In Episode 504 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Ben Coleman.
Ben Coleman is the Literary Supervisor for Samuel French Inc. where he is responsible seeing and reading plays and musicals for this 180-year-old theatrical institution, among many more playwright-related responsibilities.
Additionally, Ben is a theatre critic, dramaturg, and producer. Ben regularly takes on various theatrical pursuits in addition to his work in dramatic publishing, and he has had the privilege to work for such organizations as: The Drama Desk (active member of the Award-nominating committee), The Signature Theatre, New Dramatists, LCT3, UnsungMusicalsCo., MCC, Astoria Performing Arts Center, the Princess Grace Awards, and numerous theatrical agencies and casting offices.
Ben has a Master's Degree in Theatre History & Criticism from Brooklyn College and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. @benreviews.
This episode was recorded live in the Mary Rodgers Room at the Dramatists Guild of America.