New York- and London-based Supervision Media has struck an exclusive multi-year licensing deal with New York-based Broadway Worldwide to bring four Broadway musicals to cinemas around the world.
The deal includes Memphis, the 2010 Tony winner for Best Musical; Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical starring David Hasselhoff; Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together starring Carol Burnett; and Broadway’s longest running musical revue Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Lieber and Stoller.
Memphis will hit cinema screens in the UK and Ireland on Nov 24 followed by launches in South Africa, Hong Kong and other territories by the end of 2011. It will then show in Latin America, Australia and New Zealand in March 2012.
Smokey Joe’s Cafe will launch in Europe on Jan 26; Jekyll & Hyde on Feb 25; and Putting It Together on March 22.
It was announced this summer that all four musicals will be available in High Definition in the series Direct From Broadway; Supervision will now bring those into cinemas.
Supervision has also recently worked in bringing Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance 3D into cinemas.