New Collection Debuts in January 2016, featuring Young@Part™ Editions of ALL SHOOK UP, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT and CURTAINS
TRW (Theatrical Rights Worldwide) is proud to announce the January 2016 release of our much-anticipated Young@Part™ series of Broadway shows adapted for elementary and middle school aged kids. The first two titles, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, and ALL SHOOK UP, have been in development over the last 24 months, going through a series of pilot productions and innovations with in-house experts and community partners.
TRW President & CEO Steve Spiegel announced: “Our entry into the junior musical theatre market has been a cornerstone of our planning since I started TRW. Our commitment to providing young people and theatre educators around the world with top-quality editions of contemporary Broadway shows will be realized in January with the release of the first three Young at Part shows. The entire TRW Team is excited to be able to offer SPAMALOT and ALL SHOOK UP to our thousands of elementary and middle school and youth theatre partners everywhere. And our future release schedule will ensure that the Young at Part collection will continue to grow and innovate in the junior musical marketplace.”
Spiegel was the creator of the junior theatre phenomenon, and his pioneering vision lead the way for development of the first edited for kids versions of Broadway shows, in the 1980’s and 1990’s. “The release of the first three shows in this collection is only the beginning of what will be a very large part of what we do at TRW,” Spiegel said. “This is a labor of love for us, as we know the history of what an adaptation of a Broadway show for kids can do for the authors of the shows and for the whole theatre community. The world of contemporary Broadway now becomes a part of the classic landscape of musical theatre, and I’m proud to have TRW at the forefront of this exciting new format for kid’s musicals.”
The Young@Part™ collection titles feature a break-through innovation, a new option that will allow customers to order their show materials digitally with TRW’s ShowfilesNOW, or though the traditional, show-in-a-box format, with scripts, scores, CD of accompaniment and example vocal tracks. For the first time ever, world-class Broadway titles edited for young people to perform, will be made available for instant download to theatre educators everywhere. “Secure digital access to educational theatre musicals is a must and TRW is again leading the way here for the industry,” Spiegel said. TRW was the first to offer a digital perusal service for Broadway musicals, PersualsNOW, in 2008.
“We’ve prepared for the long-term protection and promotion of our authors’ work by embracing the digital distribution of licensed IP in the Grand Rights arena,” Spiegel said. “As we move to a digital environment for the industry, we’re pleased to open this vital window to schools and youth theatres to give them instant access to rehearsal materials for their classrooms and performance spaces, wherever they may be around the globe.”
And coming soon…we will announce the release of Queen’s SCHOOLS WILL ROCK YOU and TRW’s School Editions!
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