It’s been a good couple of years for Chad Beguelin & Matthew Sklar. Their last two collaborative efforts with Tony®-winning writer Bob Martin have come to fruition. First, it was the East Coast premiere of HALF TIME at the acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse. The new musical about professional basketball’s first-ever aged 60-and-older dance team opened last June with Tony®-winning director & choreographer Jerry Mitchell at the helm. Then in November, THE PROM opened on Broadway, marking their third musical collaboration to hit the Great White Way. The musical racked up rave reviews, seven Tony® nominations and five Drama Desk nominations, taking home the Drama Desk for Best Musical. While its run at the Longacre Theater ended August 11th, THE PROM is living on with a YA novel adaptation, a Netflix movie…
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Land a Big Catch with Daniel Wallace at Your Production of BIG FISH!
TRW is proud to offer the exciting opportunity to have Daniel Wallace, the author of the novel BIG FISH, at your production. He is the only person who has been involved in the story since its inception: from the book, to the film, to the Broadway production. His insights are sure to provide a unique perspective for your theatre. If you are interested in having Daniel Wallace at your production, please email Trinity at firstname.lastname@example.org for booking details. We hope that you will jump on this opportunity to share a truly memorable experience with your patrons and audience members alike.
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some!
Johnny Cash’s 80th Birthday Highlight His Permanent Cool Status
That Johnny Cash remains a superstar almost ten years after his death in 2003 is proof-positive that he has achieved a level of ‘cool’ that is nearly unmatched in the history of popular music. He is revered by artists from across the spectrum of musical styles. On what would have been his 80th birthday, February 26, 2012, there were scores of musical celebrations around the world to mark this milestone of the Man in Black. From Brooklyn to Bakersfield and beyond, thousands of Country & Western fans, hipsters, rockabilly hepcats and musical theatre fans gathered to honor one of the greatest recording and performing musicians of all time.
Way out west, to honor the legend who’d ‘been everywhere, man,’ the Fender Guitar museum in Corona, CA, at the Fender® Center, presented an exceptional, one-of-a-kind exhibit…
Writing From the Heart with Sonia Manzano!
Sonia Manzano may not have known it, but she has been preparing to write a musical her whole life! Manzano has played the beloved character Maria on Sesame Street for over 30 years. It seems just a few golden years ago that I used to watch her character come to life each day. Her still youthful appearance matches her infectious energy, especially when discussing her new Theatre for Young Audiences musical, NO DOGS ALLOWED! Her experience with the masterful musical theatre monsters of Muppet land may have accidentally prepared her for her career’s latest incarnation: Musical Theatre book writer!
The journey from page to stage has been a rewarding one for Manzano. After winning 15 writing Emmys® at Sesame Street, she penned the brilliant source material for the musical, NO DOGS ALLOWED!
Peter Mills Wins 2010 Kleban Prize
Congratulations to Peter Mills, winner of the 2010 Kleban Award! TRW author Peter Mills, the book, music and lyric writer of ILLYRIA, was awarded the prestigious Kleban Award, annually given to both a librettist and a lyricist. Also receiving this year’s award is Barry Wyner, wrote the music, lyrics and book for CALVIN BERGER, a new version of “Cyrano de Bergerac.”
Mills wrote ILLYRIA, a beautifully realized musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” in 2001. The adaptation of the comedy is credited to Mills and Prospect Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Cara Reichel. Noteworthy productions have included two runs at New York’s Prospect Theatre Company in 2002 and 2009, and the regional premiere at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in 2004.