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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Music Theatre International Appoints Bert Fink Chief Creative Officer for MTI Europe by Jasonc

New York, November 5, 2015 – Bert Fink will join Music Theatre International (MTI) as Chief Creative Officer for MTI Europe, it was announced today by Drew Cohen, President and Chief O…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Willy Wonka is Back on the Shelf and Available for Licensing!* by Jasonc

We are thrilled to announce Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka JR., Willy Wonka KIDS, and Willy Wonka TYA are once again available for licensing by amateur theaters. The delicious adventures experienc…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Coverage of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party Starring Sutton Foster and Steven Pasquale by Jasonc

In the summer of 2013, City Center launched Encores! Off-Center, a new series featuring seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today’s most innovative artists.  The To…

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

MTI Attends Turnaround Arts Summer Leadership Retreat by Jasonc

  Music Theatre International has been a proud partner of The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) Turnaround Arts initiative since 2013. The program has been e…

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MTI Presents $10,000 Matching Grant to EdTA for JumpStart Theatre by Jasonc

Earlier this year, Music Theatre International, the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) and  iTheatrics launched JumpStart Theatre, a three-year scalable pilot program designed to bring …

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

MusicalTheaterSongs.com: Find Your Perfect Audition Piece – Special Discount Subscription for MTI Friends and Family by Jasonc

We couldn’t be more excited about this great new subscription-based service, MusicalTheaterSongs.com.  MusicalTheaterSongs.com provides current and aspiring theatre professionals with…

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Freddie Gershon: There is No Theatre Without the Writers by Jasonc

The following is an excerpt from MTI Chairman and CEO Freddie Gershon’s article in The Huffington Post: I congratulate the Tony broadcast and do not seek to chastise it, but I want to …

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A History-Making Week for Musical Theatre: First Female Writing Team Wins TONY for Best Score by Jasonc

The 69th annual TONY Awards was a star-studded affair, which as usual featured first-rate performances from some of the finest actors in the business.  But what made this year’s award…

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Monday, June 8, 2015

You Shoulda Seen this TONY Performance – Lisa Howard Sings “Jenny’s Blues” from It Shoulda Been You! by Jasonc

Critics and viewers everywhere can’t stop talking about Lisa Howard’s TONY Awards performance of “Jenny’s Blues” from It Shoulda Been You. According to Rolling …

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

White House Committee Announces Expansion of Turnaround Arts Program by Jasonc

Turnaround Arts to Add Local Programs in Bridgeport CT, Broward County FL, Oʻahu HI, New York NY, and Washington D.C. The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will …

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Your Wish Has Been Granted: Disney’s Into the Woods Available for Home Release! by Jasonc

Bring Home the Film on BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DIGITAL HD AND DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE (DMA) March 24, 2015! Includes An Exclusive, Never-Before-Seen Original Song “She’ll Be Back” Perfor…

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Friday, March 20, 2015

The Kennedy Center Announces 2015 Recipients of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards by Jasonc

(WASHINGTON)—The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the 2015 winners of Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards—a series of annual grants which…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

American Theatre Magazine: Roald Dahl’s Dark Tales Light Up the Stage by Jasonc

Roald Dahl’s Enduring Legacy: A cover story in American Theatre magazine features the debut production of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH TYA, (which took place at the Seattle Children’s Theat…

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Monday, March 2, 2015

MTI and the World of Dr. Seuss by Jasonc

March 2, 2015 marks the 111th birthday of the Seussational Dr. Seuss!  There’s never been a better time to bring a Dr. Seuss Musical or Concert Version of his work to your stage.  Ch…

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hard Work, Talent and Adventuresome Youth – Freddie G on the HuffPo by Jasonc

Here’s an excerpt from Freddie Gershon’s latest Huffington Post article which explores The Lion and Hamilton – two brand new musicals filled with passion and creativity.  …

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

#JumpStartTheatre Initiative Launched by EdTA, MTI and iTheatrics! by Jasonc

Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), Music Theatre International (MTI) and iTheatrics are launching JumpStart Theatre (#JumpStartTheatre), a new program bolstering theatre education.  Ju…

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Friday, February 6, 2015

The Last Five Years Film Merchandise! by Jasonc

We’re ecstatic that the film version of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years hits theatres and OnDemand channels on February 13 – just in time for Valentine’s Day…

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Freddie Gershon: Music/Theatre,The Arts Meet the Laser, the Computer, the New Digital World by Jasonc

MTI Chairman and CEO Freddie Gershon penned this special article for The Huffington Post on the power of the arts and the importance of imaginative thinking in our society.  Read about how …

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Singin’ in the Rain Takes Paris by Storm! by Jasonc

Over the past few years, Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet has been home to some of the greatest productions of Broadway musicals ever staged in Europe.  From Into the Woods and Sunday i…

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In Memoriam: Jean Claude Baker 1943 – 2015 by Jasonc

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of our dear friend and iconic restaurateur, Jean Claude Baker. Jean Claude Baker created the beloved New York nightspot Chez Josephine in memo…

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MTI’s John Prignano Appointed to The Educational Theatre Association’s Board of Directors by Jasonc

John Prignano, senior operations officer for theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has been appointed to the Educational Theatre Association Board of Directors (EdTA), a prof…

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Into the Woods: The Journey from Stage to Screen by Jasonc

THE BEGINNING OF THE JOURNEY: Twelve years ago, following the phenomenal success of the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical “Chicago” (which won six Academy Awards®, including…

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas airs Tuesday, December 16th on NBC, 8/7c by Jasonc

NBC is bringing in the holiday spirit with the stop-motion hourlong animated special “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.” Based on the popular film “Elf” and the h…

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Sing Your Way INTO THE WOODS: A Musical Contest! by Jasonc

WHAT: Disney invites you to show off your singing skills and your love for the Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” with the online musical contest “Sing Your Way Into the Woods…

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Monday, December 1, 2014

BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS – Hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson on ABC, Sunday, Dec 14 by Jasonc

Unprecedented Backstage Access with the Broadway Casts of Disney’s “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” and the North American Tour of “Newsies”  Special Musical Performance by Sir E…

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

INTO THE WOODS is China’s Newest Hit! by Jasonc

The Ovation Cultural Development Corporation, led by Artistic Director Zhou Zhiqiang, has just recently (Saturday, November 8) opened what is being heralded as the most successful musical lo…

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Take a Bite Out of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH TYA! by Jasonc

Roald Dahl’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH is now a Theatre for Young Audiences musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the TONY Award-nominated team o…

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Everybody Say Yeah! MTI Acquires Tony Award Winning Sensation, KINKY BOOTS by Jasonc

Music Theatre International has secured worldwide licensing rights to the Tony Award® winning, Broadway musical sensation KINKY BOOTS. In KINKY BOOTS, Charlie Price has reluctantly inherite…

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20% Off Tickets for A LITTLE PRINCESS in Concert / Frank Wildhorn and Friends at 54 Below by Jasonc

Use code MTI20 to receive 20% off your tickets* to two exciting events coming up at 54 Below, the hottest nightspot in New York City. A LITTLE PRINCESS in Concert: Andrew Lippa and Brian Cra…

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Star in a Music Video with the Cast of Peter Pan Live! by Jasonc

Want to star in a music video alongside the official cast of NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, singer/songwriter Alex G. and other surprise guests? Dance your heart out to a brand new rendition of th…

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Download the FREE Peter Pan Live! Study Guide by Jasonc

Get set to see your students’ imaginations soar as Peter Pan LIVE! flies into living rooms across the country in an all-new LIVE production of the magical Broadway musical, Thursday, Decem…

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