The Araca Group, a leading Broadway producing company (Urinetown, Wicked, Disgraced), has announced plans to launch a collection of Hollywood-inspired stage plays to be licensed to professional and amateur theaters around the world. The Hollyway Collection will be published and licensed exclusively by Dramatists Play Service (DPS), with the first-look deal covering up to seven new plays within the first two years.
The collection becomes available for licensing in the fall of 2017, and will include a play adaptation of the iconic television series Family Ties, written by Daniel Goldstein, under license by CBS Consumer Products. The play recently debuted at the Human Race Theatre in Dayton, Ohio, where it is currently running through June 25. The adaptation picks up with the Keaton family 20 years after Alex P. Keaton leaves Ohio for New York City.
"We are so excited to announce this collection, and to extend the storytelling of widely beloved titles and characters to theater audiences everywhere," said Michael Barra, President, Media & Entertainment at the Araca Group. "Partnering with DPS is a dream come true as they represent the absolute best in class in stage play publishing."
The Araca Group’s Media & Entertainment division launched in 2015 and is tasked with adapting plays and musicals for stages beyond Broadway and West End, as well as developing musical projects for live broadcast, television, film, and digital.
Additional titles in the collection will be announced later this year.