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On BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report,' What Happens When a Theatre Violates a Copyright?On BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report,' What Happens When a Theatre Violates a Copyright?
by OHenry Report - Aug 25, 2017

On the third episode of BroadwayWorld's new theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks to two industry professionals about the licensing process for plays and musicals, and then what happens when a theatre company violates their license. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth Helps Samuel French Announce CHICAGO High School EditionBebe Neuwirth Helps Samuel French Announce CHICAGO High School Edition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Samuel French has announced a new musical title in their 101 School Editions Collection: Chicago (High School Edition). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sarah Ruhl, Keith Josef Adkins & More Receive Samuel French AwardsPhoto Coverage: Sarah Ruhl, Keith Josef Adkins & More Receive Samuel French Awards
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Oct 25, 2016

Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company just honored some of the theatre community's most respected artists, activists and rising stars yesterday, when they bestowed the Samuel French Awards in a private reception. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Samuel French Congratulates Fox on Tonight's ROCKY HORROR BroadcastSamuel French Congratulates Fox on Tonight's ROCKY HORROR Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

As excitement builds for Fox Television's broadcast of their new The Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight, Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company, joins Rocky Horror fans in their anticipation of tonight's broadcast. (more...)

Writers Get Free Access to Theatre with Samuel French's New 'Playwrights Welcome' ProgramWriters Get Free Access to Theatre with Samuel French's New 'Playwrights Welcome' Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The launch of Playwrights Welcome, a new program developed for Dramatists Guild of America members by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization and participating theaters, was announced today. (more...)

Samuel French Announces Representation for Rights of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVESamuel French Announces Representation for Rights of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

 Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company, has announced their representation for performance rights of Shakespeare in Love, The Play adapted by Tony® Award winning playwright Lee Hall from the Academy Award winning film by Tony and Academy Award winning playwright Tom Stoppard and Academy Award winning screenwriter Marc Norman. Originally presented on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions, critics described the play as 'a stirring love story ...funny and genuinely moving. A joyous celebration of theatre' (Daily Telegraph); 'an absolute joy from beginning to end' (Daily Express); 'deliciously funny' (The Independent); and 'an ebullient crowd-pleaser' (The New York Times). (more...)

Samuel French Nabs Rights to Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTINGSamuel French Nabs Rights to Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company, has announced their representation for performance rights of the acclaimed musical Tuck Everlasting. (more...)

VIDEO UPDATE: THAT'SWHATSHESAID Playwright Courtney Meaker and Creator/Performer Erin Pike Reflect on Copyright ControversyVIDEO UPDATE: THAT'SWHATSHESAID Playwright Courtney Meaker and Creator/Performer Erin Pike Reflect on Copyright Controversy
by Michael Dale - Mar 22, 2016

The play made up of dialogue from the female characters of 2014-2015's 10 most frequently produced American plays received a cease and desist in February. (more...)

UPDATE: Erin Pike's THAT'SWHATSHESAID Receives New Cease and Desist Order From Dramatists Play ServiceUPDATE: Erin Pike's THAT'SWHATSHESAID Receives New Cease and Desist Order From Dramatists Play Service
by Michael Dale - Feb 11, 2016

The solo piece criticizes the way women are represented in American theatre by using excerpts from the ten most frequently produced American plays of 2014-15. (more...)

UPDATE: Erin Pike's THAT'SWHATSHESAID Performed With Revisions After Samuel French's Cease and Desist OrderUPDATE: Erin Pike's THAT'SWHATSHESAID Performed With Revisions After Samuel French's Cease and Desist Order
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2016

The solo piece up of material from popular plays was ordered not to go on after a complaint from one of the playwrights. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Alan Cumming, Jackie Hoffman, Aaron Tveit and More Set for ROW J This DecemberDanny Burstein, Alan Cumming, Jackie Hoffman, Aaron Tveit and More Set for ROW J This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Jewish Channel will continue its second season of its popular theater-oriented monthly TV show, ROW J, with a new episode to begin airing on Tuesday, December 1. ROW J is hosted by TJC correspondent Meredith Ganzman. The executive producer is Brian Scott Lipton. Featured in this edition are theatre stars Danny Burstein, Alan Cumming, Jackie Hoffman, Aaron Tveit and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Samuel French's 'SING AND TELL' with Jay Armstrong Johnson, Emily Skeggs & MorePhoto Flash: Inside Samuel French's 'SING AND TELL' with Jay Armstrong Johnson, Emily Skeggs & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Last night, Thursday October 1, Samuel French, the world's largest publisher and licensor of stage plays and musicals, in collaboration with HowlRound,  presented  Sing and Tell: A Benefit Concert for the Dramatists Guild Fund at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Samuel French Offers Enhanced e-Play Edition of Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONESamuel French Offers Enhanced e-Play Edition of Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is the best-selling crime novel of all time, with 100 million copies sold worldwide. Now for the first time, her play of the same title has been expanded into a major resource for theatre makers, theatre lovers, and Agatha Christie fans alike. Samuel French, the world's largest publisher and licensor of stage plays and musicals, announces its high tech contribution to this classic in the format of the first ever enhanced e-Play AND THEN THERE WERE NONE: Enhanced Acting Edition.  (more...)

Charles Strouse, Amanda Green, Emily Skeggs, Joe Iconis and More Slated for Samuel French #MUSICALSWEEKCharles Strouse, Amanda Green, Emily Skeggs, Joe Iconis and More Slated for Samuel French #MUSICALSWEEK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Samuel French, the world's largest publisher and licensor of stage plays and musicals, has slated '#MusicalsWeek: Protecting, Developing & Celebrating Musical Theatre' for Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1, 2015. (more...)

Samuel French, Inc. to Represent Tony-Winning Musical FUN HOMESamuel French, Inc. to Represent Tony-Winning Musical FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Samuel French, the world's premier theatrical publishing and licensing company, has landed the performance rights of the ground-breaking hit musical Fun Home, winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home features music by Jeanine Tesori with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, the first all-female writing team to win the Tony for musical score. (more...)

Samuel French Names New Literary DirectorSamuel French Names New Literary Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Samuel French, the world's premier theatrical publishing and licensing company, has announced the promotion of Amy Rose Marsh to Literary Director. (more...)

Synacor's Himesh Bhise to Participate in 6th Annual broadbandtvcon, March 3-4, Los AngelesSynacor's Himesh Bhise to Participate in 6th Annual broadbandtvcon, March 3-4, Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

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Samuel French, Inc. Acquires Licensing Rights to ROCK OF AGESSamuel French, Inc. Acquires Licensing Rights to ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Get ready to rock! Samuel French, the world's premiere theatrical publishing and licensing company, is now accepting requests for professional and amateur performance rights for the five-time Tony Award Nominated smash hit Rock of Ages. Fresh from a six-year run on Broadway, Rock of Ages joins Samuel French's collection of great musicals including Chicago, Grease, The Rocky Horror Show and Heathers the Musical. (more...)

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL Now Available for Licensing Through Samuel FrenchHEATHERS THE MUSICAL Now Available for Licensing Through Samuel French
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Samuel French, the world's premiere theatrical publishing and licensing company, is excited to announce its exclusive representation of worldwide professional and amateur stage performance rights to Heathers The Musical. Direct from its Off-Broadway run, the delightfully dark musical joins the Samuel French catalogue alongside other great musicals such as Grease, Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, and Rock of Ages. (more...)

Samuel French Launches The 1830 ClubSamuel French Launches The 1830 Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Samuel French, the world's oldest theatrical publishing and licensing company, has announced their new customer rewards program: THE 1830 CLUB. Named for the year in which the company was founded, the new program allows members to earn discounts each time they shop on the Samuel French website. (more...)

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