CM Stage Productions is a New York-based production company that focuses on developing and producing compelling new works for the stage. Under the leadership of producer Christopher Maring, the company collaborates with writers, directors, composers and other theater artists to shepherd projects through the creative development process and launch dynamic new productions. The company’s mission has recently expanded to include the development of select properties for television and feature film.
Christopher Maring is a Tony-nominated producer, currently represented on Broadway by the hit new musical Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations.
Christopher founded CM Stage Productions in 2016 with over a decade of experience developing and producing new work. The company is currently developing two new musicals, a stage adaptation of an acclaimed novel, and a limited television series.
Prior to the company’s formation, Christopher worked in the offices of award-winning Producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman. As their Producing Associate, he was engaged in all aspects of developing, producing, and managing major Broadway productions and tours, including the original Tony Award-winning production of Spring Awakening, the critically acclaimed Green Day's American Idiot, and the re-imagined On A Clear Day You Can See Forever staring Harry Connick Jr., as well as numerous readings and workshops.
Independently, Christopher helped develop and produce Futurity, a new musical by César Alvarez (ART, Cambridge, MA and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN) and assisted on the early development of Hadestown, based on the album by singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell.
Christopher’s film credits include The Seagull, starring Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, and Elizabeth Moss, based on Chekhov’s play, which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival; and Broadway Idiot, a feature length documentary about the making of the musical American Idiot, which premiered at SXSW.
“Christopher Maring is bright, creative, and a doer. We anticipate a first-rate and courageous new musical from him.”
— HaRold Prince, Director and producer
Christopher was the 2016 recipient of the T. Fellowship, co-founded by Harold Prince in association with Columbia University, awarded annually to a talented creative producer. Under the fellowship, he worked with Mr. Prince, Margo Lion, Gregory Mosher, Tom Schumacher, Jeffrey Seller and David Stone on the development of a new musical.