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Tune in to 'The Greatest Showman' red carpet live broadcast from QM2

On Friday, Cunard and 20th Century Fox will host the world premiere of 'The Greatest Showman' aboard Queen Mary 2 while docked in New York at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

Cunard will broadcast the red carpet event via a Facebook livestream, giving viewers an opportunity to be part of this major Hollywood film premiere.

Viewers can tune in at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT to watch the watch the star-studded red carpet which will be hosted by Andrea Feczko of 'Vacation Creation' on ABC and Kevin Polowy of Yahoo Entertainment.

Live interviews are scheduled 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.

'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,' said Josh Leibowitz, SVP, Cunard North America.

Cunard and Carnival Corp. executives will join the event. Besides Leibowitz, they include Arnold Donald, president and CEO, Carnival Corp. & plc; Simon Palethorpe, SVP sales & marketing, Cunard; Josh Weinstein, president, Carnival UK, and Capt. Peter Philpott, master of Queen Mary 2.

Debuting in theaters on Dec. 20, 'The Greatest Showman' is an original musical about P.T. Barnum and how he created the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Barnum sailed multiple times on various Cunard ships, crossing the Atlantic between New York and England. Scenes from the movie were shot in Cunard's original US headquarters, 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 US homeport.

Yahoo, Yahoo Entertainment, AOL, Huffington Post and MovieFone will also be sharing the action live on their respective Facebook pages.

Posted 06 December 2017

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Anne Kalosh

US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

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