FAR FROM HEAVEN Now Available for Licensing Through R&H Theatricals
The moving and heart-wrenching musical FAR FROM HEAVEN is now available for Professional Theatrical licensing from R&H Theatricals, and its score will be published by Imagem Music, each a division of the Imagem Music Group. Based on Todd Haynes' multi award-winning 2002 film starring Julianne Moore, the musical features music by Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), and a book by Tony winner Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out).
The compelling story of FAR FROM HEAVEN revolves around Cathy Whitaker, who seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother in 1957 suburban Connecticut. But roiling beneath the surface, secret longings and forbidden desires cause her world to unravel, with incendiary consequences. With a lush score that is both jazz-inflected and hauntingly lyrical, FAR FROM HEAVEN is a powerful story of romance, betrayal, and intolerance, as a woman grapples with her identity in a society on the verge of upheaval.
Produced in 2013 at Playwrights Horizons, FAR FROM HEAVEN starred Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale and Isaiah Johnson, and was directed by Michael Greif. When adapting the award-winning film into a musical, the authors said "Our goal is to create musicals about the America we live in but without making it obvious. The audience at first believes it's seeing a period piece. Then the realization creeps up, 'Oh, this all still happens!'" "...So much of the film's emotional impact was heighted by the almost continuous film score. ...It was a short leap to putting lyrics into the characters' voices."
R&H President Ted Chapin said, "We are honored to continue our relationship with Scott and Michael, whose score of GREY GARDENS has been with us since the show opened in 2006. Adding Richard Greenberg to the mix is great and we feel we can give FAR FROM HEAVEN a good home."
In a joint statement, the authors said, "We are overjoyed that FAR FROM HEAVEN has found a berth at Imagem Music/R&H Theatricals, which puts us in very fine company, indeed! It is a real thrill to know that the show will have a full and rich life at theaters all across the country."
FAR FROM HEAVEN is currently available for Professional Theatrical licensing, for performances beginning September 1, 2014. For more information, visit www.rnh.comor contact the professional licensing division at 212-699-6523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
R&H Theatricals, with offices in New York and London, represents the stage performance rights to over 100 musicals by more than 200 writers. These include works by Rodgers & Hammerstein (including OKLAHOMA!, SOUTH PACIFIC and THE SOUND OF MUSIC), Rodgers & Hart (PAL JOEY, BABES IN ARMS) and Kern & Hammerstein (SHOW BOAT), as well as musicals by Irving Berlin (ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, WHITE CHRISTMAS), Andrew Lloyd Webber ( CATS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA), Adam Guettel (THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA), such perennials as FOOTLOOSE, BIG RIVER and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, and the longest-running revues in the history of Broadway - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ - and Off-Broadway - I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE. Recently added titles include IN THE HEIGHTS, CARRIE the musical, ORDINARY DAYS, A CATERED AFFAIR, IT'S ONLY LIFE, TITLE OF SHOW, REFFER MADNESS, ALTAR BOYZ and MID-LIFE! THE CRISIS MUSICAL.