Rights for ‘Romeo’: Sutton’s play earns award, gets publishing/stage rights deal
We’ve got more good news to share about Associate Prof. Brian Sutton, whose original musical, “Searching for Romeo,” earned rave reviews on a national theatre festival stage earlier this year. Now “Romeo” is the recipient of a New York Musical Theatre Festival/Steele Spring Stage Rights publishing award, meaning performance rights for the play will be available through the stage rights company for professional and amateur theatre companies throughout the U.S. and around the world. “Romeo” is one of just two musicals to receive the 2014 award. “We’re absolutely delighted to have these two titles join our catalog,” Roger Bean, president and founder of Steele Spring Stage Rights, said in a news release. “Both shows are producer and audience-friendly, and are a perfect fit for what we have to offer.” For more on Sutton’s play.