Concord Music Group Acquires Samuel French In Landmark Theater Licensing Deal

Concord Music has acquired 188-year-old theater publisher and licensing mainstay Samuel French, combining it with other assets in its burgeoning Concord Theatricals unit.

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The deal, whose terms were not disclosed, “fulfills a significant and ongoing commitment to theater,” the company said.

Concord Theatricals represents a list of top-shelf musicals from the catalogs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill and Irving Berlin. Its roster also includes younger musical theater talent such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown, Shaina Taub and Michael John LaChiusa, as well as classics like A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly!, Bye Bye Birdie and Dreamgirls.

Source : https://deadline.com/2018/12/concord-music-group-acquires-samuel-french-musical-theater-1202521398/

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