Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular: US Concerts Announced

The popular Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will be heading to the United States for the first time in October this year.

There will be two performances on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, just a day before the New York Comic Con kicks off at the city's Javits Center.

The US concerts will follow several highly successful tours in Australia and New Zealand in recent years as well as the first UK tour, which will visit six cities this May.

Both US shows will be hosted by Michelle Gomez, who was introduced to Doctor Who last year as Missy, the latest incarnation of the Doctor's arch-nemesis the Master.

Gomez, who will be making a return to the show in Series 9, comments:
“I was a big fan of Doctor Who before I joined the cast, and I love Murray Gold’s powerful and emotional soundtracks for the series. This live show has been a big hit with fans of the series in other countries, and I know that Doctor Who fans in North America have been waiting for their turn to see it. I’m so excited to be presenting the first-ever American performances, and to be doing this in the city that has become my home. I can’t wait ’til this fall to see how the amazing U.S. audience reacts to the show being staged in the Big Apple. I’m honored to be a part of it.”
The show will feature composer Murray Gold's music from the past ten years of Doctor Who, which will be performed by over 100 musicians and singers under the baton of conductor Ben Foster. The music will be set to a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the television series, whilst fans can expect to see some of the Doctor’s most fearsome adversaries live on stage including Daleks, Cybermen, Judoon, Whispermen, and more.

Tickets for the US concerts will be available from 10am on Friday 8th May 2015 via both the venue box office and the official website.

[Source: Doctor Who News]