Netflix has announced that Martin Scorsese’s lengthy gangster epic “The Irishman” will be playing an unusual setting – Broadway.
The streaming service reports that the Belasco Theatre, the famed New York venue that has housed Tony Award-winning productions including “Network” with Bryan Cranston, will screen the film from November 1st-December 1st. This marks the first time the Broadway theater has welcomed a film.
Scorsese said in a statement: “We’ve lost so many wonderful theaters in New York City in recent years, including single house theaters like the Ziegfeld and the Paris. The opportunity to recreate that singular experience at the historic Belasco Theatre is incredibly exciting.”
Tickets for “The Irishman” at the Belasco Theatre will be $15 plus processing fees and the schedule of screenings will mirror the traditional Broadway model – eight performances a week with Tuesday through Sunday evenings and matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
“The Irishman” will be available worldwide via Netflix from November 27th.