Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is the live stage play division of Warner Bros. Entertainment, responsible for developing and producing first-class productions for the stage. In addition to this production, Theatre Ventures is readying the original musical Secondhand Lions, which opens at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in September 2013, as well as a new production of the Stephen King drama Misery for Broadway, with Oscar-winner Bill Goldman adapting his 1990 screenplay for the stage. Theatre Ventures is actively developing a number of other productions, including musical adaptations of Beetlejuice and Dave, and is also involved with several co-productions with award-winning Broadway, film and television producers, including Andrew Lloyd Webber's version of The Wizard of Oz currently in Toronto and on tour soon in the USA.
During the 2012 holiday season, Theatre Ventures was represented on Broadway by the return of its hit Elf: The Musical, which broke the Hirschfeld Theatre's box office record five out of the nine weeks of its inaugural limited holiday engagement in 2010.
In addition to its development and co-production slate, Theatre Ventures also has numerous licensed properties in production worldwide, including the Olivier-winning Top Hat and Olivier-nominated The Bodyguard, as well as The Color Purple, Doctor Zhivago, 42nd Street, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza and Singin' in the Rain along with the upcoming The Bridges of Madison County and Diner.
Warner Bros. Entertainment, a Time Warner Company, is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of creative content and their related businesses, across all current and emerging media and platforms. The company stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, TV and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.
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