UTA Hires Ben Coleman as Theatre Agent (Exclusive)

Courtesy of UTA
Ben Coleman

He previously was literary supervisor at publishing and licensing house Samuel French Inc.

UTA has added Ben Coleman as a theatre agent in its New York office, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

Coleman's near-decade of work experience in the entertainment industry includes stints at talent agencies Peter Strain and Associates and Bret Adams Ltd., several New York theatrical and casting offices, and most recently publishing and licensing house Samuel French Inc. As literary supervisor there, his responsibilities included acquiring new plays and musicals and developing relationships with artists.

At UTA, Coleman will cover projects on Broadway, off-Broadway and at regional theaters around the nation, and help represent the agency's acting clients. Theatre department head Mark Subias started the division in 2012 when he joined the agency from his eponymous management firm, bringing with him agent Rachel Viola and later adding agents Chris Highland and Emma Feiwel.

UTA's theatre clients include Ivo van Hove, Kevin Kline, Mary-Louise Parker, Cynthia Erivo, Pam MacKinnon, Rebecca Taichman, Sally Field, Danai Gurira, Sam Gold, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Andrew Rannells, Cynthia Nixon, Dave Malloy, Sarah Ruhl, David Cromer, Adam Rapp, Suzan-Lori Parks, Denise Gough, Susan Sarandon, Benedict Andrews and Lila Neugebauer.