NEW YORK, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Online theater streaming service BroadwayHD will live stream "Ernest Shackleton Loves Me," winner of the 2017 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, starring Wade McCollum("Wicked") and GrooveLily's electro-violinist Valerie Vigoda("Striking 12"). "Ernest Shackleton Loves Me" will be available to watch live on BroadwayHD.com on Wednesday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. EDT with a live pre-show feature to begin at 7:45 p.m. EDT. Seven high-definition cameras will capture this production at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre. The show will be available for an on-demand encore following the live stream. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the musical The Huffington Post calls, "a welcome rarity - whimsical and so original that spectators sit through it with jaws dropped."
"We're proud to share this multimedia production of "Ernest Shackleton Loves Me" after its award-winning runs in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston," said BroadwayHD co-founders, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley. "We are always looking for new ways to bring live theater to more people, and knowing that this production's multimedia set design includes digital projections of actual footage from Shackleton's expeditions, we could not pass on this unique opportunity to continue to extend the reach of this iconic leader's story."
"Sharing 'Ernest Shackleton Loves Me' with theatre fans nationwide through BroadwayHD feels like the perfect next step for this remarkable and surprising musical," said producer Matthew Kwatinetz. "In all of the cities in which it has played, 'Ernest Shacketon Loves Me' has struck a chord with audiences, inspiring the eternal optimist in all of us through the uplifting story of one strong woman who refuses to settle for less than she deserves. We're very excited to have Sir Ernest Shackleton burst through refrigerators across the country and into the hearts of musical theatre fans everywhere."
BroadwayHD subscribers can watch "Ernest Shackleton Loves Me" on BroadwayHD.com, Chromecast and BroadwayHD's Roku, Apple TV, iPad, iPhone and Android mobile apps. The performance will also be available for on-demand viewing on BroadwayHD.com, starting the day after the live event, and running through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 24.
For BroadwayHD, "Ernest Shackleton Loves Me" marks the streaming service's tenth live stream, following live stream productions of "She Loves Me," "Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical," "Long Day's Journey into Night," and most recently, "THE GABRIELS: Election Year in The Life of One Family." This summer, BroadwayHD will be adding multiple titles to its on-demand library including, "On the Exhale," "Daddy Long Legs" and "If I Forget."
If you'd like to purchase tickets to the performance on Wednesday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. EDT to be part of the audience for this special live stream event, visit ErnestShackletonLovesMe.com.
ABOUT ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME "Ernest Shackleton Loves Me" is a wildly inventive musical adventure that tells the story of a sleep-deprived single mom who struggles to balance her family and career as a video game music composer. Late one night, while posting a dating video, she receives an unexpected response from the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922), one of the most iconic leaders of the 20th century. Shipwrecked and stranded on an iceberg in the Antarctic, Shackleton reaches across space and time to share his heroic journey with her. Against all odds, they discover that their greatest inspiration lies within each other.
The strictly limited engagement of "Ernest Shackleton Loves Me" plays through Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Tony Kiser Theatre. It's directed by Obie Award® winner Lisa Peterson and written by Tony Award® winner Joe DiPietro ("Memphis"). With music composed by Brendan Milburn and lyrics by Valerie Vigoda, featuring production design by Alexander V. Nichols ("Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway"), costume design by Chelsea Cook, sound design by Tony Award® winner Rob Kaplowitz ("Fela!") and music direction & orchestrations by Ryan O'Connell.
ABOUT BROADWAYHD Since its launch in 2015, BroadwayHD aims to extend the reach of Broadway-caliber productions to theater fans all over the world. BroadwayHD is the only online streaming service of its kind, offering Broadway to all through an unprecedented theater experience. In addition to exclusive live streamed content, BroadwayHD offers subscribers unlimited on-demand access to a library of over 170 theater productions from the comfort and convenience of their own homes – or wherever streaming is possible. It's the Broadway you know and love, curated from the stage to your screen.