Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) opened its doors in October 2006, proudly representing musicals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the West End, as well as shows originating in regional theatres and elsewhere. It is their mission to cultivate and introduce new work along with extending the production life of musicals to all theatrical marketplaces.
TRW license productions to a broad range of customers, including elementary, middle and high schools or primary and secondary schools; colleges and universities, community, civic, amateur and religious organizations; summer stock and dinner theatres; regional and residential theatres and opera companies; youth theatres, cruise ships, casinos, hotels, and producers of touring and Off-Broadway or off-West End productions. In short, their customers include anyone who wants to experience and share the joy of live musical theatre.
As agents for the authors, TRW grant live stage production rights. It is their responsibility to ensure that those rights are administered in a manner consistent with the laws governing the usage of copyrighted materials. They also provide the authorized performance materials required to rehearse and present these musicals, in addition to innovative products aimed at helping the artistic and commercial value of your presentations. With a steadily growing contemporary catalogue came increasing demand for UK theatre collaboration, thus a new UK office was born and with it a new team of UK representatives in September 2017.
TRW have a dedicated amateur licensing team who commit to creating great bonds with amateur theatre groups, thus seeing an increase in loyal returning customers. As one of the only leading licensing companies to offer no fees on quotes, TRW try to make the licensing process as manageable and user friendly for their amateur groups as possible. This also means amateur groups are not liable to return materials after use. As a company TRW pride themselves in nurturing the longevity of the shows they represent but equally the longevity of the relationships formed with amateur and professional companies. ‘After almost 40 years in this business, I know that our most important mission, every day, is to listen to what our customers need when selecting, licensing and performing our shows.’ (Steve Spiegel, Founder and CEO of TRW). With the introduction of Young@Part and school editions to our stellar collection of best-selling West End and Broadway titles, TRW continues to lead the way in making musicals accessible to their very loyal customers while providing timely responses and expert support.
TRW proudly represents and licenses musicals from Broadway and The West End, as well as a wide variety of Off-Broadway, Off-West End, regional shows and Theatre for Young Audiences musicals.