Trending Titles: Week of May 27, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. County Fair: A Country Hits Musical by Taylor Ferrera & Matt Webster After the death of their father, two sisters, Claudia and DJ Stratford, return home to deal with their inheritance: a massive and beloved county fair in rural Georgia. …

12 One-Act Plays We Love

One-act plays offer intense storytelling and memorable moments in a shorter, more manageable format, making them ideal for both theatre aficionados and newcomers. Take a look through our list to discover something new to inspire and delight actors and audiences alike. The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang Having casually wandered onstage, George is informed that one of the actors, Eddie, …

New Titles of the Month: May Edition

Introducing our latest releases, hot off the presses and ready for your stage! Dive into the newest offerings from Broadway Licensing Global! New Plays Jaja’s African Hair Braiding by Jocelyn Bioh 2024 Tony Award® Nominee for Best Play Jaja’s African Hair Braiding in Harlem is a salon full of funny, whip-smart, talented women ready to make you look and feel …

15 Must-See Musicals and Plays to Honor and Celebrate Memorial Day

As Memorial Day approaches, it’s a perfect time to reflect and celebrate through the arts. We’ve curated a list of fifteen powerful musicals and plays that capture the spirit of remembrance and honor those who have served. From stirring war-time stories to heartfelt tributes, these performances offer a poignant and entertaining way to commemorate the holiday. Join us as we …

Trending Titles: Week of May 20, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. The Mountain Song Book, Music, and Lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co. The Mountain Song is the tale of a carpenter who climbs mountains and traverses rivers in order to attend his daughter’s wedding – without a clue as to where it’s …

A Spotlight on Jewish American Theatre: Celebrating Heritage on Stage

During the month of May, we reflect on the journey of Jewish people in America and their stories that have been shared on the stage. Here, we’ve curated a list of titles that tackle their experiences and transcend cultural borders. My Name is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok My Name is Asher Lev …

13 Contemporary Comedies We Love

Looking for a good laugh? With witty dialogue, laugh-out-loud characters, and unbelievable plot twists, we’re big fans of these contemporary comedic plays. Dive into our selection and discover the brilliance of playwrights who masterfully blend humor with storytelling, ensuring any audience has an unforgettable theatrical experience. Great for Community Theatres   Jaja’s African Hair Braiding by Jocelyn Bioh Jaja’s African …

10 Dramas Any Theatre Can Produce

Looking for captivating drama to grace your stage? Whether you’re a seasoned theatre troupe or just starting out, the power of a well-executed play can transform an audience’s experience. From timeless classics to contemporary favorites, we’ve curated a list of dramatic plays that any theatre, big or small, can produce. Casting will be a cinch because these shows require 10 …

Spotlight on Naomi Iizuka: Discover the Drama

Naomi Iizuka is a dynamic force in contemporary American theatre, renowned for her captivating storytelling and bold exploration of cultural identity, memory, and human connection. Playscripts takes pride in representing a diverse array of Iizuka’s works. Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people …

Trending Titles: Week of May 13, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Disenchanted (High School Edition) Book, Music, Lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino, Developed with Fiely Matias Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. The original storybook heroines are none-too-happy with …

Unlock Heartfelt Moments: Must-Read Titles for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, honor the incredible women who’ve shaped our lives by delving into stories of mothers from different walks of life and mothers who parent from various points of view. Explore our selections and Happy Mother’s Day! A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle On the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan’s most exclusive private schools, Alex and …

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate the rich tapestry of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage this May! We curated a list of titles that offer a diverse array of perspectives and experiences. Whether you’re delving into the intricate family dynamics of a multigenerational saga or immersing yourself in the poetic beauty of immigrant narratives, each title invites you on a journey of discovery …

Trending Titles: Week of May 6, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (High School Edition) by Jack Thorne, based on an original story by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne Nineteen years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione saved the wizarding world, they’re back on …

8 Reasons Why Community Theatre Is Vital

Community theatre is more than just a pastime for local enthusiasts—it’s a cornerstone of culture that enriches communities in numerous ways. According to the American Association of Community Theatre, these hometown theatres involve more participants, present more performances of more productions, and play to more people than any other performing art in the country. With over 6,000 community theatres in …

Commemorating African World Heritage Day

Today, on African World Heritage Day, we’re here to commemorate the rich cultural legacy with a curated collection of playwrights and their works. Explore the vibrant narratives and diverse perspectives, celebrating the enduring impact of these captivating stories! Nollywood Dreams by Jocelyn Bioh It’s the nineties and in Lagos, Nigeria, the “Nollywood” film industry is exploding. Ayamma dreams of leaving …

Broadway Licensing Global Opens Up Licensing for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child School Edition

Broadway Licensing Global, alongside Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender, and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, proudly announces that licensing for the school edition of the award-winning and record-breaking Broadway and West End play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is now available worldwide. The school edition is specifically tailored for high school and secondary school productions and can be licensed for …

10 Family-Friendly Musicals Any Theatre Can Produce

Whether you’re a seasoned theatre company or just dipping your toes into the world of musicals, these productions offer something special for audiences of all ages. They’re stories with varied cast sizes that can be produced at any scale—from simple rehearsal cubes to extravagant set pieces. Each show on this list promises toe-tapping tunes, heartwarming stories, and unforgettable moments that …

Trending Titles: Week of April 29, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. The Old Man and The Old Moon by PigPen Theatre Co. The Old Man has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he (or his wife, the Old Woman) can remember. When she …

Explore the 77th Tony Award® Nominees in Our Catalog

It’s that time of the year again! The 77th Tony Award® nominations were just announced. Scroll down to explore our nominees! Best New Play Jaja’s African Hair Braiding by Jocelyn Bioh Jaja’s African Hair Braiding in Harlem is a salon full of funny, whip-smart, talented women ready to make you look and feel nice nice. On this particularly muggy summer …

Trending Titles: Week of April 22, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Flex by Candrice Jones The pressure is on for the 1998 Lady Train high school basketball team—on top of a battle to bring home the championship trophy, it is also college scouting season. But the team’s performance on the court …

Broadway Licensing Global Achieves Green Business Benchmark Gold Status

At Broadway Licensing Global, we prioritize sustainability in the theatre industry. Through eco-conscious practices and innovation, we aim to reduce our environmental impact while still nurturing creativity. Our Green Team implemented new initiatives across our NYC and London offices, and these changes have earned us Gold Status for 2024 by the Green Business Benchmark. What Is the BLG Green Team? …

Join the Earth Day Celebration: Read These Titles Today

At Broadway Licensing Global, we prioritize sustainability in the theatre industry. Through eco-conscious practices and innovation, we aim to reduce our environmental impact while nurturing creativity.   Our Green Team implements initiatives across our NYC and London offices. These changes have been recognized by the Green Business Benchmark and earned us Gold Status for 2024.  We’re committed to ongoing education …

New Titles of the Month: April Edition

Introducing our latest releases, hot off the presses and ready for your stage! Dive into the newest offerings from Broadway Licensing Global! The Shark Is Broken, written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon The first summer blockbuster movie is being filmed—but no one working on the film would know it. Dive deep into the tumultuous, murky waters of the making …

Trending Titles: Week of April 15, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. The Half-Life of Marie Curie by Lauren Gunderson In 1911, Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of the elements radium and polonium. By 1912, she was the object of ruthless gossip over an alleged affair …

Broadway Licensing Global Acquires Critically Acclaimed Play, The Shark Is Broken

Broadway Licensing Global is going to need a bigger boat.   The reason?  The company has announced its acquisition of The Shark is Broken, by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon. Described by The Telegraph as a “profound dive behind the scenes of the making of Jaws”, the crisp 95 minute, three-person play received a highly praised premiere at the Edinburgh …

5 Ways Parental Involvement Benefits School Theatre Programs

School theatre programs offer students a platform to express themselves creatively, develop confidence, and cultivate important life skills. Behind every successful production, however, lies a crucial element often overlooked: parental involvement. Below, we explore the invaluable role parents play in supporting and enriching school theatre programs. 1. Building Community Support Parents form the backbone of community support for school theatre …

Trending Titles: Week of April 8, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in …

Sibling Stories: Celebrating National Siblings Day with These Titles

It’s National Siblings Day! From stories of sibling adventures to stories of love, rivalry, and everything in between, these titles capture the essence of sibling relationships in all their complexity and beauty. Dramatists Play Service Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Winner of the 2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon …

Scripts of These Classic Films Airing on TCM this April

Fall under the spell of cinema magic! We’ve curated a list of TCM showtimes that are exciting adaptations and even the basis of some of our favorite plays and musicals. Take a peek at the showtimes and scripts! April 2 Sense and Sensibility at 8:00 pm Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill April 3 The Teahouse of August Moon at …

Trending Titles: Week of April 1, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Like You Like It, music by Daniel S. Acquisto, book & lyrics by Sammy Buck All the world’s a mall in this totally awesome musical mashup of Shakespeare and John Hughes. It’s 1985 and the brand new Arden Mall is …

10 Plays & Musicals You Can Read as Bedtime Stories

Bedtime stories are a cherished tradition, fostering imagination and encouraging quality time between kids and their caregivers. But they don’t have to include reading from books—plays and musicals can be a delightful way to introduce new stories to little ones! Make it even more fun by creating your own voices for each character and playing songs from the musicals while …

Happy International Children’s Book Day! Explore These Popular Titles

Let’s celebrate the wonder of storytelling and imagination on International Children’s Book Day! 📚✨ This special day, observed annually on April 2nd, honors children’s literature and the joy it brings to young readers around the world. From timeless classics to vibrant new tales, children’s books inspire curiosity, empathy, and creativity in readers of all ages. Happy International Children’s Book Day! …

New Titles of the Month: March Edition

Hot off the presses, these titles are ready for your production! Uncover the newest releases from Broadway Licensing Global and infuse your stage with a dash of enchantment. Don’t forget to explore our new Signature Acting Editions as well! Rightlynd by Ike Holter Rightlynd, the first play in Ike Holter’s seven-play saga, is set in the fictional 51st Ward of …

12 reasons theatre is vital in schools

12 Reasons Theatre Is Vital in Schools

Plays, musicals, and drama clubs are more than just a fun set of extracurriculars—they play a pivotal role in shaping young minds. While theatre might not always get the spotlight it deserves, the impact it has on students is profound. It encourages them to tell stories of different perspectives, explore a full-range of emotions, and fully discover themselves. Here are …

Celebrate World Theatre Day with These Theatre-Themed Titles

Join us in celebrating the magic of World Theatre Day! 🎭✨ From the lights dimming to the final curtain call, theatre transports us to new worlds and sparks unforgettable emotions. Let’s honor the creativity, passion, and talent that bring stories to life on stage with our curated list of theatre-themed titles! Happy World Theatre! Dramatists Play Service Act One by …

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Trending Titles: Week of March 25, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie …

Broadway Licensing Global to Represent All Works of John Leguizamo, in Landmark Agreement

Broadway Licensing Global (BLG) announces the acquisition of all critically acclaimed works by playwright, and actor, John Leguizamo.   Titles include Mambo Mouth, Spic-o-rama, Freak, Sexaholix… A Love Story, Ghetto Klown, and Latin History for Morons. In a landmark arrangement, all Leguizamo works will be represented by one licensing company.   Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, and shaped by the vibrant energy …

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10 Plays with All-Female Casts

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, we thought it fitting to highlight 10 compelling plays boasting all-female casts. These productions shatter stereotypes and showcase the immense talent of female performers, while serving as a testament to the enduring power of women’s narratives in the arts. Join us as we celebrate the strength, complexity, and diversity of female characters …

Happy St. Patrick’s Day☘️Get to Know Our Irish Playwrights!

This St. Patrick’s Day, journey into the heart of Irish theatre with our handpicked selection of plays by legendary Irish playwrights! Discover the timeless themes of love, identity, and societal norms woven into the fabric of Irish drama, as you immerse yourself in the works of Samuel Beckett, Martin McDonaugh, and more!   Sebastian Barry Sebastian Barry, an esteemed Irish …

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Our Female Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwrights

Female voices have left an indelible mark on theatre, shaping unique narratives and challenging societal norms. Behind the curtain of recognition stand Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights: literary luminaries whose scripts are celebrated and whose stories continue to captivate audiences worldwide. Join us as we spotlight the brilliance of Broadway Licensing Global’s female winners and their contributions to the theatre industry in …

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Trending Titles: Week of March 11, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Bad Auditions by Bad Actors by Ian McWethy Newbie director Carol has one day to find the leads for a community theater production of Romeo and Juliet. But what seems like a simple task proves impossible when the pool of auditioners includes …

Explore Scripts of These Oscar-Winning Iconic Film Adaptations

Did you enjoy the Academy Awards® last night? We have more for you! Broadway Licensing is home to your favorite movies adapted from plays and stage adaptations of your favorite films! All Quiet on the Western Front by Robert Waterhouse Winner of the 1930 Academy Awards® for Best Picture & Best Director based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque …

Celebrate International Women’s Day with These Titles

Celebrate the strength, resilience, and achievements of women around the world with our curated selection of titles for International Women’s Day! Navigate the emotions and relationships of womanhood in these stories. Join us in honoring the contributions of women everywhere and fostering a more inclusive and equitable world for all. Dramatists Play Service Broadway Book Club Women’s Voices This collection …

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16 Essential Healthy Habits to Keep During Rehearsals

Whether you’re an actor, director, stagehand, or part of the production team, maintaining your health during theatre rehearsals is crucial for peak performance and overall well-being. Below are 16 healthy habits to incorporate into your routine that’ll keep you in optimal health for rehearsals and live performances. Stay Hydrated: Adequate hydration is vital for optimal performance during rehearsals. Water helps …

Celebrate National Library Lovers’ Month with a Curation of Titles to Read

Celebrate National Book Lover’s Month by diving into the captivating world of literature! We curated a list of titles around libraries and popular adaptations. Join us now in the world of reading! The Joy Luck Club by Susan Kim, adapted from the novel by Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club tells the story of four older Chinese-American women and their …

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Artistic Freedom in High Schools: The Impact of Censorship on Theatre

Exploring the intricate world of censorship in arts education includes a complex interplay of stakeholders and societal expectations. Beyond the stage, it delves into the heart of creative expression and cultural exploration within American high schools. Picture this: high school arts educators, driven by a passion to nurture creativity and self-expression, find themselves navigating a labyrinth of regulations and external …

New Titles of the Month: February Edition

Fresh from the presses and bursting with potential, these titles are primed for your production! Discover the latest releases from Broadway Licensing Global and bring a touch of magic to your stage. Dramatists Play Service Continuity by Bess Wohl It’s magic hour in the New Mexico desert as an exhausted film crew races against the setting sun to shoot their …

Trending Titles: Week of February 19, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. The Play That Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes the smash hit farce. Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, …

Broadway Licensing Global Announces Acquisition of Critically Acclaimed Jaja’s African Hair Braiding and The Da Vinci Code

Broadway Licensing Global (BLG) announces the acquisition of two critically acclaimed titles, the Broadway hit play, JaJa’s African Hair Braiding, by Joceyln Bioh, and The Da Vinci Code, a new play adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, based on the international best-selling book series by Dan Brown.  Both titles will join the prestigious BLG imprint of Dramatists Play Service …

Reimagine American Politics: Explore TheseTitles this Presidents Day

Happy Presidents Day! There’s no better time than today to immerse yourself in the rich history and fascinating dynamics of American presidents and politics. At Broadway Licensing, we curated a list of titles on American presidents for you to delve into! All the Way by Robert Schenkkan Winner of the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Play November, 1963. An assassin’s …

Trending Titles: Week of February 12, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous by Pearl Cleage A lifetime ago, actress Anna Campbell and manager Betty Samson ignited a major theatrical controversy with a performance of monologues from August Wilson’s Fences that came to be known forever as Naked Wilson. After decades of …

From Theatre Teacher to Top Playwright: Discover how Don Zolidis became the most-produced playwright in American Schools

In the heart of American educational theater, one name echoes with remarkable reverence: Don Zolidis. As the most produced playwright in America, Don’s story is not just a playwright’s success but a journey that has inspired and shaped the landscape of school theater across the nation and beyond. Originally from Wisconsin, Zolidis received his bachelor’s in English from Carleton College …

Be Our Valentine: A Collection of Titles Filled with Love and Romance

Love is in the air at Broadway Licensing Global! Join us in celebrating love in all kinds of forms and let these enchanting stories fill your day with joy and inspiration. Be our valentine and fall head over heels with these plays and musicals! Happy Valentine’s Day!❤️ Plays Almost, Maine by John Cariani The Story: Welcome to Almost, Maine, a …

Broadway Licensing Global Announces Winners of “Wands at the Ready” Competition

Following a nationwide competition, Broadway Licensing Global (BLG) has unveiled the official winners of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child High School Edition: Wands at the Ready contest. After careful consideration, 31 high schools were selected as official winners, earning the opportunity to be the first schools in their state to bring the magic of the official Harry Potter …

TCM is Airing Some Stage Favorites This February!

Embark on a timeless cinematic journey this February as TCM showcases these iconic films. Below, we’ve curated a list of TCM movie showtimes and highlighted where you can obtain scripts and licenses for play adaptations. Let’s delve into the magic of cinema together! February 6 The 39 Steps at 2 am The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play by Joe …

Empower and Enlighten: A Curated Collection for Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with a thought-provoking and enlightening list of plays and musicals that pay homage to the rich tapestry of African American history, culture, and achievements. Dive into powerful narratives that chronicle the struggles and triumphs of individuals who have shaped the course of history, from the Civil Rights Movement to contemporary voices advocating for change. Plays Broadway …

Broadway Licensing Global Unveils Fun-Filled Acquisitions, Led by Junie B Jones: Toothless Wonder

Broadway Licensing Global (BLG) announces the acquisition of three charming titles, including Junie B. Jones: Toothless Wonder, 46 Plays for America’s First Ladies, and Deadline.  All three titles are represented by Playscripts, a BLG imprint, which provides access to budget-friendly plays for educational and non-professional theatre organizations.   Embark on a delightful journey with Junie B. Jones: Toothless Wonder, a …

Top 10 Trending Titles: Week of February 5, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. The Great American Trailer Park Musical, book by Betsy Kelso, music & lyrics by David Nehls There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, …

New Titles of the Month: January Edition

These titles are hot off the presses and ready for your stage! Take a peek at what’s new from Broadway Licensing Global. Confidence (And the Speech) by Susan Lambert Hatem The Story: On July 4, 1979, President Carter canceled an important energy policy speech he was scheduled to give the next day and disappeared to Camp David. Ten days later, …

Top 10 Trending Titles: Week of January 29, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, …

Holocaust Remembrance Day: A Reflection on Resistance and Resilience

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we solemnly reflect on the atrocities of the past, remembering the millions who suffered and perished during one of history’s darkest chapters. It is a day to honor the resilience of survivors, educate future generations, and stand united against hatred. These plays from The Diary of Anne Frank to Leopoldstadt, from Indecent to If I …

Top 10 Trending Titles: Week of January 22, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Ghostlight by Stephen Gregg When indifferent student Garbiela Nettles is inexplicably admitted to the prestigious Doves Forge Academy, all she wants to do is leave. But before she can get herself expelled, Garbiela starts to hear sounds that no one …

Broadway Licensing Global Announces Acquisition of The Comeuppance and Flex

Broadway Licensing Global announces its acquisition of two critically acclaimed titles, including The Comeuppance, the Broadway smash hit new play, by two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and Flex, the widely lauded new play by Candrice Jones.   The Comeuppance, centers on a long-dispersed group of friends who reunite after years apart to reconnect and confront hidden truths during a …

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The Power of Mentorship in Theatre Education

Theatre, an art form that thrives on collaboration and shared experiences, often transcends the confines of a traditional classroom. In this dynamic world, the role of mentorship emerges as a cornerstone, not only for students but also for new educators navigating the intricate landscape of theatre education. This article delves into the significance of mentorship in theatre and offers practical …

Top 10 Trending Titles: Week of Janaury 16, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Let It Be by Annerin Productions, Stageworks Productions, and Maggie Pitts Set in the turbulent times of the 1960s and 1970s, Let it Be, follows a group of teenage friends and their intertwining stories during the height of the Vietnam War. …

Plays to Read on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The profound impact of one of the most pivotal figures in American history, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., takes center stage this month. Delve into these captivating plays that vividly portray and immortalize King’s legacy and enduring influence. The Mountaintop by Katori Hall This play is a gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights …

Stage Reflections: A Theatrical Exploration of Mental Wellness and Self-Care

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and mental wellness as we delve into the timeless theme of New Year’s resolutions. Discover a curated selection of classic and contemporary plays that skillfully tackle the nuances of mental health and self-care. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Winner of the 1949 Tony Award® for Best Play and the 1949 Pulitzer Prize …

Scripts of These Classic Films Airing on TCM this January

Dive into a timeless cinematic journey as TCM airs these iconic films this January. Here, we’ve compiled a list of TCM movie showtimes and noted where you can access scripts and licenses for play adaptations. Let’s explore! January 4 You Can’t Take It With You at 12:15 am You Can’t Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. …

Year in Review 2023: A Dynamic Year of Milestones and Achievements at Broadway Licensing Global

As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to reflect on the incredible highlights and achievements that marked the year for Broadway Licensing Global. From groundbreaking acquisitions to going global, each quarter brought new opportunities and successes.   Diana Takes Center Stage: Broadway News featured Diana in a go-to-market announcement, setting the stage for a remarkable year.   Literary Triumphs: …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF DECEMBER 19, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Love Letters by A.R. Gurney Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to …

Winter Vocal Health Tips And More!

As winter’s chill settles in, performers confront the task of staying warm to and from rehearsals and sometimes even during performances! We’ve asked performers like yourself their favorite tips that will guarantee a seamless rehearsal during the winter season. As a bonus, Broadway Licensing Global’s Digital Marketing Associate, Tiara Nock, sat down with Dr. Kirsten C. Kunkle to learn more …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF DECEMBER 14, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. The Curious Savage by John Patrick Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. …

The Ultimate Theatre Teacher Resource Guide

As a theatre teacher, the journey to inspire and educate your students is both thrilling and challenging. Fortunately, the world of theatre education is rich with resources to help you navigate the intricacies of the craft and find inspiration to keep your lessons fresh and engaging. In this blog post, we’ll explore a variety of valuable resources that cater to …

Get in the Spirit! Our December Special Picks for You

Embark on a festive journey with our curated list of holiday recommendations! Immerse yourself in the warmth of seasonal stories, explore new worlds, and discover hidden gems that make perfect companions for cozy winter nights. Scroll down to learn more! Our Holiday Title Recommendations Miss Bennet trilogy i. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon The …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF DECEMBER 05, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics …

Broadway Licensing Global Reveals UK and US Schools to Pilot First Ever Productions of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” School Edition

Broadway Licensing Global announces its selection of two schools to make history as the first to produce pilot productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child School Edition. In the United Kingdom, Barking-based Riverside School will have the opportunity to host the first-ever production of the School Edition. Following Riverside, Hoboken High School in Hoboken, New Jersey, will be first …

Up to 50% off Pre-Holiday Sale Is Here!

Get ready to kickstart your holiday season with fantastic deals from Broadway Licensing Global! Our Pre-Holiday Sale is here, and we’ve got something special for you. Up to 50% off Pre-Holiday Sale Starts Now! Offer only valid from 12/4 00:00am EST to 12/10 11:59pm EST. 📚 Buy 5 or More Unique Plays and Get 50% Off 🛒 Dramatists Play Service …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their …

New Titles of the Month: November Edition

It’s time for our monthly new titles reveal!   Dive into the excitement and explore our latest releases. Your next favorite read might just be waiting for you. Don’t miss out—check out our newly released titles now!   New Titles from Dramatists Play Service   Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins The Story: Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended …

A Feast of Titles Perfect For Thanksgiving

Celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving by immersing yourself in these titles that capture the essence of families gathering together. From heartwarming titles that evoke a sense of appreciation to thought-provoking dramas, these titles promise to bring a renewed appreciation for all the blessings in our lives! Tuesdays with Morrie by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Proof by David Auburn Winner of the 2001 Tony Award® for Best Play and Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her …

Wands at the Ready: Be the First in Your State to Produce “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” High School Edition

Are you ready to make history in your state? Don’t miss the chance to be the first in your state to produce Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at your high school! Enter the competition and secure your state debut! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child High School Edition: Wands at the Ready Overview All high school teachers or administrators …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14, 2023

Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard Spanning fifty years and multiple generations, LEOPOLDSTADT follows a family’s reckoning with a past it cannot escape and a future it cannot control. A passionate drama of love and endurance beginning in the last days of 1899 through the heart of the twentieth century, Stoppard’s customary wit and beauty shines through the enduring spirit of a …

Broadway Licensing Global Takes a Stand Against Book and Theatre Censorship

In a world suddenly grappling anew with issues of censorship, the importance of preserving our right to read, write, and perform freely cannot be overstated. The access to theatre and the fight against book banning are interconnected in the broader struggle to protect and uphold our fundamental freedoms of expression and intellectual exploration.  Theatre has always served as a powerful …

Up to 50% off Early Black Friday Sale Is Here!

Get ready to kickstart your holiday season with fantastic deals from Broadway Licensing Global! Our Early Black Friday Sale is here, and we’ve got something special for you. Up to 50% off 4 Different Offers | Best Deal of the Year. Offer only valid from 11/13 00:00am EST to 11/19 11:59pm EST. 📚 Buy 5 or More Unique Scripts and …

10 Creative Fundraising Ideas for Your School Theatre Program

Are you part of a school theatre program, or perhaps a theatre teacher looking to raise funds for your students’ next big production? Putting on a successful theatre performance takes more than just talent and passion; it often requires financial support. To help you achieve your fundraising goals, we’ve compiled a list of 10 creative fundraising ideas tailored to school …

Unlock the Nostalgic Magic: Scripts of These Classic Films Airing on TCM this November

In November, TCM features an array of beloved classic films, often inspiring playwrights for adaptations and later turned into theatrical productions. Here, we’ve compiled a list of TCM movie showtimes and noted where you can access scripts and licenses for play adaptations from both Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts. Let’s explore! November 2 Pride and Prejudice at 6:00 pm Pride …

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Theatre Lovers

The thrill of the stage, the magic of live performances, and the captivating world of theatre—these are the passions that define theatre lovers. Whether your friend or family member is an actor, director, playwright, or simply a dedicated theatre enthusiast, finding the perfect gift for them can be a delightful experience. To make your search easier, we’ve curated a list …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF OCTOBER 31, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the …

From Sidewalk Chalk to Broadway Bound Betty Boop: Mikey Clifton’s Makeup Artist Evolution

by Tiara Nock, Digital Marketing Associate, Broadway Licensing Global: On a recent seemingly ordinary Wednesday morning, makeup artist Michael “Mikey” Clifton experienced something far from the usual. Like many commuters, he was casually browsing through his Instagram feed when he stumbled upon something truly exceptional. It was none other than the makeup look he had meticulously crafted for the announcement …

New Titles of the Month: October Edition

Dive into a captivating array of new titles spanning various themes and genres this October with us! Journey back to the 1968 Tony Award®-winning Best Play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which presents an imaginative twist on two Shakespearean characters. Gain insights into the complex systemic challenges of the American jail system in Between the Bars, and enjoy humorous and …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF OCTOBER 24, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens 15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has …

Creating a Safe Haven in Your Theatre Classroom: Fostering Creativity and Inclusivity

Theatre classrooms are more than just places for students to learn lines and stage directions. They should be safe havens where young actors can explore their creativity, take risks, and express themselves freely. Most students are drawn to theatre programs such as your classroom because it provides a creative outlet for self-expression. Creating such an environment is essential for a …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF OCTOBER 17, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous by Pearl Cleage A lifetime ago, actress Anna Campbell and manager Betty Samson ignited a major theatrical controversy with a performance of monologues from August Wilson’s Fences that came to be known forever as Naked Wilson. After …

Interview with Rolt Smith, Production Stage Manager of the Broadway Production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

In a world where the spotlight often shines brightest on actors and directors, there exists a cadre of behind-the-scenes professionals who are the true architects of the theatre’s magic. Today, we take you on a journey behind the curtain, illuminating the myriad roles that breathe life into theatre productions. Today, we delve into the world of stage management, a role …

Uniting for a Kinder World: Titles Addressing the Issue of Bullying

October is more than just falling leaves and pumpkin spice lattes; it’s National Bullying Prevention Month. This month, we unite as a community to increase awareness, provide support, and empower those impacted by bullying. Here at Broadway Licensing Global, we curated a list of titles that speak about bullying. Join us in promoting a culture of respect, empathy, and inclusivity, …

20 Must-Read Spooky Titles

As the crisp autumn leaves fall and the nights grow longer, there’s no better time to dive into the chilling world of spooky literature. Halloween, with its eerie ambiance and sense of mystery, beckons us to explore the realms of darkness and the supernatural. Whether you’re a fan of spine-tingling tales or ghostly encounters, this guide will help you find …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF OCTOBER 10, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays by Tennessee Williams 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON Swift and passionate scene. (2 men, 1 woman.) THE PURIFICATION Poetic drama in New Mexico. (9 men, 6 women.) THE LADY OF LARKSPUR LOTION Powerful sketch …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF OCTOBER 3, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical Co-Creators: Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin, Roger Kumble Based on the film by: Roger Kumble THE STORY: Rulers of their elite Manhattan prep school, Sebastian and Kathryn have placed a mischievous bet: Can Sebastian successfully …

Broadway Licensing Global Unveils Transformative Rebrand and London Office

Today, Broadway Licensing Global (BLG), formerly known as Broadway Licensing Group, announces it is embarking on a significant transformation that includes the introduction of a London office. BLG also announces its name change, signaling the start of an era of global expansion. The curtain rises on a contemporary workplace, strategically poised in the heart of London’s West End theatre district. …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Saturday Night Fever The Musical story by Nik Cohn, adaptation by Robert Stigwood, Bill Oaks, North American adaptation by Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti THIS STORY: In this beloved ’70s throwback, Tony Manero, a nineteen-year-old Brooklynite paint store clerk, spends …

Navigating Casting Drama: A Guide for Theatre Teachers

The world of theatre is a place of creativity, collaboration, and personal growth. However, casting decisions can sometimes lead to drama, upset students, and concerned parents. As a theatre teacher, navigating these situations is an essential skill that ensures a positive and enriching experience for everyone involved. To guarantee a smooth sailing audition process from start to finish, explore the …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. A Sherlock Carol by Mark Shanahan THE STORY: Moriarty is dead, to begin with. And Sherlock Holmes is a haunted man. But, when a grown-up Tiny Tim asks Holmes to investigate the death of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Great Detective must …

New Titles of the Month: September Edition

Discover the latest theatrical gems at Broadway Licensing Group. This month, our new titles include Don Zolidis’ Long Live Love, Return of the Script, and Lord of the Choir, Lindsay Joelle’s The Garbologist and TRAYF, Kyle Nesbit’s The Gift List, and more! Scroll down to learn more. • New Titles from Playscripts Long Live Love by Don Zolidis The Story: …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Brainstorm by Ned Glasier, Emily Lim, and Company Three THE STORY: Inside every adolescent brain, 86 billion neurons connect and collide to produce the most frustrating, chaotic, and exhilarating changes that happen to human bodies. BRAINSTORM is a theatrical investigation …

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Theatre Teacher’s Survival Guide: Navigating the Stage of Education with Confidence and Compassion

As a first-year drama teacher or someone seeking advice to enhance their teaching prowess, the world of theatre education can appear both thrilling and overwhelming. The spotlight is on you to inspire, educate, and guide young minds through the captivating world of theatre. If you are overwhelmed, fear not; we’ve compiled the Theatre Teacher’s Survival Guide to help you survive …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 5, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Wait Wait…I Can Explain by Christa Crewdson THE STORY: Madcap, chaotic hilarity ensues when Jason hires a troupe of local actors to play the part of a perfect family to impress Sheila, his new girlfriend. This elaborate ruse nearly goes …

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – A Magical Journey Continues

Since its debut in 2016, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been a sensational hit. The play, written by Jack Thorne and based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Thorne, takes place 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts. It follows the adventures of Harry Potter, now a Ministry of Magic employee, and his youngest …

Broadway Licensing Group Acquires Amateur Licensing Rights for school productions to Global Phenomenon Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

(New York, NY – September 5, 2023) – Broadway Licensing Group, Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions are thrilled to announce an exciting partnership to bring Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the award-winning record-breaking hit play, to high school and secondary school theatre programs worldwide starting in 2024. Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said “We …

How To Build A Stellar Crew of Student Designers and Technicians

by Zach Dulli, Director of Education & Community Initiatives, Broadway Licensing Group As Director of Education and Community Initiatives here at Broadway Licensing, I’ve received numerous inquiries from theatre educators nationwide for ideas on how best to build a team of student designers and technicians for their theatre program. To help answer this question, I contacted woodworker and theatre educator …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts Glitz!: The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical book and lyrics by Bert Bernardi, music by Justin Rugg In the true spirit of Christmas, get a behind-the-scenes look at the backstabbing mothers and fiercely competitive daughters in the ‘Little Miss Christmas …

Explore New Titles

We are proud to announce these new plays that now available for purchase and licensing on Dramatists Play Service! Check out this diverse selection of stories and styles!   1. POUF! by Lou Clyde POUF! is an “uplifting” comedy with big hair and even bigger laughs – Hairlarity! The year is 1958 and Betty finds herself unfulfilled as a housewife. …

Breaking Legs and Breaking Barriers: Your Theatre Department’s Diversity Journey

High school theatre is not just about putting on performances; it’s a platform to empower life skills including fostering creativity, building confidence, and encouraging inclusivity among students. More than ever, theatre educators have a vital role to play in promoting diversity in theatre by understanding, showing empathy, and respecting all cultures and backgrounds. Luckily, there are unlimited resources that teachers …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF AUGUST 15, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Musical JV by Rick Hip-Flores THE STORY: In the best-selling children’s book series adaptation, Kylie Carson faces her ‘different’ identity in 7th grade, where being unique isn’t easy. Her passion for monsters isolates her at …

Empowering Life Skills: Theatre’s Transformative Impact in Schools

In an ever-evolving world where technology reigns supreme, the timeless art of theatre continues to shine as a beacon of creativity, self-expression, and personal growth. With the 2023-24 school year starting for teachers and students in many places across the country, it feels like the perfect time to delve into the illuminating topic of theatre in schools. From Broadway stages …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF AUGUST 8, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts   LET IT BE by Annerin Productions, Stageworks Productions, David Abbinanti, and Maggie Pitts THE STORY: Featuring the sensational songs of The Beatles, LET IT BE transports its audience back to the innocence, turbulence, and hopefulness of the 1960s. The …

Broadway Licensing Group (BLG) Expands Leadership Team for Accelerated Growth

Hello Broadway enthusiasts and theatre aficionados! We are excited to share some incredible news from Broadway Licensing Group (BLG), the leading provider of live stage play and musical licensing. BLG has just announced a series of strategic senior-level hires and promotions aimed at propelling the growth of its vast catalog of over 8,000 plays and musicals available for professional and …

IMAGINATIVE STORYTELLING INSPIRED BY BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL

Get ready to buckle up and hold on tight as the iconic and beloved movie, Back to the Future, takes its electrifying journey to the dazzling lights of Broadway! As it continues its triumphant run at the Adelphi Theatre in the London’s West End, where it won the prestigious 2022 Olivier Award for Best Musical, the hit musical has now …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF AUGUST 1, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts Drinking Habits by Tom Smith THE STORY: Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors …

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Summer Music Playlist

Ah, summer. The time when the stage comes alive with stories that evoke the carefree spirit of vacations. Where the thrill of new adventures inspires audiences, and vibrant colors and music transport us to someplace tropical. As we reveled in the joyous performances listed below, we can’t help but feel the irresistible urge to recommend our favorite summer-inspired songs from …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF JULY 24, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. The Alibis by Tyler Dwiggins, Jonathan Dorf, Kathryn Funkhouser, Patrick Greene, Mora V. Harris, Jason Pizzarello, Ian McWethy, Carrie McWethy (McCrossen) The Story: We challenged eight playwrights to find the comedy in crime in this rogue’s gallery …

ENOUGH! ANNOUNCES SIX WINNING PLAYS BY EMERGING TEEN WRITERS ON ENDING GUN VIOLENCE

ENOUGH! Plays to End Gun Violence has announced this year’s winners of its national short play competition. Six impactful plays tackling the subject of gun violence were selected, representing the creative voices of teen playwrights nationwide. The plays and playwrights chosen for this year’s competition are: “The Smiles Behind” by Niarra C. Bell from Virginia “A Call for Help” by …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF JULY 17, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Like You Like It by Daniel S. Acquisto and Sammy Buck The Story: All the world’s a mall in this awesome musical mashup of Shakespeare and John Hughes. It’s 1985, and the brand-new Arden Mall is hosting …

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY

While the sun shines brightly and the warm summer breeze dances around us, it may seem odd at first to start thinking about the holiday season. After all, the days are longer, and thoughts of snowflakes and jingle bells seem far away. However, believe it or not, this is the perfect time to embark on the annual quest to find …

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TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: WEEK OF JULY 10, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts Little House On the Prairie, The Musical by Rachel Sheinkin, Rachel Portman, & Donna Di Novelli The Story: This heartwarming musical follows the Ingalls family’s journey westward and settlement in De Smet, South Dakota where Ma and Pa Ingalls hope …

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New Collections Available from Broadway Book Club

The Broadway Book Club is the best source to discover your new favorite play. Celebrate the best of theatre with hand-picked classics and today’s biggest hits written by breakout writers. The perfect gift for the theatre person in your life, Broadway Book Club is great for recent graduates, as a Father’s Day gift, or as a way to celebrate LGBTQIA+ …

Top 10 Trending Titles for the week of May 29, 2023

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: Week of May 29, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts.

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Shows for New Beginnings

New beginnings are a recurring theme in the world of theater, as playwrights explore the transformative power of fresh starts and the complexities that come with them. In the shows Fireflies by Matthew Barber, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin by Kirsten Childs, Shutter Sisters by Mansa Ra, A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter, and Bubble Boy …

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TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: Week of May 15, 2023

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CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH THESE AMAZING SHOWS!

Mother’s Day is a special occasion allowing us to honor and show appreciation for the remarkable women who have raised, nurtured, and shaped us into the individuals we are today. Whether one assumes the cherished role of a mother, desires to offer a memorable gift to their own mother, or simply seeks to explore new and captivating theatrical productions that …

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TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: Week of May 8, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts.

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TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: Week of May 1, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts.

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: Week of April 24, 2023

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Group? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts.

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Plays That Will Inspire You for Earth Day!

As Earth Day approaches, it is important to take a moment and reflect on the state of our planet. Climate change, deforestation, pollution, and the extinction of species are just some of the challenges we face as a global community. It’s a time to consider the impact of our actions and to ask ourselves what we can do to make …

TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: Week of April 17, 2023

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GET TO KNOW OUR TYA SHOWS!

If you’re looking for top-quality Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) shows, look no further! Broadway Licensing offers a wide range of TYA shows that are sure to delight audiences of all ages. Whether you’re looking for an engaging story, an interactive experience, or a toe-tapping musical, we have something for everyone. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to discover …

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TOP 10 TRENDING TITLES: Week of April 10, 2023

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Jocelyn Bioh’s Playwright’s Picks

Broadway Book Club is proud to present its next subscription box of Playwright’s Picks by Jocelyn Bioh, an award-winning Ghanaian-American writer/performer from New York City. She has written numerous plays that explore themes of identity, race, gender, and culture, including the widely acclaimed “School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play,” “Nollywood Dreams,” and “Merry Wives of Windsor, Texas.” Her …

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Keen Company Presents: Lynn Nottage’s Crumbs from the Table of Joy

Crumbs from the Table of Joy is receiving its first New York City revival since its 1995 premiere! Check out what Keen Company has to say about their production: “Off-Broadway’s Keen Company is thrilled to present the first New York revival of Crumbs from the Table of Joy by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and directed by Colette Robert! …

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Broadway Licensing Acquires Highly Anticipated New Play “John Proctor Is the Villain”

March 09, 2023 Broadway Licensing is pleased to announce its acquisition of the highly-anticipated play, “John Proctor Is the Villain” by playwright Kimberly Belflower for live stage performance rights. In conjunction, The Huntington, Boston’s leading professional theatre, is thrilled to publicize that it will include the thought-provoking, funny new play in its 23/24 season. The universally appealing and impactful play …

Opening Night at THE WANDERERS with Anna Ziegler, Katie Holmes, and more!

March 2, 2023 “This absorbing, twisty, and thoughtful play is the finest play of the year!” -Charles Isherwood, The Wall Street Journal Anna Ziegler’s newest play, The Wanderers, had its New York premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company on February 15. Click the image below to hear Anna, cast members Katie Holmes and Sarah Cooper, and the company talk about how …

Spring Musicals That Will Pack the House

Spring Musicals That Will Pack the House

How is it already the spring semester? With the holidays out of the way, your mind is probably geared toward planning your springtime musical. Are you looking for a big ensemble piece for your whole drama club? How about a show direct from Broadway with a minimal set? Or even a zany, dark tale that is rocking it with the …

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One-Act Selection Guide

One-act competition season is right around the corner, have you selected your show? We’re here to help! Follow this handy guide for everything you need to know about selecting, producing, and licensing a one-act for UIL, ITF, or any other one-act showcase you participate in. How to Pick a One-Act Competition Licensing Q&A One-Acts Everyone Should Have in Their Library

Starting your theatre streaming journey

Streaming is the future of theatre. Haven’t streamed yet? Feel intimidated by all the tech and fees? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. We’re partnering with Stellar Tickets to make streaming easy, affordable, and fun for all theatres. What is Stellar Tickets? What is a Live/Video Archival License? Why should I stream my show? What does streaming cost? How do I …

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Your New Favorite Perennial Holiday Show

Looking for a reliably entertaining show to fill the Holiday slot in your season? Here are six that each offer something different for all audiences. Why perennial shows? The holiday season is a perfect time for your theatre to establish a cornerstone production that your audience will keep coming back to year after year. Make your holiday production a family …

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The Ultimate One-Act Guide for Back-to-School Planning

No matter if you’re looking for a library building, classroom use, directing projects, performances, or competitions, we’ve rounded up our recommendations for one-acts for this school year. See titles in the following categories: New Releases Flexible Casting Minimal Set Pre-approved for Competition Cuts

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The Ultimate Play Guide for Back-to-School Planning

School is back in session! Still setting your season? Find your next great play here! Browse our recommendations in the following categories: Female-Led Gender Expansive Diverse Stories Challenging Roles Minimal Set Large Cast Pre-Approved for Competition Cuts

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The Ultimate Musical Guide for Back-to-School Planning

It’s here: The Ultimate Musical Guide for Back-to-School Planning! Discover Broadway hits, familiar favorites, and hidden gems that will fit your needs.  You can find everything you’re looking for here: Large Cast Minimal Set

Introducing Broadway Book Club

It’s opening night! Broadway Book Club is your source for top play scripts to add to your collection. Get 7 scripts delivered to your door 4 times a year, curated by leading playwrights like Lauren Gunderson, Anna Ziegler, and Lucas Hnath. Open a box and discover the best of the American theatre, from 1936 into 2022 and beyond! The first …

11 Holiday Shows That Pack The House

Related: Holiday Hits It’s like Christmas in July…in May! It’s never too early to get into the Christmas Spirit or for a head start in planning your program’s winter spectacular.  Before you log out for summer break, set your holiday plans now! Here are 9 Holiday Shows that will pack the house in December: If you like It’s a Wonderful …