A New Musicals Festival
a collaboration sponsored by Theatrical Rights Worldwide
TSC’s partnership with the University of Memphis makes possible a very special collaboration sponsored by one of Broadway’s elite musical licensing companies, Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW).
The team of collaborators (TSC, University of Memphis, and TRW) will launch Memphis>Broadway: A New Musical Works Festival from May through August 2015.
Part of TSC’s Southern Exposure Series, the high-profile Festival will select three musical scripts in various stages of development, invite the shows’ creators to Memphis for ten days to work intensely on the pieces and rehearse with professional performers from around the country, and then present a staged reading/singing of the musical on a Saturday night on the University of Memphis MainStage.
One of the three new musicals will then be selected for additional development in New York and Memphis over the next year en route to a more full production in TSC’s 2016 season.
Staged readings/singings will be Saturdays at 7:00 pm on May 23, June 27, and August 15 2015.
Tickets will be made available in 2015.
Theatrical Rights Worldwide and its President/CEO Steve Spiegel, based in New York City, represent musicals from Broadway and Off-Broadway. TRW cultivates and introduces new work along with extending the production life of musicals to all theatrical marketplaces. TRW licenses productions to a broad range of customers, from schools to Broadway. As agents for the authors, TRW grants live stage production rights.
TRW’s Broadway collection includes Memphis-centric musicals All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, and the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Memphis. Their internationally-popular collection also includes Monty Python’s Spamalot, which won the Tony for Best Musical, Kander and Ebb's Curtains, The Color Purple, and recent releases Ghost the Musical, Big Fish, and The Addams Family.