Fathom Events and Vertical Debut "Broadway Rising", Documentary Chronicles Broadway's Post-Pandemic Rebound Only In Theaters December 5

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DENVER, Nov. 10, 2022 -- Broadway is back, and movie theaters are helping spread the word. Fathom Events, the leader in event cinema and one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters, nationwide, and Vertical are partnering to bring audiences BROADWAY RISING, a feature documentary chronicling the complex road to reopening Broadway post-pandemic.

View Trailer HERE.

Fathom's special screening includes an introduction from the director, Amy Rice (HBO's By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, The Newsroom) and behind-the-scenes footage hosted by Tyler-Ferguson.

Tickets are on sale now through Fathom Events or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit www.fathomevents.com (participating theaters are subject to change).

During the 2018-2019 season, New York City's live-theater industry – popularly known simply as "Broadway" -- contributed nearly $15 billion to the city's economy and supported nearly 97,000 jobs according to Broadway League. BROADWAY RISING tells the story of the harrowing impact of the COVID-19 shutdown on the Broadway community and its subsequent journey back to the stage. The documentary highlights the lives of hundreds of players, on-stage and behind the scenes, as they breathe life back into the theatre industry. BROADWAY RISING shines the spotlight on everyone playing a "role" -- from costume makers to ushers, producers to performers, restaurant owners to florists -- as they all worked toward the triumphant and much-anticipated post-lockdown opening night on September 14, 2021.

Vertical's SVP of Acquisitions Tony Piantedosi stated, "Herculean challenges are not new to Broadway. But when full-time employees whose livelihoods depend upon Broadway found themselves suddenly and completely unemployed – it was a steep hill to climb back to opening night. This is their story, from early quiet moments of anxiety and self-reflection to the determination that 'the show must go on,' to the storied September 2021 opening night."

BROADWAY RISING is produced by Tony Award®-winners Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita under their A KID NAMED BECKETT Productions, Sam Bisbee of Park Pictures, Christopher Cowen of STATION 10, and Amy Rice, in association with World of Ha and XTR.

About Fathom Events

Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all of the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

About Vertical

Founded in 2012, Vertical has become a leading global independent distributor releasing films across all mediums. Vertical's unique combination of full-service marketing and highly effective sales services provides collaborative solutions for filmmakers, as the company leverages creative and platform relationships to maximize revenue streams from all content providers.

Current and upcoming Vertical releases include Michael Jacobs' Maybe I Do starring Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, William H. Macy, Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey; Oscar-nominated writer-director Damián Szifron's Misanthrope starring Shailene Woodley, Ben Mendelsohn, and Jovan Adepo; K. Asher Levin's Good Side of a Bad Man starring Emile Hirsch, Thomas Jane, Harvey Keitel, and Ashley Benson; Darren Le Gallo's Sam & Kate starring Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek; Hans Canosa's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry based on Gabrielle Zevin's New York Times bestselling novel; 2022 Sundance pic Emily the Criminal by director John Patton Ford starring Aubrey Plaza who is nominated for a 2022 Gotham Award for Outstanding Lead Performance; 2022 SXSW thriller Gone in the Night directed by Eli Horowitz and starring Winona Ryder and John Gallagher Jr.; Krystin Ver Linden's Alice which premiered at Sundance 2022 and stars Keke Palmer, Common, Gaius Charles and Jonny Lee Miller; John Michael McDonagh's The Forgiven starring Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, and Matt Smith which premiered at Tribeca 2022; and Rodrigo García's Four Good Days starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis and featuring Diane Warren's Academy Award® nominated original song "Somehow You Do."

Vertical's past successes include Reinaldo Marcus Green's Joe Bell starring Mark Wahlberg, Reid Miller and Connie Britton; Channing Godfrey Peoples' Miss Juneteenth, starring Nicole Beharie in her Best Actress Gotham Independent Film Award-winning performance and four Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best Female Lead and Best First Feature, and NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture; Eytan Rockaway's Lansky starring Harvey Keitel and Sam Worthington; the Toronto Film Festival Midnight Madness breakout Shadow in the Cloud, directed by Roseanne Liang and starring Chloe Grace Moretz; Robin's Wish, the revelatory account of iconic comedian Robin Williams' final days, directed by Tylor Norwood; Tate Taylor's Ava with John Malkovich, Geena Davis, Joan Chen, Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain; and John Pollono's directorial debut Small Engine Repair starring Jon Bernthal, Shea Whigham, Jordana Spiro and Ciara Bravo. Chris Kelly's Other People, with Molly Shannon in her Independent Spirit Award-winning performance is also among Vertical's slate; and Babak Anvari's BAFTA and British Independent Film Award-winning thriller Under the Shadow.

 

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