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Samuel French is the world's leading publisher and licensor of plays and musicals. The company's catalog features some of the most acclaimed work ever written for the stage and titles by writers at the forefront of contemporary drama. Samuel French is proud to serve as a leader in theatrical publishing and licensing, and is committed to the future by championing playwrights, innovating the industry, and celebrating all those who make theatre happen around the world.

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Celebrate 80 Years of Our Town With a Look Back at Past Broadway Productions

From Playbill

Thornton Wilder called the theatre “the greatest of all the arts,” and many have called his play Our Town one of the greatest American plays of all time. 80 years after its premiere on Broadway, the show is performed at least once every night somewhere in the United States, and throughout the world.


Inspired by Wilder's One-Acts: A Livestream Conversation

From WilderMoments.com

The Wilder Family and Samuel French present a conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel, director Laurie McCants and actress Linda Powell about the influence of Thornton Wilder’s one-acts on their work.


Take a Look at the 2017 Samuel French Awards

From Playbill

Playwrights Ken Ludwig and Dominique Morisseau, as well as songwriting team of Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen were honored October 16.


Samuel French to Publish Six Winning Titles from 2017 OOB Festival

From BroadwayWorld

Samuel French has announced the winners of the 2017 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition.


PLAYBILLder Launches New Partnership With Samuel French

From Playbill

Over 200 popular Samuel French titles will be added to PLAYBILLder Express, giving users and schools more options for future productions.


Bandstand Secures Partnerships for Future Productions and National Tour

From Playbill

The musical has secured a life beyond its Broadway engagement with Work Light Productions, The Road Company, and Samuel French.


How a Low-Budget Theatre Can Still Go High Tech

From Playbill
"With a growing number of people today reading on phones and tablet devices, Samuel French leads the pack in bringing work to the digital space. Their Abbott interface renders many plays and musicals in Samuel French's catalog available for purchase or rental on your mobile device, tablet, or computer."


Heathers The Musical Vocal Selections are available now through Samuel French

Heathers The Musical Vocal Selections are arranged for voice with piano accompaniment and feature 12 songs from the hit off-Broadway musical like “Dead Girl Walking,” “Candy Store,” and “Seventeen.” It is the seventh vocal selection book in the Samuel French collection joining other popular musicals such as Fun Home and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.


Samuel French announces August Wilson Monologue Book

Samuel French is releasing a new book titled Dangerous Music: The American Century Cycle Monologues. The announcement was made at the 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, which was held May 1 at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway.


From Musicals 101 to Mindy Kaling: 7 Things You Never Knew About Samuel French

By Theatermania.
With a publishing history that goes back to 1854, Samuel French is a company with an old soul that feels anything but old-fashioned. From uniquely famous authors to its very own app, get to know this iconic institution in a whole new (spot)light.


The Wilder Family and Samuel French present STAGING WILDER: —A LIVE STREAM CONVERSATION - April 24, 2017 | 7PM EST

As Hello, Dolly! returns to Broadway, The Wilder Family and Samuel French present a conversation on staging Thornton Wilder's works with directors AbiGail Adams (Peoples Light), Theater For A New Audience's Arin Arbus, the Geva Theater's Mark Cuddy, and Columbia University's Gregory Mosher.


Samuel French unveils Kander & Ebb’s CHICAGO for high schools

Samuel French is thrilled to announce a new musical title in their 101 School Editions Collection: Chicago (High School Edition). In partnership with iTheatrics, Samuel French unveiled the news last night at a special performance of the long-running Broadway hit, Chicago.


HEATHERS THE MUSICAL (HIGH SCHOOL EDITION) is now available for licensing through Samuel French

Samuel French is proud to announce that Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is now available for licensing as part of their 101 School Editions Collection.


Free Tickets for Playwrights Who Can't Afford the Theatre

By Michael Paulson for the New York Times
Samuel French and the Dramatists Guild of America launch Playwrights Welcome, a program designed to offer available tickets that would otherwise go unsold to playwrights on the day of the performance, free of charge. 


Samuel French Awards Honors Sarah Ruhl, Keith Josef Adkins, and Kooman & Dimond

Samuel French will honor some of the theatre community’s most respected artists, activists and rising stars on Monday, October 24 when they bestow the Samuel French Awards in a private reception.


Culture, Gender, Race and Sexuality Are Focus of #IdentityWeek

By Adam Hetrick for Playbill
Running September 27-30, panelists include Anne Bogart, Larry Kramer, Ntozake Shange and George C. Wolfe.