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Broadway Licensing Announces Co-Commissioning Program

The company will partner with at least 3 theatres per year to develop new works.

NEW YORK: Broadway Licensing has announced that they are partnering with Playwrights Horizons, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Artists Repertory Theatre (ART) to co-commission three new plays and musicals. Broadway Licensing will help fund the development of new work with at least three theatres each year.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with theatres with such sustained and proven commitments to producing quality new work,” Kent Nicholson, director of acquisitions and new works at Broadway Licensing, said in a statement. “I can think of no better way of sustaining writers, creating new productions, and giving voice to the important messages that playwrights deliver through their art.”

The theatres will work with Nicholson to identify writers and projects to commission, working across a wide geographic landscape.

“This new initiative begins in our favorite way—by offering substantial resources to thrilling generative artists,” Playwrights Horizons associate artistic director Natasha Sinha said in a statement. “We are grateful for this opportunity to bring a co-commissioned playwright into the New Works Lab so that their work can benefit from the artist-led processes that we know Broadway Licensing deeply values.”

Broadway Licensing and its family of imprints (Playscripts, Dramatists Play Service, and Broadway On Demand) act as full-service theatrical partners specializing in the development, production, and worldwide distribution of new and established theatrical properties by partnering with authors, agents, and producers.

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