TRW’s 2018-2019 Season Planner

We’re here to help you every step of the way in choosing your next show with the best collection of contemporary Broadway and West End musicals in the business. From our New York City Headquarters to our London Office to every corner of the world, TRW’s knowledgeable and friendly licensing agents are ready to serve your production needs.

Our catalogue of major musicals continued to grow with the addition of several blockbusters in 2017. New titles will be announced throughout 2018, along with the lifting of restrictions on some titles. New for 2018-19 are BRIGHT STAR, a new Tony Award-winning edition of THE COLOR PURPLE, FLASHDANCE, and the West End’s THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. For the U.K., GREASE has been released from restrictions and is now fully available!

Bare Pop Opera Uptown Players

5 Reasons To Produce BARE

BARE is a show I have always been a fan of. Is it a “pop opera” or a “musical”? Who’s to say. These days it seems the show has become a one name diva, like Cher or Madonna. Okay, perhaps that is a bit extreme, but the show holds a special place for me. See that photo above? Circa 2007, I was rocking the Catholic school uniform on stage myself. October in the USA is LGBT History Month and we just celebrated National Coming Out Day on October 11th. This is the perfect opportunity for me to ramble about reasons you should be producing this show.

You could cast this show however you’d like. As far as I recall, there isn’t anything specific in the material that would prevent casting an actor from any background. The only thing that comes to mind is a lyric Ivy sings about “blue eyes” to Jason.

Choosing Your Next Round of Shows

Selecting your next show or full season, is an exciting, inspiring time for your whole organization. Careful consideration of a title’s audience appeal, technical and design requirements, casting challenges and other concerns make choosing shows an art unto itself.

While the need to consistently achieve high ticket sales is a common theme, artistic directors and producers try to select titles that will connect with their communities as well. Considering stories that will take their communities on new musical adventures together. In the educational and community theatre arena, the experience of the student or volunteer actors and techies is as important as the outcome of the show.

We’ve selected nine Broadway musicals, available for licensing for 2015-16, that can help inform your choice.

TRW Announces Acquisition of Jersey Boys

Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) President and CEO Steve Spiegel announced today the acquisition of exclusive representation for stage performance rights to Broadway’s Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, JERSEY BOYS. “I’m happy to announce the signing of a long-term agreement for the Stock and Amateur rights to Jersey Boys. I’m proud to be the home of this truly great Broadway show,” Spiegel said, shortly after closing the deal, from his office in TRW’s Times Square headquarters.

JERSEY BOYS joins TRW’s major licensing assets MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, MEMPHIS, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, THE COLOR PURPLE, ALL SHOOK UP, GHOST THE MUSICAL, BIG FISH, RING OF FIRE, CURTAINS, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, and a select group of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) and Off Broadway and Regional Theatre musicals.

Video Sells Tickets: Introducing CINEVATIVE

When it’s all said and sung, selling tickets is a top priority for all theatre organizations. Cutting-edge marketing that really works to sell your show relies on top-quality video promos for social networks, your website and broadcast. When you post a high quality video on your website and Facebook, Twitter, et al…you get results. Video engages your target audience with the visual excitement they seek to become motivated ticket buyers. And your boards of directors, school administrators and corporate donors will take notice that you know how to market your shows effectively and professionally on a tight budget.

Producing high quality video can be expensive and very time consuming. That’s where Cinevative comes in with VME (Video Marketing Essentials).

TRW is Proud to Announce the Release of THE COLOR PURPLE

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.

A New Addition to Our TYA Collection: HOW I BECAME A PIRATE!

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE is now available for licensing! Based on Melinda Long’s hugely popular children’s book of the same name, this magnificent tale is a musical treasure chest that brings to the stage the tale of young Jeremy Jacob’s high seas adventure. Jeremy meets Captain Braid Beard and his mates one day, and is recruited to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure!

With book, music and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, HOW I BECAME A PIRATE is ideal for theatre organizations that are looking for an easy to cast and stage musical that will do big biz at the box office!

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE connects with young audiences by capturing their sense of imagination and letting it soar as they come to know and love Jeremy and each and every endearingly crusty pirate…

TRW is Proud to Announce our TYA Acquisition: NO DOGS ALLOWED!

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.

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…

TRW’s 2009 in Review

2009 brought exciting new shows, products and theatrical licensing news from around the globe. As always, this past year saw thousands of productions of Theatrical Rights Worldwide titles. And, TRW continued to lead the industry with innovative, customer service-oriented practices that have revolutionized the Musical Theatre Licensing business. Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from the TRW Newsletter and Blog archives.

SPAMALOT closed its five year run on Broadway on January 11th, 2009 after an incredible 1575 performances! Housed at the Shubert Theatre, the TRW tuner was a smash hit throughout its half-decade engagement and saw a bevy of Broadway’s best known stars in the cast. Hank Azaria, Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce, Clay Aiken and Marin Mazzie were just a few of the stars…