Seth M. Popper, who served as Director of Labor Relations for The Broadway League, passed away on May 26.
In his role at The Broadway League, the trade association representing commercial theater producers, theater owners and presenters on Broadway and across the country, Popper negotiated and administered the industry's 17 labor contracts with local and national unions.
Popper worked at League from 1998 to 2008 and from 2012 until his death. He also worked as special counsel for the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Key Brand Entertainment, Inc., parent company of Broadway.com.
"Seth was a very talented and brave lawyer," said John Gore, CEO of Key Brand Entertainment. "He played a major role in helping the company become what it is today. We will all miss him terribly."
Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, added in a statement: "Words cannot express our deep sorrow on the unfathomable loss of our dear friend and respected colleague Seth Popper. We are still reeling from the shock of the unexpected and heartbreaking news. Our thoughts are with Seth's wife, Stacey, and their son and daughter, and all of his family and friends. His passion and enthusiasm for life was apparent whether he was talking about Broadway, sports or his children; he was a special person who will be greatly missed."
Popper is survived by his wife Stacey Zorowitz Popper and children Jake and Avery.