Samuel French Inc. today announced that Bruce Lazarus has joined the company as Executive Director. 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!”