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New Documentary Film “The Show Must Go On” Announces Virtual Premiere on Broadway on Demand

Press Contacts for The Show Must Go On:
Rick Miramontez / Marie Bshara / Kendall Edwards
rick@omdkc.com / marie@omdkc.com / kendall@omdkc.com
212 695 7400

Press Contact for Broadway on Demand:
Gerilyn Shur





New York, NY –– Theater director Sammi Cannold, Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker Dori Berinstein, WYSIWYG Studios, CEO Kwan-Woo Park and Elizabeth Armstrong, are proud to announce that their new documentary film, The Show Must Go On, will have its virtual premiere on Broadway on Demand, the industry-leading streaming platform beginning TONIGHT, Monday, August 9 at 6:30pm ET. At the same time, the film will be presented in front of a live audience at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre, home of The Phantom of the Opera, the longest running show in Broadway history, to benefit and celebrate the work of The Actors Fund.

The Show Must Go On will be available at BroadwayOnDemand.com beginning today, Monday, August 9 at 6:30pm ET and will be available 48 hours to benefit The Actors Fund.

To download the trailer for the film, please click HERE.

For tickets to the event, please visit: TheShowMustGoOnPremiere.com

The event will represent the first time the Majestic Theatre has welcomed back an audience since the shutdown on March 12, 2020.

In the wake of the global pandemic, The Show Must Go On chronicles the race against time to save live theater and focuses in on some of the theater makers determined to win it. In March of 2020 and for the first time in history, the performing arts were decimated worldwide when theater shut down indefinitely in every country except one: South Korea. From the frontlines in Seoul, this film follows a company of artists involved in two theatrical productions-–the World Tour of The Phantom of The Opera and the South Korean Tour of Catstwo of the productions that pushed ahead safely during the pandemic and helped show the way forward. And a continent away in the UK, the film simultaneously follows Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of Cats and The Phantom of the Opera among much else, as he uses the example set by his Korean colleagues to fight for theater’s future on the West End and beyond. The Show Must Go On chronicles the survival of the performing arts and the worldwide resuscitation of an artform with the fate of a global industry at stake. But more importantly, the film tells a human story – one of the resilience of storytellers and their determination to come together to heal, create, and inspire. The Show Must Go On, co-directed and produced by Berinstein and Cannold, is executive produced by WYSIWYG Studios, CEO Kwan-woo Park and Elizabeth Armstrong.

Details on the upcoming worldwide release of The Show Must Go On are forthcoming.

The South Korean Tour of Cats is produced by S&Co Korea by arrangement with The Really Useful Group and general managed by GWB Entertainment.
The World Tour of The Phantom of The Opera is produced by The Really Useful Group & Troika Entertainment, general managed by GWB Entertainment, and presented in South Korea by S&Co Korea.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, senior and affordable housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit actorsfund.org.

Sammi Cannold is a theater and film director who is one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, class of 2019. Theater credits include Evita (New York City Center), Endlings (New York Theatre Workshop, American Repertory Theater), Ragtime on Ellis Island, Violet on a moving bus (A.R.T.). Upcoming projects include several feature films, limited series, plays, musicals, and a televised special. Associate credits include the Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre… (dir. Rachel Chavkin). Sammi has served as a member of Cirque du Soleil’s Creative Cognoscenti, an artistic fellow at the American Repertory Theater, and a Sundance Institute Fellow. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com. @sammi.cannold

Dori Berinstein is an Emmy Award-winning documentarian (ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway, Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love, Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, and Gotta Dance), a four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer (Is This A Room & Dana H – opening fall ’21, The Prom, Company, Fool Moon, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, etc.), and an Olivier Award winner (Legally Blonde). Dori most recently joined Ryan Murphy as producer of the Golden Globe nominated Netflix feature film adaptation of her musical The Prom.  Dori is also Co-Founder/CEO of The Broadway Podcast Network. www.dramaticforces.com

BROADWAY ON DEMAND is the industry-leading streaming platform housing performance & theatre education programming, and the preferred choice of top Broadway artists, producers, educators, and professionals. Broadway On Demand has streamed over 2,500 events and live productions—from Broadway shows to concert series, performance venues to individual artists, and original content—in 114 countries to 300,000+ subscribers and was honored with an Emmy Award® Nomination in 2021. Thanks to a unique licensing interface, ShowShare, approved middle school, high school, college, community, and 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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