Music Theatre International (MTI) Europe is housed in the London offices of its long-standing agent, Josef Weinberger Ltd., working with the same Weinberger organisation that has served the UK theatre community for decades. MTI Europe joins Melbourne-based MTI Australasia as part of a global expansion for MTI, the New York based theatrical rights company. Owned by Cameron Mackintosh, MTI was co-founded in 1952 by legendary Broadway songwriter Frank Loesser and orchestrator Don Walker. In the European market alone, MTI licenses more than 4,800 productions a year, to more than 16,000 professional theatres, amateur societies and schools, totalling more than 20,000 performances involving over 200,000 households and reaching an audience of 6,000,000. Across its catalogue of more than 400 titles, MTI represents the world’s greatest collection of musicals, including: Broadway classics (Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, Annie); contemporary Broadway hits (The Band’s Visit, Beautiful, Come From Away, Waitress); the ground-breaking works of Stephen Sondheim (Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Follies, A Little Night Music); global titles such as Mamma Mia!, Matilda, Hairspray, Kinky Boots and Billy Elliot; Cameron Mackintosh-produced hits Les Misérables, and Miss Saigon; Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Beauty and the Beast; and the Mackintosh and Disney-produced Mary Poppins. MTI believes that access to the arts is a right, not a privilege, and is therefore deeply committed to arts education. MTI’s ground-breaking initiative, Broadway Junior ™ conceived by MTI Co-Chairman Freddie Gershon, brings special versions of classic Broadway and West End musicals to teachers or directors new to musical theatre; these condensed, author-approved versions of classic musicals, Disney favourites, and contemporary hits, are custom-tailored to the needs of young people. For secondary schools, MTI’s School Edition musicals are author-approved adaptations of works whose content and production requirements previously proved challenging for student performers.