Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) announces updates to the upcoming All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre, in which schools and theatres around the world are empowered to locally produce and perform an exclusive musical revue featuring songs from MTI’s beloved shows over the weekend of November 12, 2021. MTI’s All Together Now! will be entirely free-of-charge to license with no royalty or rental fees. Participating organizations may license MTI’s All Together Now! as a fundraiser for their theatre - and perform it live, streamed, or a combination of both over a four-day period from November 12 – 15, 2021.
Many renowned MTI authors, their estates and rightsholders are contributing songs from their iconic musicals to the revue including Stephen Schwartz; Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty; Cameron Mackintosh; Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg & Herbert Kretzmer; Disney Theatrical Group; Frank Loesser; Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe; Tim Minchin; Jonathan Larson; Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman; Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley; Leslie Bricusse & Frank Wildhorn; Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin; Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich; and many more to be announced.
“None of this would be possible without the support of the authors we represent,” stated MTI’s President and CEO, Drew Cohen. “We are fortunate that so many of these composers, lyricists and rightsholders are embracing the idea of All Together Now!. I know that theatres around the world are eager to see the full list of songs featured in this new revue and we are working hard behind-the-scenes to create a memorable and inspiring show. We will be making more announcements in the very near future, but we encourage everyone to visit the event website as authors and their songs are added.”
The brand new musical revue is being put together by a renowned creative team that includes librettist Timothy Allen McDonald (James and the Giant Peach, Between the Lines, Breathe!), director, choreographer and Associate Artistic Director of the York Theatre, Gerry McIntyre (Berkshire Theatre Group's Godspell, The York’s Hallelujah, Baby!), director and choreographer Racky Plews (American Idiot West End, UK & International Tour, Thoroughly Modern Millie UK and Canadian Tour), director Jeff Calhoun (Disney’s Newsies on Broadway, Tony Award Nomination for Best Director, Deaf West’s Big River, Tony Award Nomination for Best Revival of a Musical), and Music Theatre International’s Chief Operating Officer and Director of Education & Development, John Prignano.
Further details on licensing and how groups can participate in this worldwide event will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please visit http://www.alltogethernowmti.com for a list of Frequently Asked Questions, an email sign-up and more.
Music Theatre International is grateful for the support of our partners in this endeavor: American Association of Community Theatre (AACT), American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE), Broadway Media, BroadwayWorld,Disney Theatrical Group, Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), Funk Studios, Hal Leonard, iHeartRadio Broadway, National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT),Playbill, Subplot Studio, TYA/USA.