As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to reflect on the incredible highlights and achievements that marked the year for Broadway Licensing Global. From groundbreaking acquisitions to going global, each quarter brought new opportunities and successes.
Diana Takes Center Stage: Broadway News featured Diana in a go-to-market announcement, setting the stage for a remarkable year.
Literary Triumphs: Broadway Book Club delighted readers with three new collections: “Banned Books,” “Women’s Voices,” and “Black Voices.”
Introducing Signature Acting Editions: Broadway Licensing Global identified and announced 13 Signature Acting Editions, sparking anticipation for the year ahead.
Stoppard’s Masterpiece: Dramatists Play Service acquired Tom Stoppard’s “Leopoldstadt,” enriching their catalog with yet another masterpiece.
Tony Award Triumph: Several titles from Dramatists Play Service received four Tony Award nominations, with notable wins for “Leopoldstadt” (Best Play) and “TopDog/Underdog” (Best Revival of a Play).
Wimpy Kid Takes the Stage: Broadway Licensing Global added “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical” to its impressive roster.
Global Announcements: “Elvis: A Musical Revolution” announced its Australian tour, expanding the reach of Broadway Licensing Global productions.
CLUE: A High School Favorite: “CLUE: On Stage” was named the most-produced play in U.S. high schools, showcasing its enduring popularity.
Expanding Catalog: Broadway Licensing added over 50 new Stage Rights musicals to its catalog.
Leadership Updates: Broadway Licensing Global welcomed Glenn Turrell, an entertainment agency controller, as CFO, contributing to the company’s growth. Broadway Licensing Global also welcomed industry stalwarts Zach Kaufer and Stephanie Cowan to lead its Play and Musical Licensing divisions and Nisan Davydov as our Marketing Director.
Welcoming “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” to Broadway Licensing Global: The acquisition announcement of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” garnered a staggering 4.8 billion impressions.
Creative Developments: “I Want to Know What Love Is” had a development reading at West Virginia University, showcasing the commitment to fostering new talent.
London Calling: Broadway Licensing Global proudly announces the opening of its London office, marking a significant global expansion.
Advocacy for the Arts: Broadway Licensing Global took a leading role in opposing book and theatre bans, championing freedom of expression in the arts.
Green Milestone: Achieved SILVER status with the Green Business Bureau! Broadway Licensing Global demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by forming an employee resource group (ERG) dedicated to introducing efforts to lessen our impact on the environment.
Wands at the Ready: The national Wands at the Ready Campaign was announced, engaging schools across America and expanding the reach of magical productions.
International Productions: Broadway Licensing Global revealed plans for pilot school productions of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” in London and Hoboken. Making them the first schools to perform “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” in the world!
Community Engagement: Co-sponsoring the #Enough event at the Kennedy Center, Broadway Licensing Global showcased its dedication to social initiatives.
Magical Streaming: Broadway On Demand streamed “Broadway Cares I Put a Spell on You” for the second year, captivating audiences with magical performances.
As we wrap up a year filled with accomplishments, innovations, and enriching collaborations, Broadway Licensing Global have undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the theatrical landscape. Here’s to the creativity, resilience, and magic that the world of theater will continue to bring in the years to come.