May 27, 2010 / Posted by TRW
Theatrical Rights Worldwide is proud to announce our latest Family Theatre acquisition: NO DOGS ALLOWED! This super cool new musical is based on the hugely popular children’s book by Sonia Manzano, perhaps better known as Maria from “Sesame Street”! Manzano adapted her own book and legendary composer Stephen Lawrence wrote the music, with renowned lyricist Billy Aronson completing the team. The show is Manzano’s semi-autobiographical tale of a young girl growing up in The Bronx and what happens on the day the family takes a trip to a state park. It’s a beautifully crafted, eloquently told story that speaks to families everywhere.
Sonia Manzano’s career began when she was accepted into the High School of Performing Arts. She won
a scholarship to Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh and soon starred in the original production of the off-Broadway show “Godspell.” Sonia then joined the cast of “Sesame Street” where she eventually began writing scripts, for which she’s won 15 Emmy Awards. Sonia has received awards from the Association of Hispanic Arts, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families and Hispanic Heritage Award for Education. She also received an honorary doctorate in fine arts from Notre Dame University and has been inducted into the Bronx Hall of Fame. Learn more about this amazing actor, writer and advocate at www.soniamanzano.com.
NO DOGS ALLOWED features a tuneful, upbeat score by Stephen Lawrence. Stephen has composed over 250 songs and scores for “Sesame Street” resulting in three Emmy awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition.” He composed “Free to Be…You and Me” and several other songs for the landmark children’s album and Emmy Award-winning television special of the same name. He composed the top ten single, “You Take My Breath Away,” and was awarded three Gold Records. Film credits include “Bang the Drum Slowly” with Robert DeNiro, “One Summer Love” starring Susan Sarandon and Beau Bridges and “Red Riding Hood” with Isabella Rossellini and Craig T. Nelson. Check out his website at www.StephenLawrenceMusic.com.
The lyrics for NO DOGS ALLOWED come from the fertile mind of Billy Aronson. Billy’s plays have been
produced at Playwrights Horizons, the Woolly Mammoth Theatre, amongst others. He’s been published in “Best American Short Plays 1992-93 & 1999-2000″ and “Best Stage Scenes 2003″. He was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant. Plays published include “Light Years”, “Light Years Part One: Freshman Year”, and “Little Red Riding Hood”. His writing for musical theater includes the original concept and additional lyrics for the Broadway musical “Rent”. Television writing includes scripts for “Postcards From Buster” (PBS), “The Wonder Pets” (Nickelodeon), “Courage the Cowardly Dog” (Cartoon Network), and “Beavis & Butt-head” (MTV). Check out Billy’s world at www.billyaronson.com.
NO DOGS ALLOWED is the perfect show to turn your next Family Theatre season into your best ever! Order a PerusalNOW™ and get in on the ground floor of this exciting licensing opportunity.
May 27, 2010 / Posted by TRW
RING OF FIRE THE JOHNNY CASH MUSICAL is a favorite of community and professional theatres nationwide! With upcoming productions in Mississippi, Maine, Wisconsin, Michigan, California, Indiana, New York and Texas this show truly is…Everywhere, man!
Check local listings to see if it is playing in…ready? Tune those guitars and sing…Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota, Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma, Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma, Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo, Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana, Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana, Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa, Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa, Tennessee, Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake, Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika, Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica, Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport, Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport, Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina, Pasadena, Catalina, Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado, Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado, Larimore, Admore, Haverstraw, Chatanika, Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika, Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, or even..in your city.*
Or…go to http://www.theatricalrights.com/ring-fire and click on Upcoming Productions!
*All places mentioned are lyrics from the song, “I Been Everywhere Man,” as sung by Johnny Cash, featured in TRW’s RING OF FIRE.
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May 27, 2010 / Posted by TRW
The mega musical madness that is MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT is on tour in not one, but…TWO world class nations! America and Britain. Whoo-hoo!! First up is the U.K., where Eric Idle is currently attending final rehearsals for a 5/29/10 opening… AND after five amazing years on Broadway, a hugely successful national tour and scores of professional productions worldwide, SPAMALOT is hitting the road stateside again! Phoenix Entertainment, known worldwide for their superb, ultra-high quality touring shows, is taking the 2005 Tony Award™ winner on an extensive, multi-year tour across North America.
Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight. Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is the winner of three 2005 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and Best Director (Mike Nichols), as well as the Drama Desk® and Outer Critics Circle® Awards for Best Musical.
But wait…There’s more: SPAMALOT in the U.K.!! Saturday, May 29 SPAMALOT returns to England at the New Wimbledon Theatre, the launch point for a U.K. Tour that is generating huge excitement! For more info and no hogwash, visit BroadwayWorld.com:
Mrs Bun: Have you got anything without SPAM?
Waitress: Well, there’s SPAM, egg, sausage, and SPAM; that’s not got much SPAM in it.
Mrs Bun: I don’t want any SPAM!
Mr Bun: Why can’t she have egg, bacon, SPAM, and sausage?
Mrs Bun: That’s got SPAM in it!
Mr Bun: Hasn’t got as much SPAM in it as SPAM, egg, sausage, and SPAM, has it?
Vikings: [singing] SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM… Lovely SPAM! Wonderful SPAM!
In other news, Spam was not involved in a recent incident in which Donald Wolfe, 55, was charged with public drunkenness in March in Brookville, Pa., after neighbors spotted him giving, as he described it, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a roadkill possum along Route 36. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3-26-10]
Spam may or may not have been involved when a 62-year-old man suffered second-degree burns after launching himself on a makeshift, rocket-powered sled in Independence Township, Mich., in January. Witnesses said he put on a helmet, then strapped a contraption consisting of a motorcycle muffler, a pipe, gunpowder, match heads and gasoline on his back, and had someone light the wick to send him blasting through the snow. [WDIV-TV (Detroit), 2-1-10]