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
100 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA 02111
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.
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
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
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)
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!