"Cunard hosts world premiere of 20th Century Fox’s “The Greatest Showman” on board greatest ocean liner"
Luxury cruise line Cunard and 20th Century Fox partnered to host the world premiere of “The Greatest Showman” on the greatest ocean liner, Queen Mary 2, while the ship was docked in New York on Friday 8 December. This was the first time a Hollywood movie premiere took place on a passenger ship.
“The Greatest Showman” cast including Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Rebecca Ferguson walked the red carpet on board Cunard’s flagship just before the film was shown in the ship’s Illuminations theatre... The night was nothing less than spectacular, with Circus acts and fireworks delighting the crowd.
The film opened in cinemas on 26 December 2017, The Greatest Showman is an original musical which tells the story of visionary P.T. Barnum and how he created the Barnum & Bailey Circus. During his life, P.T. Barnum sailed multiple times on various Cunard ships to cross the Atlantic between New York and England, many scenes were shot in Brooklyn, Queen Mary 2’s U.S. homeport.
Simon Palethorpe, Senior Vice President Cunard said: “The world premiere event of ‘The Greatest Showman’ on board Queen Mary 2 epitomises the glamour and excitement that defines Cunard. We are thrilled to host the first major film premiere on a Cunard Queen’
The Greatest Showman’s” Emmy Award®-winning costume designer Ellen Mirojnick remained on board to sail on the Transatlantic Crossing to England immediately following the premiere, offering talks on her career and showcasing her designs from the movie while mingling with guests.
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