News





NCM Fathom to broadcast 'Play in a Day' backstage look

Jan 4, 2013

Giving audiences a candid look behind the scenes of the Broadway curtain, NCM Fathom Events, Overnight Musicals and The Broadway League will present “One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day,” a one-night event broadcast to movie theatres nationwide on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

The film follows such New York actors as Cheyenne Jackson (“30 Rock,” Broadway’s Xanadu), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”) and Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”), as well as teams of writers, composers and directors, as they are given 24 hours to write, cast, compose, rehearse and perform four short musicals. At the end of the 24 hours, the musicals make their opening, and closing, night at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre. The event will also present exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the stars of “One Night Stand” as they share intimate stories of life on Broadway.

Likened to “A Chorus Line meets ‘Project Runway’” (BroadwayWorld.com), “One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day” was directed by Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton. Four teams consisting of composers, writers, directors and actors use props to inspire the musicals: a zoot suit worn by Richard Kind (“Spin City,” “Mad About You”) on a children’s show in the 1970s inspires the “Islands” musical; a phobia pop-up book is the premise for “Multiphobia,” and an ’80s prom dress prop is used in “Dr. Williams” featuring Jackson, Ferguson and Roger Bart (“Desperate Housewives”). Dratch brings her comedic timing to the fourth musical, “Rachel Said Sorry.”

“The excitement is palpable as these talented writers, composers and actors work against the clock to bring their musicals from their imaginations to the stage in record time,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive VP of NCM Fathom Events. “Fans of live theatre will find this one-of-a-kind Fathom Event truly captivating.”

Tickets are available at participating theatre box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be broadcast to nearly 450 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.


NCM Fathom to broadcast 'Play in a Day' backstage look

Jan 4, 2013

Giving audiences a candid look behind the scenes of the Broadway curtain, NCM Fathom Events, Overnight Musicals and The Broadway League will present “One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day,” a one-night event broadcast to movie theatres nationwide on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

The film follows such New York actors as Cheyenne Jackson (“30 Rock,” Broadway’s Xanadu), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”) and Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”), as well as teams of writers, composers and directors, as they are given 24 hours to write, cast, compose, rehearse and perform four short musicals. At the end of the 24 hours, the musicals make their opening, and closing, night at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre. The event will also present exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the stars of “One Night Stand” as they share intimate stories of life on Broadway.

Likened to “A Chorus Line meets ‘Project Runway’” (BroadwayWorld.com), “One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day” was directed by Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton. Four teams consisting of composers, writers, directors and actors use props to inspire the musicals: a zoot suit worn by Richard Kind (“Spin City,” “Mad About You”) on a children’s show in the 1970s inspires the “Islands” musical; a phobia pop-up book is the premise for “Multiphobia,” and an ’80s prom dress prop is used in “Dr. Williams” featuring Jackson, Ferguson and Roger Bart (“Desperate Housewives”). Dratch brings her comedic timing to the fourth musical, “Rachel Said Sorry.”

“The excitement is palpable as these talented writers, composers and actors work against the clock to bring their musicals from their imaginations to the stage in record time,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive VP of NCM Fathom Events. “Fans of live theatre will find this one-of-a-kind Fathom Event truly captivating.”

Tickets are available at participating theatre box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be broadcast to nearly 450 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

More Cinemas

Classic Cinemas' York wins Historic Theatre Award

The League of Historic American Theatres honored the York Theatre in Elmhurst, Illinois, with its 2014 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award More »

Alamo Drafthouse to open first Los Angeles location

The Alamo Drafthouse will open its first Los Angeles theatre at The Bloc More »

Cineplex opens Canada's first movie theatre built exclusively for adults

Cineplex opens the doors to Cineplex VIP Cinemas Don Mills, the first Canadian movie theatre built exclusively for adults, on August 15 More »

EDC provides $11 million to Mexico's Cinepolis

Export Development Canada announced US$11 million in financing for Mexico’s Cinépolis Group More »

ADVERTISEMENT



REVIEWS

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Film Review: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Neither significantly better nor worse than its predecessor, the belated Sin City sequel is more of a repeat, rather than a continuation, of the original. More »

If I Stay
Film Review: If I Stay

Delivers as promised. More »

Player for the Film Journal International website.


ADVERTISEMENT



INDUSTRY GUIDES

» Blue Sheets
FJI's guide to upcoming movie releases, including films in production and development. Check back weekly for the latest additions.

» Distribution Guide
» Equipment Guide
» Exhibition Guide

ORDER A PRINT SUBSCRIPTION

Film Journal International

Subscribe to the monthly print edition of Film Journal International and get the full visual impact of this valuable resource for the cinema business.

» Click Here

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Learn how to promote your company at the Film Expo Group events: ShowEast, CineEurope, and CineAsia.

» Click Here