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New Concord Website Launched (Your News)

New Concord Website Launched (Your News)

You may have noticed that, in the New Year, Concord Theatricals launched its brand-new website.

At societies can now license plays and musicals from Samuel French, R&H and Tams-Witmark.

All previous websites will now re-direct users to the new central umbrella licensing giant.

Concord Music acquired legendary theatre publisher and licensor Samuel French just over a year ago leading to the formation of Concord Theatricals. Through the new website, Concord Theatricals comprises professional and amateur theatrical licensing catalogues of Samuel French, Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatricals, Tams-Witmark and Concord Music’s joint venture with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, The Musical Company – making the company the most substantial licensing house in the world.

Over its 188-year history, Samuel French has represented some of the finest plays and musicals in the English language throughout the world from their offices both in the US & UK. Its catalogue of over 10k titles includes plays by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, David Mamet, Neil Simon and Alan Ayckbourn, along with the musicals Grease, Chicago, Fun Home, The Wiz, The Secret Garden and Heathers.

Concord Theatricals acquired the celebrated Rodgers & Hammerstein Organisation as part of Imagem Music in 2017 and Tams-Witmark in 2018.

All this means that the Concord Theatricals website now represents a long list of iconic musicals from the catalogues of R&H, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill and Irving Berlin; a line-up of successful shows by young musical theatre composers including Lin Manuel Miranda, Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown, Shaina Taub and Michael John LaChiusa; and some of Broadway’s enduring classics such as A Chorus Line, Hello, Dolly!, Gypsy, Hair, The Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl and Dreamgirls.

Working with Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Really Useful Group also means CTs license the composer and his collaborators’ smash hit musicals, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock and will continue to administer Lloyd Webber’s incomparable song catalog.

With a team of experienced theatre professionals drawn from all four companies (Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Musical Company) in New York, London, Berlin and affiliates worldwide, Concord Theatricals has arguably become the most important licensing house in the world, the only firm that provides truly comprehensive services to creators and producers of musical theatre, including theatrical rights acquisition and licensing, music publishing, cast recording and first-class production under a single banner.

Concord Theatricals additionally facilitates cast albums with Concord Music’s Craft Recordings label, allowing for international distribution and dedicated promotion and marketing. To date, these collaborative recordings have been nominated for two GRAMMYs (Come From Away and Carousel).

While other licensing houses respectively continue in their own right, the sheer size and commercial dominance of the Concord Theatricals ‘umbrella’ cannot be ignored.

As far as we know, Samuel French, R&H, Tams-Witmark and The Musical Company are all still running their own social media platforms, but directing traffic to the single licensing website found by visiting: