Just For Laughs Open New Division

The producers of the long-running Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival are launching a new theatrical division out of New York City.

The Just For Laughs Group is already scheduled to help produce a Broadway version of “Kinky Boots,” plus productions of “A Chorus Line,” “Old Times” and “Merrily We Roll Along” in London’s West End.

The group also produces comedy festivals around the world, concerts and TV specials. Adam Blanshay will serve as CEO of the theatrical division.