Live Stage Development
Lively McCabe's core business, we partner with both large intellectual property holders as well as distribution companies to develop and deliver a slate of stage musicals and plays to be produced and licensed globally.
Lively McCabe has partnered with Work Light Productions and The Araca Group to adapt the Hasbro game and Paramount film CLUE as a live stage play. Adapted from Jonathan Lynn’s screenplay, the National Tour commences in Fall of 2021 following the world-premiere production at the Cleveland Playhouse in January of 2020. The dramatic rights are currently available to select high schools via our publishing partners at Broadway Licensing.
PUNK ROCK GIRL
Lively McCabe has partnered with BMG to develop Joe Iconis’ PUNK ROCK GIRL, with music from Blondie, Pink!, Avril Lavigne, Pat Benatar, Echosmith, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and featuring the title song by the Dead Milkmen. The musical will be published and licensed by our partners at Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatricals and production plans will be announced soon.
POP GOES THE WORLD
Set in a fledgling radio station in 1980s suburban New Jersey from writer Michael Kimmel and Music Supervisor Kris Kukul. Featuring a score of New Wave hits from Billy Idol, Tears for Fears, Blondie, The Romantics, Simple Minds, Yes, and many others. In partnership with BMG and Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
MAY WE ALL
Lively McCabe has partnered with Country Music stars Florida Georgia Line and writers Troy Britton Johnson and Todd Johnson to develop this stage musical featuring music from artists including Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Luke Bryan, Dolly Parton, as well as the title song from Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw. In partnership with licensing agency Theatrical Rights Worldwide and music partner BMG, production plans will be announced very soon.
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
A Kris Kringle origin-story musical set in mid-century New York City from writer Jeremy Desmon and Music Supervisor Jesse Vargas. Developed in partnership with licensing agency partner Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Lively McCabe has licensed the stage rights to the classic 1988 film from MGM and screenwriter Amy Holden Jones. With Music and Lyrics by rock goddess Melissa Etheridge the musical is being written by Gordon Greenberg and Sas Goldberg, with Greenberg also directing. The musical will be published and licensed by our partners at Concord Theatricals and production plans and the remainder of the creative team will be announced shortly.
THE HOLLYWAY COLLECTION
Lively McCabe has partnered with Dramatists Play Service (DPS) on a collection of plays adapted from iconic film, television, and music properties. The inaugural play in the collection is "Family Ties" by Daniel Goldstein, developed in partnership with The Araca Group. We'll be announcing the next series of plays in the collection this Fall.