San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT, Starring Harriet Harris & Bill Irwin, Coming to the Big Screen

By: Apr. 08, 2015
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Rising Alternative today announced that San Francisco Opera's critically acclaimed production of SHOW BOAT will be screened in movie theatres across the country this summer. San Francisco Opera's production of the Broadway classic, which features music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, opened in June of 2014, and is directed by theater and opera director Francesca Zambello.

SHOW BOATwill be released in theaters by Rising Alternative, a leading international distributor of content for exhibition in digital format in cinemas, cultural centers and other public venues since 2006. Rising Alternative provides cinemas with programs from the world's most prestigious performing arts institutions. During the past two years, Rising Alternative have released 22 new titles per year, live via satellite as well as on DCP and other digital cinema formats, and their exhibition partner network includes more than 2700 screens in 44 countries.

SHOW BOAT will open in major cities across the United States beginning with Los Angeles on May 25, and in New York City on June 12. Other cities include Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, Atlanta, St. Louis, Philadelphia, San Jose, and Honolulu, with more locations and dates soon to be announced.

SHOW BOAT stars Bill Irwin, Heidi Stober, Michael Todd Simpson, Patricia Racette, Angela Renée Simpson, Harriet Harris, Morris Robinson, Kirsten Wyatt, and John Bolton, with Sharon McNight, James Asher, Kevin Blackton, Patrick Cummings, Matthew Piatt, Carmen Steele, Tracy Camp, Kathleen Bayler, Sally Mouzon, Mary Finch, Samantha McElhaney, Erin Neff, Simone Paulwell, Rachelle Perry, Christopher Jackson, Anthony McGlaun, and Phillip Pickens.

SHOW BOAT features set design by Peter Davison, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Mark McCullough, sound design by Tod Nixon, choreography by Michele Lynch, fight direction by Dave Maier, and chorus direction by Ian Robertson. John DeMain conducts the San Francisco Orchestra.

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