February 28, 2012 / Posted by TRW
TRW’s delightfully daffy LUCKY DUCK is landing in NYC after a cross-country migration from its hugely successful production at The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, MO. And lucky for us here at the TRW World Headquarters, the show will be alighting at The New Victory Theatre, just around the corner! And the Broadway press can’t get enough of the musical marvel that re-tells the Ugly Duckling tale in a fresh, new way. “Dreamgirls’ Henry Krieger Brings Youth-Aimed Lucky Duck to New York!” says Broadway.com‘s Broadway Buzz. And BroadwayWorld.com writes, “New Victory Theater to Present NY Premiere Henry Krieger, Bill Russell and Jeffrey Hatcher’s LUCKY DUCK!” And TheaterMania.com announced much anticipated casting for the plucky tuner: “Seth Golay, Jennie Greenberry, Katie Karel, and More Set for Lucky Duck at New Victory!”
LUCKY DUCK is the story of duckling Serena, who runs away from her rustic barnyard to pursue her dreams in New Duck City. Her adventures with a bunch of zany characters, including Prince Drake, Galinda (“the most fashionable Goose in the City”) and Wolf, a talent agent and reformed meat-eater (or is he?), take her from high-fashion runways to perilous performing opportunities. Even the happy ending is not exactly by the storybook. See, Serena, the ugliest duck in the bardyard, yearns to be a great singing diva, and she overcomes hilarious avian trials and tribulations in this wacky, ultra-modern adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling.”
February 27, 2012 / Posted by TRW
Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) is proud to announce the immediate availability of Stock & Amateur rights for THE COLOR PURPLE. TRW is the exclusive representative of THE COLOR PURPLE’s musical adaptation, which was nominated for eleven Tony® Awards and played 910 performances in its two and a half year run on Broadway.
Now, theatre organizations, schools, choirs and performing arts groups of all kinds can present this inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who—through love—finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.
After a hugely successful four year national tour, this glorious musical journey is poised to change the landscape of school and community theatre forever. THE COLOR PURPLE’s musical incarnation, adapted from Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story.
With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. With a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, THE COLOR PURPLE premiered at the Alliance Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia and opened on Broadway on November 1, 2005. Turning the much loved book and film into a musical was a formidable task.
The novel’s author, the esteemed Alice Walker, in an interview shortly before THE COLOR PURPLE’s opening, discussed her feelings about the team musicalizing her uber-popular book for the Broadway stage: “We have a feeling of mutual respect. I knew they were about to embark on something huge, and it would take them to some crevices and corners of the human psyche that maybe they were not thinking of going to. And I wanted to offer what support I could,” Walker said. “So, when we met, I remember it as a time of us sitting around, and many questions arising. I remember encouraging them to have faith in the characters themselves, that they all have a reason for their behavior.”
February 24, 2012 / Posted by TRW
Theatrical Rights Worldwide, the exclusive home of THE COLOR PURPLE, the Broadway musical, is about to release very exciting news to our customers around the world. On February 27th, 2012, TRW will announce a landmark event in the amazing journey of this brilliant musical.
Meanwhile, Playbill.com’s awesome Playbill® VAULT notes that on this date, February 24th, in 2008, THE COLOR PURPLE closed on Broadway after more than nine hundred performances! The new musical starred LaChanze, who won a Tony for her performance as Celie.
Check it out at http://www.playbillvault.com/ (Stories change daily.)
February 23, 2012 / Posted by TRW
CURTAINS is about to take Nottingham, U.K. by storm, courtesy of the venerable Nottingham Arts Theatre. Oh, yes…Nottingham. The Sheriff of…? Ringing a bell? CURTAINS, the uproariously funny Broadway musical whodunit from TRW, features a hilarious ‘show within the show’ called, ROBBIN’ HOOD, “a new musical of the Old West.” Residents of Nottingham may get a special kick out of the Americanization of their beloved Robin Hood!
Nottingham Arts Theatre is a community theatre for the people of the city of Nottingham and beyond, which offers “opportunities for all” in the performing arts. This lovely theatre, situated in Nottingham’s beautiful East Midlands setting, presents a full slate of theatre arts for and by the people of their community. Their theatre space is a 320 seater and the center features a newly refurbished studio black-box space which seats 50. According to the organization’s website, the studio space is a flexible performance space for the development of youth theatre provision and experimental and innovative theatre companies in the city.
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February 6, 2012 / Posted by TRW
ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE WEST COAST PREMIERE!
The mission of Orange County’s Chance Theater is to contribute to a more compassionate, connected, vibrant and creative community. They do this by producing contemporary and provocative stories, reinventing classic musicals, developing new work, nurturing a company of artists, offering innovative education programs, and setting a standard for the highest quality intimate theatre experience. The latest offering from the Chance is ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE, which connects to their mission statement beautifully. Their production is the West Coast Premiere of the Outer Critics Circle nominated rock musical and has earned the Chance a slew of great reviews.
ROOMS is the kind of show that can catapult a hot young cast and design team to new artistic heights, and judging by the superlatives used to describe the whole ROOMS package delivered at the Chance, this production is no exception. With music, book and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman and book by Miriam Gordon, the Chance production is directed by Patrick Pearson with music direction by Robyn Manion and stars Robert Wallace and Melinda Porto. Steve Stanley of StageSceneLA.com raved about the Chance production calling it an, …”exhilarating West Coast Premiere.”
ROOMS is a love story. She longs to see every room in the world… He longs to stay in his… ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE begins in late 1970’s Glasgow where Monica, an ambitious singer/songwriter meets Ian, a reclusive rocker. The two quickly become entangled creatively and romantically. Their music takes them first to London and ultimately to New York City, where they discover the vibrant new music scene and create an intimate partnership, their love deepening while their personalities drive them apart.
The Chance isn’t the only theatre currently discovering the magic of ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE. Click here to check out the scoop on the Elden Street Players production in Herndon, VA, now running through Feb 18th!
ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE electrified New York City in it’s 2009 Off-Broadway run. Now the show is making hit premieres for amateur and professional theatres around the world.
To read the entire rave review of ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE at www.stagescenela.com, click here.
For more information on licensing your production of ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE, visit the show’s homepage at www.theatricalrights.com.
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