Broadway in 3-D

How would you like to see a Broadway show in 3-D?  (I know, “Isn’t ALL live theatre essentially in 3-D?“)  SHUT UP AND READ! 🙂

A company called Fugobi is pitching the idea of filming Broadway productions to be shown on movie screens in a 3-D format.  Producers Dale Smith and Tim Hickson shared their ideas for a “21st century model for theatrical distribution”  with an audience of Broadway producers, tour presenters and industry professionals at the Broadway League’s annual Spring Road Conference.

The project, called “fugobi broadway 3d,” is a response to “an increasing demand for interactive, integrated and inclusive entertainment options.” Smith and Hickson’s “fugobi broadway 3d” will combine “the unique thrill of live performance with the captivating experience of 3D film, bringing the Broadway experience to digital cinemas across the United States and around the world.” It will give “Broadway fans a new way to enjoy and interact with their favorite shows and to expand Broadway’s reach by giving new audiences the chance to see the best that Broadway has to offer without having to travel further than their local cinemas.”  –Kenneth Jones, Playbill on-line.

 I think it is a FANTASTIC idea!  There is still nothing to equal the thrill of seeing a show live, but this sounds like it will come close.  It would be a wonderful opportunity for both new and seasoned Broadway fans to see some of the Award winning performances up close that they may have missed because they live hundreds or thousands of miles away from New York city.  

In these economic times, I may not be able to afford a trip to NYC and a $100 theatre ticket, but I CAN afford $15 and a trip to the movie theater! 

Read the full article by Kenneth Jones at Playbill.com .

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