With something for every age, interest and mood, Fathom Events has a line-up of performing arts offerings that are sure to satisfy moviegoers in the coming months. January kicks off with Gene Kelly dancing and singing his way through Europe in An American in Paris, followed by a new version of the iconic Giselle from choreographer Alexi Ratmansky. In February, see James Robinson’s stylish production of favorite opera The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and James McAvoy in an inventive new version of the timeless play Cyrano de Bergerac.
- An American in Paris: Sunday, January 19, at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. (all local times)
- An American in Paris tells the story of American World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan (Kelly) who relocates to Paris to pursue his love of painting when he falls for the enchanting and culturally enlightened Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron), the girlfriend of French singer Henri Baurel (Georges Guétary). Enthusiastically supporting Jerry’s artistic endeavors is lonely aristocrat Milo Roberts, played brilliantly by Nina Foch. The film unites Lise and Jerry in the 17-minute masterpiece ballet finale praised by Variety, Entertainment Weekly, and Roger Ebert as one of the most influential and memorable in the genre.
- EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: brand-new insights from TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz
- Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle: Sunday, January 26, at 12:55 p.m. ET & PT, 11:55 a.m. CT, 10:55 a.m. MT
- In this new production from the Bolshoi, leading choreographer Alexei Ratmansky gives an unprecedented perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of the classical repertoire, offering audiences an opportunity to discover again this iconic romantic ballet.
- The Met Live in HD: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess: Saturday, February 1, at 12:55 p.m. ET; Wednesday, February 5, at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. local time; and Saturday, February 8, at 12:55 p.m. local time
- The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.
- EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and crew
- NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac: Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. local time
- Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Captured live from the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End, the production stars James McAvoy and is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal).