Happy Holidays from Team TRW!

2014 was a banner year for TRW. With a slew of exciting new acquisitions and the continuing success of our core catalogue, we are looking forward to 2015 and the many opportunities we’ll have to

work one-to-one to find the perfect TRW title for your theatre group. When you license a TRW musical, you’ll have a personal licensing representative who handles your account from perusal to quote to contract and through to closing night. Based on your type of organization (professional, community, school), TRW assigns the right team member to handle your specific needs. As we look towards the Holidays with joy and excitement for the new year, we’d like to take a moment to introduce you to the TRW Licensing and Customer Service Team. TRW President and CEO Steve Spiegel made several new hires in 2014 and promoted key team members to new managerial positions. Our dedicated licensing representatives all bring a wealth of live theatre producing, directing, acting and musical experience and expertise to the table. We’ve been in your shoes and know how vital it is that you can get access to the best musicals in the world, at a fair price, with pristine materials to work from, delivered on time. Now, let’s get to know your licensing team!

Community Theatre & School Licensing

Jim Hoare

Vice President of Licensing and Accounts, Jim Hoare, brings years of theatre experience to his Amateur Licensing Division. He taught high school theatre in New York for over three decades and has worked extensively with colleges and community groups. He’s directed hundreds of school, professional and community theatre shows and served on many state and national boards. For TRW, Jim’s established a top-notch staff that is dedicated to our beloved community theatre and school groups around the world. Jim loves to talk theatre with our customers on the phone, one-to-one at conferences and at the scores of TRW shows he sees each year.

Charisse Hardy

Team TRW Customer Service Leader

Manager of Licensing and Accounts Charisse Hardy is at the heart of Team TRW, making the process of licensing a show with us as smooth as it can be. Charisse brings her theatre experience to licensing in a way that lets our customers know that she’s been there, too, and understands that your production is important! Charisse and her new team of licensing associates, Erin Betman and Gabriel Rodriguez, are ready to work with you to find the perfect TRW show!

Sean Cercone

Professional Licensing

TRW’s Vice President of Professional and International Licensing, Sean Cercone, has produced musicals on Broadway, Off Broadway, and multiple major Regional Theatres. With assistant Dyan Flores, Sean leads the Professional Licensing Division by working closely with his customers to place the right show, in the right slot, in the right performance space. As a producer, Sean understands the unique and considerable challenges that are inherent in presenting theatre at the professional level. He’s ready to talk with you about positioning TRW musicals to bring the box office performance you need, balanced with the artistic arc of your season. Think your performance space is challenging? Sean can suggest titles, approaches and versions to assure a prestigious and rewarding experience. TRW’s Professional Licensing Division is here work for you.

David Abbinanti

Music, Publications & Creative

Assistant Vice President of Music, Publications & Creative, David Abbinanti, is TRW’s resident music expert. He makes sure TRW’s production materials are created with the highest regard for quality and accuracy. Davidalso works with composers to create new orchestrations for some TRW titles to assure our customers are able to access scores that feature the best possible instrumentation and playability. David’s work as an award-winning composer andlyricist is also apart of TRW’s Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) collection with THE PERFECT DOG, a terrific new musical adaptation of New York Times best-selling author John O’Hurley’s book.

Fred Stuart


TRW’s Chief Marketing Officer, Fred Stuart, handles every facet of our messaging. From our print catalogue to our social networks and these very e-messages, he brings over twenty-five years in the theatre business to TRW’s multi-channel communications with our customers worldwide. TRW’s Marketing Team takes pride in serving our theatres with personal help in promoting your show through access to our available cache of advertising assets, logo art and production features on our social networks and blog.