|"THE SHOW MUST GO ON" FILM PREMIERE TO BE HELD AT BROADWAY'S MAJESTIC THEATRE, HOME OF "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA," AUGUST 9|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 10:26 pm EDT 07/23/21|
|NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM
“THE SHOW MUST GO ON”
WILL PREMIERE IN ONE-NIGHT-ONLY FUNDRAISER
FOR THE ACTORS FUND
AT BROADWAY’S MAJESTIC THEATRE
IN FRONT OF A LIVE AUDIENCE
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
New York, NY –– Theater director Sammi Cannold (Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment), Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker Dori Berinstein (ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway), WYSIWYG Studios, CEO Kwan-Woo Park and Elizabeth Armstrong have announced the premiere of their new documentary film, The Show Must Go On, on Monday, August 9, 2021 at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre, home of The Phantom of the Opera, to benefit and celebrate the work of The Actors Fund.
The event, with a live audience, will also include appearances and performances to be announced. Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, July 23rd at 10:00 AM ET and all sales will benefit The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, in their mission to aid entertainment professionals in need.
The event will represent the first time the Majestic Theatre has welcomed back an audience since the shutdown on March 12, 2020.
For tickets, please visit: https://www.telecharge.com/Broadway/The-Show-Must-Go-On-Film-Premier/Ticket .
In the wake of the global pandemic, The Show Must Go On chronicles the race against time to save live theater and focuses in on an army of theater makers determined to win it. In March of 2020 and for the first time in history, the performing arts were decimated worldwide when theater shut down indefinitely in every country except one: South Korea. From the frontlines in Seoul, this film follows a company of artists involved in two theatrical productions-–the World Tour of The Phantom of The Opera and the South Korean Tour of Cats—two of the productions that pushed ahead safely during the pandemic and helped show the way forward. And a continent away in the UK, the film simultaneously follows Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of Cats and The Phantom of the Opera among much else, as he uses the example set by his Korean colleagues to fight for theater’s future on the West End and beyond. The Show Must Go On chronicles the survival of the performing arts and the worldwide resuscitation of an artform with the fate of a global industry at stake. But more importantly, the film tells a human story – one of the resilience of storytellers and their determination to come together to heal, create, and inspire. The Show Must Go On, co-directed and produced by Berinstein and Cannold, is executive produced by WYSIWYG Studios, CEO Kwan-woo Park and Elizabeth Armstrong.
Details on the upcoming worldwide release of The Show Must Go On are forthcoming.
The South Korean Tour of Cats is produced by S&Co Korea by arrangement with The Really Useful Group and general managed by GWB Entertainment.
The World Tour of The Phantom of The Opera is produced by The Really Useful Group & Troika Entertainment, general managed by GWB Entertainment, and presented in South Korea by S&Co Korea.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, senior and affordable housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit actorsfund.org.
Sammi Cannold is a theater and film director who is one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, class of 2019. Theater credits include Evita (New York City Center), Endlings (New York Theatre Workshop, American Repertory Theater), Ragtime on Ellis Island, Violet on a moving bus (A.R.T.). Upcoming projects include several feature films, limited series, plays, musicals, and a televised special. Associate credits include the Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre... (dir. Rachel Chavkin). Sammi has served as a member of Cirque du Soleil's Creative Cognoscenti, an artistic fellow at the American Repertory Theater, and a Sundance Institute Fellow. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com. @sammi.cannold
Dori Berinstein is an Emmy Award-winning documentarian (ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway, Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love, Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, and Gotta Dance), a four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer (Is This A Room & Dana H - opening fall ’21, The Prom, Company, Fool Moon, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, etc.), and an Olivier Award winner (Legally Blonde). Dori most recently joined Ryan Murphy as producer of the Golden Globe nominated Netflix feature film adaptation of her musical The Prom. Dori is also Co-Founder/CEO of The Broadway Podcast Network. www.dramaticforces.com
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