Imagem's Rodgers & Hammerstein Acquire Rights To 'Mad Libs Live!' And 'Garfield' Musical
May 18, 2016 at 12:19 PM (PT)
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN ACQUIRE LICENSING RIGHTS FOR MAD LIBS LIVE! AND GARFIELD, THE MUSICAL WITH CATTITUDE
IMAGEM''s RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN DIVISION, R&H THEATRICALS, has acquired the licensing rights for the popular kid's musicals "GARFIELD, The Musical with Cattitude" and "MAD LIBS Live!"
IMAGEM CEO BILL GADEN commented: "We are delighted to add these two popular brands to our collection of THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES titles. Both 'GARFIELD' and 'MAD LIBS' have connected with kids of all ages for decades and have had lasting impacts on all of our lives. We are proud to bring these two shows to theaters all over the world."
"GARFIELD" creator JIM DAVIS said: "I've wanted to do a musical for years. I'd been waiting for the perfect opportunity and it came the day co-writer MICHAEL BOBBITT knocked on the door. Our collaboration was seamless, and adding JOHN CORNELIUS II to do the music was the icing on the cake. 'GARFIELD, A Musical With Cattitude' has a ton of warmth, humor, and charm. I couldn't be happier than to share it with the world."
"MAD LIBS LIVE!" is the new musical based on the most popular word game of all time.
Commented PRICE STERN SLOAN President/Publisher FRANCESCO SEDITA: "We at PENGUIN YOUNG READERS are thrilled to see MAD LIBS come to life. The hysterical show completely captures the essence of MAD LIBS, and it will make every audience member feel like the funniest person in the room."
Added "MAD LIBS LIVE!" writer/co-producer ROBIN ROTHSTEIN: "Just like during our Off-BROADWAY world premiere, kids and families around the world are now going to get the chance to fall in love with JEFF THOMSON's infectious pop score and the whole goofy, interactive ride that is 'MAD LIBS LIVE!'"