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March 18, 2004

Backstage

Two Broadway production companies have formed a new joint venture to meld their creative and financial resources.The Araca Group, LLC and East of Doheny, Ltd.'s venture provides a mutual first-look arrangement to co-produce and co-finance prospective theatrical productions over the next two years. Additionally the companies have joined together in creating a fund to support development of new works aimed at commercial production. Currently in development are two new musicals, the first based on the book "My Man Godfrey" by Eric Hatch. The second is based on the life of Ella Sheppard Moore -- a child bought out of slavery by her former slave father -- and the Jubilee Singers, a group of students who toured in the 1870s to raise money for Nashville's Fisk University. Ella Sheppard was an original member of the singing group. More

Posted by acapnews at March 18, 2004 8:52 AM

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