Rumor Buster: Interlakes GYPSY Has In Fact Purchased Rights; The Show Will Go On!
After receiving a series of emails this morning about a rogue regional production of Gypsy, BroadwayWorld decided to investigate...
Rumors were circulating concerning a production of the musical at Interlakes Summer Theatre in New Hampshire. A local blog claimed that the show was being produced without purchasing rights.
BroadwayWorld is happy to report that those rumors are false, and that the theatre has in fact purchased the rights through Tams-Witmark. "We are fully contracted and paid and working with an official rental package in rehearsal," said a representative for the theatre.
The rumor was originally published by OnStage Blog, and the post has since been taken Down. He has shared no comment with the press at this time.
UPDATE: Onstage has issued an apology for the false allegations: While this story has revealed a much bigger problem, it has nothing to do with Interlakes Summer Theatre and more to do with other entities. That story is coming soon." Click here to read the full statement.
Gypsy will be produced by the Interlakes Summer Theatre in Meredith, NH August 16-20. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
Tams-Witmark Musical Library is the premier licensor of classic Broadway musicals. For over 90 years, Tams-Witmark has been licensing the greatest shows in musical theatre for amateur and professional productions worldwide. The company's extensive catalog of over 120 titles features timeless scores by legendary writers including Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Jerry Herman, Cy Coleman, Charles Strouse, and Jule Styne. Tams-Witmark shows have won countless honors, including twenty-one Tony Awards for Best Musical or Best Musical Revival. In schools and theatres across the country, Tams-Witmark shows like HELLO, DOLLY!, THE WIZARD OF OZ, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, BYE BYE BIRDIE and ANYTHING GOES continue to entertain audiences in thousands of productions every year. Other celebrated Tams-Witmark hits include A CHORUS LINE, CABARET, CRAZY FOR YOU, DREAMGIRLS, 42ND STREET, GYPSY, HAIR, MAN OF LA MANCHA, and TITANIC.
Let this serve as a friendly reminder to theatre's everywhere. Don't forget to license your local productions!