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Roger Bean

President, Steele Spring Stage Rights

ROGER BEAN created the long-running off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes (18 months at the Westside Theatre), along with the sequels Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns, Winter Wonderettes, and Wonderettes: Dream On. Original cast albums for all four shows in the Wonderettes franchise are available from iTunes and Amazon. The Marvelous Wonderettes received the 2007 LA Ovation Award for Best Musical for its long-running Los Angeles production, and continues to be an audience favorite in regional and amateur theater companies throughout the country. Mr. Bean revisits Springfield, USA with his newest jukebox hit Life Could Be A Dream. With a record-breaking 12-month run in Los Angeles, the show received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, the LA Weekly Theatre Award and the Backstage Garland Award for Outstanding Musical.

Mr. Bean wrote and created the popular jukebox musicals Summer of Love, The Andrews Brothers, Route 66, Honky Tonk Laundry and Why Do Fools Fall In Love? and all currently available through licensing agent Steele Spring Stage Rights. Additional musicals created by Mr. Bean include Don’t Touch That Dial!,That’s Amoré and Beach Blanket Bash.

Mr. Bean has a proven track record in creating enduring, audience-pleasing musical franchises that help keep cash registers ringing in theaters across the country. The Marvelous Wonderetteshas seen over 600 productions throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Total worldwide box office gross for The Marvelous Wonderettes is over $75 Million USD.

Mr. Bean is the president of Steele Spring Stage Rights, a leading independent theatrical publisher in the United States. Based in Los Angeles, Steele Spring Stage Rights provides stage performance rights for a wide range of plays and musicals to theater companies across the country and internationally. The boutique nature of Stage Rights provides a unique focus and perspective to each play in its catalog. Founded by playwrights in Los Angeles in 2000, Stage Rights has disbursed over $8.75 million for its authors and rights holders.