'Romeo and Juliet' with Bloom becomes a V-Day film


NEW YORK (AP) — This Valentine's Day, why not offer your loved one a timeless Broadway romance — without ever leaving your neighborhood?

Content provider Screenvision and the new company BroadwayHD have teamed up to broadcast the recent Orlando Bloom-led production of "Romeo and Juliet" to movie theaters across the country.

Before it closed in December, several high definition cameras recorded the show on Nov. 27 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre under the direction of Emmy Award-winning Don Roy King. That recording will be available in more than 2,000 movie theaters in all 50 states from Feb. 13-19.

The move is just the latest to seize on technological improvements and a willingness to let live shows be recorded, following in the digital footsteps of The Metropolitan Opera and London National Theatre's NT Live series.

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