BROADWAY ON DEMAND PARTNERS WITH BROADWAY WINE CLUB FEATURING THE IRISH REPERTORY’S “PERFORMANCES ON SCREEN” SERIES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
BROADWAY ON DEMAND
BROADWAY WINE CLUB
THE HOME DELIVERY WINE SUBSCRIPTION FOR THEATER LOVERS
BENEFITTING THE ACTORS FUND
WITH THE ON-DEMAND RELEASE OF THE
IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE
“PERFORMANCES ON SCREEN” SERIES
New York, NY (March 17, 2021) – Broadway on Demand, the industry-leading streaming platform, is proud to announce a new partnership with Broadway Wine Club, the home delivery wine subscription for theater lovers.
This special partnership launches with the streaming of the Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O’Reilly, Producing Director) company’s 2020 Performances on Screen series, which includes Conor McPherson’s The Weir, Eugene O’Neill’s classic A Touch of the Poet, and the legendary Bill Irwin in On Beckett / In Screen and much more.
Broadway Wine Club promises to elevate the viewing experience of streamed performing arts events with perfectly paired wine bundles for Irish Repertory’s series and for those looking for an extra special at-home theater experience.
Viewers have the option to purchase both a ticket to the event and home delivery of two bottles of premier wine through December 31, 2021 at wine.broadwayondemand.com
Broadway Wine Club was founded in 2020 by Tony-nominated theater producers and entrepreneurs Arvind Ethan David and Nathan Marcus Brown in support of the beloved—and inextricably linked—performing arts and spirits industries, who share a common challenge facing worldwide closures of theaters and restaurants due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Broadway performers and theater lovers have had to explore creative new ways to connect with their community online during this global health crisis,” said David and Brown. “Broadway Wine Club strives to reconnect communities with messages of optimism, strength, and the will to thrive during uncertain times – while also rising to the moment to offer a safe socially-distanced option, for wine lovers to enjoy some of the best vintages from boutique wineries.”
“Now, with this new Broadway On Demand partnership, theater fans can not only taste and discuss great wine safely together, but they can do so while enjoying great live stage performances and Broadway events memorialized on film.”
The first program of its kind to blend a love of wine and theater, Broadway Wine Club offers members quarterly shipments of special exclusive vintages from prestigious, award-winning American wineries, each with a collectible bottle designed by a theater artist. Broadway Wine Club donates $10 of every membership to The Actors Fund, in support of the organization’s ongoing emergency relief efforts.
The nine 2020 Performances on Screen performances available to rent include Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney**; Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom, adapted from the novel Ulysses by James Joyce by Aedín Moloney and Colum McCann; Conor McPherson’s The Weir; Love, Noël: The Songs and Letters of Noël Coward, written and devised by Barry Day; Belfast Blues, written and performed by Geraldine Hughes; Give Me Your Hand with poems by Paul Durcan performed by Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy; Eugene O’Neill’s A Touch of the Poet; On Beckett / In Screen, an exploration of the works of Samuel Beckett conceived and performed by Bill Irwin; and Meet Me in St. Louis, adapted from the 1989 Broadway production and directed by Charlotte Moore. **Please note: Molly Sweeney is available to rent in North America only and is a limited release through September 7, 2021.
Rentals will be $25 and will be available for 48 hours from the time of check-out. Irish Rep Members are eligible for discount and complimentary rentals. Learn more at irishrep.org/membership. To rent an Irish Rep production, audiences must register and view on Broadway on Demand at livestream.broadwayondemand.com/irish-rep.
ABOUT BROADWAY WINE CLUB
“A unique wine-subscription service that sits at the intersection of food and theater.”
“One of the best gifts for people who miss Broadway…
this will surely be met with applause from the theater-lover in your life.”
– New York Magazine
“Broadway may be closed, but Broadway Wine Club is ready to serve solid, bold offerings with
flavors fruity and earthy all at once… Put on your favorite cast album and sip away!”
– The Wall Street Journal
Broadway Wine Club’s partner wineries have earned coveted spots on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 lists and are consistently awarded ratings over 90 points from Wine Enthusiast, Robert Parker, and other esteemed critics. Current featured vintages for the Broadway on Demand partnership include Seven Springs’ 2018 Evening Land Pinot Noir, and the Meadowcroft’s 2019 Los Carneros Chardonnay. (If ordering for a special occasion or holiday, please remember to allow two weeks for wine shipment delivery.)
In addition to quarterly shipments of acclaimed Pacific Coast wines, Broadway Wine Club also offers its members access to exclusive events – virtually, and in-person when health restrictions allow – featuring interactive wine tastings, conversations with beloved Broadway notables, and special intimate performances by theater’s brightest talents. The inaugural event in December was hosted by Broadway star and certified sommelier Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls, Rock of Ages), and featured tastings and conversation with Tony-nominated Tina star Daniel J. Watts and a performance from Tony-nominated Jagged Little Pill star Elizabeth Stanley.
Featured Broadway On Demand Bottle: 2018 Evening Land Pinot Noir
The Seven Springs Pinot Noir tells the story of one of the legendary Oregon vineyard sites. Planted in 1984, this bottling hearkens back to Oregon’s winegrowing infancy when savoriness, smokiness, and nuance brought curious Burgundy lovers to the region in droves.
Featured Broadway On Demand Bottle: 2019 Meadowcroft Chardonnay
The Los Carneros Chardonnay from Meadowcroft is a stunner. Complex aromas of pear and warm apple pie combine with hints of baking spice and are complemented by subtle toasty oak. Meadowcroft was rated as a Top 100 Winery in 2019 by Bonfort’s Wine & Spirits. BWC Press Materials – Biographies, Logo, Photos: https://bit.ly/3gDarVs
Membership Pricing for Broadway Wine Club starts at $175, and customers can choose shipments of 3, 6, or 12 bottles per quarter of exceptional wines from partner vineyards to offer a mix of styles for all palates. $10 of every membership will be donated to The Actors Fund. Cancellations can be made at no extra charge up to 30 days prior to each quarterly shipment. More information at www.broadwaywineclub.com.
The Broadway Wine Club founding team of veteran theater makers and winemakers includes: Broadway marketer Vic Cairl (Jagged Little Pill, A Christmas Carol), Broadway Producer Tamar Climan (Oklahoma!, Jagged Little Pill), ad agency SpotCo (Hadestown, Mean Girls, Beetlejuice), and publicity team Vivacity Media Group (Rock of Ages, On Your Feet!, Little Shop of Horrors). Wine industry experts on the founding team include Operations Director Scott Kay (Owner of LA restaurant Wood & Vine, Spin the Bottle Wine Studio and Watchtower Vineyard) and Senior Marketing Advisor Pete Harrison (formerly head of Marketing for Global Wine). The club’s current partner wineries include: Crocker & Starr (Napa Valley, CA), Meadowcroft Wines (Sonoma, CA), Evening Land Vineyards (Willamette Valley, OR), Arnot-Roberts (Healdsburg, CA), Mark Ryan Winery (Woodinville, WA), and Lawrelin Wine Cellars (Columbia Valley, WA).
Irish Repertory Theatre, co-founded by Producing Director Ciarán O’Reilly and Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, is now in its 32nd season after first opening its doors in September 1988 with Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars. Irish Rep is currently the only year-round theatre company in New York City devoted to bringing Irish and Irish American works to the stage. Recognized with the Jujamcyn Theatres Award, a special Drama Desk Award for “Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish Drama,” an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement, and the Lucille Lortel Award for “Outstanding Body of Work,” Irish Rep celebrates the very best in Irish theatre, from the masters to the new generation of Irish and Irish American writers who are transforming the stage. Nearly 50,000 audience members annually attend productions at Irish Rep’s theatre located in the heart of New York’s Off Broadway community. Once here, they witness Irish Rep’s engaging perspective on the Irish and their unique contributions to the world of drama. In May of 2020, Irish Repertory Theatre began presenting full-length digital productions filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, welcoming new audiences from around the globe.
Broadway On Demand is the industry-leading livestream platform housing performance & theatre education programming, and the preferred choice of top Broadway artists, producers, educators and professionals. Broadway On Demand has streamed 2,500 events & live productions – from Broadway shows to concert series, performance venues to individual artists, & original content – in 82 countries to over 300,000 viewers. Thanks to a unique licensing interface, ShowShare, approved middle school, high school, college, community & professional theatre productions utilize the platform to stream to their audiences. Broadway on Demand is available on the web, mobile, Apple and Android app store, AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV. For access to the complete and ever-expanding Broadway on Demand library, subscribe at BroadwayOnDemand.com.
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