IMZ welcomes VBW International, who offer exclusive licenses of original musicals to leading stages all over the world.
Dance of the Vampiries © Yuri Bogomaz / Stage Entertainment Russia
Elisabeth © VBW Brinkhoff Mögenburg
© VBW Deen van Meer
VBW is a theater company based in Vienna (Austria), running three historic theaters: the Theater an der Wien (1801), the Raimund Theater (1893) and the Ronacher (1872).
The Theater an der Wien is a “stagione” opera house focusing on Baroque opera and modern music theater, with one premiere per month.
The Raimund Theater and the Ronacher are dedicated to first class long-run musical productions, created in Vienna by artists of highest international reputation including Roman Polanski, Sir Trevor Nunn, Stephen Schwartz, Vincent Paterson, Jim Steinman, Francesca Zambello and Harry Kupfer.
Since 1992, VBW has been mounting its own, original musicals at Broadway and West End level and licensing them internationally. ELISABETH, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, MOZART!, REBECCA, RUDOLF and THE VISIT have been seen by more than 23,5 million people in 16 languages in 21 countries so far. The combination of highest artistic standards in venerable theatres made Vienna one of the musical capitals of the world, along with London and New York.
In 2016, 1.2 million visitors have seen licensed productions of VBW in 8 countries (China, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Russia, Serbia).
For its 20th anniversary, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES will return to Vienna in September 2017.
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