Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' Getting Month-Long Run at Broadway's Historic Belasco Theatre
Theater junkies and cinephiles unite!
Netflix just announced that Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ will be getting a one-month run at the historic Belasco Theatre starting November 1 st. The Belasco, which opened in 1907, has featured innumerable storied stage plays including ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ ‘Oh! Calcutta!,’ ‘American Buffalo,’ and most recently ‘Network’ starring Bryan Cranston.
While tons of A-list movie actors regularly cycle through New York to star in theatrical plays (ACTING!) this is the first time we can recall a film getting the Broadway treatment.
“We’ve lost so many wonderful theaters in New York City in recent years, including single house theaters like the Ziegfeld and the Paris,” Scorsese said in a statement. “The opportunity to recreate that singular experience at the historic Belasco Theatre is incredibly exciting. Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber, and their team at Netflix have continued to find creative ways to make this picture a special event for audiences and I’m thankful for their innovation and commitment.”
“It’s an immense honor for The Irishman to be welcomed to the Belasco—an iconic and historic landmark fit for Scorsese's latest cinematic achievement,” said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix Film.
Screening of the movie will mimic a traditional Broadway schedule, featuring eight screenings a week. Mondays will be dark. Tickets are $15 on Telecharge.