Monday, November 30, 2015

Filichia Features: George Chakiris Remembers West Side Story by Peter Filichia

I looked out at the audience, pointed to the gentleman sitting next to me and said “May I introduce to you the actor who played Riff in West Side Story? Mr. George Chakiris!” I could see…

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Filichia Features: New Jersey Schools Pledge ALLEGIANCE by Peter Filichia

“And how many of you are about to see your first Broadway show?” Of the 110 kids in the room, about 75% raise their hands. They’re rewarded with a lovely smile from questioner Rachel L…

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Filichia Features: The GUYS AND DOLLS Phenomenon by Peter Filichia

Do Broadway musicals suffer the baseball phenomenon of “The Sophomore Jinx?” Many major league rookies who’ve had sensational years follow them with dismal seasons. And although many o…

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Filichia Features: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Lives On by Peter Filichia

Who was the original Petra in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC before she left the show in Boston? In what atypical city did Love Match – a Maltby-Shire musical about Queen Victoria – have its world…

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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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Friday, October 30, 2015

Filichia Features: A Little on A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC by Peter Filichia

So was it true? So many people who’d been in Boston to see the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC had warned me. “You won’t believe it!” they cried. …

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Billy Elliot The Musical Now Available For Licensing by Tralend

License Billy Elliot The Musical Today!*  An inspiring celebration of one boy’s journey who hangs up his boxing gloves for ballet shoes. Millions of fans…Thousands of standing ovati…

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Monday, October 26, 2015

The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards Nominations Now Accepted by Tralend

$10,000 Awards Named for Broadway Legend Honoring Teachers in all Fields of Education The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking nominations for the 2016 Kennedy Center/St…

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Filichia Features: When Funny Thing Was Starting Out by Peter Filichia

That production I mentioned last week of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM made me return to its roots – meaning the demo. Do you know the term “demo”? It’s short for …

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Filichia Features: The FUNNY Indestructible Musical by Tralend

As soon as the lights came up for intermission, my buddy Jay Clark immediately snapped, “Listen, I know you have to stay – but I don’t. I’ll wait in the car.” Actually, the recent …

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

5 Questions with the Creative Team Behind Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach by Tralend

With the recent exciting news that Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is now available for licensing, we sat down with the team behind the new musical to gain insight into the …

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Music Theatre International Secures Worldwide Licensing Rights To Bullets Over Broadway by Tralend

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured worldwide licensing rights to Broadway’s Tony® nominated hit Bullets Over Broadway. The show is the musical adaptation of…

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Filichia Features: SEVEN BRIDES, SEVEN BROTHERS, SEVENTH RECORDING by Tralend

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is experiencing its lucky seventh. Until this year, there had been six recordings on which Gene de Paul’s music and Johnny Mercer’s lyrics have been featu…

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. Now Available for Licensing! by Tralend

License James and the Giant Peach JR. Today* Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends, and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant peach of fruit. Roald Da…

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Enter to Win the James and the Giant Peach JR. Master Class Sweepstakes by Tralend

License Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. by November 17th and your organization will be entered into a sweepstakes to receive a master class at your school or theater with th…

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Filichia Features: Happy 45th to THE ROTHSCHILDS by Peter Filichia

Yes, a new version of THE ROTHSCHILDS is about to be produced at the York Theatre Company in Manhattan. Its title has been expanded to ROTHSCHILDS AND SONS while its length has been shortene…

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Filichia Features: Broadway Goes Back to School by Peter Filichia

Although few students look forward to the end of summer vacation, three young men and five young women from The Beacon School had to be assuaged by one fact. Kenneth An, Leslie Gaines, Attic…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Music Theatre International Secures Worldwide Licensing Rights To CRY-BABY by Tralend

  Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured worldwide licensing rights to Broadway’s Tony® nominated hit CRY-BABY. The musical is based on the John Waters m…

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Filichia Features: The Magic in DISNEY’S MY SON PINOCCHIO by Peter Filichia

So did my column last Friday convince you that you should do DISNEY’S MY SON PINOCCHIO? If you read what I wrote, you saw that I certainly admire this tender and moving story from Davi…

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Filichia Features: A New Stephen Schwartz Stage Show by Peter Filichia

Tens of thousands of young actresses are waiting to play Glinda in WICKED. But WICKED is, to cite one of Stephen Schwartz’s best songs from the show, “Popular.” So to all y…

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Exclusive! Music Theatre International to License Broadway Musical It Shoulda Been You by Tralend

The recent Broadway musical It Shoulda Been You, featuring a score by Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi, has been acquired for worldwide licensing by Music Theatre International(MTI). The m…

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Future of MTIShowSpace by Tralend

Dear MTIShowSpace User, We wanted to take a moment to thank you for being a valued MTIShowSpace user and for your contributions to our theatrical community.  During the past six years over …

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Filichia Features: A Son’s Legacy with FIDDLER by Peter Filichia

Every actor loves when a call comes in out of the blue offering him a job. When the invitation is the leading role in a world-famous musical, that’s all the sweeter. “Not necessa…

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Elf The Musical Jr. and Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Now Available for Licensing by Tralend

Bring one of our two new Broadway Junior holiday musicals to your stage this season! Based on a classic holiday movie and a best-selling book series, Elf The Musical JR. and Magic Tree House…

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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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Friday, August 28, 2015

Filichia Features: A New and Improved WOMEN ON THE VERGE by Tralend

At a recent dinner with like-minded Broadway enthusiasts, one told of a director whose vision hadn’t worked for what could have otherwise been a really good musical. Soon after, anothe…

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Now Available For Licensing! by Tralend

License Disney’s The Little Mermaid Today!* In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on o…

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Filichia Features: TINTYPES in the 21st Century by Peter Filichia

Honor thy great-great-grandfather and great-great-grandmother. Not by visiting their graves, although that would be nice. Not by commissioning a plaque and attaching it to the wall of the st…

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Filichia Features: Loving LOVING REPEATING by Peter Filichia

So why would the new musical LOVING REPEATING – called “a play within a lecture” – make me think of the slam-bang, razz-ma-tazz musical Mame? Well, for one thing, in …

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Now Available for Licensing! by Tralend

Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is an outrageous and savagely funny fantasy about people, their pleasures, pains, and perversions, a penetrating satire on insanity –…

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Monday, August 10, 2015

5 Questions with Eric Schaeffer about THE FIX by Tralend

On August 11th Signature Theatre opens their production of THE FIX by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe. We sat down with director Eric Schaeffer to get the inside scoop on the show the Washingt…

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