Outerstage at MITF: “It Takes a Rainbow is such a lovely play.”

Outerstage, an online theater magazine, has published a rave review of It Takes A Rainbow at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. The reviewer writes:

The direction was energetic and crisp, the script was captivating. Not only is this a play for kids but it is also for adults… I personally couldn’t take my eyes off of it.

It’s a short review, but click through to read it all.

Thompson & Russell discuss “It Takes A Rainbow” at NYC festival

“It Takes A Rainbow” is an official selection of the 2017 Midtown International Theater Festival in New York City. In this short video, Thompson & Russell discuss the story.

This was filmed June 30, 2017, at Shetler Studios in New York City. The video introduction is by theater PR maven, Jay Michaels.

Read more about the musical at ItTakesARainbow.com and at ThompsonAndRussell.com!

Thompson & Russell—Instagram? Facebook?

Yes, and yes!

Thompson & Russell have a busy 2017 in store. It Takes A Rainbow is part of the Midtown International Theater Festival, August 4-6. (Click the MITF link for more information.) We are looking forward to making an announcement about casting very soon!

News is coming so quickly, in fact, it is hard to keep up. So we’ll ask you if you’ve joined/liked the Thompson & Russell Facebook page yet? We’ve been posting “quick” updates there pretty often. See here:

And we’ve started an Instagram account with even more photos, the kinds we aren’t quite sure where else to post, but help tell the tale:

Here are some of the pics you maybe have been missing:

Katrina, the Shrew pictures

A good crowd attended the June 14, 2017 performance of Katrina, the Shrew. This was at Central Elementary School in East Hanover, NJ, presented by the school’s Student Actors League of Arts & Drama (SALAD). Here are several pictures of the talented cast!

Thompson & Russell featured on BroadwayWorld.com

BroadwayWorld.comA top theater website in New York (and indeed, globally) has called Thompson & Russell “…one of the leading teams of writers of theatre for young audiences.”

It’s all part of the advance publicity for It Takes A Rainbow, coming to New York as part of the Midtown International Theater Festival this August 4, 5, & 6.

Read the full article here!



Thompson & Russell tour the MITF Theater

More formally known as the Workshop Theater Main Stage, 312 West 36. Thompson & Russell heard from Deborah Grimberg, Literary Manager of the Midtown International Theater Festival. Also speaking were Alex Moore and Tony Mann, who do some of the technical work (lighting, especially) behind the scenes. Speaking of behind the scenes, the backstage tour showed just how intimate this space is! There isn’t a bad seat in the house. It’s pretty exciting just how up close and personal the performances are going to be.

A movie-style trailer for this summer’s “It Takes a Rainbow”

We are pretty pleased with the video we made to advertise It Takes A Rainbow coming to New York City in August. We posted it in a few spots last week, but now we want to post it here on our website. It’s only about a minute and a half, but we think it says a lot with a little.

Want to see for yourself? We’ve posted the video on our GoFundMe page—here:


(On that page, click the image to watch the video. Be sure to have the sound on; the music adds a lot!)

And yes, we’d love it if you could drop some a few dollars into the till to help take us to New York City. Every small amount helps!

But there’s something else you can do to help, too; forward this GoFundMe page to folks you know who might want to help. It’s easy to share with the tools provided on that page. No, not everyone will be able to contribute, but we can think of no better compliment than for help in getting the word out.

Lastly, be sure to watch the video! Let us know what you think on the GoFundMe page comments.

It Takes A Rainbow: Introducing a new logo

Given that Thompson & Russell are headed to Off-Broadway in summer 2017 with It Takes A Rainbow, it was time to introduce a new logo. A logo with more depth, streamlined and more modernized, more in keeping with a contemporary tradition.

So below, here you have it. The old and the new. What do you think? Feel free to leave some comments in the section below.

(The old) It Takes A Rainbow Logo

(The old) It Takes A Rainbow Logo

(The new) It Takes A Rainbow logo

(The new) It Takes A Rainbow logo