Live broadcast of 'Phantom of the Opera' coming to movie theaters

Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo will star in the production. (Getty Images)

In what I hope is continuing trend for theater, “Phantom of the Opera” is getting the live broadcast treatment in movie theaters.

This one, presented by Fathom Events, is a special 25th anniversary production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom,” broadcast live from London at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 and then being repeated at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 6 and 11.

So far in Metro Detroit, it is scheduled to be carried at the AMC Livonia, the AMC Forum 30 in Sterling Heights, the Commerce Township 14 in Walled Lake, Canton Cinema and Quality 16 in Ann Arbor.

This production will feature the stars of the short-lived “Phantom” sequel “Love Never Dies,” Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom and Sierra Boggess as Christine. More than 200 original and current cast members will pay tribute. (No word in the release if that will include original stars Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman.

I wish every show on Broadway (and London) would do this since a trip to New York just isn’t in the cards for me.

Eric Henrickson is a Detroit News copy editor who has also been writing about comic books, video games and anime for The News for more than 10 years. His favorite bit of geek cred so far: appearing in an online "Star Trek" fan series.