Fathom Events Brings Renowned ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ From Comédie-Française Stage in Paris to U.S. Cinemas for One Night on January 23
Featuring Interviews With the Stage Director, Cast and Crew, Audiences Can Experience This Celebrated Production From the Comfort of Their Local Cinema
DENVER – November 5, 2018 – For the first time ever, the French play “Cyrano de Bergerac” from the Comédie-Française, comes to movie theaters across the U.S. for a special one-night event. The Comédie-Française is the most prestigious Parisian stage and American audiences will get to experience the most emblematic piece of the French repertoire and enjoy this romantic comedy in a larger-than-life-setting on the big screen.
During the event, intermissions will feature exclusive interviews with Denis Podalydès, actors Michel Vuillermoz and Françoise Gillard (Cyrano and Roxane), scenographer and general director of the Comédie-Française Éric Ruf and prop master Balthazar.
Tickets for “Cyrano de Bergerac” can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.
Fathom Events and Pathé Live present “Cyrano de Bergerac” in more than 300 select movie theaters on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. local time, through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
In “Cyrano de Bergerac,” Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help the handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves. However, Cyrano may be too ugly to be loved.
Staged by famous actor and director Denis Podalydès with costumes designed by world-renowned Christian Lacroix, “Cyrano de Bergerac” has been the biggest hit of the Comédie-Française and the most attended play in Paris for the entirety of its 10-year run. This award-wining production (6 Molière theatre prizes) is no longer staged in Paris, making this cinema event the only opportunity for theatre-lovers to see it.
“It is an exciting opportunity to partner with Pathé Live and bring this beloved production from its home in Paris to local movie theaters across the U.S.,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “Audiences will get to experience this play in a unique way that allows everyone to have a front row seat and view this content in a way that preserves and highlights the creators’ vision.”
“We are very excited to team up with Fathom Events to share this jewel of our repertoire. This is the first time a French play will get such an exposure in the U.S., as much as some of the biggest French feature film releases,” Pathé Live CEO Thierry Fontaine said. “We could not be more proud to contribute to bringing more diversity to American audiences for a memorable theatrical experience.”
“We are very proud to meet American audiences in the whole country with this production of our great Repertoire,” said Éric Ruf, General Director of the Comédie-Française.
For artwork/photos related to “Cyrano de Bergerac,” visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 941 locations and 1,496 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
Also commonly known as the Maison de Molière (House of Molière), Comédie-Française was founded in 1680 and has since then been perpetuating the work and heritage of Molière, playwright, actor, and troupe leader. With a repertoire of more than 3,000 plays, “Le Français” presents a mixture of classic, modern, and contemporary works by French and foreign playwrights. It presents about 800 performances per year and attracts an audience of more than 350,000 people annually. The Comédie-Française has toured extensively in Europe, USA, South Korea, Japan, Australia, South America, and most recently visited London, New York, and Moscow. Its very first international trip was to London in 1867. For more than three centuries, the Comédie-Française has constantly surprised and stood out as an exceptional, thriving, and creative “theater factory.”
About Pathé Live
Pathé Live, a fully owned subsidiary of the Pathé Gaumont group, is a market leader in the global distribution of event cinema. Our Events in cinemas are distributed live in HD with 5.1 Dolby sound via satellite broadcast or recorded in 2K, 3D or 4K. Pathé Live has released since its inception over 200 Events in movie theatres. It is notably the exclusive distribution partner of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series in cinemas across France, Switzerland, Morocco and Lebanon. Pathé Live also is the exclusive producer and the worldwide distributor of the Bolshoi Ballet’s and la Comédie-Française’s cinema seasons to over 1,700 cinemas in more than 60 countries.
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