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UpDate (11/29): Bruce Lazarus named Executive Director of Samuel French plays. Lazarus will oversee company strategy, marketing and business affairs.
Lazarus has been an active professional within the theatre community for over 25 years. As an entertainment attorney he has represented numerous theatre artists and producers including the original off-Broadway production of BLUEMAN GROUP. As the Director of Business and Legal Affairs for Walt Disney Theatrical Productions his responsibilities included the Broadway productions and international tours of THE LION KING, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and AIDA. He also produced several Broadway and off-Broadway plays including the Tony Award nominated Best Play of 2003, SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE and the Lucille Lortel Award winning Best Play of 1997, SHAKESPEARE’S R&J. Lazarus lectures frequently on various aspects of the entertainment industry.
“We are excited to add such an exceptional professional to our team,” said Nate Collins, President of Samuel French. “Bruce’s experience and insight will help us further our goal of being the ultimate resource of dramatic literature and information for authors and producers.”
Lazarus said “Samuel French matters- we matter to those who create, study and love theatre and to the future generations who will create, study and love theatre. I am honored to be working side by side with the dedicated and passionate staff at Samuel French. We make theatre happen, worldwide, everyday!”
About Samuel French
Samuel French was founded in 1830, has offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and London, and retail bookstores in Hollywood , California, making it the oldest and largest publisher and licensor of stage plays and musicals in the world. Their extensive catalogue of over 10,000 plays, musicals and industry related books can be found at www.samuelfrench.com.