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Bakers Plays
Baker's site is replete with a complete online catalog, online ordering for plays (and they're getting ready to institute a shopping cart system, which should make ordering even easier!), and theater resource links. Their catalog is free (you can order that online, too), and they list royalties. Baker's is always looking for new plays and has an open submission policy, so you budding playwrights be sure to check out their submission guidelines. Phone them at (617) 482-1280, fax them at (617) 482-7613, or snailmail them at
Baker's Plays
100 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA 02111
Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.
A publishing house with a personal touch -- we e-mailed them once with a question about rights, and were pleasantly surprised to receive a prompt response from the prez! Hot titles include Angels in America, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Prelude to a Kiss, and To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday. For questions that can't be answered by their web site, call them at (212) 772-8334, fax them at (212) 772-8358 or snail mail them at
Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.
56 E 81st St.
New York, NY 10028-0202.
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
A comprehensive website with a searchable database of over 2,000 plays. Featured plays include the 1998 Tony winner Art, Having Our Say, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane. You can even apply for rights online! Note that restricted plays are not listed as such in their catalog -- as with all publishers, you have to contact them to see if amateur rights are available in your area.
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 212-683-8960
FAX: 212-213-1539

Music Theatre International
Looking for Little Shop of Horrors, Triumph of Love or Follies? This is the place to find them. A slick site for musicals, with a searchable database. Includes an online form for performance rights inquiries.

Music Theatre International
421 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 541-4684
Fax: (212) 397-4684

Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
Full Length Plays, Musical Theatre Plays, Children's Theatre Plays and Children's Theater Musicals, One Act Playscripts, Melodramas,Christmas Plays and Christmas Musicals as well as theatrical texts and aids. Complete synopses and an online search engine.

Pioneer Drama Service
Post Office Box 4267
Englewood, CO 80155-4267
Reading copies, musical perusal scripts and production orders: 1-800-33DRAMA (1-800-333-7262)
FAX: 1-303-779-4315
Samuel French, Inc.
The granddaddy of them all. Sam French at long last moves into the 20th century with a web site that list titles and allows online orders (including, apparently, application for rights). However, the site is only useful if you know exactly the title you're looking for. There are no descriptions provided, so you'll have to order their catalog anyway!

Samuel French, Inc.
45 West 25th Street - Dept.W 
New York, NY 10010 
Phone (212) 206-8990 
Fax (212) 206-1429

Samuel French, Inc. 
7623 Sunset Blvd. - Dept.W 
Hollywood, CA 90046 
Phone (213) 876-0570 
Fax (213) 876-6822
All the other musicals that MTI didn't have. Check here for City of Angels, Crazy For You, or several of the Nunsense series. The website lists extensive synopses of a lot of the shows (although most are so well-known they hardly need them), but their only nod to making things easier on the web is providing a PDF form that you have to download, fill out by hand or on a typewriter, and mail to them. And that's just the form you turn in before they'll even talk to you!


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