Shulman Rogers Advises Broadway Licensing, LLC on its Landmark Acquisition of Dramatists Play Service
March 30, 2021
Shulman Rogers was pleased to provide counsel to Broadway Licensing, LLC in its acquisition of Dramatists Play Service. The deal team was led by Scott Museles and included Aaron Ghais and Keith Marshall.
I couldn’t have been more pleased with the savvy advice and results-driven leadership that Shulman Rogers provided in a critical two-pronged deal for us. Scott Museles masterfully quarterbacked a tricky and ever-changing financing round to raise our acquisition financing. At the same time, Aaron Ghais and Keith Marshall brought strong judgment, creativity, and a collaborative approach to spearhead the completion of an industry changing acquisition. I’d happily refer this team to anyone who asked!
— Sean Cercone, CEO/President, Broadway Licensing
Commenting on the transaction, Museles said, “It was gratifying to be part of this deal, which will help facilitate the reopening of a reinvigorated post-pandemic Broadway by combining two strong players with a common goal.”
Broadway Licensing, LLC is a full-service theatrical licensing partner specializing in the development, production and worldwide distribution of new and established theatrical properties. The company partners with authors, agents and producers to harness the power derived from embracing the intersection of art and commerce. Broadway Licensing, LLC advocates for the author, committing to have as many people experience their work as possible while protecting the copyright, utilizing its pioneering digital platform, high touch servicing and cutting-edge strategies to execute that vision.
Formed in 1936 by a number of prominent playwrights and theatre agents, Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (DPS) was created to foster national opportunities for playwrights by publishing affordable editions of their plays and handling the performance rights to these works. DPS has since grown steadily to become one of the premier play-licensing and theatrical publishing agencies in the world. Offering an extensive list of titles that includes many of the most significant plays of the past century, DPS preserves the rich history of drama.
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