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Theater Resources Unlimited


Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), The Players Theatre and Back Stage present the industry panel Catch Me If You Can Get the Rights: Adapting Films into Musicals on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 3rd Floor Loft Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street (below W. 3rd Street), NYC.
The panel will include Tony-nominated producers Margo Lion ("Catch Me If You Can", "Hairspray", "The Wedding Singer", "Come Fly Away", "Caroline or Change") and Hal Luftig ("Catch Me If You Can", "Legally Blonde", "Movin' Out", "Come Fly Away", "Thoroughly Modern Millie"). Their first-hand experiences will throw light on specific issues such as identifying a movie property with musical potential, how many hoops do you have to jump through to get the rights, what makes it sing, and how do you put together the right creative team to translate it into something stage-worthy? Other areas to be covered include: when is a familiar movie a marketable brand, and when is it just a good story with a proven structure? How open (or resistant) are movie fans to tampering with their beloved classics? Does a stage version of a film attract a wider audience than a show written directly for the stage?
Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm. FREE for TRU members; $12 for non-members. Please call at least a day in advance (preferably sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail Christopher Massimine, Programming Director at 
Open:   05/25/11
Close:   05/25/11

Wednesday, May 25, at 7:30pm
Theater:   Players Theatre
Address:   115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
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Cost:Free for TRU members; $12 for non-members
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Theater Resources Unlimited at 212-714-7628