Theatrical Rights Worldwide Acquires Rights for 'Spamalot'
Steve Spiegel, President and CEO of Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), is pleased to announce the company's acquisition of professional, stock and amateur rights for the 2005 Tony Award winning Best Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot.
This announcement comes just days before the one-year anniversary of Theatrical Rights Worldwide, which officially launched in New York City on October 10, 2006.
Spiegel adds that certain foreign licensing rights for Monty Python's Spamalot are immediately available throughout much of the world including Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Also the winner of the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical and the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical, and the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, Monty Python's Spamalot features book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, and is based on the screenplay of Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. The musical features an entirely new score plus two songs from the 1975 film and the Python classic "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" from 1979's The Life of Brian.
Featuring a catalogue of musical theatre properties originating from Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatres, Theatrical Rights Worldwide provides innovative products aimed at enhancing the overall value and experience of stock and amateur theatrical productions. With an array of new licensing strategies and a state-of-the-art, user-friendly online catalog, Theatrical Rights Worldwide represents "musicals for every audience."
In addition to Monty Python's Spamalot, other titles recently added to the Theatrical Rights Worldwide catalog of musicals include Forbidden Broadway, Bare, Breaking Up is Hard to Do (featuring the songs of Neil Sedaka); Striking 12; and Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues Live!. For complete details regarding any of Theatrical Rights Worldwide properties, including perusal packs, audio CDs, breakdowns, synopses, logo/merchandising opportunities and more, visit www.theatricalrights.com.
Monty Python's Spamalot had its world premiere at Chicago's Shubert Theatre playing five sold out weeks (December 21, 2004 January 23, 2005). Monty Python's Spamalot began previews at New York's Shubert Theatre on February 14, 2005 and opened on March 17, 2005. In addition to New York, a national touring production continues to do record business across North America, a London production opened this fall to rave reviews at London's Palace Theatre, a Las Vegas production is playing at Wynn Las Vegas, and a Melbourne, Australia production will open at Her Majesty's Theatre in December 2007. The Original Broadway cast recording of Monty Python's Spamalot is available on Decca Broadway. www.MontyPythonsSpamalot.com