Queen Mary 2 will host a Hollywood-style red carpet movie premiere for “The Greatest Showman”.
On Friday, December 8, luxury cruise line Cunard and 20th Century Fox will host the world premiere of “The Greatest Showman” aboard Queen Mary 2 while the ship is docked in New York. The red carpet event will be broadcast LIVE from the ship in real-time. Head over to Facebook where the red carpet event will livestream, for an opportunity to view the first major Hollywood film premiere on a passenger ship.
Where to watch
Cunard’s Facebook page will stream the event at 5:30pm ET. The actual red carpet which will be hosted by Andrea Feczko of “Vacation Creation” on ABC Television and Kevin Polowy of Yahoo Entertainment.
Listen in to the live interviews with the film’s all-star cast including Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. Also walking the red carpet will be “The Greatest Showman’s” director Michael Gracey, Oscar®- and Tony®-winning musical duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Emmy Award®-winning costume designer Ellen Mirojnick, and the film’s writers Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon.
“Cunard is a brand of ‘firsts,’ and this premiere is certainly no exception,” said Josh Leibowitz, Senior Vice President, Cunard North America. “We’re proud to roll out the red carpet on Queen May 2 and to invite 20th Century Fox and their esteemed guests on board our flagship, and we’re excited to be able to give Cunarders and fans worldwide a front row seat to all the action.”
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Cunard and cruise industry executives will join the celebration including: Arnold Donald, CEO & President of Carnival Corporation & plc, Josh Leibowitz, Senior Vice President of Cunard North America, Simon Palethorpe, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Cunard and Josh Weinstein, President of Carnival UK, and Captain Philpott, Master of Queen Mary 2.
Debuting in theatres on December 20, “The Greatest Showman” is an original musical which tells the story of visionary P.T. Barnum and how he created the Barnum & Bailey Circus. During his life, P.T. Barnum sailed multiple times on various Cunard ships to cross the Atlantic between New York and England. Scenes from the movie were shot in the original U.S. headquarters of Cunard, a magnificent Italian Renaissance-style landmark building located at 25 Broadway in lower Manhattan. In addition, many scenes were shot in Brooklyn, Queen Mary 2’s U.S. homeport.
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