters as a Fathom event on May 1 for a limited theatrical release before becoming an exclusive on the BroadwayHD lineup.
BroadwayHD filmed the production specifically for the streaming service with the late, great theater producing and directing visionary Mark Bramble collaborating closely with Ross MacGibbon, who directed the filmed version. Bramble co-write the book for the original 1981 Broadway production that has been widely credited with helping revitalize the Great White Way in the early 80s. The BroadwayHD production of 42nd Street, which he directed and helped edit for screen, marks one of Bramble’s last theater projects before passing away earlier this year.
Stewart and Bonnie are not only the founders of BroadwayHD, but also Tony Award-winning producers and acclaimed filmmakers-in-their own right. Capturing this production of 42nd Street was much more than a special experience for them, because the film also showcases their mission to present the stage on screen in brand new way.
Photography: Barry Gordin