Tams-Witmark titles to be licensed through Concord Theatricals Ltd
From April 2019, the company will offer an even larger catalogue of classic musicals including works from the likes of Cole Porter, the Gershwins and Jule Styne
Concord Theatricals Ltd already has an incredibly impressive number of musicals in its portfolio. Think of a classic musical, from Show Boat to The Sound of Music; chances are the company is the licensing agency.
Concord Theatricals Ltd manages the rights of R&H Theatricals – a collection that includes the work of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Michael John LaChiusa. Now, it has added even more shows to its portfolio.
Since April 1, 2019, the London office of Concord Theatricals Ltd has been proudly acting as the licensing agent for Tams-Witmark for amateur and professional productions throughout the UK and Europe.
It’s a catalogue of more than 120 titles, featuring dozens of beloved musicals from legendary writers like Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerry Herman, Cy Coleman, Charles Strouse and Jule Styne. Combined, Tams-Witmark’s collection of timeless scores has won 10 Olivier awards and 21 Tony awards for best musical or best musical revival.
Several of Tams-Witmark’s shows have been seen in hit revivals over the past few years. Herman’s classic Hello, Dolly!, which won 10 Tony awards on its premiere in 1964 – a record that was held for 37 years – picked up four more when it was mounted on Broadway two years ago.
Other recent productions include the 2015 West End staging of Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s Gypsy (winner of four Olivier awards) and the 2017 West End incarnation of 42nd Street (nominated for three Oliviers).
Additional highlights of the Tams-Witmark roster include A Chorus Line, Anything Goes, Bye Bye Birdie, Cabaret, Crazy for You, Hair, Kiss Me, Kate, Sweet Charity, Titanic, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and The Wizard of Oz.
With this move, the world’s finest musicals can be found under one roof; R&H Theatricals’ catalogue boasts work by Rodgers and Hammerstein (Cinderella, South Pacific), Rodgers and Hart (Babes in Arms, On Your Toes), Kern and Hammerstein (Show Boat), Irving Berlin (Annie Get Your Gun), Mary Rodgers (Once Upon a Mattress) and Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza), as well as groundbreaking shows from Broadway and Off-Broadway, such as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, Footloose, Carrie, and the long-running revues Smokey Joe’s Café and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.
There’s no doubt about it: with this move, Concord Theatricals Ltd is the UK’s premier licensing house for musicals.
To see the full contents of Concord Theatricals’ portfolio, including the latest Tams-Witmark additions, and to enquire about rights, just visit concordtheatricals.com, or email email@example.com
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