Acquiring performance rights for William Goldman's adaptation

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cockadoodie_heather

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Hello!!! I've been trawling the internet looking high and low for information on whether the performance rights are available for Goldman's stage adaptation of MISERY. I found a similar thread from a few years ago that predated the Broadway production of it, so I'm not sure whether the rights are still withdrawn because of that. It's my understanding that Warner Bros own the still own the rights, but I am clueless as to how to go about contacting them!

If anyone has any advice at all, that would be greatly appreciated! I'm but a lowly university student from the UK hoping for nothing more than to do a nonprofessional stageplay of this brilliant story. :)

Thanks in advance for any help anyone might be able to give me!
 

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Hello!!! I've been trawling the internet looking high and low for information on whether the performance rights are available for Goldman's stage adaptation of MISERY. I found a similar thread from a few years ago that predated the Broadway production of it, so I'm not sure whether the rights are still withdrawn because of that. It's my understanding that Warner Bros own the still own the rights, but I am clueless as to how to go about contacting them!

If anyone has any advice at all, that would be greatly appreciated! I'm but a lowly university student from the UK hoping for nothing more than to do a nonprofessional stageplay of this brilliant story. :)

Thanks in advance for any help anyone might be able to give me!
Welcome to the Board!

Goldman did the film adaptation, not a stage adaptation. That was done by Simon Moore. The stage rights are currently held by Warner Bros. and to the best of my knowledge, they have not been allowing any productions.
 

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Hello!!! I've been trawling the internet looking high and low for information on whether the performance rights are available for Goldman's stage adaptation of MISERY. I found a similar thread from a few years ago that predated the Broadway production of it, so I'm not sure whether the rights are still withdrawn because of that. It's my understanding that Warner Bros own the still own the rights, but I am clueless as to how to go about contacting them!

If anyone has any advice at all, that would be greatly appreciated! I'm but a lowly university student from the UK hoping for nothing more than to do a nonprofessional stageplay of this brilliant story. :)

Thanks in advance for any help anyone might be able to give me!
Hi and welcome.
 

cockadoodie_heather

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Welcome to the Board!

Goldman did the film adaptation, not a stage adaptation. That was done by Simon Moore. The stage rights are currently held by Warner Bros. and to the best of my knowledge, they have not been allowing any productions.
I know the version by Moore that you're thinking of, but I'm talking about a newer adaptation by Goldman that was on Broadway in late 2015 :) Thank you for your reply though!

Would you happen to know anything about acquiring adaptation rights for the novel itself to write my own stage adaptation? As I say, it wouldn't be for professional use
 

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I know the version by Moore that you're thinking of, but I'm talking about a newer adaptation by Goldman that was on Broadway in late 2015 :) Thank you for your reply though!

Would you happen to know anything about acquiring adaptation rights for the novel itself to write my own stage adaptation? As I say, it wouldn't be for professional use
Ahhh, yes, I completely blanked out on that one which Bruce Willis starred in on Broadway.

Since Warner Bros. owns the film and stage rights, you would have to contact them for any permissions to do a stage production. I don't have contact information for a specific person at Warner Bros., though.
 
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