(PRWEB) January 17, 2005
Daytime television guru's John and Danita Thomas turned their Kid Concoctions book series into an international phenomenon, now they are planning to take on the Great White Way as two of the producers of the new Broadway musical "Little Women". Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott ÂLittle WomenÂ stars Tony award winner Sutton Foster and recording artist Maureen McGovern.
From a best-selling book series to cereal boxes, kidÂs meals, amusement park attractions, and an upcoming national TV series, John & Danita ThomasÂ Kid Concoctions has put a sparkle in the eye of children and parents around the world. Now the couple plans to make a splash on the great white way as two of the producers of the upcoming $6 million dollar Broadway musical ÂLittle WomenÂ starring Tony Award winning actress Sutton Foster and recording artist Maureen McGovern.
ÂOur goal is to provide good clean quality entertainment for children and their familiesÂ says John ÂLittle Women the musical was a perfect fit for us.Â ÂLittle WomenÂ is one of the first original family musicals to grace the Broadway stage in several years. ÂWhen I saw the show during its out of town tryout at Duke University, I knew it had all of the ingredients of a Broadway hitÂ says Danita Âthere is noting more powerful, entertaining and moving than the relationship of a family and the love they shareÂ.
It didnÂt take John & Danita long to jump on board becoming two of the Broadway showÂs producers and taking on the responsibility of raising a portion of the musicalÂs $6 million dollar budget, modest by Broadway standards. ÂIt was a little scary at firstÂ says John ÂWe werenÂt sure we could raise such a large some of money living in a suburb of Cleveland, OHÂ. However it didnÂt take John and Danita long ÂYou wouldnÂt believe the number of people who were thrilled to be a part of Little WomenÂ. In fact, John and Danita will be joined opening night on Broadway by over 30 Cleveland, OH investors and members of their families.
ÂWe have a lot of faith in the showÂ says Danita ÂI truly believe that Little Women will be come an American musical classic. Whether ÂLittle WomenÂ is the next Broadway hit or not is yet to be seen. However, with brisk advance ticket sales, a stellar star-studded Broadway cast under the direction of Susan H. Schulman (The Secret Garden, Sound of Music, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, ÂLittle WomenÂ has all the ingredients of a Broadway success.
ÂLittle WomenÂ the musical opens January 23, 2005 at BroadwayÂs Virginia Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the showÂs website at http://www.littlewomenonbroadway.com
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