Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces its April panel, One Word, Many Meanings: The Diverse Roles That "Licensing" Plays in Theater on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre's Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm. Panelists include Michael Barra, VP Licensing & Business Development for Daryl Roth Theatrical Licensing; Jeffrey Chrzczon, producer, general manager and company manager (Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth directed by Spike Lee, The Lyons, Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony, Saturday Night Fever, Jekyll & Hyde); Tiffani Gavin, producer/general manager, formerly with American Repertory Theater, Theatrical Rights Worldwide; Darnetha Lincoln M'Baye, Independent Music Service, formerly with EMI Music Publishing; Dorothy Marcic, writer (Respect: A Musical Journey of Women, Sistas); and Erach Screwvala, entertainment attorney. This panel will explore every aspect of licensing: from what it costs to use existing music and images in productions, to the use of "licensing" to extend the life of a work and benefit the writer and often the producer. The panel will explain the cost difference between licensing and optioning a play for a production, discuss grand rights and performance rights required for integrating music into a presentation, and the many subtle and not so subtle differences in production costs when licensing becomes part of your budget. Is the "jukebox musical" the easy alternative to a show with an original score that many think it is? Admission is $12 (free for TRU members). Please RSVP by email to [email protected] or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least one day in advance.