CONCORD THEATRICALS ACQUIRES LICENSING RIGHTS FOR ADAM RAPP’S “THE SOUND INSIDE” FOR THE SAMUEL FRENCH IMPRINT
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
ACQUIRES LICENSING RIGHTS FOR
“THE SOUND INSIDE”
FOR THE SAMUEL FRENCH IMPRINT
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New York, NY (May 28, 2020) – Concord Theatricals is thrilled to announce that it has secured exclusive worldwide licensing rights to Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside for its Samuel French imprint. The play will initially be released to professional theatres and a Samuel French acting edition is now available. For more information visit concordsho.ws/PerformTheSoundInside
A brilliant Ivy League writing professor. A talented yet mysterious student. An unthinkable favor. Everyone has a story—the question is how it ends. Running at 90 minutes with no intermission, The Sound Inside is a riveting new American play.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Samuel French/Concord again. I can’t think of a better publisher to shepherd this play and I’m excited to see which theatres across the country will give it a home,” said Rapp.
“Concord Theatricals is honored to be extending our relationship with Adam Rapp and his work through this important, beautifully crafted drama,” added Amy Rose Marsh, Senior Director of Acquisitions and Artistic Development at Concord Theatricals.
The Sound Inside enjoyed an acclaimed run at Broadway’s Studio 54 during the 2019-20 season. Starring Tony®, Golden Globe®, and Emmy Award® winner Mary-Louise Parker, it marked the Broadway debut of Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, and was directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer, with Will Hochman as “Christopher.” In addition to rapturous reviews and a New York Times Critic’s Pick, The Sound Inside landed on “Best of the Year” lists from Time Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, and The Hollywood Reporter, to the New York Times.
Original Broadway Production Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Lincoln Center Theater, Rebecca Gold, Evamere Entertainment, Eric Falkenstein, Salman Vienn Al-Rashid, Spencer Ross, FilmNation Entertainment/Faliro House, Iris Smith, Jane Bergère, Caiola Productions, Mark S. Golub and David S. Golub, Ken Greiner, Gemini Theatrical Investors, Scott H. Mauro, Jayne Baron Sherman, Czekaj Productions, Wendy Morgan-Hunter, Kristin Foster,Brian Moreland, Sonia Mudbhatkal, Jacob Soroken Porter, and Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director.
The world premiere of The Sound Inside was produced by Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 2018.
The Sound Inside was originally commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater.
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Adam Rapp is the author of numerous plays, which include Nocturne (American Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop), Finer Noble Gases (26th Humana Festival), Stone Cold Dead Serious (A.R.T.), Blackbird (The Bush, London), Essential Self-Defense (Playwrights Horizons/Edge Theatre), Kindness (Playwrights Horizons), The Metal Children (The Vineyard), The Hallway Trilogy (Rattlestick), The Edge of Our Bodies (36th Humana Festival), Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling (Atlantic Theater Company), Through the Yellow Hour (Rattlestick), Wolf in the River (The Flea), The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois (Atlantic Theater Company), and Red Light Winter (Steppenwolf, Barrow Street Theatre), for which he won Chicago’s Jeff Award for Best New Work, an OBIE, and was named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize. He made his Broadway debut with The Sound Inside (Studio 54), which received a 2020 Outer Critics Circle Honor for Outstanding New Broadway Play. The Sound Inside was commissioned by Lincoln Center and received its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. His playwriting honors include Boston’s Elliot Norton Award, the Helen Merrill Prize, the 2006 Princess Grace Statue, a Lucille Lortel Playwright’s Fellowship, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award, and the Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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